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    Sites of Asian interaction: an introduction

    Harper, T. and Amrith, Sunil S. (2012) Sites of Asian interaction: an introduction. Modern Asian Studies 46 (2), pp. 249-257. ISSN 0026-749X.

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    Abstract

    Recent work in history, anthropology, and related disciplines has opened up new ways of thinking about inter-Asian connections. The contributors to this issue aim to ground these themes in a concerted focus on particular spaces or sites. We suggest that sites can, in themselves, be constitutive of particular modes of Asian interactions. Much recent literature on Asian transnationalism has focused on Asian elites and on textual modes of interaction, notably focusing on the writings of pre-eminent Asian intellectuals and literary figures. In thinking about spaces of interaction, we aim to broaden the focus of discussion to include non-elite Asians and their interactions with each other. By focusing on spaces—real and virtual—these papers begin to conceive of new ways of capturing changing geographical imaginations and the fluidity of borders and boundaries across Asia.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Harper and Amrith are also the editors of this special issue of "Modern Asian Studies".
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 17:04
    Last Modified: 19 Nov 2013 17:06
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8742

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