Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 9(2), pp. 57 - 62
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2021.090202
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The Study of Nadine Gordimer in China

Cencen Lai *
School of Foreign Languages, Soochow University, Suzhou, 215006, Jiangsu Province, China


Nadine Gordimer is one of the most remarkable contemporary English writers in South-Africa. Most of her writing dealt with moral and racial issues, particularly during apartheid. She was the first South-African writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature for her magnificent epic writing in 1991. Since the 1960s, academic studies on Gordimer in Western or African countries have sprung up, and a complete research system has been formed, including monographs, interviews, as well as a large number of high-quality academic paper. In China, the studies on Gordimer began at the end of the 1980s, which is late. Chinese research has gradually developed from single to diverse perspectives in the past 3 decades. This paper aims to provide an overview of academic studies on Nadine Gordimer in China chronologically, clarifying the development trend as well as offering a reference for further studies. To enhance the studies on Gordimer, the Chinese research fields need to be extended, and the depth of research can be deepened. At the same time, Chinese scholars should break the research stereotype and undertake interdisciplinary studies to improve the research system. Actively constructing the critical discourse with Chinese characteristics is also of great significance.

Nadine Gordimer, Chinese Research Status, Review, Future Study

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[1] Cencen Lai , "The Study of Nadine Gordimer in China," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 57 - 62, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2021.090202.

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Cencen Lai (2021). The Study of Nadine Gordimer in China. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 9(2), 57 - 62. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2021.090202.