Historic Engagements with Occidental Cultures, Religions, Powers

  • Editors
  • Anne R. Richards
  • Iraj Omidvar

Part of the Postcolonialism and Religions book series (PCR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction Recovering Oriental Perspectives on the West

    1. Iraj Omidvar, Anne R. Richards
      Pages 1-32
  3. Western and Eastern Europe

  4. Northern Africa and Western Asia

  5. Southern Asia

  6. Eastern and South-Eastern Asia

  7. Conclusion

    1. Anne R. Richards
      Pages 253-294
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 295-315

About this book


This book explores centuries of power relations and imperial and civilizing rhetorics, overarching themes highlighted in these infrequently heard accounts by eastern travelers to the West. Considered in depth are evolutions in mental frameworks and practices that led to the emergence of anticolonial consciousness and strategies of protest.


religion post-colonial empire Orientalism Occidentalism travel writing feminism Eastern studies Islam Christianity Hinduism Zen Japan

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