A Postcolonial Study on the Cultural Predicaments in Dragonwings

Hui Zhou, Dongxia ZHENG

Abstract


Dragonwings, the first Chinese American novel written by Laurence Yep, wins Newbery Honor Book in 1976. In light of the domestic and foreign research findings, it can be found that not so much importance has been attached to analyzing Moon Shadow’s cultural predicaments in Dragonwings. Based on the post-colonialism, this paper is to focus on systematically analyzing the influencing factors on Moon Shadow’s cultural predicaments in America and providing inspirations for those who are confusing about their cultural predicaments under the circumstance of globalization.

 


Keywords


Dragonwings; Cultural predicaments; Post-colonialism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11749

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