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occidental

[‚äk·sə′dent·əl]
(lapidary)
Property of a gemstone which is of an inferior quality (grade, luster, or value) or is an inferior variety.
Property of a substitute gemstone that is misrepresented as being the genuine gem.
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Occidentalism is an elaborate rhetorical shadow dance that enables the "other" to make productive use of essentialized representations.
Most recently, Wang Mingming has presented a historical examination of the "West" (which, however, refers to India, Africa, and the Islamic worlds) in Chinese geo-cosmologic conception in The West as the Other: A Genealogy of Chinese Occidentalism (2014).
Occidentalism regulates the self's relationship with both the West and its own tradition.
BUT rather than delve into Western atrocities in Asia and Africa, or get into the East versus West, Orientalism versus Occidentalism debate, Mishra has chosen to focus on Eastern responses to Western imperialism.
One type of Occidentalism occurs "In studies of the ways that people outside the West imagine themselves, for their self-image often develops in contrast to their stylized image of the West"--they define the West in an essential manner" (Carrier 1995: 6).
Berman asks important questions about Eastern Occidentalism, how Middle Easterners viewed the West and themselves, and how these views in turn influenced Western Orientalism (17).
Overwrought accusations of Orientalism, Occidentalism, Eurocentrism, and Nativism continue to be traded.
An immense number of scientific studies have been devoted to the inhibitive action of green inhibitors on the corrosion of mild carbon steel in acidic media, showing that these extracts could serve as good corrosion inhibitors; the cited extracts include Piper nigrum, (8) Occimum viridis, Telferia occidentalism Azadirachta indica.
Finally, on the question of the 'original' and the Other, I can only say that in the end, there is a kind of 'Turtles All the Way Down' aspect to these issues: otherwise, it's rather like how the debates about Orientalism, as you may recall, were stalled by a small crop of studies of Occidentalism.
With his drawings, Nahas wants to demonstrate to viewers, Middle Eastern and otherwise, that we should probably escape Occidentalism, he said, and "return to Arab and Persian origins.
The idea that it can be interpreted as a form of Siamese Occidentalism is informative, but the elaboration becomes at times rather dry.
In this sense, Russian Orientalism was simultaneously a manifestation of Russian Occidentalism.