By Leong Yew
Over the final twenty years, Singapore has passed through a considerable measure of ‘Asianization’. except engaging within the Asian values debate of the Nineteen Nineties, re-visioning itself as ‘New Asia’ and a global-Asian hub, and setting up Asian identities for the commodities it consumes and produces, Singapore has additionally repurposed its modernity, cultures, and ethos alongside related regionalist precepts. despite the fact that, even in recent years, Singapore maintains to vacillate ambivalently among choosing with and differentiating itself from Asia.
Responding to the demanding situations Singapore faces in coming to phrases with its Asian id, this booklet examines the advanced cultural, social, and political underpinnings that experience formed Singapore’s mainstream discourse on Asia. certainly, it argues that its legacy as a colonial port urban, the exigencies of handling the post-independence state kingdom, and the bigger forces of imperialism and capitalism all give a contribution to its politics of Asianism. Taking a completely interdisciplinary procedure that spans heritage, cultural experiences, postcolonialism, and cultural geography, Leong Yew unearths how Asia has been used to relate Singapore’s beginnings, revalidate Singaporean ethnic tradition and to consolidate its practices of intake and commodification.
This e-book should be welcomed through scholars and students operating throughout various fields, together with Asian tradition and society, Asian politics, cultural concept and postcolonial studies.
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Asianism and the Politics of Regional Consciousness in Singapore (Routledge Contemporary Asia Series) by Leong Yew