playing aborigine (2): open and closed participatory practices

one way that we might productively understand disputes over ethnic chinese either feeling entitled to participate in or appropriate taiwanese indigenous dance is to consider an issue that seems to Continue Reading →

tradition and (post)colonial circulation

now that the kiloma’an season is over, i’m finishing the paper on malikoda and (post)colonial circulation. much of the text you will recognize from previous posts, but feel free to Continue Reading →

malikoda in japanese colonial discourses (2) : “don’t call us savages”

one of the most powerful examples of the colonial circulation of malikoda can be found in a 1942 film produced by the governor general’s office, “southward advance from taiwan.” a Continue Reading →

malikoda as an articulation of social difference: malikoda in colonial discourses

japanese colonial depictions of malikoda followed the broader dimensions of taiwan in colonial discourses. to understand these discourses, i find it useful to think of them as scale making projects. Continue Reading →

holding the hand of the other

i’m working these days on a paper for IASPM’s inter-asia music conference. the next few postings will be drafts, ideas, and other work toward the paper. please comment! —— the Continue Reading →