Bodies and StructuresMain MenuWhat We're DoingOverview essayHow to Use This SiteAn orientationModulesList of modulesTag MapConceptual indexComplete Grid VisualizationGrid Visualization of Bodies and StructuresGeotagged MapGeographic IndexWhat We LearnedContributors share what they learned through the Bodies and Structures process.ReferencesReferences tag for all modules and essayContributorsContributor BiosAcknowledgementsAcknowledgementsContact usContact information pageLicensing and ImagesThe original content of this site is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND International 4.0 License.Kate McDonald306bb1134bc892ab2ada669bed7aecb100ef7d5fDavid Ambaras1337d6b66b25164b57abc529e56445d238145277
Phillips, Mapping Men and Empire
12018-07-13T15:56:12-04:00David Ambaras1337d6b66b25164b57abc529e56445d23814527722plain2018-07-13T15:58:16-04:00David Ambaras1337d6b66b25164b57abc529e56445d238145277Richard Phillips, Mapping Men and Empire: A Geography of Adventure (London and New York: Routledge, 1997)
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1media/Ando_1932_Daiya_ni_susurareta_onna.png2018-04-23T13:40:22-04:00Depictions of transgressive intimacy15Introduction to the path on Sino-Japanese intimacies as spatial stories.image_header1082018-12-06T08:26:33-05:00David R. Ambaras
Accounts of Sino-Japanese intimacy were spatial stories, constituted by but also producing spatial realities for their subjects, authors, publishers, and readers. They highlight not only how space was gendered and given ethnoracial attributes, but also how gender and ethnoracial differences were themselves spatially constituted. Official archives, the product of communication among port officials, police, local governments, national ministries in Tokyo, colonial officials, and consuls abroad, reveal the concern with territoriality and border construction and maintenance, and thus highlight the movements that threatened those imperatives. The mass media created an imagined community of Japanese readers, but this too was spatially differentiated: in addition to metropolitan Japan (itself divided in regional readerships), colonial Taiwan, treaty port Shanghai or Fuzhou all constituted localized communities eager to hear about the spaces and movements that most intimately affected their lives. (Hence for example, the incessant interest in this story in Taiwan, a place through which travelers and women exiting Fuqing often passed, and where Fujian figured as “the other shore,” an object of colonialist planning for a "southern advance" strategy.) These local media interacted with each other to create a larger imperial mediasphere, producing various discursive and practical effects. The spatiality of media thus helped to shape the spatiality of mobility.
(In a future iteration of Bodies and Structures, we will develop methods to focus on the spatial circulation and material spatiality of our sources, as well as on their spatial content.)