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Speculative Histories

In a photo-essay that seeks to bring “future-oriented fictions and urban-centred theories of China and India” together, historian Kavita Philip writes about my photos, along with those by Dipti Desai. “How might we think dialogically about the material geographies of China and India, while not overplaying the familiar comparative analytics of borders and populations, communism and democracy, economic and cultural difference? How might we think in the longue durée about Asian urban and rural change without being overly formalist about theories of development?” >>> READ MORE >>>

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Science of Giants: China and India in the Twentieth Century (Volume 1, 2016)

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When Art Meets Scholarship in the Age of Digital Production

In a recent interview with Dissertation Reviews, I chat about my various visual art ventures and how they interact with my scholarship…  >>> READ MORE >>>

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Debris of Fake History

Here are some images about the manufacturing of military spectacle ahead of China’s V-Day military parade. Hidden in the mountains of Hebei is this defunct PLA military base that has recently been turned into movie props for an anti-Japanese propaganda film. The site, which contains fake war ruins as well as real military ruins, is now a post-production ruin.

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