Banalities of subalternism: Positing the Tionghua Peranakan in the Colonial discourse

Sim, Susan Chee Cheang (2003) Banalities of subalternism: Positing the Tionghua Peranakan in the Colonial discourse. Jurnal Antarabangsa Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, 20 (1). pp. 31-38. ISSN 2289-1706 (P-ISSN) , 2289-4268 (E-ISSN)

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Edward Said's Orientalism (1978). suggested that Orientalist discourse was a devious effort of the West to lure the colonized and the colonizer into an imaginary existence that would help ensure its domination of the East. Through the work of Homi K. Bhabha, this discourse was broadened to include the notion of delusive and elusive representations of the colonized "Other". When Lacan introduced the psychoanalytic approach to complement the interrogation of tropes in western historiography, it became conclusive that the colonial discourse would embody resistance in the form of subaltern voices from the movement of colonial encounter. This article hopes to posit the Tionghua peranakan people within this colonial discourse, claiming their subaltern marginality and diaspo[ricl experience as the impetus that propelled them into a head-on encounter with the colonial.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Western colonization , Tionghua Peranakan , Subaltern insurgence
Subjects: D World History and History Of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc. > DS Asia > DS1-937 History of Asia > DS520-560.72 Southeast Asia > DS591-599 Malaysia. Malay Peninsula. Straits Settlements
Department: FACULTY > Academy of Arts and Creative Technology
Depositing User: SAFRUDIN BIN DARUN -
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2022 10:53
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 10:53

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