If Ireland's relations with the Western world have been the object of numerous scientific publications, its links with the East have been neglected by research. The aim of this book is to redress that imbalance by proposing studies of various aspects of Ireland's interactions with the East. It is a multidisciplinary publication, dealing with some of the historical, political, religious, cultural, demographic and sociological connections between Ireland - both North and South - and the East. The chapters, which offer novel perspectives for the field of Irish studies, are organised in a chronological sequence, from the mid-19th century to the present. They focus on three main areas: the links between Ireland and the Asian continent, notably India, China and Turkey; its interactions with the Jewish people and the state of Israel; and its relations with Eastern European countries, in particular Poland and Lithuania.
Christophe Gillissen is a lecturer at the English Department of the University of Paris IV - Sorbonne, where he teaches British and Irish civilisation. He has published several articles on Irish foreign policy, notably on Ireland's bilateral relations with Britain and with France, but also on its multilateral policy at the United Nations and within the European Union.
Contents: Christine Kinealy: 'Some Great and Terrible Calamity'. India's Response to Ireland's Great Famine - Myrtle Hill: From Down to Dohnavur. Amy Carmichael and 'The Higher Christian Life' - Catherine Maignant : Le catholicisme irlandais contemporain au risque des sagesses orientales - Mathew Staunton/Olivier Decottignies: Letters from Ankara. Scriptal Change in Turkey and Ireland in 1928 - Audrey Whitty: The Albert M. Bender Collection of Asian Art in the National Museum of Ireland - Grace Neville: 'To the East'. Paris, Ireland and the Jews in Derry O'Sullivan's An La go dTainig Siad - Christophe Gillissen : L'Irlande et le Moyen-Orient a l'ONU - Catherine Piola: Recent Eastern European Migration to Ireland and Demographic Change - Loredana Salis/Maria Angela Ferrario/Neringa Liubiniene: East Meets East Going West. The Baltic Neighbours in Northern Ireland - Marie-Claire Considere-Charon: Irish MEPs in an Enlarged Europe.
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