Many states in the Asia Pacific region are not built around a single homogenous people, but rather include many large, varied, different national groups. This book explores how states in the region attempt to develop commonality and a nation and the difficulties that arise. It discusses the consequences which ensue when competing narratives clash, and examines the nature of resistance to dominant narratives which arise. It considers the problems in a wide range of countries in the region including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
About the Author:
Norman Vasu is an Assistant Professor in the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University
Yolanda Chin is a Research Fellow in the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University
Kam-yee Law is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Institute of Education