Beyond postmodernism: a non-western perspective on identity

  title={Beyond postmodernism: a non-western perspective on identity},
  author={Jing Yin},
  journal={Journal of Multicultural Discourses},
  pages={193 - 219}
  • Jing Yin
  • Published 3 July 2018
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Multicultural Discourses
ABSTRACT This article offers a critique of the Eurocentric nature of postmodernism and argues that it is necessary for non-Western peoples and cultures to go beyond postmodernism in their quest for their own identity in the globalization era. Non-Western ideas and ideals of personhood are important and valuable alternatives to the Western individualistic self-concept when it comes to reconsidering and reconceptualizing what it means to be fully human in the world. The article, therefore, aims… 

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