By Leong Yew
Over the final 20 years, Singapore has passed through a considerable measure of ‘Asianization’. except partaking 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 comparable regionalist precepts. notwithstanding, even lately, Singapore keeps 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 publication examines the complicated 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 dealing with the post-independence kingdom country, and the bigger forces of imperialism and capitalism all give a contribution to its politics of Asianism. Taking a completely interdisciplinary method that spans heritage, cultural reviews, postcolonialism, and cultural geography, Leong Yew finds how Asia has been used to relate Singapore’s beginnings, revalidate Singaporean ethnic tradition and to consolidate its practices of intake and commodification.
This ebook could be welcomed through scholars and students operating throughout a variety of fields, together with Asian tradition and society, Asian politics, cultural concept and postcolonial studies.
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