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The Inventions of China

Sharon Luk

in Life of Paper: Letters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520296237
eISBN:
9780520968820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296237.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter One first elaborates the significance of letters to constitute racial capitalism and dominant forms of nation, state, and empire on both sides of the East Asian and North American Pacific. As ... More


Imagined Genealogies (for All Who Cannot Arrive)

Sharon Luk

in Life of Paper: Letters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520296237
eISBN:
9780520968820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296237.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Two begins by illustrating how technologies of the life of paper articulated a distinctive regional geography that diverged from the Eurocentric telos of development. This chapter further ... More


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