98. THE LIGHT OF ASIA: A HISTORY OF WESTERN FASCINATION WITH THE EAST

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98. THE LIGHT OF ASIA: A HISTORY OF WESTERN FASCINATION WITH THE EAST
Shalina Patel, Christopher Harding
Saturday 29th June 11:30 (60 Min)
IPGL Stage
In this wonderfully varied and entertaining talk, Christopher Harding, cultural historian of modern Japan, India and East-West connections at the University of Edinburgh, explores the ways in which Asia has shaped European and North American culture over centuries of tangled, dynamic encounters. From the time of Marco Polo, Asia has been both a source of fascination for the West and genuine failures of comprehension. From Chicago to Calcutta, and from antiquity to the new millennium, this is a rich, involving story of misunderstandings and sincere connection, of inspiration and falsehood, of geniuses, adventurers and con-men.
Event Theme: Society
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