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Conclusion: Heliotropic Manoeuvres

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9789622098794
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207516 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0006
Conclusion: Heliotropic Manoeuvres

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This concluding chapter employs the metaphor of the heliotrope to characterize the Chinese exotic's regional turn towards a self-conscious Asian region. It also attempts to situate the Chinese exotic in relation to the larger systems that give it meaning and value, such as the cinema, popular fiction, food, and fashion cultures, and increasingly, the intra-regional interactions constructing the modern formation of Asia.

Keywords: heliotrope; Chinese exotic; Asian region; cinema; popular fiction; food; fashion

Chapter.  1577 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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