Doing English in Asia

Doing English in Asia : Global Literature and Culture

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This edited collection examines the effect of globalization on the curriculum of Asian universities. As knowledge of the English language has increasingly been understood as necessary to excel in international business, a number of Asian universities have replaced the traditional study of English literature and culture with applied English or English for specified purposes. Contributors to this collection tackle the question of how teachers in Asia should balance the need for their students to understand English culture with the pressure to prepare students for employment in this changing environment.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 182 pages
  • 162 x 239 x 18mm | 395g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739192000
  • 9780739192009

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In this day and age when English remains the global lingua franca, it is important for us-even incumbent on us-to think through the cultural, political, and social implications of how English is taught and learned in different parts of the world. Doing English in Asia offers informative and thought-provoking perspectives on what's happening on the ground. The intellectual inquiries and pedagogic strategies presented in this book reflect the considerable breadth and depth of this issue. A must-read for anyone interested in the theoretical and practical aspects of translingual, cross-cultural relations. -- Michelle Yeh, University California at Davis
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About Patricia Haseltine

Patricia Haseltine is retired professor of English from Providence University. Sheng-mei Ma is professor of English at Michigan State University.
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Table of contents

Part I: Language Politics across Asia 1."Exophony in the Midst of a Mother Tongue: Resources between Languages Kazuhito Matsumoto 2. Unfinished English: Stories from the Other Other Will P. Ortiz 3. Using Chopsticks to Read Knife 'n' Fork English: Teaching American Literature in Taiwan E-chou Wu Part II: Culture and Language Study in Taiwan 4. Teaching Early British Literature in Southern Taiwan Elyssa Y. Cheng 5. Teaching English Language and Literature in the Asia-Pacific Region: Environmental and Ecocritical Contexts Iris Ralph 6. Interacting with "Other" Places in Modern Poetry through Hypermedia Emerald C. L. Ku and Patricia Haseltine Part III: Drama and Ethos beyond Borders 7. Shakespeare's Cymbeline in the College English Classroom during the Sunflower Student Movement I-Chun Wang 8. MOOC Global/Local Shakespeare: New Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare in Taiwan and Beyond Yilin Chen 9. Modern Renaissance Education in Taiwan's Departments of Foreign Languages Bernard Montoneri
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