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Author Miles, Melissa

Title Pacific exposures : photography and the Australia-Japan relationship / Melissa Miles and Robin Gerster.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2018.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 251 pages) : colour illustrations, colour maps
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Series Asian studies series monograph ; 11
Asian studies series monograph ; 11.
Contents 'The Child of the World's Old Age': Photographing Japan in the Early Twentieth Century -- 'White Australia' in the Darkroom: 1915-1941 -- Shooting Japanese: Photographing the Pacific War -- Japan for the Taking: Images of the Occupation -- Through Non-Military Eyes: Developing the Postwar Bilateral Relationship -- Cross-Cultural (Mis)understandings: Independent Photography since the 1980s -- Conclusion: Revising 'Us and Them'.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-251).
Subject Photography -- Japan.
Photography -- Australia.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Japan.
Japan -- Foreign relations -- Australia.
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Photography. (OCoLC)fst01061714
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Gerster, Robin, 1953-
Australian National University Press.
Other Form: Print version: Miles, Melissa. Pacific Exposures : Photography and the Australia-Japan Relationship. Canberra : ANU Press, 2018
ISBN 9781760462550 (electronic bk.)
1760462551 (electronic bk.)
9781760462543 (paperback)
1760462543 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000064568801
AU@ 000065197550
AU@ 000065901134

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