Panzer vor! Japanese anime and social memories of the Asia-Pacific War
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Panzer vor! Japanese anime and social memories of the Asia-Pacific War

Moe military is subgenre of a subculture in which these reflexive and seemingly dichotomous concepts of aggressor and pacifist break binaries and exist contiguously. Girls und Panzer and The Sky Crawlers sit squarely within this practice of myth making in the contemporary Japanese socio-historical consciousness.

迷失與掙扎:以廣東歌訴説香港人對政治變遷的無所適從 Lost and Struggling: Explaining Hongkongers’ Perplexity over Political Vicissitudes through Cantopop Songs
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迷失與掙扎:以廣東歌訴説香港人對政治變遷的無所適從 Lost and Struggling: Explaining Hongkongers’ Perplexity over Political Vicissitudes through Cantopop Songs

By Crystal Choi, Eunice Chan and Marco Lam 前言 廣東歌一直紀錄香港社會變遷,亦係香港文化同身份認同嘅載體。1989年嘅六四事件,加添香港社會對中共管治嘅不安同恐懼,當時唔少嘅流行曲都用呢個題材。九七主權移交廿五年後嘅今日,呢份不安同恐懼都仲喺度,而廣東歌繼續肩負起記錄社會變化嘅重任。我吔一齊睇下廣東歌,點樣反映唔同時期嘅香港社會,對於主權移交同埋中港關係嘅睇法。 Introduction Since its emergence in the 1970s, Cantopop has been documenting social change in Hong Kong. It is also a carrier of Hong Kong’s culture and identity. In 1989 the Tiananmen Massacre occurred in mainland China. This event filled the people of Hong Kong with…

Rapping the Decolonisation of ‘America’ – Rapear la decolonización de ‘América’
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Rapping the Decolonisation of ‘America’ – Rapear la decolonización de ‘América’

[Traducción al español incluida.] Ana Nenadović discusses Residente’s new single This is not America, establishing connections between the lyrics, the music video and relevant theoretical debates, and examining the contributions of creative practices to the decolonisation of our minds.

Queer Baroque: Nikko Mausoleum
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Queer Baroque: Nikko Mausoleum

The construction of modern sexuality emphasises the sameness of biological gender between sexual object and sexual subject, which did not operate in Japan as it could not accommodate these existing gender constructions. The intense connection of the Nikkō Tōshōgu to the Tokugawa meant that it was intrinsically connected to a time that was becoming increasingly demonised as deviant.