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

By Leong Yew

This booklet investigates the politics of identification in Asia and explores how diversified teams of individuals inside and out Asia have tried to narrate to the alterity of the areas and cultures within the quarter via quite a few modes (literary and filmic illustration, scholarly wisdom, and so forth) and at varied closing dates. even supposing coming from various views like literary feedback, movie reports, geography, cultural heritage, and political technology, the members jointly argue that Asian otherness is greater than the dialectical interaction among the Western self and one in every of its many others, and greater than simply the Orientalist discourse writ huge. relatively, they display the lifestyles of a number of degrees of inter-Asian and intercultural touch and awareness 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 overlaying a wealth of issues from Korea and its chilly struggle heritage, to Australia's Asian id situation, this publication could be of big curiosity to an individual attracted to severe Asian experiences, Asian ethnicity, postcolonialism and Asia cultural reviews.


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

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