JOSAH Vol. 52: “What’s in A Name? After Orientalism“.
Guest-edited by Olivier Krischer and Meaghan Morris
Marking the sixtieth anniversary of Australia’s oldest journal in Asian Studies, this special issue was inspired by a 2018 symposium on the legacy of Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978), as well as by the centenary of Asian Studies at the University of Sydney.
This historical orientation encouraged us not only to consider the influence of Said’s work over a forty year period but more widely to reflect on the worldly processes that have created and changed “Asian Studies” over the decades, renaming areas, redistributing resources and reshaping disciplinary clusters.
Much debate about Orientalism in English has been academically West-centric, invoking a smooth space of “post-colonialism” or confined to specialist silos. For this issue, we invited essays that engage with naming in relation to specific histories and locations of scholarship, ranging from the University of Sydney in the Australian context (Adrian Vickers) to Islamic Central Asia and the Russian-Soviet Orient (Adeeb Khalid), to the “contemporary Asia” constructed in art exhibitions (C.J. Wee Wan-ling), and to Maritime Southeast Asia (Imran bin Tajudeen).
This broadening of geographic frames of reference is extended by a “Roundtable” of eleven short, personal reflections by scholars working from a range of diverse disciplines, worldly situations, and individual practices as they look back to and beyond Said’s Orientalism.
|TABLE OF CONTENTS||2020-21|
|Remembrance Note: Vale Rosita Holenbergh (1937–2020)|
Olivier Krischer And Meaghan Morris
|From Oriental Studies to Inter-Asia Referencing: The 2019 A.R. Davis Memorial Lecture|
|Islamic Central Asia and the Russian-Soviet Orient|
|Coordinating Contemporary Asia in Art Exhibitions|
|Nusantara, Bilad Al-Jawa, The Malay World: Cultural-Geographical Constructions of Maritime Southeast Asia and Endogenous Terms as Palimpsests|
Imran Bin Tajudeen
|ROUND TABLE: AFTER ORIENTALISM|
Three Ways of Relating To Orientalism
Orientalism Between the Desire to Harm and the Desire For Knowledge
Oriental Philology after Orientalism
Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan
De-Imagining Tibet: Beyond Orientalism, Reverse Orientalism and Other Traps in the Study of Himalayan Histories
‘Orientalism’ and After: Impacting Feminist Theory in India
Orientalisms in China
Designing Japan’s Orient: Department Stores and the Modern Experience
Saidean Time: Orientalism at the Fulcrum of Global Histories Of Art
Scholarship at the Edge: Reflections about Teaching History of the Arab World And Islam in Australia after Orientalism
On the Sources of Lu Xun’s Treatise on Mara Poetry: Some Issues and a Few Answers
Jon Eugene Von Kowallis
Texts and Transformation: Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Victor H. Mair, ed. Haun Saussy
Chiew Hui Ho
Australianama: The South Asian Odyssey in Australia, by Samia Khatun
Myanmar Media in Transition: Legacies, Challenges and Change, ed. Lisa Brooten, Jane Madlyn McElhone and Gayathry Venkiteswaran
Roger Lee Huang
Sowing the Seeds of Sinology in Australian Gardens: The Life and Career of Harry Simon, Foundation Professor of Chinese at the University of Melbourne
Jon Eugene von Kowallis