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Introduction

Douglas Kerr

in Eastern Figures

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9789622099340
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.003.0001
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This introductory chapter discusses the study presented in this book, which examines the relationship formed between British writing and Asian people and places during the colonial period. The parameters of the writings that are examined are that they are an Eastern object of representation and a Western modality or point of view. The following chapters are inter-related and represent an incomplete methodological project.

Keywords: relationship; British writing; Asian people; colonial period; Eastern; representation; Western modality

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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