In her article "Perspectives of Ethical Identity in Ng's Steer toward Rock and Jen's Mona in the Promised Land" Hui Su examines Fae Myenne Ng's and Gish Jen's novels. In the novels, the protagonists make different decisions: in Steer Toward Rock Jack after displacement in China adopts US-American identity and in Mona in the Promised Land Mona, a second generation Chinese American, selects Jewish identity. Owing to their different situations, the two protagonists reflect challenges of identity building in the case of the "Other" in US-American culture and society. Su argues that Ng and Jen, although varying in their perspectives, suggest enlightening views in their configurations of identity building in order to re-examine US-American literature and culture.
"Perspectives of Ethical Identity in Ng's Steer toward Rock and Jen's Mona in the Promised Land."
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture
This text has been double-blind peer reviewed by 2+1 experts in the field.
The above text, published by Purdue University Press ©Purdue University, has been downloaded 133 times as of 02/20/18.
American Literature Commons, Comparative Literature Commons, Education Commons, English Language and Literature Commons, European Languages and Societies Commons, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commons, Modern Literature Commons, Other Arts and Humanities Commons, Other Film and Media Studies Commons, Reading and Language Commons, Rhetoric and Composition Commons, Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons, Television Commons, Theatre and Performance Studies Commons