The many points of contact and conflict about culture and identity that exist between Europe and the Asia Pacific are highlighted in this book. This work surveys a variety of issues relating to culture, identity and representation from an interdisciplinary perspective, with contributions from sociology, economics, history, politics, international relations, security studies, museum studies, translation studies and literary and cultural studies. Each brings a different perspective to bear on questions of culture and identity in the contemporary period, and how these relate to the politics of representation.
Stephanie Lawson is a Professor of International Relations at the University of East Anglia. She is author of two books and many articles and chapters on comparative and international politics, focusing mainly on Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific encompassing normative issues to do with culture, nationalism, ethnicity, democracy and human rights.