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Toward a future of travel writing and history: collecting, researching, and reflecting on Southwestern Pacific Islanders' experiences of the Pacific war

Nishino, Ryota (2018) Toward a future of travel writing and history: collecting, researching, and reflecting on Southwestern Pacific Islanders' experiences of the Pacific war. [Conference Proceedings]

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    Abstract

    This essay follows wide definitions of travel and travelers, and explores the potential of travel writing as a medium of historical information. The travelers surveyed have acted as historians who collected and researched during and after their journeys. Yet, these accounts draw attention to two issues: the roles of interviewees, and the travelers’ own development of historical consciousness. The writing on southwestern Pacific Islands shows the interviewees acted as historians and storytellers. The travel writers drew inspiration from their journeys and applied their understanding of war history to make better sense of the present and articulate ideal visions of the future.

    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
    D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
    P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Ryota Nishino
    Date Deposited: 22 May 2018 12:57
    Last Modified: 22 May 2018 12:57
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10618
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