The question of the Other is related to a number of issues, among which ethnicity, gender and environment are most frequently discussed. Based upon the theories of postcolonial studies, gender studies and ecocriticism, and covering a number of literary texts from different periods and cultures, this textbook contributes to our interdisciplinary knowledge of the Other as a key literary and cultural term and to our intercultural approach to the Otherness. The goal of the book is to help readers reach a deeper understanding of ourselves, transcending the binary notion of Self and Other, East and West, man and woman, culture and nature, and so on. In the end we shall accept the Other and are ready to be in his place. This book opens the series „interKULTUR European—Chinese Intercultural Studies“ which consists of teaching material for intercultural studies in higher education and research results of such studies

  • Titelei
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Unit 1: Self and Otherin the Cross-Cultural
  • Context
  • Part One: Representation of Ethnicity
  • Unit 2: Said, Orientalism and Burmese Days
  • Unit 3: Occidentalism as a Counter-Discourse in
  • Birdmen 鸟人
  • Unit 4: Othering Chinese in The Joy Luck Club
  • Unit 5: Identity isis and Survival Strategy of Ethnic Minorities in "The Caretaker"
  • Part Two: Representation of Gender
  • Unit 6: “The New Woman” in A Doll’s House and Shangshi 伤逝
  • Unit 7: The Female Hysteric in Long Day’s Journey into Night and Thunderstorm 雷雨
  • Unit 8: Crisis of Masculinity in Tather and Mr. Ma and Son 二马
  • Unit 9: Homophobia in "Cat on the Hot Tin Roof" and "Farewell to My Concubine" 霸王别姬
  • Part Three: Representof Nature
  • Unit 10: Animal in Literature: "The Call of the Wild" and "Wolf Totem" 狼图腾
  • Unit 11: The Epic of Earth: "The Growth of the Soil"d "The Good Earth"
  • Unit 12: Man and Nature: "The Old Man and the Sea" and "The Foolish Old Man Removes the Mountain" 愚公移山
  • Unit 13: Women in re: "Tess" and "The Border Town" 边城
  • Unit 14: Research Topics and Presentations
  • About the author

Publication Type: Anthology

Publication Category: Universitätsdrucke

Language: English

ISBN: 978-3-940344-85-4 (Print)

URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:7-isbn-978-3-940344-85-4-6

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