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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 (2016) Toward a future of travel writing and history: collecting, researching and reflecting on southwestern Pacific Islanders’ experiences of the Pacific War. [Conference Proceedings] (Unpublished)

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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 show the interviewees acted as historians and storytellers. The travel writers drew inspiration from their journeys and applied their understanding of war history to better make sense of the present and articulate ideal visions of the future.

    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Uncontrolled Keywords: travel writing; Japan; history; the Pacific War; Solomon Islands; Papua New Guinea; historical consicousness
    Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
    D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
    P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Ryota Nishino
    Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 14:19
    Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 14:19
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9454
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