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The Colonial Eyeglasses of Nakajima Atsushi

Robert Thomas Tierney

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at the South Seas literature of Nakajima Atsushi (1909–42), an important writer who published most of his work during the period of the Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere. ... More


Of the Cannibals

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

As Samuel Taylor Coleridge noticed, the missionaries who came to the South Seas at the end of the 18th century had changed the image of the South Sea savage. This change he understood as fact ... More


Counterpoint: Fanny’s and Louis’s Pacific Diaries

Audrey Murfin

in Robert Louis Stevenson and the Art of Collaboration

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474451987
eISBN:
9781474477109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451987.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter the progression of several textual fragments describing Pacific islands that the Stevensons visited on the ship the Janet Nichol, from their first draft as holograph manuscript ... More


The Distant Past

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

To discover a place remote in space — remote, that is, from civilized culture — was to discover a place apparently remote in time, a place with a ‘primitive’ culture, primal, original, like the ... More


Herman Melville 1819–1891 A Brief Biography

Robert Milder

in A Historical Guide to Herman Melville

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142822
eISBN:
9780199850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142822.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

After his death, Herman Melville was remembered as a writer who included much about the South Seas in his writings, and he was also known for integrating a certain degree of romance, truth, ... More


Islands on the Horizon: The Camera at the Borders of the Tropical Island

Johannes Riquet

in The Aesthetics of Island Space: Perception, Ideology, Geopoetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198832409
eISBN:
9780191886324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832409.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 explores the mediation of perception across the border of the tropical island. It initially discusses how the accounts of European explorers in the Pacific turned islands into discrete, ... More


HMS Endeavour 1768–71

Toby Musgrave

in The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300223835
eISBN:
9780300252132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223835.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter points out Joseph Banks's participation in determining the places to properly observe the ensuing transit of Venus. It explains that the transit of Venus is a rare astronomical event ... More


Beyond Patronage: Knowledge Work, Professional Ambition, and the Competing Narratives of the Endeavour Voyage

Noah Heringman

in Sciences of Antiquity: Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History, and Knowledge Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556915
eISBN:
9780191744990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556915.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter studies the working relationship of Sydney Parkinson and Joseph Banks during Captain James Cook’s first voyage on the Endeavour. Banks hired Parkinson as a botanical draftsman, but his ... More


My Heart Sings: First Travels in the South Seas

Jefferson A. Singer

in The Proper Pirate: Robert Louis Stevenson's Quest for Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199328543
eISBN:
9780190637972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328543.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 8 transports the Stevensons back to America and chronicles his fame and growing income from the success of Treasure Island and Jekyll and Hyde. It follows his winter at Lake Saranec, New ... More


Novels of Travel and Exploration

Gretchen Murphy

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the influence of the travel genre on the American novel during the nineteenth century, as well as the novel’s influence on how Americans viewed travel and adventure. It also ... More


The Proper Pirate: Robert Louis Stevenson's Quest for Identity

Jefferson A. Singer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199328543
eISBN:
9780190637972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328543.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The Proper Pirate: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Quest for Identity explores the nineteenth-century author Robert Louis Stevenson’s psychological journey from a constricted and religious family of ... More


The Buddhist Repertoire, Part 1: The Era of Pluralist Patronage

Andrew Chittick

in The Jiankang Empire in Chinese and World History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190937546
eISBN:
9780190937577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937546.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 10, “The Buddhist Repertoire, Part 1: The Era of Pluralist Patronage,” is the first half of the third study of various repertoires of political legitimation. This chapter focuses on the ... More


Dark Paradise: Pacific Islands in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination

Jennifer Fuller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413848
eISBN:
9781474422093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The discovery of the Pacific islands amplified the qualities of mystery and exoticism already associated with “foreign” islands. Their “savage” peoples, their isolation, and their sheer beauty ... More


The Height of Its Popularity

Jim Tranquada and John King

in The Ukulele: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835446
eISBN:
9780824869762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835446.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter details the emergence of the ʻukulele in radio. The speed with which the ʻukulele became a staple of radio entertainment helped complete its transformation from an exotic novelty to a ... More


Before the Storm (1926)

Patricia O'Brien

in Tautai: Samoa, World History, and the Life of Ta'isi O. F. Nelson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866532
eISBN:
9780824875664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866532.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Examining the chain of events of 1926, this chapter sets the scene for the dramatic shift in the political situation that took place in late 1926. It tracks the friendly relations between Richardson ... More


An Ocean Apart: 1875–1897

Amy Sueyoshi

in Queer Compulsions: Race, Nation, and Sexuality in the Affairs of Yone Noguchi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834975
eISBN:
9780824870683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834975.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks at the lives of Yone Noguchi and Charles Warren Stoddard before they met in 1897, focusing on the differences and similarities they brought to their relationship. Noguchi and ... More


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