'Journey to the West': A Theory of Literary-Cultural Adaptation - Adapting a Mythical Hero in the Novels of Amy Tan, Gish Jen and Maxine Hong Kingston
by Sener, Omer Faruk
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This book explores specific novels by Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan and Gish Jen, three Chinese American women writers, with a specific focus on Tan and Jen, who have been inspired by Kingston's writing, their predecessor. All three novelists utilize trickster strategies through characters and narratives that have Sunwukong as a common inspiration. They use his characteristics of inversion to expose and deconstruct essentialist and monolithic views of Asian / Chinese American ethnic identity and to voice their views on ethnicity and gendered racism, particularly in the ways these two concepts relate to stereotypes of Asian American people and specific stereotypes of Chinese women.
Sener, Omer Faruk
Dr Ömer Faruk Sener holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from Leeds Beckett University (2013). Dr Sener's research interests include ethnicity, comparative literature, minority writers and cultural narratives. He has published books and articles on these and relevant subjects, including interculturalism and minority women's writing.
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LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
23 July 2015
0.22 x 0.15 x 0.025 m; 0.626 kg