TITLE

Return to What One Imagines to Be There: Masculinity and Racial Otherness in Haruki Murakami's Writings about China

AUTHOR(S)
Lo, Kwai-Cheung
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Summer2004, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p258
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article examines how Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami deals with issues of masculinity and national character in opposition to an entity that is not Western but Asian. In the author's literary representation of the inter-Asian encounters, the external object to be described is always inherent in the conscious self. His works are well received by Chinese readers in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Murakami's writing about China in the 1990s can be traced back to his book "A Slow Boat to China."
ACCESSION #
17479329

 

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