A Hundred Flowers Blossoming is a collection of literary essays written by faculty members of Xi'an International Studies University, China with two distinctive features. The first one is a Chinese perspective on Western literary works, which is normally not found in the scholarship in the West. The second is the feministic stance demonstrated in most articles, as most of the contributors are female. There are four parts in this collection. Part One is titled 'A Room of Her Own' and shows the feminist approach to literary works. Part Two is titled 'Through the Chinese Lens,' as it presents a Chinese perspective in the analysis of the literary works. 'Form Is Meaning' is the title of Part Three, which approaches literary works from a structuralist perspective. Part Four includes two articles: one exploring the theme of death in Joyce's Dubliners and the other reexamining the images of Faulkner's Trio of Hunting Tales.
Xiao-ming Yang received his MA in linguistics from Nottingham University in England and Ph. D in English from Bowling Green State University. He has taught literature, linguistics and composition at Xi'an International Studies University, Bowling Green State and Ocean County College in New Jersey. He is currently a professor of English at Ocean County College.
Part 1 PART ONE: A Room of Her Own Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Pearl S. Buck: The Writer and Her Critics Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Sublimity in the Character of Lily Bart in The House of MirthWho is the Real Victim-Feminist Decoding of "Rip Van Winkle" Chapter 4 Chapter 3: A Study of the Mother-Daughter Relationship in Annie John Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Marginalized Men in Female-Authored Novels at the Turn of the Twentieth Century Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Female Variation on Initiation Pattern-A Textual Analysis of The Bell Jar Part 7 PART TWO: Through the Chinese Lens Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Doc Ricketts: "A Fountain of Philosophy, and Science, and Art" Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Yellow Man-An Orientalist's Peril: A Critic of Broken Blossoms Chapter 10 Chapter 8: Though the Chinese Lens-The Peotic Mansfield and a Novel of Her Art Part 11 PART THREE: Form Is Meaning: A Stylistic Approach to Literature Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Dissecting and Reassembling: A Structuralist Approach to Literary Works Chapter 13 Chapter 10: Stylist and Thematic Significance of "Time" in Mrs. Dalloway Chapter 14 Chapter 11: Invective against Swan: Stevens' MyTh(e)ology Part 15 PART FOUR: Miscellaneous Chapter 16 Chapter 12: The Study of "Death" Theme in James Joyce's Dubliners Chapter 17 Chapter 13: The Contradiction of Eco-Ethics in Faulkner's Trio of Hunting Tales