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dc.contributor.advisorRamraj, Victor J.
dc.contributor.authorLi, Guangtian
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T23:09:41Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T23:09:41Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.citationLi, G. (1994). Yin and yang: cultural dichotomy and syncretism in Timothy Mo's trilogy (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/11699en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612031497en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/30488
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 113-122.en
dc.description.abstractThis study explores Timothy Mo's treatment of Chinese and Western inter-cultural relationships in his three novels, The Monkey King, Sour Sweet, and An Insular Possession. Mo sees the two cultures as antithetical yet complementary and capable of existing in an equilibrium or balance. To point up such cultural balance, Mo creatively appropriates the Taoist yin-yang ideology which informs the narrative strategies and cultural ideology implicit in his novels. My introduction discusses the yin-yang concept and its relevance to Mo's cultural ideology. Chapter One considers Mo's first novel The Monkey King, set in Hong Kong, in which Mo' s Chinese-Portuguese protagonist Wallace locates the point of balance between his dual heritage. Chapter Two focuses on Mo's use of androgyny in examining the yin-yang balance that the female protagonist strives to achieve in Sour Sweet. Chapter Three considers cultural balance and harmony in Mo's combining Chinese and Western narrative forms in his account of the founding of Hong Kong in An Insular Possession.
dc.format.extentvi, 122 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccPR 6063 O17 Z63 1994en
dc.subject.lcshMo, Timothy, 1950- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcshMo, Timothy, 1950- Monkey King
dc.subject.lcshMo, Timothy, 1950- Insular possession
dc.subject.lcshMo, Timothy, 1950- Sour sweet
dc.titleYin and yang: cultural dichotomy and syncretism in Timothy Mo's trilogy
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/11699
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccPR 6063 O17 Z63 1994en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 984 520538294


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.