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Lecture Notes for Oct. 19, 2010

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University of Toronto St. George
East Asian Studies
Eric Cazdyn

EAS209 2010-10-19 th - Essay due in a month (Nov. 16 ) o Two documents on blackboard 3 essay questions J choose one N Specific details Second document: timeline of essay N When to hand in thesis statement, etc. o Argumentativecriticalanalytic Essay (does not require an outside research) nd o Week of November 2 meet with TA one-on-one (discuss on essay) - Review of last week: o Transition into the problem of geography o Said and Wigen & Lewis interested in how the category of Orient came into being and how it transformed from one historical period to the next - Pursued the geographical dimensions go through the Orient and the Occident J production and transformation of the geographical categories 2}2Z] o 2}o]lZZZ][}ZL}xist, but is actually produced Connection to structures of power >]lZ]Z};Z ]]} ]L2Z]Z} ZL2ZZK]o]Zo o Meng Yue Shanghai articulated in three ways in an English tour guide J example of how three different ways of geographically locating ofShanghai works (one of a flat map Z2 ][7Z}Z}]]]L2ZZLJZJ overlapped territories, Shanghai J multiple space - This week: o Fujitani invented tradition of the emperor system in Japan during the Meiji period (1868~ 1912); the meaning and political importance of the emperor J quite contemporary; but at the moment of invention, seems like it has a very long history; study pneumonic sites; space J absolutely crucial in capturing the new national of a citizen; surveillance; not just emperor looking at you, but you are looking at the emperor J own activity as a citizen is invoked making of modern Japan o Schmid territory of the Korean peninsula separating the link to Korean peninsula and connecting to Manchuria resist colonial approach of Japan and the Western powers problem of Geography = heart of political reinterpretations of Korean history; how is the peninsula defined? - Next week: last section on geography o Two films: Chungking Express (1994) 1997 HK returned to China; occupation; expiration (when things expire J from a can of pineapple to an expiry date of a nation) 24 city about the city Qiandu(?); transformation from a factory city to a city with shopping malls, etc. ; change happening in front of our eyes (watching the development, and changes of geography material changes of the landscapes) J what happens of location and dislocation?
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