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Dis-Orienting PlanetsRacial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction$
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Isiah Lavender III

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496811523

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.001.0001

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Engineering the Techno-Orient

Engineering the Techno-Orient

The Hyperrealization of Post-Racial Politics in Cloud Atlas

(p.131) Engineering the Techno-Orient
Dis-Orienting Planets

Haerin Shin

University Press of Mississippi

Haerin (Helen) Shin, in “Engineering the Techno-Orient: The Hyperrealization of Post-Racial Politics in Cloud Atlas,” considers visions of technologized Asia and Asian bodies in the film Cloud Atlas (2012), and to a lesser extent the Philips TV commercial Robotskin (2007). Shin focuses on specific scenes that attempt to visualize the motif of crossing but instead deteriorate into problematic instances of conflation. Shin explores the appropriative use of stereotypes in transmedia augmentations related to techno-Orientalism, post-racialist politics, and Baudrillardan simulacra.

Keywords:   Techno-Orientalism, Simulacra, Film, Post-racial politics, Korea

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