My paper benefits from Lisa Lowe's idea of heterogeneity and multiplicity, Foucault's notion of power, and Gramsci's concept of hegemony. My ultimate aim is to challenge the binary axis of power by examining how Sui Sin Far, a pioneer of Asian American writer, enunciates to resist the mechanism of power which attempted to dominate and to exclude the Asians. In "Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of a Eurasian," Sui Sin Far not only maps the difficulty of growing up as a Eurasian but also articulates her ideal vision, a racially harmonious world. In "Pat and Pan," she attempts to imagine a more perfect social state, and illustrates how it is destroyed.
Supaporn Yimwilai, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Stream: Humanities - Literature/Literary Studies*
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