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dc.contributor.authorSantaularia Capdevila, Isabel
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T18:29:24Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T18:29:24Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1988-5946
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/59766
dc.description.abstractThe article addresses the representation of China in contemporary crime fiction written in English. A close examination of a selection of works set in China by Lisa See, Peter May, Catherine Sampson, Lisa Brackmann and Duncan Jepson reveals that, following the hardboiled tradition and crime fictions produced in post-colonial times, these narratives scrutinize the West’s many deficiencies. However, the authors do not articulate a truly postcolonial discourse aimed at destabilizing the notion of the assumed superiority of the West and its right to intrude in other countries’ affairs. Furthermore, these narratives seem to be written to confirm the readers’ worst expectations about China, which is fated to stay poor, backward and ultimately Other, unable to achieve some degree of ‘normalization’ or Westernization that could legitimize China’s claims to modernity, improvement and ascendancy in our global economy. Thus, as we vicariously travel the country through these narratives, we face the usual array of fraudsters, tricksters and blood-thirsty murderers that populate crime fictions, but it is China itself that is singled out as the true monster of the stories.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipSpanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivenessca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherObservatori: Centre d’Estudis Australians, Australian Studies Centre, Universitat de Barcelonaca_ES
dc.relationMINECO/PN2013-2016/FFI2013-45101-Pca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a http://dx.doi.org/10.1344/co20162067-82ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofCoolabah, 2016, núm. 20, p. 67-82ca_ES
dc.rights(c) Santaulària i Capdevila, Isabel, 2016ca_ES
dc.subjectCrime fiction in Englishca_ES
dc.subjectChinaca_ES
dc.subject(Sino)Orientalismca_ES
dc.subjectPost-colonial/postcolonial crime fictionca_ES
dc.subjectLisa Seeca_ES
dc.subjectPeter Mayca_ES
dc.subjectCatherine Sampsonca_ES
dc.subjectLisa Brackmannca_ES
dc.subjectDuncan Jepsonca_ES
dc.subject.otherNovel·la negra -- Història i críticaca_ES
dc.subject.otherNovel·la negra -- Xinaca_ES
dc.title'This Is Getting a Little Too Chinese for Me': The Representation of China in Crime Fiction Written in Englishca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec025168
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1344/co20162067-82


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