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John Sturrock, 22 March 2001

Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity: Journeys between Cultures 
by Charles Forsdick.
Oxford, 242 pp., £40, November 2000, 0 19 816014 3
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... are currently rising into the sky from our throbbing campuses. In its dry and orderly way Forsdick’s book does an excellent job in situating him, with the ‘Essay on Exoticism’ as its main focus, in relation to the arguments of Edward Said and others. In passing, it situates Segalen also in relation to the reform movement we’ve seen take hold ...

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