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thundara  ·  1131 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: December 14th: What are you reading this week?

    By the mid-20th century, Western scholars generally considered "the Orient" as just East Asia, Southeast Asia, and eastern Central Asia.[2] As recently as the early 20th century, the term "Orient" often continued to be used in ways that included North Africa and even parts of southeastern Europe. Today, the term primarily evokes images of China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and peninsular Southeast Asia.[2]

From wikipedia^^ Huh, TIL.