Introduction: Cultural(ist) articulations of national (ist) stakes

Virginia R. Domínguez, Sasha Su Ling Weiland

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Picture these scenes. Clusters of Japanese high school students, variously clad in uniform school blazers or Raiders starter jackets, disembark from a fleet of air-conditioned buses and roam the Beijing Friendship Store shopping for souvenirs of their summer tour in China. A Tibetan cab driver in Chinese-controlled Lhasa tells a tourist he presumes to be Western that he prefers and identifies with Indian popular music and cinema and not with the Hong Kong and Taiwanese music and films that are far more popular in contemporary socialist China. And in Washington, D.C., a professional woman from the Solomon Islands, flown in by the Rural Advancement Foundation International headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, speaks critically and eloquently (and in English) at a key public session on "the Human Genome Diversity Project," sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrom Beijing to Port Moresby
Subtitle of host publicationThe Politics of National Identity in Cultural Policies
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781134388660
ISBN (Print)9057005026, 9781138974715
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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