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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

Contributors

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pp. vii-viii

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1. Introduction: Finding the Grain of Heritage Politics

Hui Yew-Foong, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao and Philippe Peycam

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pp. 1-14

This volume is a collection of papers from the second conference in a series of three. This series of three conferences was first envisioned to look into what we call “the cultural politics of heritage-making” in Asia. In positing the notion of “heritage-making”, we foreground “heritage” as...

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2. Heritage, Identity and Power

Laurajane Smith

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pp. 15-39

My colleague Yujie Zhu recounted a tea ceremony he had attended in Canberra, Australia. At the ceremony was a student from Taiwan, a Chinese mainland tea expert, and a Japanese scholar. The Taiwanese student said, “Every time I drink this, it make me feel like I am back at home. It is like...

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3. Heritage-Making and Post-coloniality in Yangon, Myanmar

Jayde Lin Roberts

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pp. 40-60

In a nation where the post-independence, military-led governments saw their people as potential enemies who threatened the territorial integrity of Myanmar,1 heritage-making has been deployed as an exclusive technique of the state to manufacture a unitary national identity. That identity has...

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4. Living Heritage of Ruins? Contesting the Paradox in Trowulan’s Majapahit Heritage

Adrian Perkasa and Rita Padawangi

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pp. 61-85

Widely recognized from school history books in Indonesia, the name Trowulan is most familiar to Indonesians as the ancient capital of the glorious Majapahit Empire. The official narrative of Indonesia’s national history features the kingdom of Majapahit with the notion of archipelagic...

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5. The Reconstruction of Heritage in Rural Vietnam: An Analysis of State and Local Dynamics

Hy V. Luong

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pp. 86-113

We have lived not only in the era of globalization but also in the age of heritagization. More and more sites and activities have been officially designated as tangible or intangible heritage, from the local level to the international. Many scholars have attributed the making and remaking of...

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6. Performing Cultures, Negotiating Identities: The Cultural Politics of Indigenous Cultural Villages in West Malaysia

Cai Yunci

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pp. 114-136

Influenced by transnational indigenous rights movements and heritage activism, indigenous peoples in Malaysia are actively engaging in the display and performance of their tangible and intangible cultural heritage. This has manifested in demonstrations of traditional crafts, customs and...

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7. Constituting Philippine Filmic and Linguistic Heritage: The Case of Filipino Regional Films

Katrina Ross A. Tan

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pp. 137-163

Heritage-making is, more often than not, a task taken by the national government to bind its peoples and to make them recognize representations of national history, culture and identity. In this case the state becomes a source of what Laurajane Smith calls the “Authorized Heritage Discourse...

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8. Encounter and Counter-Narratives of Heritage in Macau

Sheyla S. Zandonai

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pp. 164-184

At dusk, from the outer rim of Macau’s Reservoir edging the Pearl River Delta, one can see the casino cluster on the opposite bank gradually light up, illuminating the darkening sky and projecting itself as a colourful sequin pattern over the still water. Next to it, a hill shrouded in darkness bears a...

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9. Cultural Activities of the Chinese Community in Post-war Myanmar

Yi Li

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pp. 185-207

Heritage, community and identity remain “malleable” (Harvey 2001, p. 310) for scholars who have for years been investigating the meaning of the past (Graham and Howard 2008, p. 13). Nevertheless, it is generally agreed that things related to the past are open to interpretation and...

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10. Chinese Street Opera in Singapore: Heritage or a Vanishing Trade

Zhang Beiyu

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pp. 208-231

Chinese street opera has had an active presence among Nanyang diaspora since the early 1900s. Initially, they were transplanted into Nanyang as an indispensable part of Chinese migrants’ religious life. Later on, from the 1930s, colonial societies like Singapore and Penang began to exhibit...

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11. Policy Formation and Civil Society Engagement in Heritage-Making in Taiwan: A Historical Examination

Min-Chin Chiang, Li-Ling Huang, Shu-Mei Huang and Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

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pp. 232-250

In Taiwan the discussion of civil society emerged in the 1980s and peaked in the early 1990s, when the society underwent political democratization. Civil society was considered a public sphere, enjoying relatively autonomy from the control of the state or the market. The birth of civil society in Taiwan...

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12. Becoming Taiwanese: Appropriation of Japanese Colonial Sites and Structures in Cultural Heritage-Making — A Case Study on the Wushantou Reservoir and Hatta Yoichi

Yoshihisa Amae

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pp. 251-280

Wushantou Reservoir and the adjacent waterways, known as the Chianan Canal, are located in Southern Taiwan, just beneath the Tropic of Cancer (Figure 12.1). They were constructed in 1930 by the Japanese colonizers who aimed to solve Japan’s rice shortage by turning the 150,000 hectares...

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13. Defining Culture in the Heritage Preservation of Taiwanese Veterans’ Villages: The Case of Zuoying

Li Danzhou

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pp. 281-304

After the Chinese civil war spread in February 1947, the troops of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) suffered successive military reversals in the Liaoshen, Pingjin and Huaihai campaigns of 1948. Consequently, the KMT military strategy was to retreat.1 At a military conference in...

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14. Tobacco Crop Memories in Taiwan: The Heritage of a Deadly Agriculture

Han-Hsiu Chen and Gareth Hoskins

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pp. 305-324

Agricultural landscapes have long been an important vehicle for postproductivist rural economies seeking to repackage themselves as places for tourism. Preservation activities, heritage operations, and commemorative routines are now intensifying their focus on the agricultural past to...

Index

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pp. 325-337