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Victor Segalen and the aesthetics of diversity : journeys between cultures

Author: Charles Forsdick
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Victor Segalen (1878-1919) is one of the leading 20th-century critics of exoticism. Rejecting the colonial literature of his time, he sought new means of approaching non-Western cultures. This study  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Forsdick, Charles.
Victor Segalen and the aesthetics of diversity.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606420726
Online version:
Forsdick, Charles.
Victor Segalen and the aesthetics of diversity.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)608672907
Named Person: Victor Segalen; Victor Segalen; Victor Segalen; Victor Segalen; Victor Segalen; Victor J Segalen; Victor Segalen; Victor Segalen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Forsdick
ISBN: 0198160143 9780198160144
OCLC Number: 45350298
Description: xii, 242 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity --
Death of an Exote: The Mythologization of Victor Segalen --
Representations of Victor Segalen --
Critical Reception: Uses and Abuses --
1. Defining the Exotic: Exoticism as an Approach to Radical Diversity --
1.1. New Perspectives on Exoticism --
1.2. Exoticism as an Aesthetics of Diversity --
1.3. The Field of the Exotic --
1.4. Representation and Relation: Towards a Definition of Exoticism --
1.5. Segalen and the Exoticism Tradition --
1.6. Twentieth-Century Exoticism: Threats and Responses --
2. Exoticism and Empire: Colonial Literature and Post-Colonial Critique --
2.1. Segalen and Empire --
2.2. In the Shadow of Empire: Victor Segalen as le Kipling francais --
2.3. In the Wake of Empire: Segalen and Post-Colonial Criticism --
2.4. Post-Colonial Segalen: New Direction in the Work of Glissant and Khatibi --
3. Polynesia and Difference --
3.1. Writing Differently: Segalen and la Nouvelle Cythere --
3.2. Writing Difference --
3.3. Orality and Literacy --
3.4. The Limits of Writing Difference --
4. China and Alterity --
4.1. Segalen and China --
4.2. Le Fils du Ciel, or the Chinese Empire Writes Back? --
4.3. Rene Leys, or the Impossibility of Writing the Exotic --
5. Towards a New Practice of Exoticism --
5.1. Entropy and the Decline of the Exotic --
5.2. Tourism and Travel, Tourist and Traveller --
5.3. Mapping the Exotic: Segalen and Cartography --
5.4. W(h)ither Exoticism? Autoscopy, Brittany and the Otherness of Self.
Responsibility: Charles Forsdick.
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