Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame Robert Tierney

ISBN: 9780520947665

Published: May 20th 2010

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320 pages


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Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame  by  Robert Tierney

Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame by Robert Tierney
May 20th 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 320 pages | ISBN: 9780520947665 | 5.23 Mb

Tropics of Savagery is an incisive and provocative study of the figures and tropes of savagery in Japanese colonial culture. Through a rigorous analysis of literary works, ethnographic studies, and a variety of other discourses, Robert Thomas Tierney demonstrates how imperial Japan constructed its own identity in relation both to the West and to the people it colonized.

By examining the representations of Taiwanese aborigines and indigenous Micronesians in the works of prominent writers, he shows that the trope of the savage underwent several metamorphoses over the course of Japans colonial period--violent headhunter to be subjugated, ethnographic other to be studied, happy primitive to be exoticized, and hybrid colonial subject to be assimilated.



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