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The Day the Sun Rose in the West: Bikini, the Lucky Dragon, and I (review)

The Day the Sun Rose in the West: Bikini, the Lucky Dragon, and I (review) book and media reviews 223 interrelated and intersecting trajec- unproblematic vessel conveying Sia tories representing growth through Raga thought. However, compared to time and space. One trajectory moves the overall contributions of Taylor’s upward, through a central trunk. book, such criticisms (unavoidable The other moves outward, through in so ambitious a work) seem to be branches that bifurcate right and left relatively minor quibbles. This work is from the trunk, creating multiple highly recommended. “sides.” lisa humphrey Taylor sees something extraordi- Washington, DC nary captured in this land-tree (which he also finds expressed in other *** ways): a Sia Raga reconciliation of the problematic expressed in Sahlins’s The Day the Sun Rose in the West: “structure of the conjuncture.” Chief Bikini, the Lucky Dragon, and I, Ruben’s tree incorporates at once by Ōishi Matashichi. Translated an “atemporal cartography” and “a by Richard M Minear. Honolulu: spatialized temporality and itiner- University of Hawai‘i Press, 2011. ant history” of the Sia Raga (101). It isbn cloth, 978-0-8248-3511-8; possesses a built-in reconciliation of paper, 978-0-8248-3557-6; xii + 157 history and structure, in which events pages, index. Cloth, us$45.00; paper and ideas happen at once, and the lan- us$18.00. guage of time is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Day the Sun Rose in the West: Bikini, the Lucky Dragon, and I (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 24 (1) – Feb 12, 2012

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Abstract

book and media reviews 223 interrelated and intersecting trajec- unproblematic vessel conveying Sia tories representing growth through Raga thought. However, compared to time and space. One trajectory moves the overall contributions of Taylor’s upward, through a central trunk. book, such criticisms (unavoidable The other moves outward, through in so ambitious a work) seem to be branches that bifurcate right and left relatively minor quibbles. This work is from the trunk, creating multiple highly recommended. “sides.” lisa humphrey Taylor sees something extraordi- Washington, DC nary captured in this land-tree (which he also finds expressed in other *** ways): a Sia Raga reconciliation of the problematic expressed in Sahlins’s The Day the Sun Rose in the West: “structure of the conjuncture.” Chief Bikini, the Lucky Dragon, and I, Ruben’s tree incorporates at once by Ōishi Matashichi. Translated an “atemporal cartography” and “a by Richard M Minear. Honolulu: spatialized temporality and itiner- University of Hawai‘i Press, 2011. ant history” of the Sia Raga (101). It isbn cloth, 978-0-8248-3511-8; possesses a built-in reconciliation of paper, 978-0-8248-3557-6; xii + 157 history and structure, in which events pages, index. Cloth, us$45.00; paper and ideas happen at once, and the lan- us$18.00. guage of time is

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Published: Feb 12, 2012

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