During the s, India, and to a lesser extent China, began to displace the Levant as the primary subject of Orientalist research. Dioecesis Orientis was formed.
The adjectival term Oriental has been used by the West to mean cultures, peoples, countries, Asian rugs, and goods from the Orient. These shifts in time and identification sometimes confuse the scope historical and geographic of Oriental Studies.
Another word for Orient in German is Morgenland now mainly poeticwhich literally translates as "morning land".
Derivation[ edit ] Administrative Dioceses of the Roman Empire, c. Because of historical discrimination against Chinese, Korean and Japanese, in some parts of the United States, some people consider the term derogatory.
Also, many ancient temples, including pagan temples and the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, were built with their main entrances facing the East. Artists as well as scholars were already described as "Orientalists" in the 19th century. It is a traditional designation especially when capitalized for anything belonging to the Orient or "East" for Asiaand especially of its Eastern culture.
Asians means the people of East Asia and Southeast Asia. Of these, the majority are of Chinese descent. The term Asiaten English: The antonym "Abendland" rarely: Travelers may again take the Orient Express train from Paris to its terminus in the European part of Istanbula route established in the early 20th century.
To situate them in such a manner was to "orient" them in the proper direction. Originally, the term referred to Egyptthe Levantand adjoining areas.
It indicated the eastern direction in historical astronomy, often abbreviated "Ori". Praefectura Praetorio Orientis was also formed, including most of the Eastern Roman Empirefrom the Thrace eastwards; its easternmost part was the original Diocese of the Orient, corresponding roughly to the region of Syria.
Yet there remain contexts where "the Orient" and "Oriental" have kept their older meanings e. This term meant the west where the sun sets but has fallen into disuse in English, in favor of " Western world ". For example, the Philippine islands of Mindoro and Negros are each divided into two provinces whose titles include the words "oriental" and "occidental" respectively.
InPalestinian-American scholar Edward Said published his influential and controversial book, Orientalism ; he used the term to describe a pervasive Western tradition, both academic and artistic, of prejudiced outsider interpretations of the Arab and Muslim worldsshaped by the attitudes of European imperialism in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Later in the 4th century, the Praetorian prefecture of the Orient Latin: When something was facing the correct direction, it was said to be in Eastern and oriental proper orientation. The use of the word for "rising" to refer to the east where the sun rises has analogs from many languages: Any area below the City of Rome was considered the Orient, as well as the ethnicities inhabiting the land, such as Dalmatian Italiansmodern Neapolitans along with SiciliansLibyansMoroccansGreeksetc.
Orientalism is more widely used to refer to the works of the many 19th-century artists who specialized in "Oriental" subjects, often drawing on their travels to North Africa and Western Asia. Persons of Pakistani, Sri Lankan, and most other South Asian descent are referred to by their respective demonymbut without explicit knowledge, those people are indeterminately inferred as "Indian".
History of the term[ edit ] Late Roman Diocese of the Orientc. This tradition was carried on in Christian churches.
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