Yonsei University, South Korea

Expansion of Modern Diaspora Theory: Emotional Diaspora Present in Madame Butterfly

This study explores “emotional diaspora” present in Madame Butterfly by John Luther Long. As discourse on diaspora is widening, new categories of diaspora such as emotional diaspora which deals with emotional displacement one feels not necessarily in relation to one’s geographical displacement. Cho-Cho San shows such emotional diaspora in the particular place which is her home. The ways, possible reasons for diaspora and how it can widen the discourse of modern diaspora will be discussed.

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