By Gidon Gottlieb

A piece entitled state opposed to kingdom should be anticipated to deal with faith, tradition, language, and the roots of nationalism. I desire to suggest the reader that this publication turns in a unique course; it develops as an alternative leading edge methods for contending with brutal conflicts waged within the identify of nationhood. the present doctrines of statecraft at the moment invoked in efforts to envision those conflicts developed in an age while the scourge of battle arose among states instead of inside them. the fundamental conflicts that now threaten foreign peace have little in universal with those who arose throughout the heyday of fascism and communism, whilst the countryside reigned ideally suited. The dominant norms of foreign legislations and international relations are sick tailored to dealing with the type of strife that has erupted in Yugoslavia and within the Caucasus and which may develop into universal somewhere else in Eurasia.

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Identity, as I seek to describe it, does not take any absolute affirmation or canonic idea. 24 If one holds that the self-identified homogeneity is required as a basis for imagining East Asia, it would be only partly acceptable because we can miss its other side, which is that it can also be an entity that is variable according to sociohistorical and political contexts. I should like to emphasize that identity consists of homogeneity and variability25; in order to imagine this sort of entity we need to reflect on the meaning of re-contextualization, which tends to illuminate identity in a sociohistorical context.

What is at stake here is the fact that the individual memory is always primary, although there may be points at which individual memory deviates from common memory. 34 Here the history that records the individual memory may either come to conflict with it or to associate with it. 35 In this process, a community is not collapsed but becomes sounder. The East Asian community discourse should be able to include the process in which the individual contextualized subject is directed against all kinds of fixed order.

19–51. On the other hand, Stefan Tanaka pointed out that Okakura’s Asianism (“To revive Asia is Japan’s destiny”) deconstructed traditional Sino-centrism but degraded into a Greater East Asia discourse centered on Japan (Stefan Tanaka, Japan’s Orient: Rendering Pasts into History [Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993]). Tanaka’s main concern covers the issue of the creation of ‘Toyoshi’ (東洋史) in the Meiji period. ” (Prasenjit Duara, Rescuing History from the Nation: Questioning Narratives of Modern China, [Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1995], 224).

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