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

Research output: Other contributionWeb publication/Blog post


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.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Languages and Literature


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

Bibliographic note

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