Resisting deracination in Asian American diaspora communities.
Choy, Jeremy Jun Kit.
Date of Issue2013
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
As an immigrant minority group in a foreign community, the Asian American has to adapt to suit his surroundings in order to better assimilate with the host majority. However, in order to achieve the basic need of economic stability for the prosperity of his descendents, there is an inherent risk of deracination. To analyse the effects of deracination on these diasporic communities, this paper uses Jade Snow Wong's Fifth Chinese Daughter, John Okada's No-no Boy and Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker to identify and expound on the different ways in which Asian Americans struggle to understand, modify and retain their unique identities.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University