Glenn Deer, Christopher Lee, and Marissa Largo, Guest Editors
Special Issue: Beyond Canada 150: Asian Canadian Visual Cultures
Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas is a peer-reviewed journal that features multidisciplinary scholarship on intersections between visual culture studies and the study of Asian diasporas across the Americas. Perspectives on and from North, Central and South America, as well as the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean are presented to encourage the hemispheric transnational study of multiple Americas with diverse indigenous and diasporic populations.
This special issue of ADVCA, Beyond Canada 150: Asian Canadian Visual Cultures was edited by Glenn Deer, Christopher Lee, and Marissa Largo. The sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017 was promoted across the country by the Canadian government as Canada 150, an expansive program that included an impressive host of events and activities, special programs, and legacy projects. The historical milestone, however, also prompted wide-ranging debates about what (and how) Canada 150 events should be organized, and whether 150 years of colonialism should be celebrated at all. This special issue examines the contours of Asian Canadian visual culture against the backdrop of the Canada 150 commemoration in 2017 in order to reflect on the complex relationship between global diasporas and national formations.