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Colony, Nation, and Globalisation: Not at Home in Singaporean and Malaysian Literature

Eddie Tay


The literature of Malaysia and Singapore, the multicultural epicentre of Asia, offers a rich body of source material for appreciating the intellectual heritage of colonial and postcolonial Southeast Asia. Focusing on themes of home and belonging, this book illuminates many aspects of identity anxiety experienced in the region, and helps construct a dialogue between postcolonial theory and the Anglophone literatures of Singapore and Malaysia. A chronologically ordered selection of texts is examined including Swettenham, Bird, Maugham, Burgess, and Thumboo. This genealogy of works includes colon ... More

Keywords: literature, Malaysia, Singapore, multicultural epicentre of Asia, intellectual heritage, colonial, postcolonial, Southeast Asia, home

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028740
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028740.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eddie Tay, author