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Trans Asia Photography (2011) 2 (1)
Published: 01 September 2011
... Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest Things Seen by the Camera Alone Exhibiting Family, Displaying Death: Funerary Images in Contemporary Japanese Photography Re-Staging the War: Morimura Yasumasa and the icons of WWII Photographing the Cold War in the Twenty-First Century Jointly sponsored by MIT Visualizing...
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Trans Asia Photography (2023) 13 (1)
Published: 01 May 2023
... the Cold War erupted in proxy battlegrounds in the Global South, particularly in Southeast Asia) through to the global War on Terror. This is manifest in events that are not recognized as wars at all but instead are described in terms of conflict, action, operation, or emergency, as photographer and critic...
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Trans Asia Photography (2023) 13 (1)
Published: 01 May 2023
... will add to emerging histories of visual culture and south–south relations during the Cold War. As historian Jessica Stites Mor has recently argued, visual culture was crucial for constructing revolutionary sensibilities and imagining solidarity across the Global South in the 1960s and '70s. Stites Mor...
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Trans Asia Photography (2014) 5 (1)
Published: 01 October 2014
... politicization of family. In The Other Cold War , the anthropologist Heonik Kwon explores how “wartime political bifurcation” fractures the “genealogical unity” of communities in Vietnam well after the war’s end. 5 These communities are torn between the familial responsibility to honor those members who died...
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Trans Asia Photography (2012) 3 (1)
Published: 01 September 2012
... in a war; manipulation and exploitation of people by states; resurgence of traumatic memories; migration and displacement; arranged sex and body politics in the shadow of the Cold War; establishment of new social hierarchies; and the inherently ambivalent nature of images, especially when manipulated...
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Trans Asia Photography (2012) 3 (1)
Published: 01 September 2012
... in this public space of an online journal while also recognizing that I may be complicit in a contradictory double bind: growing up in Korea during the Cold War era, I was a part of the dominant mass that, either out of ignorance or tacit approval, savored American culture while simultaneously regarding...
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Trans Asia Photography (2023) 13 (1)
Published: 01 May 2023
... and prisoners released in a “seemingly endless display” throughout 1945 were no less useful “propaganda tools” than other genres of wartime photography. 16 In Cold War Ruins , Lisa Yoneyama traces the “postwar settlements” through which combatants sought to decide the meanings of the conflicts...
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Trans Asia Photography (2023) 13 (1)
Published: 01 May 2023
... 4.0). memory colonialism Cold War Malaya British Empire Some people say history moves in a spiral, not the line we have come to expect. We travel through time in a circular trajectory, our distance increasing from an epicenter only to return again, one circle removed. —Ocean Vuong...
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Trans Asia Photography (2012) 3 (1)
Published: 01 September 2012
..., division, and the Cold War are excised from our bodies and brought to an end. In the sense that photography generates empathy, self-understanding, and changes in consciousness, it is evidently and sufficiently political. In the age of armistice in Korea, such is the way the mutual politics of pity operates...
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Trans Asia Photography (2022) 12 (2)
Published: 01 November 2022
..., especially in light of China's growing global confidence, has particularly fascinated me. However, my visit to Dandong was not motivated by a desire to reminisce about my experience of growing up in a Cold War border town. In an earlier trip to North Korea with a small group of Western academics, I...
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Trans Asia Photography (2020) 10 (2)
Published: 24 April 2020
.... “A Study of Photo Publications,” special issue, Voices of Photography , no. 21, 2018. Fig. 6. “Kao Chung-Li,” special issue, Voices of Photography , no. 22, 2018. Each issue of Voices of Photography  centers on a theme. The twentieth issue, for example, features “Cold War Images...
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Trans Asia Photography (2018) 9 (1)
Published: 22 October 2018
... countries ( figure 19 ). Here, the shift toward a universal discourse and the idea of cultural competitions on the world stage reflect the impact of increased globalization and the intensification of Cold War ideologies, as well as the Western use of photography in transnational cultural diplomacy within...
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Trans Asia Photography (2019) 10 (1)
Published: 18 November 2019
..., in the south of the peninsula. When the Korean War was started by Cold War hostilities in 1950, it further aggravated the climate of repression, and after the war, anti-communist sentiments were dominant in South Korea. Anti-communism operated as an ideology that promoted certain people and excluded others...
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Trans Asia Photography (2020) 10 (2)
Published: 24 April 2020
...Laura Wexler 2020 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. Family Photographs, Wang Jia Zui, 2014, © Laura Wexler. I have just clicked SEND for “Urban Albums, Village Forms: Chinese Family Photographs and the Cold...
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Trans Asia Photography (2022) 12 (1)
Published: 01 May 2022
... to be a critical response to the changed landscape wrought in the decades after Japan's postwar recovery and its integration into the US-led Cold War military economic alliance. Overload is above all a process of positive feedback within the circulatory flux of reproductive systems in both technical and social...
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Trans Asia Photography (2023) 13 (2)
Published: 01 November 2023
... the emergence of new infrastructures such as photographic associations as well as Cold War institutions such as the United State Information Service, under which photographic production and dissemination was operated. Chapters 10 to 12 delve into the influence of modernism, a pivotal concern within Taiwan's...
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Trans Asia Photography (2018) 9 (1)
Published: 22 October 2018
... their cast-off kin. In his fascinating study of the ARVN’s “ghosts,” Kwon examines how political “bifurcations” resulting from the civil war between South Vietnam and North Vietnam, which unfolded in tandem with the global Cold War, unravel the “genealogical unity” of Vietnamese communities and reveal...
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Trans Asia Photography (2021) 11 (2)
Published: 21 December 2021
... at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation while curating an exhibition on Cartier-Bresson’s China photos, shows the parallel constructedness of “truth” in both camps of the Cold War. The significance of such explorations almost renders the question of innovation and influence—which have stubbornly occupied...
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Trans Asia Photography (2015) 6 (1)
Published: 01 October 2015
... at The China Youth Daily , Jin had access to archives that are normally near impossible for researchers to see. His revelation of the complexities of press photography in China, Gu observes, encourages us to rethink many of the generalized claims not only for Chinese photography but also for Cold War visuality...
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Trans Asia Photography (2012) 2 (2)
Published: 01 April 2012
... of the Cold War that still grips the peninsula. The specters of militarized modernity manifest in terms of the architectural remnants, the virtual yet real bombing test sites, the hierarchies among the victims of war and the politics of burials, the gendered mobilization and the body politics...