115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Representations of the Colonial Other in the Visual Arts

Session Chair: 
Koreen Nakahodo, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Session 5: Saturday 8:15 – 9:45 am
Henry 225


  1. Hazel Hahn, Seattle University
    The Journal des voyages et des aventures de terre et de mer led the adventure periodical market. It published original illustrated adventure fiction by popular authors set in all parts of the world alongside non-fictional accounts of exploration, travel, and adventure. In exploring the representation of the exoticized Other, this paper focuses on the tensions around the “reality effect” created by the magazine.
  2. Leonard Koos, University of Mary Washington
    This paper considers the visual rhetorical strategies employed by nineteenth-century French colonial photographers when representing native Algerian woman. Specifically, this paper will examine two frequently represented Algerian colonial "types" -  the mauresque and the Ouled Naïl woman - in the context of the late-nineteenth-century photographically illustrated postcard.
  3. Nobuko Yamasaki, Lehigh University
    Comparing paintings and images on stamps, produced in Manchukuo, a puppet state run by imperial Japan, to representations of an iconic idol and actress, Ri Kôran / Li Xianglan / Yamaguchi Yoshiko (1920-2014), this paper elucidates the ideological structures of the Japanese empire. Born and raised in China and fluent in Japanese and Chinese, Yamaguchi, a Japanese woman, performed a Chinese woman who supported the building of the Japanese empire.       
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