296 JOURNAL OF WORLD HISTORY, JUNE 2018 Makers of Modern Asia. Edited by RAMACHANDRA GUHA. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014. 400 pp. $29.95 (paper). Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913–1974. By STEFAN HUEBNER. Singapore: NUS Press, 2016. 416 pp. $46.00 SGD (paper). Asianisms: Regionalist Interactions and Asian Integration. Edited by MARC FREY and NICOLA SPAKOWSKI. Singapore: NUS Press, 2016. 292 pp. $42.00 SGD (paper). The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future.By PRASENJIT DUARA. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 337 pp. $150.00 AUD (hardcover). The Fortunes of Asian Regionalism: Past, Present, and Future The origins of “Asia” as a geographical term are European rather than Asian: it was coined by the ancient Greeks to refer initially (in Herodotus, for instance) to Anatolia and the Persian Empire. Asians themselves began to use and identify with the term only in common response to Western imperialism in the nineteenth century. As Stefan Huebner writes: “The term ‘Asia’ was now no longer just a concept imported from the West, but began to be filled by transnational Asian actors with ideas of Asian commonalities such as common ethnicity, common culture, common history, and a common opponent or
Journal of World History – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Aug 21, 2018
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