Nations, National Narratives and Communities in the Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

Norman Vasu, Yolanda Chin, Kam-yee Law

Routledge
Published February 1, 2016
Reference - 232 Pages - 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138653559 - CAT# Y228982
Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

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Summary

Many states in the Asia Pacific region are not built around a single homogenous people, but rather include many large, varied, different national groups. This book explores how states in the region attempt to develop commonality and a nation and the difficulties that arise. It discusses the consequences which ensue when competing narratives clash, and examines the nature of resistance to dominant narratives which arise. It considers the problems in a wide range of countries in the region including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

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