Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies
The University of Auckland
Welcome to Volume 2
Number 2 of the Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies. The theme of
this edition is ‘Asia-Pacific Border and Boundary Crossings’.
Borders and boundaries function as a means to distinguish difference.
Lines of separation, whether physical or metaphorical, may also
constitute a barrier since demarcation works to exclude as well as to
contain. Consequently, border and boundary crossings not only imply
change and mobility, but the potential for the disruption of prevailing
social, cultural, economic and political practices. The dynamism of the
Asia-Pacific region is inherently unsettling to the reassurance of
stable, clear-cut categories that borders seem to offer. The articles,
creative writing and artwork of the current edition address the border
and boundary crossing theme from a variety of disciplinary and
methodological perspectives, which we believe will be of interest to
specialists and readers from other disciplines alike.
Volume 2 No.
2, November 2004, Asia-Pacific
Border and Boundary Crossings
and Cover Artwork
Technology Is Our Nature!: What Can We Do Without
Not that Fucking Old Thing Again: On Being
Mistaken as Chinese
Korea(n) Divided: Third Space Existence
in Kim Ki duk’s Wild Animals'
The Power of Thumbs: The Politics of SMS in
James M. Carter,
The Vietnam Builders: Private Contractors,
Military Construction and the ‘Americanization’ of United
States Involvement in Vietnam
Living on the Boundaries: Fred Mace and Surveying in
Nineteenth Century New Zealand
Invading the Pacific: The Biological and
Cultural Dimensions of Invasive Species in the Pacific
Gia Nghi Phung,
Locals’ Secrets: Asian Art in Aotearoa
Review of Somersault [film]
Review of Embers [film]
Review of Zatoichi [film]
Source: Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies