The postcolonial paradox in the (Self-)orientalization of Taiwanese history in Wei Te-Sheng' s Action Saga

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Abstract

Viewed from a postcolonial angle, this paper intends to examine the paradoxical aspects of the Taiwanese director Wei Te-Sheng's action saga by analyzing both the Orientalization of the Taiwanese aboriginal saga/epic and the literary aesthetics of minor writing/literature that happens to create a resistance literature in this movie. In other words, I plan to examine the problematic aspects-both positive and negative aspects-of Wei's Orientalization of this epic/saga movie. And the main postcolonial literary theories appropriated in this paper are those of Said, Spivak, Bhabha and Deleuze.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1114-1119
Number of pages6
JournalTheory and Practice in Language Studies
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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