The Ventriloquist

An online publication at and outside the boundary of evangelical Christianity.

posts by Jihan Bok

Wednesday

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October 2011

The Attack of the Giant Octopus

by Jihan Bok, on October 2011, Race

Orientalism. The knowledge or study of Oriental languages, literature, peoples, etc, from a Western perspective. Ask average Americans who have never been out of the country what the word means to them and more often than not they’ll respond with “That’s like, wanton soup and like, orange chicken right? Duh.” An exaggeration? Perhaps. And perhaps here at Cedarville University, exaggerations are an understatement concerning Orientalism. First let me…