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Playing the Race Card in Japanese-Governed Taiwan: Or, Anthropometric Photographs as “Shape-Shifting Jokers”

Paul D. Barclay

in The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852801
eISBN:
9780824868666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In early twentieth-century Taiwan mass-circulated anthropometric imagery operated as the “shape-shifting jokers” described by W.J.T. Mitchell in his discussion of race as a "medium." Such imagery is ... More


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