Europe and the Asia-Pacific: Culture, Identity and Representations of Region / Edition 1

Europe and the Asia-Pacific: Culture, Identity and Representations of Region / Edition 1

by Stephanie Lawson, S. Lawson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415297249

ISBN-13: 9780415297240

Pub. Date: 12/30/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The many points of contact and conflict about culture and identity that exist between Europe and the Asia Pacific are highlighted in this book. This work surveys a variety of issues relating to culture, identity and representation from an interdisciplinary perspective, with contributions from sociology, economics, history, politics, international relations,

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The many points of contact and conflict about culture and identity that exist between Europe and the Asia Pacific are highlighted in this book. This work surveys a variety of issues relating to culture, identity and representation from an interdisciplinary perspective, with contributions from sociology, economics, history, politics, international relations, security studies, museum studies, translation studies and literary and cultural studies. Each brings a different perspective to bear on questions of culture and identity in the contemporary period, and how these relate to the politics of representation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415297240
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/30/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Preface
1Culture, identity and representations of region1
2Europe in Asia's imaginary: disciplinary knowledges and the (mis)representation of cultures17
3Representing 'old countries': the strategic representation of culture as heritage in the Asia-Europe Summit Meetings33
4Making uncommon cause: forging identities on the margins of ASEM50
5Problems of symmetry and summitry in the EU-Australian relationship66
6Europe in the Asia-Pacific: the Russian Far East faces its future86
7Northern Territories or Southern Kuriles: a question of identity?101
8Security communities in East Asia and Europe: Germany, Japan and the politics of alliance118
9An in/alienable narrative? Property rights in China and the West135
10Translation, nationhood and cultural manipulation: the case of China152
11Constructing 'Japan in Asia'168
12Yokomitsu Riichi and the longing for home in the Japanese imagination of France183
13Collecting East Asia in nineteenth-century Britain195
14The enduring power of stereotypes: images of Islam in Western writings212
15The politics of cultural identity: critical perspectives from Southeast Asia and the South Pacific229
Index244

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