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dc.contributor.authorKorhonen, Pekka
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-22T07:05:47Z
dc.date.available2013-01-22T07:05:47Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationKorhonen, P. (2012). Changing definitions of Asia. <i>Asia Europe Journal</i>, <i>10</i>(2-3), 99-112. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s10308-012-0323-5" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1007/s10308-012-0323-5</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_22154961
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_54440
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/40733
dc.description.abstractThe meaning of Asia has changed drastically during the millennia the concept has been in use. Its usage was established in Greek literature 2,500 years ago as a geographic reference to lands inhabited by the Greeks at the Eastern side of the Aegean Sea. Over the ensuing centuries, Asia’s Western boundary was extended to the rivers Don in the North and Nile in the South. At that time, it hardly contained any definite political or civilisational meanings. These were added to the concept in 1730 in a kind of Swedish–Russian cooperation when the Urals were redefined to form the boundary between Europe and Asia, the former starting to represent progress, and the latter its opposite. This situation has been gradually changing after World War II, when first definitions made in the United States, and later in East Asian countries have devalued the position of Europe and elevated that of Asia. Today, Asia is not a geographical concept. It is a political commonplace, used as a strong and positively loaded linguistic asset in political rhetoric in the Asian Pacific area for various kinds of regional integrative purposes.fi
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer-Verlag
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAsia Europe Journal
dc.relation.urihttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10308-012-0323-5?LI=true
dc.subject.otherAasia
dc.subject.otherEurooppa
dc.subject.otherAsia
dc.subject.otherEurope
dc.titleChanging definitions of Asia
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201301191081
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineValtio-oppifi
dc.contributor.oppiainePolitical Scienceen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2013-01-19T04:30:06Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange99-112
dc.relation.issn1610-2932
dc.relation.numberinseries2-3
dc.relation.volume10
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2012 Springer. This is an author's final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Springer.
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dc.subject.ysomaantiede
dc.subject.ysopolitiikka
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p601
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p454
dc.relation.doi10.1007/s10308-012-0323-5


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