Kipling, the Orient, and Orientals: “Orientalism” Reoriented?

  title={Kipling, the Orient, and Orientals: “Orientalism” Reoriented?},
  author={David Scott},
  journal={Journal of World History},
  pages={299 - 328}
  • David Scott
  • Published 3 August 2011
  • Art
  • Journal of World History
Rudyard Kipling and Edward Said are influential figures in reconstructing Western attitudes to the East. Kipling’s comments on the “East” outside India, however, show a different picture from Said’s Orientalism paradigm of negative portrayals of the Orient, which included Kipling as a typical Orientalist supremacist. Kipling emphasized threats from China rather than from the Muslim world. Kipling also had a range of positive comments on Burma, Japan, and Tibet, reflecting a common Buddhist… 
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