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Japanese-Inflected Utopias and the Search for a Boat: Supporting Research Threads

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East Asian modernity / Environmental Politics in East Asia / Japan / Manchuria

Pimping products isn’t the style of Sinologistical Violoncellist, or what the Brooklyn literary blog Moby Lives calls “a single scholar’s East Asia Journal,” but when a product is tied to Japan in a fashion, veers toward a utopian vision, evokes Kenzo Tange’s “Marine City (1960)” and has yet to exist, then we have a situation worthy of some consideration. The project under view is Cesar Harada’s “Protei,” a fleet of oil-gathering robots currently under development.  […]