Cultural Context Study on the Literary Genealogy of The Uninvited

Jiewen DI


The Banquet Bug, the first English novel by Geling Yan, an American Chinese Writer, was published first in the U.S.A to great critical acclaim and was awarded the Golden Prize in the fiction category by Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). This essay, from the perspective of literary genealogy, studies its unique cultural context. Based on the study of the specific cultural contexts, the author tries to unveil the mystery of the unique style of Yan’s novels from the angle of literary genealogy.


The Banquet Bug; Literary genealogy; Cultural context

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