Another China: An Analysis of Joseph Conrad’s Way of Naming China and Chinese

Jing HUANG

Abstract


Joseph Conrad gains his worldwide fame for his vivid description of exotic life because of his sailor’s life, most of whose works are about sea and oversea life. Therefore, there are many shadows of foreign countries and peoples, including China and Chinese people. Through the text analysis of Conrad’s way of presenting China and naming Chinese people, this paper reveals the prejudice that the image of China in his stories is vague and remote; the image of Chinese is portrayed as distorted and inferior. China as a cultural otherness reflects Conrad’s sense of superiority over other nations.


Keywords


Naming; The image of China and Chinese; Sense of superiority

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n

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