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

By Leong Yew

This booklet investigates the politics of id in Asia and explores how diverse teams of individuals in and out Asia have tried to narrate to the alterity of the areas and cultures within the quarter via a variety of modes (literary and filmic illustration, scholarly wisdom, etc) and at various time cut-off dates. even supposing coming from diversified views like literary feedback, movie reports, geography, cultural historical past, and political technology, the individuals jointly argue that Asian otherness is greater than the dialectical interaction among the Western self and one among its many others, and greater than simply the Orientalist discourse writ huge. quite, they reveal the lifestyles of a number of degrees of inter-Asian and intercultural touch and realization 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 themes from Korea and its chilly battle background, to Australia's Asian id difficulty, this ebook could be of big curiosity to a person attracted to serious Asian experiences, Asian ethnicity, postcolonialism and Asia cultural reviews.

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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