THE BONESETTERâ€™S DAUGHTER: A STUDY IN THE EXPOSURE OF CHINESE CULTURE
AbstractRosita, Lia. 2013. Â The Bonesetterâ€™s Daughter: A Study in the Exposure ofÂ Chinese Culture. Â Study Program of English, Department of Languages andÂ Literature, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya.Supervisor: DyahÂ Eko Hapsari; Co-supervisors: Fredy NugrohoKeywords: Chinese culture, Chinese traditions, superstitions belief.Amy Tan is one of famous Chinese â€“ American novelist who produces soÂ many literary works. Â The Bonesetterâ€™s Daughter Â is one of Tanâ€™s novels thatÂ published in 2001. The writer chooses Tanâ€™s novel as her material object becauseÂ the novel has interesting topic to analyze that is about the life of ChineseÂ immigrants. In addition the writer uses Chinese studies especially about ChineseÂ culture and tradition as her guidance to analyze the novel. The result of this studyÂ shows that there are so many exposures of Chinese culture which are portrayed inÂ Tanâ€™s Â The Bonesetterâ€™s Daughter. The writer finds about how Chinese Â â€“Â American people enliven their original culture in the aspect Chinese tradition inÂ their life in America, for example is about celebrating Chinese traditions asÂ Chinese immigrant in America. The novel also presents the exposure of ChineseÂ belief, like how the characters in novel believe in the existence of ghost and theÂ power of dragon bone. From the result the writer concludes that Chinese people isÂ a kind of strict people especially in keeping their original tradition wherever theyÂ stay and the novel shows how Tan exposes the idea about the importance ofÂ rerouting Chinese culture for Chinese â€“ American.
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