Paper $37.50 ISBN: 9789053569597 Published February 2007 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

What about Asia?

Revisiting Asian Studies

Edited by Josine Stremmelaar and Paul van der Velde

Edited by Josine Stremmelaar and Paul van der Velde

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

200 pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paper $37.50 ISBN: 9789053569597 Published February 2007 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

As Asia has become more prominent on the international scene in recent decades—economically, politically, and culturally—the scholarly discipline of Asian studies has grown commensurately. But major questions remain about the scope of the discipline and its goals. What about Asia? both surveys the current state of the debate on Asian studies and suggests several fruitful directions for future exploration, especially through the use of multiregional and interdisciplinary approaches.

Contents
What about Asia? Revisiting Asian Studies
Josine Stremmelaar and Paul van der Velde

Asian Studies and the Discourse of the Human Sciences
Gananath Obeyesekere

Area Studies in a Changing World
Peter van der Veer

Asia as a Form of Knowledge: of Analyses, (Re)Production, and Consumption
Shamsul A.B.

‘A Little Knowledge is a Useful Thing’: Paradoxes in the Asian Studies Experience in Australia
Robert Cribb

The Ebb and Flow of ASEM Studies
Yeo Lay Hwee

Re-orienting Asian Studies
Paul van der Velde

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Contributors
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