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Unformatted text preview: LEC11 Tuesday, April 5 , 2 016 • • • • • • 10:14 A M More talking about types of circulation than a region Tie everything together Think Canadian pacific railway Diaspora-­‐ not mentioned a lot why? Because of national history and how its written Once you leave the nation state-­‐ deterritorialized -­‐ no longer part of that nation's history • Where does East asia end? ○ The movement of bodies is understood in terms of labor and labor potential ○ Think Marx ○ How to turn labor potential into actual productivity ○ Articles for this week -­‐ different styles -­‐ professor vs historian • Plantation economy in the Carribbean -­‐ the primary commodity is sugar -­‐ Lowe ○ Reminds us of silver trade-­‐ british empire-­‐ the middle class cup of tea ○ Think about the opium trade and the rise of the middle class ○ Global commodity chain ○ Moved to another location in that commodity chain ○ Trying to look at the politics in the local place ○ Tea in england depended on the creation of plantation and the slave labor ○ Slave uprising-­‐ in haiti-­‐ important-­‐ because it's successful -­‐ able to overthrow colonial rule and ban slavery ○ Causes a bit of a problem for the other islands and the colonial rule ○ Growing abolition movement -­‐ Britian bans slavery eventually -­‐ how are these plantation economies going to run ○ Britian needz to find another source of labor -­‐ the use of race and racilization ○ Bring chinese in -­‐ divided rule type of startegy -­‐ don't allow the solidarity of the slaves -­‐ bring different ethnic group and language ○ Use inter ethnic antagonism to prevent the possiblity of a move against your rule ○ Speaks of the hierachy of servants of chinese -­‐ indentured nature of their labor at the very time that the emancipation of the slaves allows Britain to speak of freedom • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • solidarity of the slaves -­‐ bring different ethnic group and language ○ Use inter ethnic antagonism to prevent the possiblity of a move against your rule ○ Speaks of the hierachy of servants of chinese -­‐ indentured nature of their labor at the very time that the emancipation of the slaves allows Britain to speak of freedom ○ Understand the island but also how it moves out to other places Remember the otter pelts and ginseng talk The challenge or dilemma facing american and british north american -­‐ got this vast area and capital that you want to use for the basis of the development-­‐ but missing labor Labor coming from china to vancouver -­‐ easier than from europe Situation of chinese labor -­‐ ships easier to travel in before the railway The arrival of gunboats-­‐ opens up the possibiltiy of china being a source of labor which wasn't thought of before hand The native population-­‐ decimated by disease Canadian us border-­‐ wasn't patrolled at the time = able to cross very easily -­‐ to understand the development of the border-­‐ need to bring in the asian labor into account Why? Asian labor -­‐ brought in = quite radical -­‐ trying to organize worker unions -­‐ try to create what is 1890s-­‐1900s -­‐ activist that is invoking pan racial solidarity -­‐ to make labor union and fight the discrimination that they are facing -­‐ anti asian riots in vancouver 1907 White labor unions-­‐ not interested in having other labor unions around The border-­‐ become specific space where the police can try and control population movement -­‐ to stop the growin and formation of these unions Can't understand the border-­‐ without understand the asian politics The proximity gives a story to tell about fundamental history about how north america constituted itself It's not just chinese laborers-­‐ it's fundamental aspect that border surveill and police that part of north america in relationship to east asia Like to think that canada is not part of any gunboat policy The consequence of the gunboat policy as labor -­‐ turns itself as participating in the northwest economy -­‐ the politics such that the borders are getting developed The capacity of the canadian and american states-­‐ enabled because of the need to patrol and survey the asian activists in the area Trying to push the narrative that you have to look at america from this perspective And that canada is shaped by the effects of the gunboat policy Racialization at this moment -­‐ two nation states in this part of north america • Lowe: perspective • And that canada is shaped by the effects of the gunboat policy • Racialization at this moment -­‐ two nation states in this part of north america • • • • • • Lowe: Why have we forgotten the importance of chinese labor Maybe it's because of the nation state-­‐ apparently not Growth of liberal ideas -­‐ freedom of the individual The important moves to emancipate slavery -­‐ liberty that are being taken As much as you can focus on those slaves-­‐ one form of servitude -­‐ use dichotomy -­‐ slave vs freedom having now being achieved yet a glossing over of the other types in the empire • By making these linkages -­‐ try to recreate and bring back what has been forgotten Similarities: • The movement of bodies-­‐ need to be talked about • Labor-­‐ important to development of global capitalist system • Both articles emphasize the key of hierachies in all of these locations -­‐ hierachies are what enable the production • It more about the border itself-­‐ the patrolling of the border • How does this relate back to eurocentrism and diffusionism • The idea of the free modern individual -­‐ blau says that something that is diffusing from europe from inner to outer-­‐ but lowe says that by looking at the carribbean -­‐ the overuse of racilized labor and thre reaction to the independence movement -­‐ human liberalism -­‐ happening in the land not freely in europe like blaut thinks • Lowe-­‐ it's not a unidirectional flow but a circulation • Europe is somehow independently making these ideas -­‐ • Need to have mutual understanding -­‐ blaut • Lowe-­‐ trying to offer a slightly different view of the various ideas of eurocentrism arise -­‐ not contained to europe-­‐ no east west-­‐ it’s not that there isn't power and contradictions but those are how the way things work -­‐ don't want to just go from inside to outside • Gives u an angle to look back on historical analysis • Gives more accurate and complicated look at history Final Exam: 2. Invention of tradition lecture • Bring out the points of articles that had to deal with time as being unilinear and towards a goal • The modern or the rise of the nation state • Shotoku • Talked about universal -­‐ foldd into the single conception of time • How to narrate the tradition to the modern -­‐ think modern girl • Bring out the points of articles that had to deal with time as being unilinear and towards a goal • The modern or the rise of the nation state • Shotoku • Talked about universal -­‐ foldd into the single conception of time • How to narrate the tradition to the modern -­‐ think modern girl 3. Can bring up the txtbk 4. Remember yukichi • changes in the meiji period • Think about who yukichi is at that time period • Dynamic in the anecdote • Talk about the threat that was inherent • 5 quotations from the lecture-­‐ horizontal cleavage-­‐ • Text book is going to relevant • Context in the moment -­‐ meiji period 5. One of the slides in lecture • Hevia article • Qing and ming compare-­‐ know the differences • The change between one to the other • The manchu vs han -­‐ is the qing even china? 6. Clear cut • New modes of power in the modern power-­‐ different strategies of governing • Talked about how the modern colonial period -­‐ can't put a gun to everyon'e head -­‐ need other ways than coercion of ruling the popuulations • Henry-­‐ hygiene captures the dynamics of power in the modern period 7. The diasporas • Define it-­‐ define the time period • Japanese to korea • Chinese moving around-­‐ qing • The carribeen • Think the trades • Tea ginseng, silver, sugar, • Treaty ports in china -­‐ overemphasized them in history -­‐ can make that argument 9. Makes the assumption based on euroamerican history-­‐ createsa norm • -­‐ve question • I have my own norm • Consequences of maintaining someone else's norm • The east vs west • Why isn't the east like the west 10. Diasporas + blaut • Can say yes or no • Why might you be wrong • • • 10. • • • • Consequences of maintaining someone else's norm The east vs west Why isn't the east like the west Diasporas + blaut Can say yes or no Why might you be wrong Self reflective Not an easy answer ...
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