Cho and McGetchin’s volume of essays explores how gender was at the centre of interactions between Germany and Asia (including India, China, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand and Korea). Rather than see Western and Eastern cultures as diametrically opposed, the essays in the volume explore how German and Asian people negotiate gender in closely connected and even cooperative ways. It includes essays on Orientalism in Kant and Hegel, Indian Fatalism in works by Goethe and Günderrode, the reception of Werther in China, GDR theatre, the writers Mori Ogai and Yoko Tawada, and more.

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