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Encounters between East and West

Transcultural Encounters in Knowledge Production and Consumption

Editors: Song, Xianlin, Sun, Youzhong (Eds.)

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This book is a distinctive collection on transcultural encounters in knowledge production and consumption, which are situated at the heart of pursuit for cognitive justice. It uniquely represents transcultural dialogues between academics of Australia, China and Malaysia, located on the borders of different knowledge systems. The uniqueness of this volume lies in the convergence of transcultural perspectives, which bring together diverse disciplines as cultural studies, education, media, translation theory and practice, arts, musicology, political science and literature. Each chapter explores the possibility of decolonising the knowledge production space as well as research methodologies. The chapters engage with ‘Chinese’ and ‘western’ thought on transcultural subjects and collectively articulate a new politics of difference, de-centring the dominant epistemologies and research paradigms in the global academia. Refracted through transcultural theories and practices, adapted to diverse traditions, histories and regional affiliations, and directed toward an international transcultural audience, the volume demonstrates expansive possibilities in knowledge production and contributes to the understanding of and between research scholarship which deals with collective societal and cultural challenges within the globalised world we live in. It would be of interest to researchers engaged with current critical debates in general and global scholars in transcultural and intercultural studies in specific.

About the authors

Xianlin Song is Associate Professor and Confucius Centre Director at the University of Western Australia. Her research focuses on the current cultural transition and gender issues in contemporary China, and  on international  higher education Her most recent publication is the co-authored book with Professor Kay Schaffer, Women Writers in Post Socialist China (Routledge, 2014). 
Youzhong Sun is a professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University, the President of the China Association for Intercultural Communication, and the Chief Secretary of the Foreign Language Education Steering Committee under the Chinese Ministry of Education. His research interests span intercultural communication, English education, and American studies. He is the author and editor of more than 20 books and has published numerous articles in a number of journals at home and abroad.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Civic Pluralism: Designing for Enriched Intercultural Experiences of Place

    Pages 3-22

    Griffiths, Mary

  • Taming the Paradox Between Facts and Control: Media Discourses on Natural Disasters in Chinese Media

    Pages 23-41

    Zhang, Weimin (et al.)

  • Public Humiliation: Carnival Marketplace and Discourse Power Shifting in Chinese Social Media

    Pages 43-61

    Wu, Minghua

  • Transcultural Affinities: In Praise of Wang Zuoliang

    Pages 65-80

    Jose, Nicholas

  • Hsiung’s Cultural Translation of the Peking Opera Wang Baochuan

    Pages 81-95

    Ma, Huijuan

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transcultural Encounters in Knowledge Production and Consumption
Editors
  • Xianlin Song
  • Youzhong Sun
Series Title
Encounters between East and West
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and Higher Education Press
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4920-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4920-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4919-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5266-9
Series ISSN
2364-6721
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 163
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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