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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.


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.

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

(30 min Conference Paper, English)