Transcultural Encounters in Knowledge Production and Consumption

  • Xianlin Song
  • Youzhong Sun

Part of the Encounters between East and West book series (EEWIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Encounters in Media: Placemaking and Meaning-Making

  3. Creative Encounters: Literature, Music and Arts

  4. Encounters in the Globalized Space: Education and International Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Gregory McCarthy, Xianlin Song
      Pages 141-163

About this book


This book is a distinctive collection on transcultural encounters in knowledge production and consumption, which are situated at the heart of pursuit for cognitive justice. It uniquely represents transcultural dialogues between academics of Australia, China and Malaysia, located on the borders of different knowledge systems. The uniqueness of this volume lies in the convergence of transcultural perspectives, which bring together diverse disciplines as cultural studies, education, media, translation theory and practice, arts, musicology, political science and literature. Each chapter explores the possibility of decolonising the knowledge production space as well as research methodologies. The chapters engage with ‘Chinese’ and ‘western’ thought on transcultural subjects and collectively articulate a new politics of difference, de-centring the dominant epistemologies and research paradigms in the global academia. Refracted through transcultural theories and practices, adapted to diverse traditions, histories and regional affiliations, and directed toward an international transcultural audience, the volume demonstrates expansive possibilities in knowledge production and contributes to the understanding of and between research scholarship which deals with collective societal and cultural challenges within the globalised world we live in. It would be of interest to researchers engaged with current critical debates in general and global scholars in transcultural and intercultural studies in specific.


Transcultural Research Cross-cultural Encounters Cognitive Justice Knowledge Production Postcolonial Theory Cultural Interactions Transcultural Studies Transcultural Encounters Intercultural Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Xianlin Song
    • 1
  • Youzhong Sun
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Beijing Foreign Studies UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and Higher Education Press 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4919-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4920-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6721
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-673X
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