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Francophonie en Orient: Aux croisements France-Asie (1840-1940)
by Mathilde Kang
Amsterdam University Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-90-485-3617-7 | Cloth: 978-94-6298-514-8

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.

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