Take away from inquiries

inquiry one helped me to analysis the scene with details and understand it by different perspective. I used it in inquiry two to analyse the plot of the movie to explain my idea. Inquiry two help me to read the text very carefully and be able to find text that I thought I will use in the writing process. I used it in inquiry three to find the books that match my value and come out the idea which part of the book can be valuable. Inquiry three help me to look at the canons with a dialectical thinking and find out what I valued through the book. For example, I find out my books are very diverse, and diversity matches my value.  

The last paragraph of the second inquiry is the one I really want to comment on and I have a lot want to change on that paragraph. The paragraph may illustrate too many ideas and not highly reasonable and organized. 


Canon presentation 2

 It is really exciting that someone talked about Bruce Lee. I did even know him as much as he said even though I am Chinese. But my father is a big fan of Bruce Lee. He is famous kongfu actor and philanthropist. This is the one I am most familiar about and I was surprised there are still Bruce Lee fan in US. I am thinking about watching more american movies since I do know most of the movies we talked about in class. But they sounds really interesting. 

Canon presentation

I did not know a lot about other movie or music band that people in the class suggested. But I found the movie “Flying back home” is very interesting. Also the experience that the video game  and how it can tell the the spirit of determination is very creative. Most people suggests good movies other than books and after I came to American I usually find people watch movies more than reading books. However, I did not know a lot about the American movies, but they sound very nice to watch. Culture differences could be a big part of the differences of my canon and other people’s canon.Also since different people are interested in different things and their life experiences are different, they will value different canons. 


Canon 2

Literature Girl  Mizuki Nomura

How to gain friends and influence people 

Jane Eyre

The Return of the Condor Heroes

The last leave

Les Miserables

The song of swallow

Fall of dust

Dream of the Red Chamber 

I will expose more American text since compared to people in American university I have little knowledge about American text 


I chose “Is the Literary Canon Still Racist and Sexist?” by Ashley Lauren Samsa. In her article, she summarized the many books that AP test suggests and still she found a lot of books were written by white male and many of them contain racism. I agree with her idea a canon should be equal and fair to all races and both woman and man. I think all book from different type of writers can be very powerful.I also read “The Literary Canon– What Books Should Be Required Reading?” by Meghan Ward, she had a totally different idea with Samsa to let me consider if American had read too much books from different diversities but ignored western culture. Overall. I am thinking about if people could get a balance from both canons or let students vote for what they really think can be helpful.

In China, we read all the books from worldwide both male and female writers so we don;t consider the question so much. I think canon should include diverse books therefore students will able to learn different cultures directly from English class. However, I think the canon now is also valuable as people read it for many years, I believe there are some inspirations people can get from the canon.