EAS Colloquium Series - Kate McDonald, UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:00pm

This talk revisits the history of the global twentieth century through one of its most defining practices: tourism.  Looking at the discourses and practices of Japanese tourism to Korea and Manchuria in the 1920s and 1930s, I consider how new concepts and experiences of place came to play a defining role in the reproduction of empire after World War I.  Through this examination of the spatial politics of empire in Japan and around the globe, I show that, far from disappearing, place became one of the most powerful tools for sustaining unequal relationships within liberal, imperial societies in the post-Wilsonian world.

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