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This quantity presents new insights into gendered interactions during the last centuries among Germany and Asia, together with India, China, Japan, and formerly missed Asian international locations together with Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, and Korea. This quantity offers scholarship from lecturers operating within the box of German-Asian stories because it pertains to gender throughout transnational encounters within the 19th and 20th centuries. Gender has been a lens of research in remoted released chapters in past edited volumes on German-Asian connections, yet nowhere has there been a quantity in particular devoted to the research of gender during this box. Rejecting conventional notions of West and East as seeming polar opposites, their contributions to this quantity makes an attempt to reconstruct the ways that German and Asian women and men have cooperated and negotiated the problem of modernity in numerous fields.

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The chapters in this volume provide new insights into gendered interactions between Germany and Asia, including India, China, Japan, and previously overlooked Asian countries including Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, and Korea. Gender has been a lens of analysis in isolated published chapters in previously edited volumes on German-Asian connections, but nowhere has there been a volume specifically dedicated to the analysis of gender in this field. The editors of this volume believe it will play an important, productive role in strengthening the study of gender within the growing field of transnational German studies.

James Schmidt (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996), 488–516. See also Dena Goodman, The Republic of Letters: A Cultural History of the French Enlightenment (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994). 55. Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit, 6. 56. , 17.  Germana, “India and Hegel’s ‘scientific’ method in the Phenomenology of Spirit,” in Transcultural Encounters Between Germany and India: Kindred Spirits in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, ed.  McGetchin (London: Routledge, 2014), 25–36.

40. Ibid. 41. Ibid. A. See especially Johann Heinrich Voss, Antisymbolik, Vol.  Metzler’schen Buchhandlung, 1824). 43. Hegel, Aesthetics, 338. 44. , 74. 45.  Hegel, Lectures on the History of Philosophy, Vol. I: Greek Philosophy to Plato, trans.  Haldane (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1995), 137. 46. Hegel, Philosophy of History, 140. 47. Kamakshi Murti, India: The Seductive and Seduced “Other” of German Orientalism (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001), 93. 48. Hegel, Philosophy of Religion, 284.

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