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Blanka Knotková-Čapková, Aleš Karmazin a kol. Asijské hierarchie v postkoloniálním kontextu. Politické, sociální a kulturní dimenze.


The present book reveals and compares the ways in which hierarchies of
power are created in postcolonial societies. At the same time, it tries to
deconstruct these hierarchies, ie to reveal their initial assumptions and
consequences. Thus, it shows that the postcolonial context is still a relevant
factor that co-shapes events in Asian countries.
The book specifically focuses on case studies on China, India, Japan, Central
Asia and Madagascar as entities with strong Asian influences. Although the
book is primarily rooted in Asian studies, its approach is interdisciplinary. In
the analysis, it uses perspectives based on political science and
international relations, anthropology, media studies or cultural and literary
studies. The key categories for the analysis of hierarchies and their
practices and discourses are (real and symbolic) boundaries,
(intersubjectively formed) identity and (political and social) norms.

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Author Biography

Zdeňka P. Kyselová

Zdeňka P. Kyselová graduated from Palacky University Olomouc, where she
majored in Japanese Studies, and Metropolitan University Prague, where
she majored in International Relations and Asian Studies. In her research,
she focuses on Japanese domestic and foreign policy, and international
relations in East Asia. Currently, she is a PhD student at Palacky University