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authenticity – a Western concept

November 26, 2012

Sidney Cheung agrees with “Richard Handler (1986, p. 2), that “authenticity is a cultural construct closely tied to Western notions of the individual” rather than any notion implicit in “non-Western” societies such as China.”[1]

an interesting notion!


[1] 261 Sidney Cheung (2005) ‘Consuming ‘Low’ Cuisine after Hong Kong’s handover: village banquets and private kitchens’ Asian Studies Review 29, Sept: 259-273

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