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Steven Feld

relationally, from when old technologies and techniques were new, to how new technologies and techniques become their mirror. The third reason is, bluntly, self-interest; I have been in regular contact and conversation with the authors for fifteen years, and count our many conferences, dialogues and Basilicata recording collaborations among the most stimulating of my forty-five years of experimental sonic, visual and textual inter-media collaborations in Papua New Guinea, Europe, Japan and West Africa. That leads me to say that one of the most productive dimensions of

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Deepening ties and securitising cyberspace
Maryanne Kelton and Zac Rogers

Australia is an ally for all the years to come’. 5 Obama reciprocated in November 2011 in an address to the Australian parliament where he announced his signature regional policy: the wide-ranging Pivot to Asia. The Pivot would also involve incremental moves towards a US federated Pacific security architecture, where its bilateral alliances would be cross-braced through minilateral relationships. For example, Australia would be party to the continued evolution of a trilateral strategic dialogue with the United States and Japan. Notably, Obama’s intent to strategically

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Why China survived the financial crisis
Shalendra D. Sharma

IMF package for Thailand. Similarly, 252 Why China survived the crisis Singapore’s minister for information, the indefatigable George Yeo, while accusing Japan of abdicating its global responsibilities, noted that “the determination of the Chinese government not to devalue the renminbi in order not to destabilize Asia further will long be remembered” (Kelley 1998, 28). Another observer noted that the RMB was a “pillar of stability” in the region (Dassu 1998). How did China respond to the Asian financial crisis? Why did China come through such a severe region

in The Asian financial crisis
Brad Millington and Brian Wilson

A similar story to that described above unfolded in Canada in the post-war years, with substantial growth in the number of golf courses taking place during the 1960s (Barclay, 1992 ). And while we are interested mainly in this chapter in North America, and even more specifically the United States, the global growth of golf should not be overlooked. Japan, for example, is commonly cited as a country in which golf witnessed tremendous growth in the post-war years. Exact figures vary, but it is

in The greening of golf
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The new Europe takes shape
Kjell M. Torbiörn

to Asia, we find that Japan by the 1970s had surreptitiously joined the long-static club of industrialised countries. With labour costs still considerably lower than those in Western countries, and with efficient protectionist barriers still around its no-longer-so-‘infant’ industries, Japan was by this time beginning to be a serious competitor. However, the general feeling in the West was that Japan could at best copy, and possibly produce, certain products more cheaply at the lower end of the technology range, but not take the lead at the top, where true wealth

in Destination Europe
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Education and development in modern Southeast Asian history
Tim Harper

the colonial Bastilles of Indochina, and the Dutch isolation colony of Boven Digul in remote West Guinea (Zinoman 2001, Mrázek 2002). Finally, the colonial inheritance was complicated by the presence of Japan as a model and as a colonial power. The Meiji experience was widely admired and emulated across the region by people from Malay theocrats to radical nationalists. Many key Asian educators and nationalist thinkers sojourned and studied in Japan. Japanese rule in much of the region after 1942 gave, in its early stages at least, a high priority to the re

in History, historians and development policy
Paul Salzman

Hythlodaeus. The actual narrative of the New Atlantis simply begins: ‘We sailed from Peru, (where we had continued by the space of one whole year), for China and Japan, by the South Sea; taking with us victuals for twelve months; and had good winds from the east, though soft and weak, for five months’ space and more’ (457). Here we have the typical beginning of many a travel narrative. For example, ‘The Discovery of Guiana’, by Sir Walter Ralegh, in Richard Hakluyt’s influential collection of English voyages, opens: ‘On Thursday the 6. of February in the yere 1595. we

in Francis Bacon’s <i>New Atlantis</i>
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Thom Davies

as part of grassroots environmental justice campaigns against the toxic racism of petrochemical companies (see Ottinger 2010). Citizen science has also been deployed in the wake of disasters such as the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of M ­ exico – ­the largest maritime industrial accident the world has ever s­ een – ­where Public Lab deployed kite-­flown cameras to witness the extent of crude oil pollution on the vulnerable wetlands of the Gulf coast (Breen et al. 2015); or the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, where Safecast provided cheap Geiger counters

in Toxic truths
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The United States in the Asia and Indo-Pacifics
Inderjeet Parmar

state actors such as China, India, North Korea and Japan, as well as its most significant international institutions such as ASEAN and the East Asia Summit. Second, it revisits those relations as they evolved throughout approximately the opening two years of the presidency of Donald Trump, to examine the continuities and divergences which appeared, and the extent to which Obama’s legacy seems set to endure or dissipate in the region. Third, it reaches beyond academia to incorporate the views of relevant practitioners – former diplomats, a former naval officer, and

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
Robert Giddings

submarine and the might of Nazi sea power. In 1958 he directed an adaptation of Richard Mason’s romantic wartime novel The Wind Cannot Read , with Dirk Bogarde as a naive British officer who falls in love with a young Japanese interpreter with terminal brain disease. 8 The doomed romance is enacted in a threatening and exotic (and confusing) Raj setting. It has one extraordinary sequence, usually cut for transmission on British

in British cinema of the 1950s