Amidst claims of weakening significance of the nation-state concept and the rise of the global and the glocal (Friedman, 2005; Nandy, 2010; Ohmae, 1995), the Taiwanese scholar Chen Kuan-Hsing suggests a radically critical view of Asian modernity in his book Asia as method (Duke University Press, 2010). Beyond forecasts grounded on financial indicators and economic gravity shift, the Asia as method attempts to construct a worldview with Asia in the center. His project strongly suggests a paradigm shift for several subdisciplines in social science and humanities. This paper is based on a review of about two hundred fifty academic publications connected to Asia as method.
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2016|