han kang: the vegetarian

Between work and research, I don’t have as much time to delve into all of the books that I would like to read when I first hear about them. The Vegetarian by Han Kang is another one of those books that I have seen floating around Instagram for the past year or so. Many of the […]

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yoko tawada: memoirs of a polar bear

Scrolling through my posts, you might wonder whether or not I actually read novels – I wouldn’t blame you for such a thought because, for the most part, I tend to read non-fiction, theoretical texts or novels that are assigned for seminars. However, whenever possible, I decided to try to pick away at a novel “for fun”. […]

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chae man-sik: peace under heaven

Originally, my research focused more on Japanese imperialism in Manchuria, because this was the only context within which I ever even heard about Japanese imperialism spoken of. I thought that if I did end up focusing on post-colonialism in the East-Asian context, it would have to be Manchuria. My lack of context comes from two […]

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a return to arendt

A while ago I devoted a post to my love of Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism, so you can imagine how pleased I was when I found out another Arendt piece was assigned for one of my seminars. However, rather than being one of her other famous texts, we were assigned a piece that […]

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my love for hannah arendt

Those of you who follow me on Instagram are probably tired of seeing me post about Hannah Arendt’s book The Origins of Totalitarianism – and yet here I am writing about it in ever MORE depth. I thought I would take a moment to not only update this poor neglected blog, but also to explain in […]

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