Volume 23, Number 1, February 2015

Table of Contents

A Special Issue: Reconsidering the 2006 MIT Visualizing Cultures Controversy

Guest Editors’ Introduction: Unpacking a Controversy: National Histories, Visual Cultures, and Digital Dissent

pp. 1-14

National Histories

Optical and Cognitive Illusions: The MIT Visualizing Cultures Controversy in Spring 2006

pp. 15-39

American Academic Freedom and Chinese Nationalism: An H-Asia Debate

pp. 41-48

The Misplaced “Apology”: Rethinking China’s Internet Patriotism

pp. 49-58

The Multiple Contexts of Protest: Reflections on the Reception of the MIT Visualizing Cultures Project and the Anti- Right Japanese Demonstration in Shanghai

pp. 59-90

Visual Cultures

Lantern Slide Moments and the Taught Subject, 1906 and 2006

pp. 91-114


pp. 115-119

How Chinese Are You?: Or, It Could Have Been Me

pp. 121-129

Textualizing Cultures: Thinking beyond the MIT Controversy

pp. 131-144

Digital Dissent

Go Baobao! Image-Driven Nationalism, Generation Post-1980s, and Mainland Students in Hong Kong

pp. 145-165

Reframing the Visualizing Cultures Controversy: Let’s Talk about the Digital Medium

pp. 167-174

The Social in Media: Race, History, and the Visualizing Cultures Controversy at MIT

pp. 175-180

Reflexive Digitization and the Role of the University

pp. 181-184


Interview with 2005–6 MIT CSSA President Huan Zhang

pp. 185-190

Note on Digital Sources

pp. 191-193


pp. 195-196