Narrating Nationalism of “the Other”— An Analysis of Frank Chin’s Counter-Discourse in Gunga Din Highway

Xu Gang


Due to the unfair treatment towards Chinese Americans, Frank Chin, the defender of Chinese Americans nationalism, uses his writing as the counter-discourse to fight against the western hegemonic discourse and propagates the orthodox Chinese culture, aiming at reconstructing a heroic Chinese American culture tradition. This article will draw on Frank Chin’s Gunga Din Highway to analyze his subversive writing strategy, and illustrate how “the other” in the American mainstream society narrates his unique Chinese American nationalism.

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