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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

ISSN 1673-3436

ISSN 1673-355X(Online)

CN 11-5743/B

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Front. Philos. China    2006, Vol. 1 Issue (2) : 279-294     DOI: 10.1007/s11466-006-0009-4
The essence, characteristics and limitation of post-colonialism: from Karl Marx’s point of view
Yang Geng1, Zhang Qixue2
1.School of Philosophy and Sociology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China; 2.Department of Politics and Law, Zhaoqing College, Guangdong 526061, China;
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Abstract  Following postmodernism, post-colonialism reflects modernity from a new perspective  the cultural perspective. Post-colonialism interprets colonialism contained in modernity, deconstructs orientalism and cultural hegemonism, and turns western reflection of modernity into an inquiry about the global relationship between the East and the West. Post-colonialism brings forward a new theoretical domain, that is, the colonizational relationship between the East and the West in the process of modernization. This interpretation expresses a strong tendency of anti-western centrality and shares some ideas with Marxism. This article discusses the essence, characteristics, and limitation of post-colonialism from the viewpoint of Marxism, expecting to further the study of post-colonialism and its relationship with Marxism.
Issue Date: 05 June 2006
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