Changing stories and moving bones : correlation of Chinatown and mother-daughter relationships in Kingston's The Woman Warrior and Ng's Bone Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/hh63t0427

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • This thesis argues for significant correlations in the politics of representation of Chinatown and mother-daughter relationships in two literary texts by Maxine Hong Kingston and Fae Myenne Ng. The two novels do not follow traditional representations of Chinatown and provide critical representations of Chinatown and mother-daughter relationships. First, Kingston's The Woman Warrior reveals how the heroine demystifies a powerful image of her mother and a mystic image of Chinatown in a process of establishing her autonomy. Second, Ng's Bone describes how the heroine tries to free her mother from a dismal image of Chinatown to live her own life outside Chinatown. The analyses of representation of Chinatown and mother-daughter relationships rely on close readings of the textual motifs through a psychoanalytic framework and cultural theories.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Committee Member
Academic Affiliation
Non-Academic Affiliation
Keyword
Subject
Rights Statement
Peer Reviewed
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Laura Wilson(laura.wilson@oregonstate.edu) on 2012-06-26T15:50:29Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 FujiiSo2012.pdf: 424588 bytes, checksum: 08460a8929e0c67ff6d96763374daa29 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Julie Kurtz(julie.kurtz@oregonstate.edu) on 2012-06-20T18:56:30Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 FujiiSo2012.pdf: 424588 bytes, checksum: 08460a8929e0c67ff6d96763374daa29 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2012-06-26T15:50:29Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 FujiiSo2012.pdf: 424588 bytes, checksum: 08460a8929e0c67ff6d96763374daa29 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2012-06-04
  • description.provenance : Submitted by So Fujii (fujiis@onid.orst.edu) on 2012-06-13T19:21:09Z No. of bitstreams: 1 FujiiSo2012.pdf: 424588 bytes, checksum: 08460a8929e0c67ff6d96763374daa29 (MD5)

Relationships

In Administrative Set:
Last modified: 08/20/2017

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Citations:

EndNote | Zotero | Mendeley

Items