THE REPRESENTATION OF CHINESE CHARACTERS IN KEVIN KWAN'S CRAZY RICH ASIANS (2013)

Antonio Winatian, - (2019) THE REPRESENTATION OF CHINESE CHARACTERS IN KEVIN KWAN'S CRAZY RICH ASIANS (2013). S1 thesis, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.

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Abstract

Crazy Rich Asians (2013) adalah novel laris yang menggambarkan kehidupan karakter-karakter etnis Cina yang lahir dan tumbuh di Singapura dan Amerika. Sepanjang hidup, mereka berinteraksi dengan budaya Cina dan Amerika yang membuat mereka menjadi hibrid secara budaya. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis bagaimana karakter etnis Cina direpresentasikan dalam novel ini dan makna dibalik representasi tersebut dengan pendekatan kualitatif dan metode analisis tekstual. Menggunakan teori representasi (Hall, 1997) dan hibriditas (Bhabha, 1994), penelitian ini mengungkapkan bahwa karakter etnis Cina direpresentatsikan melalui pemikiran, perilaku, dan bahasa yang cenderung ke budaya Amerika. Ditemukan bahwa Rachel dan Nick, terlepas dari etnis mereka, direpresentasikan mengadopsi dan menjunjung tinggi budaya Amerika sembari mempertahankan beberapa aspek budaya Cina. Rachel mengadopsi dan memilih budaya Amerika secara sadar sambil mempertahankan budaya Cinanya secara tidak sadar. Di sisi lain, Nick digambarkan memilih untuk menjunjung tinggi dan mempertahankan budaya Amerika dan Cina. Analisis penelitian ini juga menunjukkan upaya penulis novel untuk menantang dan menumbangkan stereotip Cina yang ada dalam literatur yaitu "yellow peril" dan "model minority" dengan memanfaatkan hibriditas karakter. Karakter ditampilkan berinteraksi dan bernegosiasi dengan budaya baru dalam "Third Space of Enunciation" di mana semua karakteristik dan persepsi tidak berlaku. Dengan menegosiasikan budaya, mereka menyangkal gagasan budaya murni dan tetap yang digagas oleh stereotip Cina. Crazy Rich Asians (2013) is a best-selling novel depicting the life of Chinese characters who were born and grew up in Singapore and America respectively. Throughout their lives, they interacted with Chinese as well as American culture which made them culturally hybrid characters. Thus, this study aims to analyze how Chinese characters are represented in the novel and the meaning behind the representation within the qualitative approach and textual analysis method. Using the theory of representation (Hall, 1997) and hybridity (Bhabha, 1994), this study reveals that the Chinese characters are represented through their thought, behavior, and language which inclined towards American culture. It is found that Rachel and Nick, despite their Chinese ethnicity, are represented to adopt and uphold American culture while also maintaining a few aspects of Chinese culture. Rachel adopts and chooses American culture consciously while maintaining her Chinese culture subconsciously. On the other hand, Nick is portrayed to uphold and maintain both American and Chinese cultures by choice throughout the novel. Furthermore, the analysis of this study indicates the effort of the author to challenge and subvert the existing Chinese stereotypes in literature namely yellow peril and model minority by utilizing the characters’ hybridity. The characters are shown to interact and negotiate with the new culture within the “Third Space of Enunciation” where all presumed characteristics and perceptions are nullified. By negotiating the cultures, they invalidate the notion of pure and fixed culture which is glorified by the stereotype of Chinese.

Item Type: Tugas Akhir,Skripsi,Tesis,Disertasi (S1)
Additional Information: No. Panggil: S ING ANT r-2019 ; Pembimbing: I. Nia Nafisah, II. Nita Novianti ; NIM: 1406618
Uncontrolled Keywords: American culture, Chinese culture, hybridity, representation, stereotype
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Fakultas Pendidikan Bahasa dan Seni > Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Antonio Winatian
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 03:31
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2019 03:31
URI: http://repository.upi.edu/id/eprint/38255

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