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混杂中寻求第三空间—小说《长安街》和《红线》的跨文化研究

类型:英语论文 时间:2017年11月9日

IntroductionA. Nicholas Jose’s life and worksNicholas Jose is a contemporary Australian writer. He was born in London and graduatedfrom University of Oxford and Australian National University. He acted as a culturalcounselor in embassy of China in 1987-1999 and now is a professor in University of Adelaide.He is an envoy of cultural communication of Sino-foreign, and many of his novels are aboutChina or Chinese, such as Avenue of Eternal Peace (1989), The Rose Crossing (1994), TheRed Thread (2000) and Original Face (2005). His works have appeared in Far EasternEconomic Review, Times literary Supplement, The Australia’s Review of Books, LondonReview of Books, Asian Literature Review and so on.Since the 1960s, Australian government abolished its White Australian Policy graduallyand practiced the policy of multiculturalism. Influenced by this trend, Australian literaturecircle raised a wave of fictionalizing Asia. Some Australian writers exploit the Asian themepositively and absorb the useful material from the Asian culture and thought. As an importantcountry of Asia, China’s image appeared many times in various Australian writings andbecame an important part of Australian literature. “What one should be aware of is thatalthough most of the Chinese images in Australian literature are passive and negative, as thedevelopment of international communication and tourism ...they made a change when theytalk about China.”[1]Nicholas Jose belongs to the style of Chinese theme and shows this kindof change. His interest in China is mostly due to his mastering of Chinese and the closerelationship between his ancestors and China. His great-grandfather has ever come to China todo missiona. They stayed in Jiangsu and Zhejiang area for 10 years. And Jose’sgrandfather was born in China and spent his childhood in southern China. All of these have astrong influence on Jose’s creation..........B. Literature ReviewsNicholas Jose and his works have received much attention from abroad and home, andthe research for him and his works are as follows.Firstly as for the research for the novel Avenue of Eternal Peace, the overseas scholarsplace their emphasis on the features of work. Carolyn Wakeman gave a high appraise to thisnovel in Los Angeles Times in 1991. He not only acclaimed the unique charm of thismysterious eastern nation, but also affirmed Jose’s contribution in promoting thecommunication between China and Australia. Brian Keenan published a paper named“Review:An updated nove

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