The New Characters of Chinese American Second Generation in Stockton Chinatown in 1960s as Reflected in The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts written by Maxine Hong Kingston

Khrisdiyanti, Desy (2003) The New Characters of Chinese American Second Generation in Stockton Chinatown in 1960s as Reflected in The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts written by Maxine Hong Kingston. Masters thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Maxine Hong Kingston (1940-…) is one of the greatest Chinese American woman authors, who give a great contribution to Asian American literature. One of her literary works, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of A Girlhood Among Ghosts constitutes a unique writing according to Asian American critics. Not only because of the content but also the genre are unique. Maxine Hong Kingston has combined her imagination and real experience in an autobiographical form. This research is a library study research, which applies descriptive method to give clear information about the Chinese American national character changed in the WW. The objectives of this research are to investigate the reasons of Chinese American second generation to change their characters and to find out what they are. To analyze the data, the researcher uses interdisciplinary approaches. The researcher combines sociological and literary approaches. Sociological approach is applied to analyze the socialization process and its connection to the character changing. Literary approach is to understand the structure of the work, which was the result of observation and reflection toward the phenomenon in the real life. Moreover, both approaches share the same problem to learn. From the result of analysis, the researcher finds that historical, social, economical, and educational experience constitutes the reasons for Chinese American second generation to change their characters. Furthermore, Chinese American second generation are able to change their characters based on American culture as the White society had.Maxine Hong Kingston (1940-…) is one of the greatest Chinese American woman authors, who give a great contribution to Asian American literature. One of her literary works, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of A Girlhood Among Ghosts constitutes a unique writing according to Asian American critics. Not only because of the content but also the genre are unique. Maxine Hong Kingston has combined her imagination and real experience in an autobiographical form. This research is a library study research, which applies descriptive method to give clear information about the Chinese American national character changed in the WW. The objectives of this research are to investigate the reasons of Chinese American second generation to change their characters and to find out what they are. To analyze the data, the researcher uses interdisciplinary approaches. The researcher combines sociological and literary approaches. Sociological approach is applied to analyze the socialization process and its connection to the character changing. Literary approach is to understand the structure of the work, which was the result of observation and reflection toward the phenomenon in the real life. Moreover, both approaches share the same problem to learn. From the result of analysis, the researcher finds that historical, social, economical, and educational experience constitutes the reasons for Chinese American second generation to change their characters. Furthermore, Chinese American second generation are able to change their characters based on American culture as the White society had.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Pasca Sarjana > Magister > Linguistik - S2
    Depositing User: Ferdintania Wendi
    Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2013 16:23
    Last Modified: 25 Jul 2013 16:23
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/2206

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