The spectre of Europe: Knowledge, cultural studies and the ‘rise of Asia’

  title={The spectre of Europe: Knowledge, cultural studies and the ‘rise of Asia’},
  author={Yiu Fai Chow and Jeroen de Kloet},
  journal={European Journal of Cultural Studies},
  pages={15 - 3}
This introduction starts with an exploration of the ambiguity of the idea of Europe. In particular, two tropes – Europe-as-theory and Europe-as-power – continue to haunt knowledge production and cultural studies in Asia. How to proceed? What should cultural studies do if it is to embrace this historical conjuncture of shifting modes of knowledge and power production, how to deal with its Anglocentrism and Eurocentrism? While this special issue allies itself with attempts to unsettle… Expand
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