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The Newsletter 44 Summer 2007

The Newsletter 44 Summer 2007

Asia's Colonial Photographies

Accounts of colonial photography in the Dutch East Indies focus on European photographers and exceptional figures like Kassian Cephas, the first (known) native Javanese photographer. Yet photography was not simply a ‘European’ technology transplanted from the European metropole to the Asian colony. Decentring European photographers from the history of photography in the Indies reveals the more circuitous - and Asian - routes by which photography travelled to and within the archipelago.

Contents #44

2 Director's note
Max Sparreboom (Director, IIAS)

Asia's Colonial Photographies

1, 4 & 5 Photography’s asian circuits / Karen Strassler
3 Asia’s colonial photographies / David Odo
6 - 7 Photography in China: a global medium locally appropriated / Oliver Moore
8 - 9 Moving pictures: postcards of colonial Korea / Hyung Gu Lynn
10 - 11 Photograpy in India / Sophie Gordon
12 - 13 Side streets of history: a Dutchman’s stereoscopic views of colonial Vietnam / John Kleinen
14 - 15 Photographic encounters in the Philippines, 1898 – 1910 / Melissa Banta
16 - 17 Postcards from the edge of empire: images and messages from French Indochina / Janet Hoskins

Research

18 - 19 Chinese performing arts: from communist to globalised kitsch / Dragan Klaic
20 - 21 What is immediate perception? The Buddhist answer / Victoria Lysenko
22 -23 The future of the East Asian political economy: China, Japan and regional integration / Maaike Heijmans
23 Rituals, pantheons and techniques: a history of Chinese religion before the Tang / John Lagerweij
24 - 25 Equalisation as difference: Zhang Taiyan’s Buddhist-Daoist response to modern politics / Viren Murthy
26 Colonial or indigenous rule? The black Portuguese of Timor in the 17th and 18th centuries / Hans Hagerdal
27 Remarkable liaisons among the well-to-do / Wu Cuncun

Portrait

28 - 31 ‘Danzanravjaa is my hero!’: the transformation of tradition in contemporary Mongolian poetry / Simon Wickham – Smith

Book Reviews

32 New For Review
33 Southeast Asia: an additional bibliographical tool / Jurg Schneider
34 The really forgotten Korean war / Sem Vermeersch
35 Music and manipulation / Bob van der Linden
36 Japanese apologies / Gerhard Krebs
37 Parting the mists / Lucien van Valen
38 - 39 Lucknow: city of illusion / Gerda Theuns – de Boer
40 Eyes on the prize / Kerry Brown
41 Negotiating the state in Mughal India / Karuna Sharma

Institutional News

42 - 43 Announcements
44 - 45 Beyond binaries: sociological discourse on religion in South Asia / Sujata Patel
46 The generosity of artificial languages / Frits Staal
47 ASEF
48 Asia Alliance
49 ICAS update
50 IIAS fellows
51 IIAS research
52 - 53 Arts agenda
54 - 55 International conference agenda
56 Colophon

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