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                        Diversity – Journeys between Cultures - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity: Journeys between Cultures

Charles Forsdick


From his premature death in 1919 until the final decades of the twentieth century, the French traveller, author, and naval doctor Victor Segalen remained relatively obscure, his extensive work on exoticism largely unavailable. With the appearance of the Complete Works in 1995, the dramatic scope and wide-ranging implications of his reflections on diversity were at last fully apparent. Segalen's understanding of the exotic is radically different from that of his colonial contemporaries. His exoticism ... More

Keywords: Victor Segalen, exoticism, aesthetics, diversity, post-modern sociology, post-colonialism, literary criticism, anthropology, culture

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198160144
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Forsdick, author
Lecturer in French, University of Glasgow

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