Asian Self-Representation at World's Fairs / William PetersonView ebook from JSTOR. (Unlimited users) 1 available
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- Asian visual cultures
- Asian visual cultures.
- JSTOR EBA.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-310) and index.
- The master of the form -- The new China and Chinese-Americanness -- Performing Japan in the 'World of Tomorrow' -- From 'panda diplomacy' to acrobat diplomacy -- Fashion, dance, and representing the Filipina -- Performing modernity under Sukarno's 'roving eye' -- Maximizing affect, minimizing impact with Hansik -- Hard and soft power in the Thai pavilion.
- International expositions or "world's fairs" are the largest and most important stage on which millions routinely gather to directly experience, express, and respond to cultural difference. Rather than looking at Asian representation at the hands of colonizing powers, something already much examined, this book instead focuses on expressions of an empowered Asian self-representation at world's fairs in the West after the so-called golden age of the exhibition. New modes of representation became possible as the older "exhibitionary order" of earlier fairs gave way to a dominant "performative order," one increasingly preoccupied with generating experience and affect. Using case studies of national representation at selected fairs over the hundred-year period from 1915-2015, this book considers both the politics of representation as well as what happens within the imaginative worlds of Asian country pavilions, where the performative has become the dominant mode for imprinting directly on human bodies
- Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 09, 2020).
- Local Note
- Self-perception -- Asia.
- National characteristics, Asian.
- Exhibitions -- Asia -- History.
- Perception de soi -- Asie.
- Theory of art.
- Performance art.
- Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography.
- International trade.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
- Exhibitions (OCoLC)fst00918097
- National characteristics, Asian (OCoLC)fst01739638
- Self-perception (OCoLC)fst01111797
- Asia (OCoLC)fst01240495
- History (OCoLC)fst01411628
- 9789048536788 (electronic book)
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