On Hybrid Identity and Relocation of Chinese Americans in Tripmaster Monkey--- His Fake Book

Yiyan CHEN

Abstract


Tripmaster Monkey---His Fake Book is Maxine Hong Kingston’s first real novel with focus on the Chinese American cultural identity. It has won many awards and attracted great attention since its publication. With Homi K. Bhabha’s “Hybridity” strategy and “the Third Space” theory, this paper is to discuss how the construction of hybrid identity and middle space can make it possible for Chinese Americans to relocate their cultural identity, with the aim to emphasize the trend of multi-culturalism and the necessity of cultural inclusiveness.

 


Keywords


Hybrid; The Third Space; Relocation; Cultural identity; Cultural inclusiveness

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/10107

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