The historicization of nostalgia, locality and quotidianity: on the changes in Lim Kim Chern’s gastronomic writing

Teoh, Hooi See and Tsai, Yiing Ing (2018) The historicization of nostalgia, locality and quotidianity: on the changes in Lim Kim Chern’s gastronomic writing. Asian Ethnicity, 19 (4). pp. 411-427. ISSN 1463-1369

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/14631369.2018.1463155

Abstract

This article seeks to shed light on Lim Kim Chern’s gastronomic writing, by ensconcing this individual case in the context of Modern Chinese Prose as an enduring literary tradition, in order to elicit the attribute of locality with diasporic discourse in quotidian life, that distinguishes it as part of a work in Malaysian Chinese Literature than the others. We will further this quest, by comparing the gastronomic writing of Lim before and after the changes in his literary pursuit in gastronomic writing, namely, by the comparison of the literary hierarchy of high-brow literature and the sub-genre of literature that post-positions the literariness, in order to examine whether or not it is a revelation, or even a harbinger of the fate of Malaysian Chinese Literature being minor literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian Chinese prose; Mahua literature; food writing; gastronomic writing; nostalgia; locality; minor literature
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2019 01:08
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 01:08
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/21883

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