"China Men and Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book" by Maxine Hong Kingston Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"China Men and Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book" by Maxine Hong Kingston
An argument of how the author moves from ethnic concerns to more universal issues including style, themes, vision of life and cross-cultural influences.
# 19239 | 3,150 words | 4 sources | 1992 | US
Published on Mar 06, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)


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"This study will examine Maxine Hong Kingston's works China Men and Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book. The thesis of the study will be that, in moving from the earlier China Men to the later Tripmaster Monkey, Kingston's work came to transcend the question of what it means to be Chinese, or Chinese-American, or American, and to focus instead on what it means to accept one's circumstances and to boldly forge one's personal and cultural identities based on the reality of those circumstances.


The argument of the study will be, then, that Kingston's earlier book focuses on the Chinese traditions which served as the foundation for the culture of Chinese-Americans, while the later book develops the character of one individual who has melded Chinese and American traditions to such a degree that something new emerged, something which, perhaps, transcends both..."

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