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Study of Asian or Eastern history, culture, and people, from a Western perspective.
Orientalism is historically an expression of the curiosity of an imperialistic mindset, though this is becoming less so.
by LudwigVan November 11, 2003
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Exoticization or fetishization of East Asian culture. The disease that asiaphiles suffer from.
The honky suffers from Orientalism.
by Ding Dong December 31, 2003
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