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