Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship


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In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of many Asian societies, where efforts to modernize - spurred on by the spectre of foreign domination - have often been accompanied by determined attempts to stamp national variants of modernity with the brand of local authenticity: `Asian values', `Chinese characteristics', a Japanese cultural `essence' and so forth. ...

Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138295216


Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship 2014, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415855785