Vietnam, the West and the generalized Self in transnational education

TN Nguyen, P Leihy

Published : 2015


Unlearning and re-inventing the theoretical frameworks of Intercultural and Asian Studies is central to this book as it is to Chen Kuan-Hsings evocative Asia as Method; this books inspirational source. Chen insists that studies of Asia move beyond their paralysing fixation on the West as either a positive or negative referent and that they develop their own standpoints, reference points and research agendas. Asia as Method in Education Studies, is therefore, a provocative and suggestive exploration of educational ideas imported from the West. Chens challenge provokes the writers in this collection to consider the implications of colonial and imperialist forces for education systems, policies..

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