JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2008, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (2): 60-63.

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Analysis of the Role of Food in Identity Construction in FIFTH CHINESE DAUGHTER

ZHANG Hong-wei, MENG Fan-fei   

  1. School of Foreign Languages, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Ast ronautics, Beijing 100083, China
  • Received:2007-01-19 Online:2008-06-25 Published:2010-05-13

Abstract:

Jade Snow Wong, addressed by Maxing Hong Kingston as "Mother of Chinese America n literature" has discussed much about the issue of identity construction as ot her Asian American writers in her autobiography FIFTH CHINESE DAUGHTER. At the s ame time, many critics have found that the writer attached much importance to fo od in her work. This paper will make an exploration in the role of food in Jade Snow Wong's identity construction from the aspects of gender, ethnicity and cult ural exchange.

Key words: food, gender identity, ethnic identity, cultural exchange

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