China and the American Lake

Authors

  • Mark Tseng-Putterman

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-073-03-2021-07_5

Keywords:

Capitalism, Imperialism, Political Economy

Abstract

U.S. fantasies of expansion, commercial dominion, and military prowess have long hinged on a premise of Pacific exceptionalism. Couched in the millenarian language of manifest destiny, the Pacific region and its multitudinous ecosystems, cultures, peoples, and nations have been vacated in favor of an aqua nullius that frames the region as an empty space designated for U.S. possession by divine providence.

Published

2021-07-05