Journal Article Review of Szadziewski, H. (2020). Converging Anticipatory Geographies in Oceania: The Belt and Road Initiative and Look North in Fiji.
Szadziewski (2020) argues that the geo-economic ambitions expressed in Fiji’s “Look North” policy and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has imbued emotion into Fiji’s national landscape. Their geo-economic ambitions have met in Fiji in a way that has imbued national space with a “hope” of economic prosperity. This review analyses the effect of hope… Continue readingAnticipatory Geographies, Asia Investment Bank, Belt and Road Initiative, BRI, China, Coral Coast, Development Discourse, Emotion, Emotional geographies, Fiji, Hope, Look North, Maritime Silk Road, Moral geography, Power China, Power Construction Corporation of China, Sino-Fijian Relationship, Space, structural Re-adjustment, The Silk Road Ark Hotel
In a previous article I introduced the notion that exile is not an unfamiliar experience in Oceania, and that a new form of tacit island exile is emerging in Oceania. This form of exile is tacit in the sense that some inhabitants of rural islands are encouraged, but not explicitly forced, to migrate to informal… Continue reading