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:

Show Summary Details


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

Chapter.  5702 words. 

Subjects: Literature

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Hong Kong University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.