Between Two Cultures: Finding Meaning in Amy Tan’s Use of Superstitions

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 A research paper by Dr Gehan M. Anwar Deeb ─ Lecturer of English Literature, Faculty of Languages and Translation─ was published in the European-American Journals. The author sees that the practices or beliefs subsumed under the heading of ‘Superstition’ are often rejected in modern times as irrational thinking or laying beyond rational explanation. The Chinese-American writer, Amy Tan, uses it intensively in her fiction works.  The purpose of this paper is to discuss the development of this theme in Tan's fiction works emphasizing how irrational expressions can sometimes imply an underlying rational thought, especially in its relation to “Chinese American” identity.  The research paper is available online on the following link: 

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