Francophonie en Orient

Aux Croisements France-Asie (1840–1940)

Mathilde Kang

Francophonie en Orient

Mathilde Kang

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

240 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9789462985148 Published January 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This book offers a pioneering study of Asian cultures that officially escaped from French colonization but nonetheless were steeped in French civilization in the colonial era and had heavily French-influenced, largely francophone literatures. It raises a number of provocative questions, including whether colonization is the ultimate requirement for a culture's being defined as francophone, or how to think about francophone literatures that emerge from Asian nations that were historically free from French domination. The ultimate result is a redefining of the Asian francophone heritage according to new, transnational paradigms.
 
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