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C. J. W.-L. Wee

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098596

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098596.001.0001

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The Asian Modern

The Asian Modern

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The Asian Modern
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C. J. W.-L. Wee

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098596.003.0002

This chapter examines some of the key terms and contextual concerns within East Asia. It attempts to provide a limited genealogy of the “nativizations” of modernity, which it sees as problematic if they are to be conceptualized as alternative sets of modernities that have come about due to their Otherness to their Western colonial origins. Given the book's central concern with the recognition and misrecognition of the Asian relationship with the Anglo-American West and the assumption that new modernities manifest themselves in old ways, the chapter addresses the relation of the West to East Asia. It looks at how the perceived “rest of the world” for the West produced and still produces itself out of the very same postcolonial experiences. The chapter examines the former European empires to see their transformations and adaptations, as well as some of the parts of colonial modernity that have led to the emergence of the New Asia.

Keywords:   East Asia, modernity, postcolonial experiences, colonial origins, colonial modernity, New Asia

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