TITLE

Seeking Accurate Cultural Representation

AUTHOR(S)
Minjie Chen
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Multicultural Education;Spring2009, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the concern among youth literature researchers about Chinese and Chinese Americans' portrayal of characters and an authentic reflection of Chinese culture. It states that researchers had found erroneous representations of Chinese culture in books for youth. Researchers also found that juvenile literature featuring Chinese characters tended to be folktales and stories set in ancient China. The article also discusses the Sino-Japanese War from 1937-1945 and its representation in American youth literature. It talks of American juvenile fiction with the Sino-Japanese War as its main setting. The author concludes by saying that the history of World War II can render the power of a common ancestral experience that the young Chinese Americans need to claim as theirs.
ACCESSION #
43374068

 

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