Race and Racism in Modern East Asia juxtaposes Western racial constructions of East Asians with constructions of race and their outcomes in modern East Asia. It is the first endeavor to explicitly and coherently link constructions of race and racism in both regions. These constructions have not only played a decisive role in shaping the relations between the West and East Asia since the mid nineteenth century, but also exert substantial influence on current relations and mutual images in both the East-West nexus and East Asia. Written by some of the field's leading authorities, this groundbreaking 21-chapter volume offers an analysis of these constructions, their evolution and their interrelations.
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Rotem Kowner , Professor of Japanese history and culture at the University of Haifa, Israel. His research has focused on the social and racial nexus between Japan and the West since the sixteenth century as well as on wartime behavior and attitudes in modern Japan. Walter Demel , Professor of early modern history at the University of the Armed Forces Munich, Germany. He has mainly published on the Bavarian and German politics of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, on the history of the European nobility, and on the relations between Europe and East Asia, particularly the perceptions of China and Japan.Review :
"In the field of race studies, race and racism in East Asia has generally been little explored. These two books [Race and Racism in Modern East Asia and Michael Keevak's Becoming Yellow] each works to address that gap in scholarship. As a pair they go along ways toward furthering our understanding of the historical, political,and social significance of the role of race in East Asia. Most significantly, these books help us to understand how prominent a factor race was in armed conflicts in twentieth-century East Asia. The volume is divided into two parts. Part One deals with Western conceptions of East Asians. Part Two, fully half of the volume, deals with questions of race and racism from perspectives located within East Asia, whether China, Korea, or Japan. The format of an edited volume allows for a large scope of overall inquiry as well as a significant degree of specificity within individual essay. ... Part two "East Asia Race Theories, Racial Policies and Racism" breaks new ground in the field of race studies in that it is devoted to race from entirely East Asian perspectives (and there are many!)."
Laura Hostetler, Sino-Western Cultural Relations Journal 37 (2015): 74-84.
"Within the historical research on the topic of racism, East Asia has barely played any role. This volume, the outcome of a multi-year project, closes this research lacuna. ... Overall, the volume is superbly edited and easy to read and will undoubtedly remain, until further notice, the standard work on the subject of race in East Asia. For those interested in the historical development of the concept of race and wish to go beyond the European framework, this volume is highly recommended."
Sven Saaler, Historische Zeitschrift 299 (2014): 140-141.
"A gigantic volume, its real strong point is its variety, with papers probing such interesting and understudied topics ... The scholarly summaries are very accomplished and provide a wealth of material for understanding that race is neither a fixed nor an atemporal construct, nor is it one that can be simply transferred from Western contexts into Eastern ones. ... The essays represent starting points for a variety of new work as such they are very valuable contributions to the burgeoning field. Highly recommended."
Michael Keevak, Asian Ethnicity 299 (2014): 584-585.
"This collection of scholarly works explores racial constructions of East Asians from both external and internal perspectives. The first part traces and analyzes the evolution of early Western race theories and racial images based on Westerners' exposure to different human populations during their colonial expansion, and the consequent racial constructions of mankind, including East Asians. It also illustrates how Western racial stereotypes of East Asians were frequently reinforced by contempt, fear,misinterpretation of physical features, and media manipulation. The second part examines the impact and consequences of Western racial constructions on East Asians and the subsequent racial interactions between East and West. This part also reveals how the Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese perceived themselves and non-East Asian peoples in their respective histories and how traditional and Western discourses of race have reconstructed their self-images and self-perceptions since the 19th century. Not only does this book help readers understand how racial constrictions of the West and East Asia interacted in shaping their relationships in the past, but also, more importantly, how these constructions still influence their current relationships in the 21st century. Summing Up: Recommended."
Angela Y. Lee, Choice 50, no. 11 (2013).
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Description du livre Brill, Netherlands, 2014. Paperback. État : New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Race and Racism in Modern East Asia juxtaposes Western racial constructions of East Asians with constructions of race and their outcomes in modern East Asia. It is the first endeavor to explicitly and coherently link constructions of race and racism in both regions. These constructions have not only played a decisive role in shaping the relations between the West and East Asia since the mid nineteenth century, but also exert substantial influence on current relations and mutual images in both the East-West nexus and East Asia. Written by some of the field s leading authorities, this groundbreaking 21-chapter volume offers an analysis of these constructions, their evolution and their interrelations. N° de réf. du libraire TNP9789004285507
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Description du livre see description. État : New. This item might Printed on Demand, please check. ISBN: 9789004285507. Publisher : BRILL. Volume Editor : Rotem Kowner. Publication date: 29-Sep-2014. Binding: Hardback. Number of pages: 618. N° de réf. du libraire HGB-2733
Description du livre Brill Academic Pub, 2014. Paperback. État : Brand New. 1st edition. 593 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire zk9004285504