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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Neelofer Qadir Abstract Popular rhetoric of the twenty-first century as the “Asian century” frequently coheres around China as a rising global superpower and thus focuses on its financial and material ambitions in sites across Asia and Africa. Such narratives, ensconced within the BRICS (Brazil...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 201–221.
Published: 01 June 2017
... savior of the darker races of the world, the leader of Asia, and a great stabilizing force in those areas of backward China LANGSTON HUGHES, KOREANS, AND OVERLAPPING DISPOSSESSIONS / 207 where the armies of the Rising Sun were spreading culture” (I Wonder 275–76). The police also changed...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 140–152.
Published: 01 June 2023
... was rising and represented the progressive force of production. Therefore, “backward Europe” would inevitably be defeated by “progressive Asia,” in this case, by the latecomer imperialist Japan. Russia’s loss is not theorized with reliance on racial myth but through the system of political economy...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 293–312.
Published: 01 September 2006
...: Cambridge University Press, 2003 . Chaudhuri, K.N. Asia Before Europe: Economy and Civilisation of the Indian Ocean from the Rise of Islam to 1750 . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990 . Cheah Boon Kheng. “The Rise and Fall of the Great Melakan Empire: Moral Judgement in Tun Bambang's...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 446–449.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of affection, Nocentelli argues that the eroticization of spousal relations not only paralleled the rise of ethnography in the European expansion overseas, but was also linked to it. Travel in Asia profoundly shaped the understanding of European sexuality and racial identity as Euro- pean ethnography...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 389–403.
Published: 01 September 2001
... with APEC-like stories and Pacific Rising images. We need to begin articulating a “critical regionalism” in the Asia- Pacific region, one respectful of Asian and Pacific heritages, diasporas, and communities, but wary of hegemonic designs articulated upon these diverse localities and social groupings...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 445–446.
Published: 01 December 2015
... objective status for what we could consider fantasy” and “has located fairyland in a definite place” (135, 144). What a shock. It is a simplification of the argument to say that Murrin located Fairy Land somewhere in Cen- tral Asia, but not a great simplification. So striking was the claim that rumors...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 141–154.
Published: 01 June 2016
... by University of Oregon 2016 Relational comparison Bandung China world literature W.E.B. Du Bois Works Cited 60 Years: Asia-African Conference. Spec. issue of TEMPO ( 26 April 2015 ). Print . Anderson Perry . “Sino-Americana.” London Review of Books 34 . 3 ( 2012 ): 20...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 313–338.
Published: 01 September 2006
... ambiguous. Europa has a prefatory dream in which she sees two continents fig- ured as women, one of whom, named Asia, represents herself as Europa’s mother, while the other, as yet nameless, seems foreign and unknown; each of the women claims that Europa belongs to her, and the foreign one takes her away...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of Pakistan’s involvement in the US war in Afghanistan or India and Pakistan’s development of nuclear capabilities—the large-scale rise in interest in South Asia between 1991 and 2008 is hardly “touristic.” What geopolitical interests, even government programs promoting those interests, then, might have...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., Asia, and Latin America. Using previously unpublished archival materials, personal interviews, photographs, and a variety of critical sources, this monograph investigates how the second and the third world were mutually constitutive. Djagalov’s approach is characterized by depth of analysis of cultural...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 147–155.
Published: 01 June 2022
... powers. As critical geographer Sharad Chari cautions, postcolonial infrastructures of capitalism and resource extraction systematically disadvantage African societies, turning them into extractive enclaves for a so-called rising Asia: “If the ‘gatekeeper state’ was an institutional form forged...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 448–451.
Published: 01 December 2011
... uncontested, growth into a de facto linguistic standard for political and commercial interaction throughout the world. As he declares in a particularly notable passage from the opening chapter: “The global spread of English and the rise of English language literatures in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 452–454.
Published: 01 December 2011
... language literatures in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, and elsewhere are cultural realities that need to be studied and are unlikely to be thwarted or slowed by English departments or literary critics turning away from the language specificity of Anglophone poetries. However diversified...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 454–456.
Published: 01 December 2011
... language literatures in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, and elsewhere are cultural realities that need to be studied and are unlikely to be thwarted or slowed by English departments or literary critics turning away from the language specificity of Anglophone poetries. However diversified...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 255–269.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., and colonialism: the effort to render the study of literature more scientific by modeling it on disciplines like comparative anatomy and comparative linguistics, the rise of nationalism in Europe, and the spread of European empires in Asia and Africa. Nationalism gave the comparative urge its fundamental...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 376–386.
Published: 01 September 2006
...MONICA SPIRIDON University of Oregon 2006 Bassin, Mark. “Asia.” Modern Russian Culture . Ed. Nicholas Rzhevsky. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998 . 57 -85. Braudel, Fernand. Espace et histoire. Vol 1 of L'identité de la France . Paris: Arthaud-Flammarion, 1986...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 114–131.
Published: 01 June 2018
...—might ask if the vernacular itself should be taken for the fundamentally translatable concept it seems to be. The exchange value of the vernacular is rising. To the problem of articulating new common ground between Africa and Asia, for example, it offers a tantalizing resolution. In its apparent return...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 73–88.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Lara Norgaard Abstract This essay analyzes representations of Asia in the satirical 1911 short story “O homem que sabia javanês” (“The Man Who Knew Javanese”) by Brazilian author Lima Barreto. Like much of Barreto’s work, the short story critiques the deterministic categories of scientific racism...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 25–51.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the decline of the Mughal empire as the relevant historical and political context for the ghazal in South Asia while masking the rise of British colonialism that more directly precipitated this political decline. Nevertheless, colonialism cannot be underestimated as a driving force for the shape of ghazal...