AbstractThis thesis focuses on Eileen Chang’s travel writings and analyzes the importance of travel writing in her compositions. The journey covered: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and American where she later immigrated. Eileen Chang, the wanderer, wandered through her apartment and the streets of Shanghai. Using her words Chang constructed her own unique image of Shanghai, which was also reflective of the society. All her writings, which were records of her travel experiences, were mostly intertextual and they were the core material to her compositions. After she immigrated to America she posted a large amount of letters and writings and made comparisons to her own life, which reflected her as writer with a strong creative will. Chang’s travel writings were very intricate and sensual. Through change in space and time in her journey, Chang created a time rift, and she used it as a response to the different social periods and responded to her own responses as a way of resisting life. Travel writings were the core of Chang’s compositional experiences, it was also how her life as a writer began.
|Date of Award||2016|
|Supervisor||Wei-Zhen Su (Supervisor)|
蘇, 玟. (Author). 2016
Student thesis: Master's Thesis