Alterities in Asia: Reflections on Identity and Regionalism by Leong Yew

By Leong Yew

This ebook investigates the politics of identification in Asia and explores how varied teams of individuals in and out Asia have tried to narrate to the alterity of the locations and cultures within the sector via quite a few modes (literary and filmic illustration, scholarly wisdom, etc) and at various deadlines. even though coming from diverse views like literary feedback, movie reviews, geography, cultural heritage, and political technological know-how, the members jointly argue that Asian otherness is greater than the dialectical interaction among the Western self and considered one of its many others, and greater than simply the Orientalist discourse writ huge. really, they reveal the lifestyles of a number of degrees of inter-Asian and intercultural touch and cognizance that either subvert up to they consolidate the dominant ‘Western Core-Asian outer edge’ framework that buildings what the mainstream assumes to be wisdom of Asia.

With chapters masking a wealth of subject matters from Korea and its chilly warfare historical past, to Australia's Asian id main issue, this ebook may be of massive curiosity to a person attracted to serious Asian reports, Asian ethnicity, postcolonialism and Asia cultural reports.

Leong Yew is an Assistant Professor within the collage students Programme, nationwide collage of Singapore. he's the writer of The Disjunctive Empire of diplomacy (2003).

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