The trailer to “Coming to you, Minu” reminds us of the important role that music plays in fights for migrant justice. Why do you think this is the case? …


How do you think the trauma that Okinawan women experienced during the Battle of Okinawa impacted their responses to the military base construction that the US military Occupation authorities enacted during the early 1950s that we see in the Isahama struggle? …


What each of the groups of people that we have discussed thus far share, is being treated with suspicion due to their societal treatment as somehow not fully belonging (here, I am talking about the Chinese in Honolulu, Koreans in Befu, and Okinawans on the battlefront). We have also seen…


What do you think are some of the impacts of being labeled as spies, or national traitors by the state and military for internal relations within Okinawan society? …


What do you think prompted so many Koreans into direct action against Japanese colonial rule? How much of it do you think was the language of the March 1, 1919 Declaration of Independence, and how much were other factors that Shin mentions? Answer this question by thinking about what might…


How might paying attention to sound/soundscapes help us think about all of the ways that capitalism destroys our relationships to each other, as well as about how people continue to form new relationships with each other? Think about this question by engaging Goffe’s concept of extra-coloniality. …


Why do you think that both Liang Qichao and He Zhen developed their politics in China while they were away from the country? Have you experienced something similar, where travel, or moving away shifted your self-identification? …


Hi everyone,

My name is Jiawei Wang, and I also go by Claire. I am a first-year undergrad at UCSD majoring in Economics. I am also planning to add a second major in International Studies — PoliSci. This is my first class on East Asian history at UCSD. I found…


Here are my thoughts on this week’s topic:

Goffe illustrates in her article that sound/soundscapes provide new perspectives on understanding how capitalism can affect people’s relationships. She stated in the article, “Chinese diasporic capital fostered unexpected extracolonial conduits of sociality and creativity for the Jamaican masses” (Goffe 98). The Jamaican…

Jiawei Wang

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