Pacific exposures photography and the Australia-Japan relationship

Photography has been a key means by which Australians have sought to define their relationships with Japan. From the fascination with all things Japanese in the late nineteenth century, through the era of 'White Australia', the bitter enmity of the Pacific War, the path to reconciliation i...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Miles, Melissa
Other Authors: Gerster, Robin
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Acton, A.C.T. ANU Press 2018, 2018©2018
Series:Asian studies series monograph
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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Summary:Photography has been a key means by which Australians have sought to define their relationships with Japan. From the fascination with all things Japanese in the late nineteenth century, through the era of 'White Australia', the bitter enmity of the Pacific War, the path to reconciliation in the post-war period and the culturally complicated bilateralism of today, Australians have used their cameras to express a divided sense of conflict and kinship with a country that has by turns fascinated and infuriated. The remarkable photographs collected and discussed here for the first time shed new light on the history of Australia's engagement with its most important regional partner. Pacific Exposures argues that photographs tell an important story of cultural production, response and reaction--not only about how Australians have pictured Japan over the decades, but how they see their own place in the Asia-Pacific
Physical Description:xiv, 251 pages colour illustrations, colour maps