A Thought on Human Geography
From the West to Xinjiang
This thesis will re-examine the historical context of â€œWestern American Literatureâ€ and the significance and limitations of its naming. The proposed concept of â€œWestern American Literatureâ€ has a positive significance, with crucial impact on the formation & research of Western American Literature section in China, and also greatly improve the visibility of Xinjiang literature. Whether it were inspired by the concept of movie or western views from the Central Plains, the long established section tasks in Western American Literature should have been completed. This name with its overall effect, should be giving way to a more dominant & meticulous regional literature that could highlight the relevant geographical characteristics. Embraced with multicultural perspective of Xinjiang, Literary writings has developed its independent Western American literary styles and characteristics through thinking path in human geography.
Keywords: Western American Literature, Xinjiang Literature, Human Geography, Deep Description, Sense of Place