Title

Appropriation of the "Other" : Contrasting Notions of China in British Literature

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Neohelicon

Publication Date

11-2005

Volume

32

Issue

2

First Page

313

Last Page

325

Abstract

This paper uses Oliver Goldsmith’s The Citizen of the World and W. Somerset Maugham’s On a Chinese Screen as two examples to illustrate how and why different notions of China have been appropriated. The discussion builds upon and seeks to expand a long tradition of Chinese interest in their presentations in Western literature by linking the two texts to their respective epochal ethos.

DOI

10.1007/s11059-005-0027-6

Print ISSN

03244652

E-ISSN

15882810

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Ding, E. (2005). Appropriation of the "other". Neohelicon, 32(2), 313-325. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11059-005-0027-6