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Author Sleeboom-Faulkner, Margaret, 1961-

Title Academic nations in China and Japan : framed in concepts of nature, culture and the universal / Margaret Sleeboom
Published London : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004


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 MELB  951.007 Sle/Ani  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Series Nissan Institute/RoutledgeCurzon Japanese studies series
The Nisssan Institute/RoutledgeCurzon Japanese studies series
Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series.
Nisssan Institute/RoutledgeCurzon Japanese studies series
Contents Pt. I. Framing the nation -- 1. Introduction: Framing the nation in China and Japan -- 2. The power of national symbols: The might of a Chinese dragon -- 3. The coherent force of struggle and diversity in Chinese nationalism -- Pt. II. Group categorization -- 4. Natural categorization -- 5. Culturalist categorization -- 6. Global categorization -- Pt. III. Group-framing habits and strategies -- 7. Grouping -- 8. Framing the nation in the short history of the International Research Centre for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken, 1987-) -- 9. Nation-centred political strategies in academic thought: Examples from China and Japan -- 10. Nation-framing as an academic strategy in the PRC -- 11. Core themes and an outlook on future research -- App. I. Joint research, Nichibunken (1988-96) -- App. II. General research meetings, Nichibunken
Summary "Margaret Sleeboom carefully analyses the role the nation state plays in Chinese and Japanese academic theory, demonstrating how nation-centric blinkers often force academics to define social, cultural and economic issues as unique to a certain regional grouping. The book shows how this in turn contributes to the consolidating of national identity while identifying the complex and unintended effects of historical processes and the role played by other local, personal and universal identities which are usually discarded. While this book primarily reveals how academic nations are conceptualized through views of nature, culture and science, the author simultaneously identifies comparable problems concerning the relation between social science research and the development of the nation state. This book will appeal to not only Asianists but also those with research interests in cultural studies, Japanology and Sinology."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject National characteristics, Chinese.
National characteristics, Japanese.
Nationalism -- China.
Nationalism -- Japan.
LC no. 2003010022
ISBN 041531545X :