Archipelagic Literature: Beyond a Concentric Conception of Culture (Review)

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Abstract

In his recent study, Brian Bernards analyses the motif of the Nanyang (the South Seas) in postcolonial fiction from Malaysia, Thailand, Borneo, Singapore and Taiwan. Through a focus on the integration, assimilation and confrontation between (descendants of) Chinese settlers and the local populations, Bernards’s analyses reveal the internal heterogeneity of each perceived group.

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  • Languages and Literature

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  • Chinese literature, sinophone studies, postcolonial literature, translingualism, New Culture movement
Original languageEnglish
Short descriptionBook review
Publishernewbooks.asia
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 2
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

Bibliographic note

Reviewed Work(s): Writing the South Seas: Imagining the Nanyang in Chinese and Southeast Asian Postcolonial Literature (by Brian Bernards)