A Study on the Acceptation of Toni Morrison in the Past 30 Years in China
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages: 224-232
Received: May 20, 2020; Accepted: Jun. 4, 2020; Published: Jun. 15, 2020
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Jia Yuxuan, English Language and Literature, the School of Translation Studies, Shandong University, Weihai, China
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Toni Morrison, as a great classic in contemporary American literature for her profound studies of black ethnic history, ethnic culture, ethnic identity and black feminism has attracted wide attention in Chinese academic circles. Taking the academic papers about Morrison from CNKI as the data source, this study applies CiteSpace III, a visualization software, to conduct a visual map analysis through several indexes such as the authors, the institutions they come from and the high frequency keywords in their papers. Through the analysis of the prolific authors, the high-output institutions and the emerging hotspots in this field, the overall features of Toni Morrison-research among the past 30 years is revealed, the present research status of this subject in China is uncovered and future development trend is predicted. It’s hoped that this paper will comprehensively and profoundly display the historical context and current situation of Morrison’s research in China, help the researchers find and summarize the existing problems and shortcomings, and put forward constructive suggestions to promote a healthy and sustainable development of Morrison’s research.
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Toni Morrison, Bibliometrics, CiteSpace
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Jia Yuxuan, A Study on the Acceptation of Toni Morrison in the Past 30 Years in China, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 8, No. 4, 2020, pp. 224-232. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20200804.17
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