Lecture Notes for Oct. 12, 2010

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School
UTSG
Department
East Asian Studies
Course
EAS209H1
Professor
EAS209 2010-10-12
¾ Geography and Space
¾ Today
o ^][Orientalism ~ZK]v[ Æ Lewis and Wigen (how East and West means) Æ Meng
Yue (Shanghai as a geographical category t interesting location between the orient and
the occident)
¾ Next Week
o Essay questions given out
o Articles t space and city of Tokyo
¾ History and Space
o ZZ]}]}PZ]o(}u[Æ shapes the history written (chosen historiographical form
changes/produces history)
Two different meanings
x Writings of history
x The methods/forms by which people write history (more philosophical
meaning)
o ZP}PZ]o(}u[t the ways by which people come to terms, categorize,
conceptualize geography
Mapping (like periodization in historiography)
Ex) A new category t the Pacific rim (East Asia, California, Central/Latin America
on the Pacific)
x Production of new category Æ produce new connections to what kind
of questions are asked, what types of studies are done
o Asia Pacific Department; East Asian Department, etc.
o Historical categories
Ex. Generations, years
o Geographical categories
Ex. directions- EWSN
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o Called into question the neutrality/ innocence of studies of the others
o 2 contradictory references
Experts who know too much (reproducing stereotypes and clichés- in a superior
way)
x Former missionaries, officers (first scholars to study East Asia)
x Convince the readers of their expertness
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Today: zorientalism l   lewis and wigen (how east and west means)  meng. Yue (shanghai as a geographical category j interesting location between the orient and the occident) Next week: essay questions given out, articles j space and city of tokyo. k shapes the history written (chosen historiographical form changes/produces history) N the methods/forms by which people write history (more philosophical meaning) kj the ways by which people come to terms, categorize, conceptualize geography. S ex) a new category j the pacific rim (east asia, california, central/latin america on the pacific) N production of new category  produce new connections to what kind of questions are asked, what types of studies are done: asia pacific department; east asian department, etc, historical categories. Called into question the neutrality/ innocence of studies of the others: 2 contradictory references. S experts who know too much (reproducing stereotypes and clich s- in a superior way)