Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 7(6), pp. 250 - 257
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2019.070602
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Orientalism Revisited in the Chinese Context

Zhang Pinggong *
The Faculty of English Language and Culture, Center for Foreign Literary and Cultural Research, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China


In his cardinal work, Orientalism, the Western Conception of the Orient and other works, Edward Said reconfigures the historical construction of European and Euro-American discourses about Near-East civilizations, cultures and peoples. By defining the "Oriental" study as discourse, it can be examined within the power structure of hierarchies. Said's repeated utilization of Foucault's theory about the relationship between power and discourse led him to an examination of the cultural imperialism. With abundant references and illustrations, he has demonstrated how Orientalism was created alongside the European cultural penetration into the lands of the "Other" and how it was justified by various disciplines and practices. Scholars in China have now criticized the ideology of Orientalism and offered their unique reflections on the subject matter in the contemporary time.

Orientalism, Discourse, Power, Criticism, Chinese Context

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[1] Zhang Pinggong , "Orientalism Revisited in the Chinese Context," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 250 - 257, 2019. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2019.070602.

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Zhang Pinggong (2019). Orientalism Revisited in the Chinese Context. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 7(6), 250 - 257. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2019.070602.