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Book Review: China and Orientalism
April 10, 2012 in Books by Twentieth-Century China
while for Edward Said the East was the irreducible “other,” the location of the absolute difference, the new Sinological-Orientalism construes China as the place of “becoming sameness” (p. 2). By this he means that China remains the other—it is still not normal—but is now placed within a scale of hierarchical difference, one in which it is always in the process of becoming like the West: liberal, open, modern, and free. In Vukovich’s essential re-formulation, this China is always the realm of the “not yet” (p. 3).
the colonial discourse of Sinological-Orientalism is part of a larger knowledge/power articulation. In fact, one added bonus of the work is that it illustrates how this perception of China is manufactured through the repetition, across different fields, of the same colonial discourse
No matter what they actually say or do, Vukovich argues, the people of China are perceived by foreign observers as ultimately wanting to become the same with the West—and thus they are always doomed to fail.
Anecdotally, one could cite examples of the penetration and absorption of Sinological-Orientalist discourse in the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan; self-orientalizing is nothing new
April 10, 2012 10:12 AM
Tulsa shootings suspects Jake England and Alvin Watts confess, police say
(CBS/AP) TULSA, Okla. - The two suspects arrested in a Tulsa shooting spree, Jake England and Alvin Watts, have confessed, according to police documents given to the Associated Press.
The documents given to the AP on Monday say 19-year-old England confessed to shooting three people and 32-year-old Watts confessed to shooting two.
The reason for the shooting rampage may lie in a killing that took place more than two years ago. England's father, Carl England, was fatally shot in 2010 by a man who had threatened his daughter and tried to kick in the door of her home. The man was black and police say Jake England may have been seeking vengeance when he and his roommate shot five black people last week.
Two Tulsa shooting suspects confess to Good Friday gun-spree which left three dead and two seriously injured
Jake England, 19, admitted shooting three people and Alvin Watts, 32, confessed to shooting two
Friends and family say Jake England, 19, spun into a downward spiral following the death of his father
Black leaders in Tulsa, Oklahoma, call random killings 'racially motivated'
Rampage occurred the night after the two-year anniversary of the killing of England's father, Carl England
Carl England was killed in 2010 during an altercation with a black man outside his daughter's apartment complex
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PUBLISHED: 01:43 GMT, 10 April 2012 | UPDATED: 07:40 GMT, 10 April 2012
FBI fears American universities ‘swarming with spies’
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Published: 10 April, 2012
American Universities Infected by Foreign Spies Detected by FBI
By Daniel Golden - Apr 9, 2012 6:00 AM GMT+0900
Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon contacted the Central Intelligence Agency in late 2009 with an urgent question.
The school’s campus in Dubai needed a bailout and an unlikely savior had stepped forward: a Dubai-based company that offered to provide money and students.
Simon was tempted. She also worried that the company, which had investors from Iran and wanted to recruit students from there, might be a front for the Iranian government, she said. If so, an agreement could violate federal trade sanctions and invite enemy spies.
The CIA couldn’t confirm that the company wasn’t an arm of Iran’s government. Simon rejected the offer and shut down undergraduate programs in Dubai, at a loss of $3.7 million.
Hearkening back to Cold War anxieties, growing signs of spying on U.S. universities are alarming national security officials. As schools become more global in their locations and student populations, their culture of openness and international collaboration makes them increasingly vulnerable to theft of research conducted for the government and industry.
“We have intelligence and cases indicating that U.S. universities are indeed a target of foreign intelligence services,” Frank Figliuzzi, Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant director for counterintelligence, said in a February interview in the bureau’s Washington headquarters.
How Subtle Discrimination Affects Targets II: American as Apple Pie
In their first study, the researchers approached Asian American students and White students on a college campus to fill out a survey about food preferences. For half of the participants, the researchers first asked the seemingly innocuous question, "Do you speak English?" The Asian Americans who had been asked this question were statistically more likely to report favorite foods that are associated with America, such as burgers and french fries, compared to either Asian Americans who had not been asked this question or to White Americans (for this latter group, asking about their English had no effect on their food preferences).
In a second study, Guendelman and colleagues specifically invited Asian American participants to the lab to select and then eat foods from a web-based menu. The menu fully disclosed the nutritional information of the food choices. Half of the participants, chosen at random, were stopped by the experimenter at the door and told, "Actually, you have to be an American to be in this study."
All of the participants clarified that they were indeed American—but that was not the point. The point was to see how the identity threat invoked by the experimenter's words would affect their food choices. As with Study 1, following this very brief interchange, the participants who were under identity threat were more likely to choose foods from the American menu—grilled cheese, hamburgers, fries, Philly cheese steak, chicken fritters—than participants whose American identity had not been threatened. This small manipulation, in fact, caused the study participants to choose (and later eat) food with an average extra 182 calories and 12 grams of fat.
JDG on self-appointed Hanami Vigilantes in Osaka harassing NJ. http://www.debito.org/?p=10091
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Evan Samuel Heimlich Carlos, in my 12 years in the Kobe area, 11 of them were like you say: many partiers wanted to share their drinks and snacks with us foreigners, and sometimes I even jammed, as a musician, with fellow guitarists. But I don't know why you'd disbelieve the guy who wrote to Arudou Debito, who explained that the men were not bothering anyone else
Isn't it because the post was on Debito org?