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The Humanities Conference 2003

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"Forbidden Fruit Is Sweeter": The Shanghai Baby Scandal

Shu-Huei Henrickson.


A deliberate fusion of the East and the West, Shanghai Baby depicts the inevitable cross-pollination of cultures. The colonial history of Shanghai provides Wei Hui with the perfect setting for a novel which portrays the urban youths of a New China breaking away from tradition, attempting to assert their voice with the aid of Western influences.

Presenters

Shu-Huei Henrickson  (United States)
Assistant Professor
Division of Composition & Literature
Rock Valley College

Shu-Huei Henrickson absconded from her homeland, Taiwan, in 1991 and entered the U.S. legally. When she’s not writing fiction, she teaches composition and literature at Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL.

Keywords
  • Shanghai Baby
  • Cross-pollination
  • Western Influence
  • Reception
Person as Subject
  • Wei Hui



(30 min Conference Paper, English)