Francophonie en Orient
Mathilde Kang
Aux croisements France-Asie (1840-1940)
Francophonie en Orient
€ 89,00
ISBN:
9789462985148
Release date:
27-10-2017
Available:
Directly
Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
260
Author:
Mathilde Kang
Series:
Francophonie en Orient
This book offers a pioneering study of Asian cultures that officially escaped from French colonisation but nonetheless were steeped in French civilisation in the colonial era and had heavily French-influenced, largely francophone literatures. It raises a number of provocative questions, including whether colonisation is the ultimate requirement for a culture's being defined as francophone, or how to think about francophone literatures that emerge from Asian nations that were historically free from French domination. The ultimate result is a redefining of the Asian francophone heritage according to new, transnational paradigms.