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The West and China: discourses, agendas and change

Ji, Fengyuan


In Orientalism (1978) Edward Said linked Western discourse on the Orient to projects of domination, arguing that for over two thousand years 'the West' had constructed 'the East' as an inferior and essentially unchanging 'Other'. In this article, I will test his argument against the case of Western discourses on China. I will show that Said's thesis, in its original form, applies only to some discourses, and that it cannot account either for the variety of discourses in each period or for the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Discourse Studies
DOI: .1080/17405904.2017.1292931


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