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Contemporary Asian modernities [electronic resource] : transnationality, interculturality, and hybridity / Yiu-Wai Chu & Eva Kit-Wah Man, (eds).

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Contributor(s): Zhu, Yaowei, 1965- | Man, Eva Kit-Wah.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Worlds of East Asia ; Bd. 16.Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, c2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (318 p.).ISBN: 9783035100358 (electronic bk.); 3035100357 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Globalization -- Social aspects -- East Asia | Multiculturalism -- East Asia | Cyberspace -- Social aspects | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 305.80095 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
PART 1. TRANSNATIONALITY: Asian modernities in the perspective of global modernity / Arif Dirlik -- Modernity in China in historical perspective / Mark Elvin -- The idea of modernity in world history studies in contemporary China / Ricardo K. S. Mak -- Civility and self-reflexivity: three texts on women and Chinese modernity / Ping-hui Liao -- PART 2. INTERCULTURALITY: Biculturality as modernity: a hypothesis about the origins of modern Hong Kong / Man-kong Wong -- Hong Kong 'identity' after the end of history / Allen Chun -- The Donaldization of Hong Kong society / Yiu-wai Chu -- Frozen motion: nostalgia and Wang Anyi's Shanghai / Amy Lee -- The relation of 'self' and 'others' in the Confucian traditions and its implications to global feminisms and public philosophies / Eva K. W. Man -- PART 3. HYBRIDITY: Cyberasian: science, hybridity, modernity, and the Asian body / Robbie B. H. Goh -- Three paradigms in Hong Kong drama in the 1970s: hybridity in styles / Wai-luk Lo -- Hybridization of karaoke and dance clubbing practices in Chinese nightlife / Matthew M. Chew.
Summary: "This book is a collection of selected essays presented at the International Symposium on 'Contemporary Asian Modernities: Transnationality, Interculturality and Hybridity' hosted by the Humanities Programme of Hong Kong Baptist University in September 2006. As 'modernity' has been used to describe the cultural, economic and socio-political conditions in the Western worlds, the time in which we now live and the Asian countries where capitalistic transformation is extensively carried out are already articulating their own descriptions. The essays collected here discuss the notions of 'contemporary', 'Asia' and 'modernities' as they relate to the global trend of adopting capitalism. They probe into questions related to modernity as well as global modernity, ranging from China in particular to Asia in general. As reflected in the pluriversal meanings in the title, the book endeavours to make critical inquiries into the concept of modernity/modernities from different perspectives."--Publisher's description.
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PART 1. TRANSNATIONALITY: Asian modernities in the perspective of global modernity / Arif Dirlik -- Modernity in China in historical perspective / Mark Elvin -- The idea of modernity in world history studies in contemporary China / Ricardo K. S. Mak -- Civility and self-reflexivity: three texts on women and Chinese modernity / Ping-hui Liao -- PART 2. INTERCULTURALITY: Biculturality as modernity: a hypothesis about the origins of modern Hong Kong / Man-kong Wong -- Hong Kong 'identity' after the end of history / Allen Chun -- The Donaldization of Hong Kong society / Yiu-wai Chu -- Frozen motion: nostalgia and Wang Anyi's Shanghai / Amy Lee -- The relation of 'self' and 'others' in the Confucian traditions and its implications to global feminisms and public philosophies / Eva K. W. Man -- PART 3. HYBRIDITY: Cyberasian: science, hybridity, modernity, and the Asian body / Robbie B. H. Goh -- Three paradigms in Hong Kong drama in the 1970s: hybridity in styles / Wai-luk Lo -- Hybridization of karaoke and dance clubbing practices in Chinese nightlife / Matthew M. Chew.

"This book is a collection of selected essays presented at the International Symposium on 'Contemporary Asian Modernities: Transnationality, Interculturality and Hybridity' hosted by the Humanities Programme of Hong Kong Baptist University in September 2006. As 'modernity' has been used to describe the cultural, economic and socio-political conditions in the Western worlds, the time in which we now live and the Asian countries where capitalistic transformation is extensively carried out are already articulating their own descriptions. The essays collected here discuss the notions of 'contemporary', 'Asia' and 'modernities' as they relate to the global trend of adopting capitalism. They probe into questions related to modernity as well as global modernity, ranging from China in particular to Asia in general. As reflected in the pluriversal meanings in the title, the book endeavours to make critical inquiries into the concept of modernity/modernities from different perspectives."--Publisher's description.

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