The present dissertation deals with two interconnected issues within the realm of Sinitic-medium literature from Malaysia. The first issue, of a rather general nature, is constituted by contemporary Sinophone Malaysian fiction. The second, of a more restricted scope, is the Chinese Malaysian identity construction and its representation through intraethnic and interethnic interaction in contemporary Sinophone Malaysian fiction. The main goals that I aim to fulfill with my research are to investigate, systematize, critically analyze and partially translate (into English) a specific body of Sinitic-medium fictional writings. The literary corpus presented here has been personally built through a selection among a wider number of short stories (duanpian xiaoshuo 短篇小說) and novellas (zhongpian xiaoshuo 中篇小說) produced by Sinophone Malaysian writers. Through this process of scrutiny, systematization, analysis and translation, I wish to pinpoint a topic which although is less researched in Sinophone Malaysian literary studies, is very often explored by Sinophone Malaysian authors in their creative writings. Hence, I will explore how Chinese Malaysian identity is shaped through the literary representation of two main types of interaction. Firstly, I will examine the literary portrayal of the relationship between the Chinese Malaysian Self and ethnic Chinese people from other geographic locales such as mainland Chinese, Chinese Singaporeans, etc. Subsequently, I will investigate how Sinophone Malaysian writers represent the relationship between Chinese Malaysians and Malaysians of other ethnic heritages such as Malays, aboriginal people from the peninsula and natives of Sarawak.

(2011). Self, Other and Other-Self: The Representation of Identity in Contemporary Sinophone Malaysian Fiction. (Tesi di dottorato, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2011).

Self, Other and Other-Self: The Representation of Identity in Contemporary Sinophone Malaysian Fiction

PAOLIELLO, ANTONIO
2011

Abstract

The present dissertation deals with two interconnected issues within the realm of Sinitic-medium literature from Malaysia. The first issue, of a rather general nature, is constituted by contemporary Sinophone Malaysian fiction. The second, of a more restricted scope, is the Chinese Malaysian identity construction and its representation through intraethnic and interethnic interaction in contemporary Sinophone Malaysian fiction. The main goals that I aim to fulfill with my research are to investigate, systematize, critically analyze and partially translate (into English) a specific body of Sinitic-medium fictional writings. The literary corpus presented here has been personally built through a selection among a wider number of short stories (duanpian xiaoshuo 短篇小說) and novellas (zhongpian xiaoshuo 中篇小說) produced by Sinophone Malaysian writers. Through this process of scrutiny, systematization, analysis and translation, I wish to pinpoint a topic which although is less researched in Sinophone Malaysian literary studies, is very often explored by Sinophone Malaysian authors in their creative writings. Hence, I will explore how Chinese Malaysian identity is shaped through the literary representation of two main types of interaction. Firstly, I will examine the literary portrayal of the relationship between the Chinese Malaysian Self and ethnic Chinese people from other geographic locales such as mainland Chinese, Chinese Singaporeans, etc. Subsequently, I will investigate how Sinophone Malaysian writers represent the relationship between Chinese Malaysians and Malaysians of other ethnic heritages such as Malays, aboriginal people from the peninsula and natives of Sarawak.
Prado-Fonts, Carles
Golden, Seán
Sinophone Malaysian fiction, Sinophone Studies
English
Traducción y Estudios Interculturales
0
2010/2011
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
(2011). Self, Other and Other-Self: The Representation of Identity in Contemporary Sinophone Malaysian Fiction. (Tesi di dottorato, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2011).
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