The Dynamics of Cultural Counterpoint in Asian Studies
Contributors give contemporary presence to Asian studies through a variety of themes and topics in this multidisciplined and interdisciplinary volume. In an era of globalization, scholars trained in Western traditions increasingly see the need to add materials and perspectives that have been lacking in the past. Accessibly written and void of jargon, this work provides an adaptable entrée to Asia for the integration of topics into courses in the humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, and global studies. Guiding principles, developed at the East-West Center, include noting uncommon differences, the interplay among Asian societies and traditions, the erosion of authenticity and cultural tradition as an Asian phenomenon as well as a Western one, and the possibilities Asian concepts offer for conceiving culture outside Asian contexts. The work ranges from South to Southeast to East Asia. Essays deal with art, aesthetics, popular culture, religion, geopolitical realities, geography, history, and contemporary times.
State University of New York Press
asian studies, interdisciplinary, contemporary asia, asian history
Asian History | Asian Studies | East Asian Languages and Societies | South and Southeast Asian Languages and Societies
Jones, David and Marion, Michele, "The Dynamics of Cultural Counterpoint in Asian Studies" (2014). 2014 Faculty Bookshelf. 6.