Vivian So

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Criticism on Saman by Ayu Utami

01st April 2007
Saman, written by Ayu Utami, a book that was controversial in Indonesia, however not so much so in North America, was trying to liberate women from social oppression. I, however, don't think that the book in success doing so. Furthermore, I think that her... Read >

Through Buddhist Folklore about Ambapālī Discuss Buddhism in Relationship with Prostitution and Ge

28th March 2007
Vivian So SEA 201B 25 March 2007 Title:"Through Buddhist Folklore about Ambapālī Discuss Buddhism in Relationship with Prostitution and Gender Role in Thailand" "Thai prostitutes working abroad send home as much as 1.2 million dollars each year... Read >

Novel Response: This Earth of Mankind, by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

12th March 2007
The fiction novel, This Earth of Mankind, by Pramoedya Ananta Toer was written in third person. Minke, the main protagonist acted as a narrator of a series of followed events that had maintained the stirring air in the novel. Since history is a set of sub... Read >