The Asian Studies Parade
Title
The Asian Studies Parade
Subtitle
Archival, Biographical, Institutional and Post-Colonial Approaches
Price
€ 124,00 excl. VAT
ISBN
9789087283995
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
318
Language
English
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Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies
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Preface. The Asian Studies Parade
Chapter One: DESHIMA, MON AMOUR
Chapter Two: THE COLONIAL CLASH
Chapter Three: THE BIOGRAPHICAL EMBRACE
Chapter Four: THE POST-COLONIAL MEETING OF ASIA AND EUROPE
Chapter Five: THE EURASIAN SPACE
Chapter Six: ASIAN STUDIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Chapter Seven: THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION OF ASIA SCHOLARS (ICAS)
Index

Reviews and Features

"A multi-national and delightfully collaborative field of scholarship today, Asian studies in the Western academy were originally implicated in the conquest and colonization of Asia. That story has long been told, and its complicities exposed. Paul van der Velde's The Asian Studies Parade does something more. Drawing on research and publications crafted over a forty-year career, van der Velde provides a far-ranging and at times breathtaking overview of the transformation of Asian studies from colonial instrumentality to cross-cultural celebration. The author roams widely but always insightfully, taking us from Japan and Taiwan to the Netherlands East Indies, as well as Asian studies in contemporary East Asia and Europe. Few books provide a better sense of where the field of Asian studies came from and, no less important, where it should go today. . Bob Hefner, Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs, Boston University. To general readers, the book opens a window on the wide field of Asian Studies. To academics, it is a convenient handbook on Asian Studies. The book presents a panoramic view of Asian studies in terms of up-to-date review with historical roots as well as a combination of both theoretical and methodological approaches. . Lisheng Dong, Professor of Comparative Politics, Tartu University, Estonia, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China. "

Paul van der Velde

The Asian Studies Parade

Archival, Biographical, Institutional and Post-Colonial Approaches

The Asian Studies Parade reflects a lifetime of commitment to the field by Paul van der Velde, a leading Asian studies innovator, scholar, and publisher. The first chapters examine aspects of the Dutch colonial presence in Asia and its intellectual support system in the Netherlands. The author's engagement with historical biography emerges in studies of such contrasting figures as Japanese interpreter Imamura Gen’emon Eisei, pioneering anthropologist P.J. Veth, and anti-colonialist Jacob Haafner. Van der Velde then continues to describe the development of Asia-Europe links at the end of the 20th century and the emergence of the ‘New Asia Scholar’ in the 21st century. This unique work will interest anyone concerned with wider issues in Asian studies.
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Author

Paul van der Velde

Paul van der Velde works at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS, Leiden/Amsterdam). He served as Secretary of the International Convention of Asia Scholars for many years. He is Secretary of the ICAS Book Prize and General Editor of the IIAS and ICAS Book Series published by Amsterdam University Press. He is co-editor with Sebastian Bersick and Wim Stokhof of Multiregionalsim and Multilateralism. Asian-European Relations in a Global Context (Amsterdam: AUP 2006). His most recent publication is Life under the Palms: The Sublime World of Jacob Haafner, 1754-1809 (NUS: Singapore) 2020.