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Eastern FiguresOrient and Empire in British Writing$
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Douglas Kerr

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099340

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Eastern Figures
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Douglas Kerr

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the study presented in this book, which examines the relationship formed between British writing and Asian people and places during the colonial period. The parameters of the writings that are examined are that they are an Eastern object of representation and a Western modality or point of view. The following chapters are inter-related and represent an incomplete methodological project.

Keywords:   relationship, British writing, Asian people, colonial period, Eastern, representation, Western modality

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