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A bamboo curtain descended on Upper Burma in May 1942. Little news filtered in or out. The warp and weft of everyday civilian life during the Japanese occupation is something of a mystery. In 1945 Rev. Stanley Vincent compiled an important booklet, Out of Great Tribulation , containing the wartime recollections of Burmese Methodists. 1 Two army chaplains (Acheson and Brown-Moffett) wrote brief accounts of separate visits they had made to the Chin States during 1944. In August 1945 Rev. U Po Tun wrote a long

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C. Mary Turnbull

’ series. Yet the bamboo curtain in the late 1950s and early 1960s was more transparent and less forbidding than Europe’s iron curtain, as Eric Ambler told in his Passage of Arms (London, 1959). In this amusing and well-told tale about gun-running to Indonesia, Ambler’s American businessman, doing the tourist run in Hong Kong, was surprised at the colony’s defencelessness and the

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The Ocean group in East and Southeast Asia, c. 1945–73
Nicholas J. White

professional secretary of the union with his ‘obviously political’ interests. 54 Fearing that any further democratisation would ensure that the Chinese-majority island slipped behind the ‘Bamboo Curtain’, and take mainland Malaya with it, Hobhouse demanded in March 1956 that a wider franchise or greater measure of self-government would have to be refused ‘at present’, and that British responsibility for

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Action/WEAD,’ Bamboo Curtain Studio Newsletter (3 December 2014). 40 Jason W. Moore, ed., Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism (Oakland: PM Press, 2016), 51. 41 Ibid. 42 Patty Chang, The Wandering Lake (New York: Queens Museum and Dancing Foxes Press, 2017), 31; and from the exhibition materials for Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake 2009–2017, 18 February 2018 at the Queens Museum. 43 Chang, The Wandering Lake, 66. 44 Luce Irigaray, ‘The “Mechanics” of Fluids,’ This Sex Which is Not One, tr. Catherine Porter (Ithaca

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(eco)feminist interpellations of Chineseness in the work of Yuk King Tan, Cao Fei, and Wu Mali
Jane Chin Davidson

Mali, ‘Ecofeminism: Art as Environment – A Cultural Action/WEAD,’ Bamboo Curtain Studio Newsletter (3 December 2014). 60 Shao, ‘Interview with Wu Mali.’ 61 Ibid. 62 The Inside Out: New Chinese Art was organized by the Asia Society Galleries and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, debuting at the Asia Society Galleries, New York, and P.S. 1, Long Island, New York, 15 September 1998. 63 See Cindy Sui, ‘Taiwan Kuomintang: Revisiting the White Terror Years,’ BBC News Taipei (13 March 2016), www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35723603 (accessed 20 December 2018). 64

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1949–1970 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971); Priscilla Roberts, Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the Cold War (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006); Matthew Rothwell, Transpacific Revolutionaries: The Chinese Revolution in Latin American (New York: Routledge, 2013). 42 John Lewis Gaddis, We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998) and The Cold War: A New History (New York: Penguin, 2007); Christina Klein, Cold War Orientalism: Asia in the Middlebrow Imagination 1945

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