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Lidan Lin

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Department of English

University Affiliation

Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne


This literature analysis will compare and contrast James Joyce’s short story “Ivy Day in the Committee Room” and Pai Hsien-Yung’s translated short story “New Year’s Eve,” emphasizing the historical backgrounds, political and social situations, character descriptions, symbols, flashbacks, and language usages.

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