Ignoble Fate and Noble Sentiment: On Yan Geling’s Feminine Mentality and Her Immortal Fusang

Ju Zhang, Suyang Zhang


It is Yan Geling’s invariable literary thoughts and feelings that express the real deep affections and experiences of women. As a Chinese American writer, she has invented one Chinese story after another. All her stories are unique, intricate and imbued with deep affectations. In Fusang, Yan Geling revealed the hard, bloody and tragic history of the Chinese immigrants. Her narration is a new annotation of the ancient Chinese femininity, gender relationship and cross-cultural communication. In the novel, the author, basing on cross-cultural communication and combining her personal life experiences with the story, showed deep concern for the survival conditions of the traditional oriental females so as to arouse readers’ rational thought and emotional resonance. Through the vivid feminine imagery living at the bottom of the social ladder, Yan opened the window for readers to spy on feminine primitive potency and explore into the secret buried deep in human nature.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ells.v1n1p14

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