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dc.contributor.advisorMazer, Sharon
dc.contributor.authorTam, Tsz Yuen
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-18T01:09:57Z
dc.date.available2021-10-18T01:09:57Z
dc.date.copyright2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14581
dc.description.abstractThis study explores two novels written by two contemporary Asian American female writers: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan and Girl in Translation by Jean Kwon. Both novels follow the daily experiences and family relationships of Chinese mothers who have emigrated to America and their daughters, who were born either in China or in the USA. By comparing these novels, we can see the different approaches taken by female immigrants as they create new cultural identities. The study explores the differences and similarities in the ways in which the women in these novels are shown to search for cultural identities in their new home. At the same time, it explores how the novels thus represent the images and experiences of Chinese immigrant women as being in a constant process of becoming rather than fully finished. As they struggle to find ways of being ‘at home’ in the USA, the mothers and daughters in these two novels must negotiate between past and present. They find themselves suspended between their two sides of self: Chinese and American.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectCultural identityen_NZ
dc.subjectFemale immigrantsen_NZ
dc.subjectThe Joy Luck Cluben_NZ
dc.subjectGirl in Translationen_NZ
dc.titleFinding a New Home for Herself: A Comparison of the Joy Luck Club and Girl in Translationen_NZ
dc.typeDissertationen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Dissertations
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Language and Cultureen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2021-10-17T23:25:36Z


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