Collaborative Research Unit

East Asian Culture in Perspective: Identity, Historical Consciousness, Modernity

Acronym
EACP
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Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Asian history
    • Other Asian literatures
Description
The research group East Asian Culture in Perspective: Identity, Historical Consciousness, Modernity (EACP) aims at embedding theoretically established notions as history, culture, tradition, or ‘the classical’ and putting these notions into perspective.Such re-conceptualization helps to overcome the particular conceptual shortcomings and blind spots that have resulted from the paradigmatic shifts in the intellectual and scholarly debates in and about Asia. Think e.g. of the postmodern and postcolonial critique of ‘grand narratives’ and ‘Eurocentric’ views on historical change, and of the emphasis on national identity and cultural diversity.