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“A Person of Weak Affect”: Toward an Ethics of Other in Eileen Chang's Little Reunion

Edited by Kam Louie

in Eileen Chang

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9789888083794
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209060 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0010
“A Person of Weak Affect”: Toward an Ethics of Other in Eileen Chang's Little Reunion

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This paper offers a close textual analysis of Eileen Chang's autobiographical novel Little Reunion. Examining how the novel constructs the protagonist's subjectivity and weaves the intersubjectivity between her and other characters, the article recognizes the relationship between affect and ethics, and it demonstrates how Chang respects the intervention of “other” to substantiate her own “self.”

Keywords: Eileen Chang; Little Reunion; Subjectivity; Affect; Other; Autobiography

Chapter.  6433 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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