How does Hwang overturn Orientalist assumptions in his play?
In Orientalism, the literary critic Edward Said argues that the tradition of Orientalism is based on an “ontological and epistemological” distinction made between the East and the West. Moreover, Said argues, these cultural differences have been used to justify political actions and are the basis for the power play between East and West. How do these two aspects of Orientalism work themselves into David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly? How does Hwang overturn Orientalist assumptions in his play?
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