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England's Asian Renaissance
edited by Su Fang Ng and Carmen Nocentelli
contributions by Emily Soon, Abdulhamit Arvas, Richmond Barbour, Thea Buckley, Jennifer Feather, Nedda Mehdizadeh, Rachana Sachdev and Amrita Sen
University of Delaware Press, 2022
Paper: 978-1-64453-240-9 | eISBN: 978-1-64453-242-3 | Cloth: 978-1-64453-241-6
Library of Congress Classification PR129.A78E54 2021
Dewey Decimal Classification 820.9325

England's Asian Renaissance explores how Asian knowledges, narratives, and customs inflected early modern English literature. Just as Asian imports changed England's tastes and enriched the English language, Eastern themes, characters, and motifs helped shape the country's culture and contributed to its national identity. Questioning long-standing dichotomies between East and West and embracing a capacious understanding of translatio as geographic movement, linquistic transformation, and cultural grafting, the collection gives pride of place to convergence, approximation, and hybridity, thus underscoring the radical mobility of early modern culture. In so doing, England's Asian Renaissance also moves away from entrenched narratives of Western cultural sovereignty to think anew England's debts to Asia.

Published by the University of Delaware Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.
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