orientalist orientalist


  • (n) a specialist in oriental subjects


  1. The son of a famed orientalist, green-eyed, 76-year-old Rustem Vambery is a scholar of international standing.
  2. With him was his son George, Harvard orientalist.
  3. Pdmavati is the creation of Louis Laloy, known as musician and orientalist, and of Albert Roussel.


  • American Music Awards: Performers stick to routine at AMAs

    The American Music Awards leave the impression of singers simply punching the clock. "I will love you unconditionally," promised Katy Perry in the opening number of the American Music Awards. Wrapped in a kimono amid an Orientalist fantasia straight out of "Kill Bill," the singer was using her appearance on the awards show, broadcast Sunday night on ABC from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre, to bring ...
    on November 25, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times


  1. William Dalrymple calls himself, through veils of irony, "the last Orientalist."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: William Dalrymple Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  2. The appetite for Islam-as-global-threat and medieval religion has given birth to new TV channels, websites and perhaps most importantly commercial books, or what Fatemeh Keshavaraz calls the "New Orientalist Narrative": A clearly discernable...
    on Sep 19, 2008 By: Fatima Zahra Source: Arab News

  3. "A lot of Muslims are sceptical of the academic institutions that teach Islam because they feel they tend to come from an orientalist perspective, as opposed to one that is indigenous to the Muslim community," Mr Aly said.
    on Apr 4, 2006 By: Waleed Aly Source: Keilor, Taylors Lakes, Sydenham Star

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