The Dynamics of Cultural Counterpoint in Asian Studies

The Dynamics of Cultural Counterpoint in Asian Studies

by David Jones
     
 

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Essays on a wide range of areas and topics in Asian studies for scholars looking to incorporate Asia into their worldview and teaching.

Contributors give contemporary presence to Asian studies through a variety of themes and topics in this multidisciplined and interdisciplinary volume. In an era of globalization, scholars trained in Western traditions

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Essays on a wide range of areas and topics in Asian studies for scholars looking to incorporate Asia into their worldview and teaching.

Contributors give contemporary presence to Asian studies through a variety of themes and topics in this multidisciplined and interdisciplinary volume. In an era of globalization, scholars trained in Western traditions increasingly see the need to add materials and perspectives that have been lacking in the past. Accessibly written and void of jargon, this work provides an adaptable entrée to Asia for the integration of topics into courses in the humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, and global studies. Guiding principles, developed at the East-West Center, include noting uncommon differences, the interplay among Asian societies and traditions, the erosion of authenticity and cultural tradition as an Asian phenomenon as well as a Western one, and the possibilities Asian concepts offer for conceiving culture outside Asian contexts. The work ranges from South to Southeast to East Asia. Essays deal with art, aesthetics, popular culture, religion, geopolitical realities, geography, history, and contemporary times.

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“This volume truly lies at the intersection of scholarship and teaching. Each essay has the potential to help rethink approaches to scholarly issues, and there is a great deal of material for classroom discussion and examples. The book’s breadth—covering India, China, Korea, the Sea of Malay, Bhutan, and other locations—is impressive.” — Robert André LaFleur, Beloit College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438451916
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/01/2014
Series:
SUNY series in Asian Studies Development Series
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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