Chinese Beliefs and Cultural Values in select works of Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan

Authors

  • K. Hema Latha Research Scholar (Reg. No. 11224), Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli-627 012, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Dr. A. Linda Primlyn Associate Professor of English, Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli-627 012, Tamilnadu, India.

Abstract

Each country and race has its own unique culture and it has its values that are respected by the people who belong to that. China also has its unique cultural values. The article foregrounds a number of Chinese ancestral values which were and are still in practice and then illustrates each value with suitable examples and instances from the novels.  Chinese’ superstitious beliefs, their belief in the existence of ghosts, their cultural rites and rituals etc. and additional dimensions to the central issue taken up for study.  What is all the more exciting is that a few Chinese characters are ready to go out of their culturally restricting bounds and embrace white American values.  However, their own ancestral roots are so strong that they are left on the periphery to do mooring. 

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Published

2018-05-29

How to Cite

Latha, K. H., & Primlyn, D. A. L. (2018). Chinese Beliefs and Cultural Values in select works of Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 6(5), 14. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/3899