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Searching for the consciousness of thirdness through Gao Xingjian's The other shore and Six ways of running

by Zhuang, Jia-Yun.

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SEARCHING FOR THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THIRDNESS THROUGH GAO XINGJIAN’S THE OTHER SHORE AND SIX WAYS OF RUNNING by Jia-Yun Zhuang This creative thesis includes an introduction of the “Gao Xingjian Effect,” a review on the major themes in his work, and theoretical research on diasporic consciousness embedded in his work The Other Shore. The thesis also presents a full-length play – Six Ways of Running which was written under the influence and conception of Gao’s work, and a summary on the playwriting process and production reception of Six Ways of Running. The whole creative process focuses on the theme of interaction and confrontation between the individual and the collective and aims at exploring new possibilities beyond binary configuration.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:gao xingjian diasporic consciousness thirdness asian diaspora group identity

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