On the Representations and Subversions of Orientalism in The Hundred Secret Senses

@article{Kong2014OnTR,
  title={On the Representations and Subversions of Orientalism in The Hundred Secret Senses},
  author={Rui Kong},
  journal={English Language and Literature Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={4},
  pages={45}
}
  • Rui Kong
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • English Language and Literature Studies
The Hundred Secret Senses is one of Amy Tan’s most acclaimed novels. This paper attempts to study the representations and subversion of Orientalism from the perspective of Said’s post-colonial theory. By depicting the protagonist Kwan’s marginality as the Other, exotic images of Chinese, Amy Tan actually reinforces the negative stereotype of the Chinese in the version of Orientalism. But her efforts to subvert and transcend Orientalism cannot be neglected. Amy Tan develops her writing… Expand

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