This collection of original essays interrogates the nature of intercultural and intra-cultural encounters through anthropological case studies of Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. The chapters show that parties involved in intercultural or intra-cultural encounters, each equipped with their own means and motivated by their own ends, reciprocally engage each other in a dynamic, emergent relationship. Through detailed empirical research, this volume seeks to advance the open question of how we may theorize the cultural interface.
Heung Wah Wong is an associate professor teaching creative arts and Japanese studies at the University of Hong Kong.
Keiji Maegawa is a professor at University of Tsukuba’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Japan.