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Asiacentricity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Asiacentricity is the metatheoretical notion that insists on placing Asian worldviews at the center of inquiry in order to see Asian phenomena from the standpoint of Asians as subjects and agents. Inspired by Molefi Kete Asante's legacy of Afrocentricity and Paul Wong, Meera Manvi, and Takeo Hirota Wong's Amerasia Journal article, “Asiacentrism and Asian American Studies?” Yoshitaka Miike has developed the idea of Asiacentricity and envisions an alternative research paradigm based on the Asiacentric principle. As a metatheoretical and methodological concept, the ...

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