Espes 9 (1):16-25 (2020)

Gerald Cipriani
National University of Ireland, Galway
This essay explores the nihilistic nature of the idea of postmodern aesthetics in the Western world by highlighting its historical and cultural specificity in contrast with non-Western postmodernities, in particular in East Asia, and this in spite of their formal similarities. We then have to question the nature, possibility and implication of Western postmodern aesthetics overcoming itself within the context of globalisation.
Keywords East Asian postmodernities  globalization  postmodern aesthetics
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