- Alex Watson
Robinson Crusoe in Asia
Updated: Dec 22, 2021
From Palgrave's Asia-Pacific and Literature in English Series where I serve as co-editor, a new volume Robinson Crusoe in Asia (edited by Steve Clark and Yukari Yoshihara) has been released.
This volume examines how Asia is represented in Robinson Crusoe and how the book has been received and taught in Asian contexts; highlights the original historical context of the novel (involving politics, finance, religion and geography) with a reception history; and focuses on the book’s subsequent reworkings in specifically Asian contexts, and mutation with genres already developed in those traditions.