Bind Us in Time
Nation and Civilisation in Asia
In this collection of essays, the noted historian Wang Gungwu, explores the dilemma of how emerging states in Asia can both benefit from their significant civilisations and find the time to build nation states which are representative of their citizens. The task to preserve identity in the midst of globalisation is a struggle, especially when nation states attempt to embrace what is positive in the new without falling into the common trap of reacting by attempting to recreate a mythical past as a means of bolstering oppression of minorities. 306 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details.
Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Eastern Universities Press, Singapore, 2003. First edition. ISBN: 9789812102454
Condition: As New. Paperback