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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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Phrase meaning that a deceased cannot rest in peace until society changes due to the circumstances of a death.
People said rest in power for the unarmed man had been shot by the police.
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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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A phenology that views Christianity and Islam as contraposed in a latent conflict requiring imminent resolution.

In contrast to meta-Zionism (messianism) which views Christianity and Judaism as contraposed in an Oedipal conflict.
Orientalism is most locally associated with the work of Bernard Lewis.
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