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Heavy traffic! This map shows routes of #Dutch, #English and #Swedish East India companies, based on the amazing #CLIWOC dataset (thanks @stvno!). The data is based on naval logbook records; here I only show data pre-1800. #twttterstorians #AsianTwitter #maritimehistory #VOC
You can download the data here: stvno.github.io/page/cliwoc/ or here: easy.dans.knaw.nl/ui/datasets/id…
I'll soon tweet some more maps using this dataset, they allow (among others) linkage with the VOC crews dataset.
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1) @lanacondor's recent photoshoot with her boyfriend, instagram.com/p/BqFxg5lBmpv/, as well as articles like these ( stylecaster.com/constance-wu-a… ) bring up a heated topic of debate in the AsAm community. Here's why I, as an Asian woman, take issue with these relationships.
2) No, it has nothing to do with my own preferences with dating Asian, which by the way, Lana, are not tribalistic. The fact that you would suggest that is absurd, given that you're implying that there is something fundamentally wrong with preferring your own.
3) The reason why I view this pairing in particular, though the same could be said for Asian men-white women couples, is that it feeds into the pedestalization of whiteness. What do you think images like these– couples like these– tell other people, especially white people, about
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