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East-West Cultural Passage - No 14/2014 Issue 2

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Foreword  5
Michel de Montaigne’s Response to Machiavelli’s Il Principe Oana-Alis Zaharia7
Cultural Dissonances and the Monsterisation of the Ethnico-Religious Other in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Western Imaginary Estella Antoaneta Ciobanu 29
“Shaped Like the Island of Newfoundland”: The Japanese Influence on Pilgrimage in John Steffler’s The Grey Islands Shoshannah Ganz53
The Appropriation of the East in the U.S. 1960s Counterculture Renata Gonçalves Gomes 71
Identity and Nostalgia in Chinese Zhiqing Literature Andreea Chiriță 87
The Dichotomy of Cultural Perspective in George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda Charlotte Fiehn 96
Changing Places (and not Only) in Home by Toni Morrison Ileana Cristea117
Globalism, Gender, Psychosis: Redrafting Identities in the Scope of 21st Century Warfare Missy Molloy130
East-West Cultural Encounters in Romania: The Vlad/Dracula Connection Anca-Luminiţa Iancu153
Sign Typologies Sorin Ungurean175
Some Considerations on Foreign Language Learning as a Means of Self-Development Gabriela Nistor190
The Metaphor of Sound in Leslie Saunders’ Volume of Poems No Doves / Fără porumbei Clementina Mihăilescu
Eric Gilder
Notes on Contributors  215
Guidelines for Contributors  220