on Chineseness (notes)

The problem of “Chineseness” as a historical construction; the problematic implication of “real” versus “fake” Chinese; hybridity as a productive rather than empty space…  [Rey Chow, “On Chineseness”; Ien Ang, “On Not Speaking Chinese”] “"the West"is what ‘peoples in the so-called non-West have to refer to and rely on so as to construct their own cultural […]