Asian Diaspora and East-West Modernity

Author: Sheng-mei Ma

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781612492087

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Drawing from Anglo-American, Asian American, and Asian literature as well as J-horror and manga, Chinese cinema and Internet, and the Korean Wave, Sheng-mei Ma's Asian Diaspora and East-West Modernity probes into the conjoinedness of West and East, of modernity's illusion and nothing's infinitude. Suspended on the stylistic tightrope between research and poetry, critical analysis and intuition, Asian Diaspora restores affect and heart to the experience of diaspora in between East and West, at-homeness and exilic attrition. Diaspora, by definition, stems as much from socioeconomic and collective displacement as it points to emotional reaction. This book thus challenges the fossilized conceptualizations in area studies, ontology, and modernism. The book's first two chapters trace the Asian pursuit of modernity into nothing, as embodied in horror film and the gaming motif in transpacific literature and film. Chapters three through eight focus on the borderlands of East and West, the edges of humanity and meaning. Ma examines how loss occasions a revisualization of Asia in children's books, how Asian diasporic passing signifies, paradoxically, both "born again" and demise of the "old" self, how East turns "yEast" or the agent of self-fashioning for Anglo-America, Asia, and Asian America, how the construct of "bugman" distinguishes modern West's and East's self-image, how the extreme human condition of "non-person" permeates the Korean Wave, and how manga artists are drawn to wartime Japan. The final two chapters interrogate the West's death-bound yet enlightening Orientalism in Anglo-American literature and China's own schizophrenic split, evidenced in the 2008 Olympic Games.
European Polyphony: Perspectives beyond East-West Confrontation

Author: Ole Waever

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349202805

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

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This study deals with the internal socio-political changes that the traditional political structures have not been able to incorporate, the perspectives of the superpowers and surveys of the debate on European security in each of 11 states. The book begins and ends with a theoretical overview.
East-West Trade: Includes material from business organizations, educational institutions, and various publications

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency. Subcommittee on International Finance


ISBN: UIUC:30112106909465

Category: East-West trade


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Considers S.J. Res. 169, to request a review of restrictions contained in Export Control Act and practiced by Export-Import Bank, with a view to modifying them so that trade in peaceful goods with Communist countries may be increased.
Bridging East-West Psychology and Counselling

Author: Roy Moodley

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132105534

Category: Psychology

Page: 348

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This edited volume in honour of Dr Pittu Laungani, one of the leading cross-cultural psychologists of the West, brings together renowned names in the field of Psychology who critique Dr Laungani’s contribution from various angles. It explores the nature of cross-cultural psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, specifically attempting to build bridges between Indian philosophy and the Western approaches and methods. The various chapters consider interesting and challenging questions like culture and stress, traditional healing and Hindu spirituality, and caste, class and culture and their relationship to counselling psychology. The book will be of great interest to those teaching and studying courses on cross-cultural counselling and psychotherapy and also multicultural social work.
East-West Dialogue in Knowledge and Higher Education

Author: Ruth Hayhoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315480190

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

View: 754

This work is a dialogue on alternative approaches to knowledge and higher education characteristic of the Western University. Western scholars approach these issues from the viewpoint of the challenges facing the university and Eastern contributors explore parallel issues in their societies.