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Introduction

Eddie Tay

in Colony, Nation, and Globalisation

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028740
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206762 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028740.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about identity anxiety, intellectual heritage, and the post-colonial experiences of Singapore and Malaysia as reflected in their local literature. This book covers literature written during the colonial era and examines how literary works articulate a nation against colonialist and state-sponsored nationalist projects. It also discusses the issues of diaspora, globalization, and transnationalism.

Keywords: identity anxiety; intellectual heritage; post-colonial experience; Singapore; Malaysia; literature; diaspora; globalization; transnationalism

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Subjects: Literature

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