Asianism and the Politics of Regional Consciousness in by Leong Yew PDF

By Leong Yew

ISBN-10: 0415821487

ISBN-13: 9780415821483

ISBN-10: 113857919X

ISBN-13: 9781138579194

Over the final twenty years, Singapore has passed through a considerable measure of ‘Asianization’. except partaking within the Asian values debate of the Nineties, re-visioning itself as ‘New Asia’ and a global-Asian hub, and constructing Asian identities for the commodities it consumes and produces, Singapore has additionally repurposed its modernity, cultures, and ethos alongside related regionalist precepts. even if, even in recent years, Singapore maintains to vacillate ambivalently among determining with and differentiating itself from Asia.

Responding to the demanding situations Singapore faces in coming to phrases with its Asian identification, this ebook examines the complicated cultural, social, and political underpinnings that experience formed Singapore’s mainstream discourse on Asia. certainly, it argues that its legacy as a colonial port urban, the exigencies of coping with the post-independence state nation, and the bigger forces of imperialism and capitalism all give a contribution to its politics of Asianism. Taking a completely interdisciplinary procedure that spans heritage, cultural stories, postcolonialism, and cultural geography, Leong Yew finds how Asia has been used to relate Singapore’s beginnings, revalidate Singaporean ethnic tradition and to consolidate its practices of intake and commodification.

This ebook might be welcomed by way of scholars and students operating throughout a number of fields, together with Asian tradition and society, Asian politics, cultural thought and postcolonial studies.

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