orientalism : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the scholarly knowledge of Asian cultures and languages and people
  • n  the quality or customs or mannerisms characteristic of Asian civilizations
    orientalisms can be found in Mozart's operas

  • Your condescending 1st world perspective is a variation of orientalism.
  • If you can get past the kitschy orientalism and the sometimes-tired ideas (A wacky genie! Brilliant!), you'll find this baroque epic an often thrilling carpet ride.
  • In his Tahiti, primitivism was cousin to Baudelaire's paganism and Delacroix's orientalisma celebration of what Gauguin called "uncertain luxe barbare d'autre-fois" (a .
News & Articles

  • Joan Acocella: Marius Petipa’s forgotten Orientalist ballets.
    Today, in artistic circles, there are few conventions more deplored than Orientalism, the depiction of the East, especially the Middle East, as a realm of luxury, sensuality, and violence. In the nineteenth century, though, there was nothing that seemed more chic—indeed, more true and beautiful. Orientalism had been . . .
    Feb. 7, 2014 - The New Yorker

  • Öser in TopNews
    Chinese scholars often talk about the 'Orientalism' of the West towards China,Woeser said.
  • William Dalrymple in International Herald Tribune
    As Dalrymple explains, what really happened doesn't fit any fashionable academic dogmas: "The stories that the collection contains allow the uprising to be seen not in terms of nationalism, imperialism, orientalism or other such abstractions, but...
  • Robert Irwin in Globe and Mail
    Since the 1960s,British Arabist Robert Irwin writes in his arresting new book, "Orientalism has been under attack from Islamicists and Marxists, and the word 'Orientalist' has acquired pejorative overtones."

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