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Formations of Colonial Modernity in East Asia
     

Formations of Colonial Modernity in East Asia

by Tani E. Barlow
 

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ISBN-10: 0822319438

ISBN-13: 2900822319435

Pub. Date: 03/18/1997

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

The essays in Formations of Colonial Modernity in East Asia challenge the idea that notions of modernity and colonialism are mere imports from the West, and show how colonial modernity has evolved from and into unique forms throughout Asia. Although the modernity of non-European colonies is as indisputable as the colonial core of European modernity, until recently

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The essays in Formations of Colonial Modernity in East Asia challenge the idea that notions of modernity and colonialism are mere imports from the West, and show how colonial modernity has evolved from and into unique forms throughout Asia. Although the modernity of non-European colonies is as indisputable as the colonial core of European modernity, until recently East Asian scholarship has tried to view Asian colonialism through the paradigm of colonial India (for instance), failing to recognize anti-imperialist nationalist impulses within differing Asian countries and regions.

Demonstrating an impatience with social science models of knowledge, the contributors show that binary categories focused on during the Cold War are no longer central to the project of history writing. By bringing together articles previously published in the journal positions: east asia cultures critique, editor Tani Barlow has demonstrated how scholars construct identity and history, providing cultural critics with new ways to think about these concepts-in the context of Asia and beyond.

Chapters address topics such as the making of imperial subjects in Okinawa, politics and the body social in colonial Hong Kong, and the discourse of decolonization and popular memory in South Korea. This is an invaluable collection for students and scholars of Asian studies, postcolonial studies, and anthropology.

Contributors. Charles K. Armstrong, Tani E. Barlow, Fred Y. L. Chiu, Chungmoo Choi, Alan S. Christy, Craig Clunas, James A. Fujii, James L. Hevia, Charles Shiro Inouye, Lydia H. Liu, Miriam Silverberg, Tomiyama Ichiro, Wang Hui

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900822319435
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
03/18/1997
Series:
a positions book
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: On "Colonial Modernity",
The Fate of "Mr. Science" in China: The Concept of Science and its Application in Modern Chinese Thought,
Gezhi and the Origin of the Concept of Science: I,
Gezhi and the Origin of the Concept of "Science": II,
Yan Fu: The Approach to Things, Observation from Facts, The Way Toward Wealth and Power, and Cosmic Order,
Chen Duxiu: Founder of the "New Religion," and "Science" As its Principles,
Hu Shi: A Humanist Posing as a Scientist and The Nature of His "Scientific Method",
Not a Conclusion: From Gezhi to Science and from Science to Gezhi,
Translingual Practice: The Discourse of Individualism Between China and the West,
Leaving a Brand on China: Missionary Discourse in the Wake of the Boxer Movement,
The Atrocity Story and Retribution,
Justice in Baoding and Taiyuan,
Constructing Christian Sacred Sites in Baoding and Taiyuan,
Rising from the Ashes,
Conclusion,
The Making of Imperial Subjects in Okinawa,
The Sotetsu Palm Hell,
Sibling Rivalry,
The Antique Shop of Ethnography,
Unsolicited Favors?,
Conclusion,
Writing Out Asia: Modernity, Canon, and Natsume Soseki's Kokoro,
Kokoro, Canon, and Modernity,
Synopsis,
Death, Text, and the Problem of Lost History,
Colonialism and the Sciences of the Tropical Zone: The Academic Analysis of Difference in "the Island Peoples",
"The Southern Islands" and the Sciences of the Tropical Zone,
The Classified "Island Peoples",
"Islanders" as Patients,
The Invading Other—"Japan Kanaka",
In Conclusion: The Tropical Sciences and the Dream of Greater East Asia,
In the Scopic Regime of Discovery: Ishikawa Takuboku's Diary in Roman Script and the Gendered Premise of Self-Identity,
Remembering Pearl Harbor, Forgetting Charlie Chaplin, and the Case of the Disappearing Western Woman: A Picture Story,
Politics and the Body Social in Colonial Hong Kong,
Preamble,
The "Academic" Social Scientist's Island,
The Colonial Backdrop; or, the Soap Opera of a Pax Britannica According to Chun and Miners,
The Discursive Overkill of the Social and the Political as Volunteered by Social Scientists in Hong Kong,
The Politics of Silence and the Absence of a Debate About Politics,
Recovering Politics and the Body Social,
Concluding Comments,
Surveillance and Punishment in Postliberation North Korea,
Disciplining Society,
Law and (Dis)Order,
People's Justice,
Crime, Police, and Surveillance,
Internal(izing) Security,
Disciplining the Mind,
Disciplining the Body,
Conclusion,
The Discourse of Decolonization and Popular Memory: South Korea,
When is Postcolonial?—The Permanence of Colonialism in South Korea,
Countermemory and the Theater of Protest,
The Problem of Representation,
Colonialism's Career in Postwar China Studies,
Oriental Antiquities/Far Eastern Art,
Possessions/Identities,
Commodities and Works of Art,
The Institutional Framing of "Chinese Art" in Britain,
Ceramics as the Flowering of Chinese Art,
Writing Chinese Art History at South Kensington,
Chinese Art and Imperial Decline,
Private Collections/Public Institutions,
Chinese Art in the Academy,
The End of Empire and the Art of Empire,
Contributors,
Index,

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