TITLE

Analysis of the Myths, Photographs and Laws in China Men

AUTHOR(S)
Minglan Zhang; Fade Wang
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Theory & Practice in Language Studies;Jun2013, Vol. 3 Issue 6, p1026
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The presentation of myths, photographs and laws in China Men, thematically related to Chinese American immigration stories, is an important strategy to reconstruct Chinese American history. By citing photographs and presenting law, Kingston reclaims her male ancestors' past and subverts the monologue of American official history. By rewriting myths, Kingston exposes the dilemma of Chinese Americans and deconstructs a series of American myths such as the myth of America as a melting pot, the myth of Gold Mountain, the myth of freedom and democracy; these myths provide a way for Kingston to write Chinese Americans into American history.
ACCESSION #
87978605

 

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