Nations, national narratives and communities in the Asia-Pacific

Norman VASU (Editor), Yolanda CHIN (Editor), Kam Yee LAW (Editor)

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Many states in the Asia Pacific region are not built around a single homogenous people, but rather include many large, varied, different national groups. This book explores how states in the region attempt to develop commonality and a nation and the difficulties that arise. It discusses the consequences which ensue when competing narratives clash, and examines the nature of resistance to dominant narratives which arise. It considers the problems in a wide range of countries in the region including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia and New Zealand. © 2014 selection and editorial material, Norman Vasu, Yolanda Chin and Kam- yee Law.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
ISBN (Electronic)9781134598175
ISBN (Print)9780415819725
Publication statusPublished - 2014


Vasu, N., Chin, Y., & Law, K.-y. (Eds.). (2014). Nations, national narratives and communities in the Asia-Pacific. Abingdon: Routledge.


  • Area studies
  • Geography
  • Politics & international relations


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