Identity in Crossroad Civilisations
Ethnicity, Nationalism and Globalism in Asia
Distributed for Amsterdam University Press
The contributors to this timely volume discuss the role that ethnicity, nationalism, and the effects of globalization have played in the emergence of new identities in Asia. Challenging Samuel Huntington’s popular yet controversial thesis of the “clash of civilizations,” the essays examine communities in Bhutan, China, India, Japan, the Philippines, and New Zealand, and reveal how new, amalgamated identities have materialized as a result of these communities’ willingness to adapt to the changing economic, political, and social climates brought on by globalization.