What about Asia?: Revisiting Asian Studies
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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.
to be fully comprehended. In the Buddhist case, after the formula is initially stated it is later rationally elaborated and fully explicated by the Buddha and given further conceptual development in the various schools of Buddhist logic. The enigmatic, thick, often poetic nature of aphorisms defy translation and are amply demonstrated in Nietzsche’s work and in the work of another wandering ascetic and so-called ‘mystic,’ Wittgenstein, in the opening propositions of the Tractatus
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25-09-2006 12:02:37 Contributors Robert Cribb, Senior Fellow, Division of Pacific and Asian History, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. Gananath Obeyesekere, Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus at Princeton University. Shamsul A.B., Professor at and Director of Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu and Institute of Occidental Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Josine Stremmelaar, Executive Manager, International Institute for Asian Studies, Executive