Refracted Modernity: Visual Culture and Identity in Colonial Taiwan
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296pp. August 2007
Refracted Modernity: Visual Culture and Identity in Colonial Taiwan
Editor: Kikuchi, Yuko;
Since the mid-1990s Taiwanese artists have been responsible for shaping much of the international contemporary art scene, yet studies on modern Taiwanese art published outside of Taiwan are scarce. The nine essays collected here present different perspectives on Taiwanese visual culture and landscape during the Japanese colonial period (1895–1945), focusing variously on travel writings, Western and Japanese/Oriental-style paintings, architecture, aboriginal material culture, and crafts. Issues addressed include the imagined Taiwan and the "discovery" of the Taiwanese landscape, which developed into the imperial ideology of nangoku (southern country); the problematic idea of "local color," which was imposed by Japanese, and its relation to the "nativism" that was embraced by Taiwanese; the gendered modernity exemplified in the representation of Chinese/Taiwanese women; and the development of Taiwanese artifacts and crafts from colonial to postcolonial times, from their discovery, estheticization, and industrialization to their commodification by both the colonizers and the colonized.

Contributors: Chao-Ching Fu, Chia-yu Hu, Yuko Kikuchi, Kaoru Kojima, Ming-chu Lai, Hsin-tien Liao, Naoko Shimazu, Toshio Watanabe, Chuan-ying Yen.

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“Outstanding. . . . Does an excellent job of relating the history of visual culture in Taiwan to processes of modernization and colonialism in early 20th-century East Asia.” —China Quarterly (193, March 2008)
Editor: Kikuchi, Yuko;
Yuko Kikuchi is senior research fellow at TrAIN (Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation), University of the Arts, London.
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Preface

Note on Transliteration

Introduction by Yuko Kikuchi

Part 1. Images of Taiwan and the Discovery of the Taiwanese Landscape

1. Colonial Encounters: Japanese Travel Writing on Colonial Taiwan

Naoko Shimazu

2. The Beauty of the Untamed: Exploration and Travel in Colonial Taiwanese Landscape Painting

Hsin-tien [Xintian] Liao

3. Japanese Landscape Painting and Taiwan: Modernity, Colonialism, and National Identity

Toshio Watanabe

4. The Demise of Oriental-style Painting in Taiwan

Chuan-ying [Juanying] Yen

Part 2. Images by and about Women

5. The Changing Representation of Women in Modern Japanese Paintings

Kaoru Kojima

6. Modernity, Power, and Gender: Images of Women by Taiwanese Female Artists under Japanese Rule

Ming-chu [Mingzhu] Lai

Part 3. Construction of Taiwan’s Vernacular Landscape

7. Taiwaneseness in Japanese Period Architecture in Taiwan

Chao-ching [Chaoqing] Fu

8. Taiwanese Aboriginal Art and Artifacts: Entangled Images of Colonization and Modernization

Chia-yu [Jiayu] Hu

9. Refracted Colonial Modernity: Vernacularism in the Development of Modern Taiwanese Crafts

Yuko Kikuchi

Bibliography

Contributors

Index




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