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The Purpose of this paper is to clarify the formation of national identity in Malaysia in terms of the historical construction of the academic field of Malaysian Studies, especially Social Sciences concerning Malaysia. In other words, it is to question the modern technology of "subject" formation in colonial as well as post-colonial situation. In this paper, I will mainly focus on the epistemological framework of "plural society" and examine the relationship between the concept of "plurality" and the formation of "subject". Publication: 4th International Malaysian Studies Conference; 3-5 August 2004, Universiti Kebangsaan
Malaysia, Bangi.  Author:  Yufu Iguchi.

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