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Colony, Nation, and GlobalisationNot at Home in Singaporean and Malaysian Literature$
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Eddie Tay

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028740

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028740.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Colony, Nation, and Globalisation
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Eddie Tay

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028740.003.0001

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about identity anxiety, intellectual heritage, and the post-colonial experiences of Singapore and Malaysia as reflected in their local literature. This book covers literature written during the colonial era and examines how literary works articulate a nation against colonialist and state-sponsored nationalist projects. It also discusses the issues of diaspora, globalization, and transnationalism.

Keywords:   identity anxiety, intellectual heritage, post-colonial experience, Singapore, Malaysia, literature, diaspora, globalization, transnationalism

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