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Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity: Journeys between Cultures

Charles Forsdick

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160144
eISBN:
9780191673795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160144.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

From his premature death in 1919 until the final decades of the twentieth century, the French traveller, author, and naval doctor Victor Segalen remained relatively ... More


Conclusion

Charles Forsdick

in Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity: Journeys between Cultures

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160144
eISBN:
9780191673795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160144.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Victor Segalen who has emerged from this reading is a complex, occasionally contradictory figure. His exoticism is a statement of the bipolarity of ... More


The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Olivia Khoo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book examines new representations of diasporic Chinese femininity emerging from Asia Pacific modernities since the late twentieth century. Through an analysis of cultural artefacts such as ... More


Black, White, and Red: Communism and Anti-Colonialism in Alan Bush’s The Sugar Reapers

Joanna Bullivant

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The opera The Sugar Reapers (1962–5), by Alan Bush (1900–95), is doubly outside the communist bloc: the work of an English communist, set in the remote South American colony of British Guiana. Yet ... More


Variations upon a Theme: The Zulu Choir in London, 1892–93

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Between 1892 and 1893, in a parallel venture modeled on the African Choir, a group of singers from Natal toured England, billing themselves as the Zulu Choir. This chapter tells their story, ... More


Communities of Style: Musical Figures of Black Diasporic Identity

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the song “Mbube” by Solomon Linda, a South African classic and milestone in the evolution of isicathamiya. “Mbube” has become the subject of many cover versions, most notably ... More


Breaches in the Conflict

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter demonstrates that ideological antagonism regularly yielded to political realism or commercial pragmatism, which, of course, did not eliminate the antagonism but at least bracketed it. It ... More


Under the Spell of Magic: The Oriental Tale in Rimsky‐Korsakov's Sheherazade

Nasser Al‐Taee

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter seeks to link Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade to Antoine Galland's Les Mille et une nuits as a continuation of European fascination with the Oriental tale. It discusses issues concerning ... More


Sa(l)vaging Exoticism: New Approaches to 1930s Travel Literature in French

Charles Forsdick

in Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures: The Persistence of Diversity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258291
eISBN:
9780191698538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258291.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Henri Michaux, a Belgian sailor and traveller, was able to coin a new phrase during his travels: the ‘voyager contre’, which means ‘travelling against’. This concept of Michaux's may be the main ... More


Rochefort: The Family Romance of the French Pacific

MATT K. MATSUDA

in Empire of Love: Histories of France and the Pacific

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195162950
eISBN:
9780199867660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162950.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter sets the stage by initially following the career and works of French naval officer and writer, Pierre Loti, and his powerful French Third Republic patron, Juliette Adam, as they ... More


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