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Kamagasaki: The Legacy of Poverty and Uprising in Urban Spaces
Osaka has long been a hub of labor and industry in Japan. The Kamagasaki district near the famed Osaka Loop Line became the epicenter of day labor, even originating its own type of labor market – yoseba. Formally renamed the Airin district in the 1960s, the area has since fallen under the radar, despite its importance in ...
Electronic Dissidence: Ai Weiwei and Maoist Legacies in the Reform Era
(University of Washington Libraries, 2014)
Over the past decade, Ai Weiwei has emerged as a prominent artist activist in China. He is recognized across the globe for his dissident perspectives and large-scale art projects. Noted for his pro-democratic political perspectives, Ai has come to represent a potent, antithetical challenger to the Chinese ...