Suggested by Erica Zou.
The first collection of essays in the new field of Asian-German Studies, Imagining Germany Imagining Asia demonstrates that Germany and Asia have always shared cultural spaces. Indeed, since the time of the German Enlightenment, Asia served as the foil for fantasies of sexuality, escape, danger, competition, and racial and spiritual purity that were central to foundational ideas … Continue reading Fuechtner, Veronika, and Mary Rhiel (eds.). Imagining Germany Imagining Asia: Essays in Asian-German Studies. vol. 136, 2013.
In her monograph, Zhang explores the global connections between German thought (Herder, Kant), literature (Kotzebue, Campe), and travel writing (Chamisso, Forster) and the projects of European colonialism, especially in the Pacific.
From Oxford Bibliographies Online: https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199846733/obo-9780199846733-0020.xml#obo-9780199846733-0020-div1-0005
Discussed in Karolina Wątroba's blog post.
Discussed in Karolina Wątroba’s blog post.
Also available in Sorcha O’Hagan’s translation as German Colonialism: A Short History (Cambridge: CUP, 2012); mentioned in Karolina Wątroba's blog post.