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Author Asad Latif.

Title Celebrating Europe : an Asian journey / Asad-ul Iqbal Latif
Published Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 174 pages)
Contents 1. Europe Abroad; 2. Gentiles; 3. The Berlin Wall; 4. Soviets of the Mind; 5. The Secular Soul; 6. The Leopard's Italy; 7. England; 8. Champagne France; 9. Two Benagli Greeks; 10. The Polish Hospital; 11. Postmodern Europe; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary Europe's mythical origins lie in Zeus' abduction of the Asian princess Europa. Down the real centuries, Asia has played a crucial role in the making of Europe - as an object of Orientalist fantasy and colonial desire, but also of the spread of the liberating values and humane letters associated with the continent. In this book, a lifelong admirer of Europe casts a critical yet loving eye on the continent to ask what it means to him. The book revolves around a series of personal encounters. These range from following his father to Cambridge, and meeting two Bengali lovers in Calcutta who cheris
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-166) and index
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Subject Europe -- Civilization.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789814311502 (paperback)
9814311502 (paperback)