The study of the knowledge/power relation and the resulting modes of presentation and representation in the East and the West, beginning from the eighteenth century; emphasis on the cultural context of the European colonial era, which produced western colonial forms of knowledge claiming the representation of the oriental colonized in the following fields: literature, fine arts, architecture, theater, music and cinema; the “Oriental” culturalist response consisting of forms of knowledge representing the colonizer from the standpoint of the colonized; the study of these trends utilizing seminal works on orientalism and Occidentalism; examining these concepts as critical methods for the representation of the other, its culture and civilization.