Rezension zu: Wang Mingming, The West as the Other: A Genealogy of Chinese Occidentalism

Monumenta Serica 62:389-394 (2014)
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The paper is a review of a recently published work of Chinese anthropology which sets out with a criticism of Edward Said's "Orientalism" for displaying the "West" as the only possible subject of political imagination. The book under review is characteristic of many current trends in Chinese humanities, of the emphasis on the importance of preserving "national characteristics" which is possible only if "the West as the other" and the current global power relations are carefully reexamined.
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