»untitled (there is no border here)« shilpa gupta
i tried very hard to cut the sky in half, one for my lover and one for me. but the sky kept moving and clouds from his territory came into mine. i tried pushing it away, with both my hands, harder and harder but the sky kept moving and clouds from my territory went into his. i brought a sofa and placed it in the middle, but the clouds kept floating over it. i built a wall in the middle, but the sky started to flow through it. i dug a trench, and then it rained and the sky made clouds over the trench. i tried very hard to cut
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When she means “Japanese people” as individual Japanese, yes, that might be harmful, but only if she’s in a position of power over Japanese people, otherwise it’s just venting, like you said. And in the other sense of the word, “Japanese people” as meaning the collective political system, imperial war crimes and post-imperial denial, then she’s not wrong at all, and has every right to be angry at the occupation.
My reaction is colored by the fact that I’ve never met a Chinese or Chinese-American person IRL who said something mean to me or hurt me in any way because of the actions of the Japanese Imperial Army in WWII. This is including when I went to China and told people I was Japanese-American. Maybe that’s happened to other people, but not to me. So when people from formerly Japan-occupied countries say things like, “the Japanese were cruel and inhuman” I take it as a statement on politics, one that i can agree with, and not a statement against me personally.