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Pacific Strife

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Book Series: Global Asia ISBN: 9789089644206 9789048516193 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089644206 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100152
Subject: History
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In the late 1800s and early 1900s, colonial powers clashed over much of Central and East Asia: Great Britain and Germany fought over New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, Fiji, and Samoa; France and Great Britain competed over control of continental Southwest Asia; and the United States annexed the Philippines and Hawaii. Meanwhile, the possible disintegration of China and Japan’s growing nationalism added new dimensions to the rivalries. Surveying these and other international developments in the Pacific basin during the three decades preceding World War I, Kees van Dijk traces the emergence of superpowers during the colonial race and analyzes their conduct as they struggled for territory. Extensive in scope, 'Pacific Strife' is a fascinating look at a volatile moment in history."Van Dijk's work will richly reward readers of nearly any interest level." -J. Rogers in Choice Magazine

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Spain, China, and Japan in Manila, 1571-1644

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Book Series: Emerging Asia ISBN: 9789089648334 9789048526819 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100151
Subject: History
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This book offers a new perspective on the connected histories of Spain, China, and Japan as they emerged and developed following Manila’s foundation as the capital of the Spanish Philippines in 1571. Examining a wealth of multilingual primary sources, Birgit Tremml-Werner shows that crosscultural encounters not only shaped Manila’s development as a “Eurasian” port city, but also had profound political, economic, and social ramifications for the three premodern states. Combining a systematic comparison with a focus on specific actors during this period, this book addresses many long-held misconceptions and offers a more balanced and multifaceted view of these nations’ histories.

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Cinema against Spectacle: Technique and Ideology Revisited

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Book Series: Film Theory in Media History ISBN: 9789089645548 Year: Pages: 348 DOI: 10.5117/9789089645548 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts
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Jean-Louis Comolli’s six-part essay Technique and Ideology had a revolutionary effect on film theory and history when it first appeared in Cahiers du Cinéma in 1971. In 2009, Comolli revisited his earlier text, arguing that the present age, marked by the total dominance of media-filtered spectacle over image production, makes the need for an 'emancipated, critical spectator' more pressing than ever. In this volume, Daniel Fairfax presents annotated translations of these two texts to provide an overview of Comolli’s activity as both a theorist and a filmmaker.

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