Asian Literature Book Review by supercalifragilistic

Asian Literature
A comparison of the themes of conflicts of culture found in the short stories, "The Ancestor" by Bi Feiyu, "Thoughts of Home" by Sonu Hwi and "The Hateful Age" by Niwa Funio.
# 97413 | 2,518 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Aug 14, 2007 in English (Analysis) , Literature (Comparative Literature) , Asian Studies (General)


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This paper discusses the themes found within the short stories, "The Ancestor" by Bi Feiyu, "Thoughts of Home" by Sonu Hwi and "The Hateful Age" by Niwa Funio. It particularly explores the themes of conflicts of culture with regard to death. It then describes how these conflicts are expressed differently among characters, but still arrive at two basic principles of old versus new cultural expressions and generational differences in respect of those who came before.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Niwa Funio, Ivan Morris, trans. The Hateful Age in Goldblatt, Howard ed. Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused. New York: Grove Press. 1996.
  • Bi Feiyu, John Balcom, trans. The Ancestor in Goldblatt, Howard ed. Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused. New York: Grove Press. 1996.
  • Su Tong, Howard Golblatt, trans. The Brothers Shu, in Goldblatt, Howard ed. Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused. New York: Grove Press. 1996.
  • Kawabata Yasunari, George Seito' trans. The Moon on the Water in
  • Sonu Hwi, Marshall, Pihl, trans. Thoughts of Home, in Peter Lee Modern Korean Literature, Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1990, pgs 203-215.

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"Asian Literature" 14 August 2007. Web. 13 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/asian-literature-97413/>

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