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“An invaluable follow-up to Edward Said's landmark 'Orientalism' - incisive, probing, and wonderfully readable…
the equivalent of a page-turning potboiler.”
— David Henry Hwang, author of M Butterfly
“…a highly provocative book that challenges the cultural and political stereotypes of Asia that have dominated Western thinking.”
—Elizabeth C. Economy, Director, Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
“…a compelling study…
Prasso is realistic about the dynamics of power and sensitive to the vagaries of culture and sexuality.
Her energetic reporting and depth of experience in Asia enable her to identify the superficial cultural practices that generate misunderstandings…”