||1. Introduction : framing Asian studies / Albert Tzeng, William L. Richter and Ekaterina Koldunova -- I. Contested "Asia" -- 2. From Oriental Studies to Asian Studies : the metamorphosis of the western mind / Maitreyee Choudhury -- 3. Geopolitical and social framings of Australia's "Asia literacy" / Kirrilee Hughes -- 4. Maps as illustrations and logos : geopolitical construction of Asia and South Asia / William L. Richter -- II. Geopolitical framing of western discourse -- 5. From Geertz to Ricklefs : the changing discourse on Javanese religion and its wider contexts / Riwanto Tirtosudarmo -- 6. Framing Cambodian affairs : French and American scholarship, media and geopolitics / Gea D.M. Wijers -- 7. Studying Taiwan : the politics of Area studies in the United States and Europe / Hardina Ohlendorf -- III. Asian studies in former Soviet states -- 8. Southeast Asian studies in Russia : agents against structural limits / Ekaterina Koldunova -- 9. India studies in Soviet Lithuania : approaching Asia from outside the establishment / Valdas Jaskūnas -- IV. Inter-Asian gazes -- 10. Indian understandings of Asia / Brij Mohan Tankha -- 11. South Seas Chinese in colonial classifications / Huei-Ying Kuo -- 12. Chinese Studies in Japan and South Korea : geopolitics, local embeddedness and knowledge / Claire Seungeun Lee.
||This book explores the interconnection between geopolitical context and the ways this context frames our knowledge about Asia, highlighting previously neglected cause-effect relations. It also examines how various knowledge institutions promote and shape Asian Studies. The authors seek to explain why Asian Studies and its subfields developed in the way they did, and what the implications of these transformations might be on intellectual and political understandings of Asia. The book not only builds on the current debates on the decolonization and de-imperialization of knowledge about Asia; it also proposes a more multifaceted view rather than just examining the impact of the West on the framing of Asian Studies.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|