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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
... public discourse, historical chronologies, monuments, and music, the body of visual art about Thai state violence during the 1970s Cold War period raises some of the most relevant questions. Before the public articulation about the October 6, 1976, massacre was made possible by the twentieth anniversary...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 90–126.
Published: 01 February 1996
...Mark T. Berger Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Yellow Mythologies: The East Asian Miracle and Post-Cold War Capitalism Mark T. Berger Introduction: The Rise of East Asia and the End of the Cold War The end of the Cold War and the ensuing...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 109–131.
Published: 01 February 2011
... , 1973), the south Korean writer Ch'oe In-hun engaged in a sustained attempt to write a performative history that would unpack the multilayered coloniality informing the Cold War condition on the Korean peninsula: the intersection of statist authoritarianism and U.S. neocolonial developmentalism with a...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 501–516.
Published: 01 August 2020
... . de Haan Francisca . 2010 . “ Continuing Cold War Paradigms in Western Historiography of Transnational Women’s Organisations: The Case of the Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF) .” Women’s History Review 19 , no. 4 : 547 – 73 . Farley Lin . 2017 . “ I Coined the Term...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 603–630.
Published: 01 August 2020
... relations and internationally circulating PRC-produced cultural material that articulated feminist ideals as part of Afro-Asian-Latin American solidarity. This article returns to well-known texts of Maoist China to rethink state-produced Chinese feminism as a Cold War framework and gendered globality. It...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 659–675.
Published: 01 August 2020
... accountable for its invasion and colonial rule by the United States in its Cold War strategy to make post–World War II Japan a military outpost and bulwark in the region against communism. How then did the Cold War shape feminisms in Japan, a former colonizing force that never came to terms with its colonial...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Christine Hong As an introduction to the special issue of positions: asia critique on the unending Korean War, this opening essay calls critical attention to the war's temporal contours, shifting focus from the question of the Korean War's origins that bedeviled Korean studies throughout the Cold...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 781–815.
Published: 01 November 2018
... (1949–65) witnessed Chinese dance artists’ widespread efforts to create Chinese dance styles that would serve as alternatives to foreign dance forms. This Mao-era dance repertoire has been obscured in scholarship on Chinese dance history, as part of a larger pattern of Cold War knowledge production...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 August 2020
.... The Korean National Council of Women came together to join the International Council of Women, a major international women’s organization that was looking for new affiliations in the recently decolonized parts of Asia and Africa in the midst of Cold War competition. Thus, we should view the existence...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 785–806.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Jinsoo An This essay examines Cold War political discourse in South Korea's Manchurian action films. It opens by questioning the interpretive parameters of South Korea's cinematic war narratives, which isolate the military conflict of the Korean War (1950–53, in its conventional periodization) as...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 665–694.
Published: 01 November 2015
... a liberal Cold War racial dispensation that enabled limited forms of upward mobility for some communities of color. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Korean War Cold War Chicana/o studies Asian American studies border studies comparative race studies Rolando Hinojosa The...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 111–150.
Published: 01 February 2018
... military intervention in South Vietnamese cities. In the novel, the character of the Vietnamese superspy appears as a figure for the ambivalent political situation of the Republic of Vietnam within the geopolitics of the Cold War. Sovereignty, Surveillance, and Spectacle in South Vietnamese Spy Fiction...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 February 2021
.... These are the 1910s, prompted specifically by the 1912 War in Cuba, and the early Cold War, the 1950s and 1960s moment of intentionally modeling Puerto Rico as the “Showcase of the Americas.” In changing the focus to examine the play of images intrinsic to the house of mirrors, this meditation seeks to...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 555–582.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., expressed their absolute and undivided loyalty toward the crown. The lower-/working-class Chinese either assimilated with the majority or faced persecution for sedition of all sorts—from republicanism and Bolshevism in Vajiravudh's reign to communism during the Cold War years. In reality, the Thai state's...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 723–737.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Zhang Yiwu Among the many theories that evaluate “made by Žižek” and “made in China,” history reveals an uncanny similarity. Both of them unexpectedly project the complexity and nuances of the capitalist imaginary in the post-cold war era of globalization. They are both sorts of “global commodities...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 209–239.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Tessa Morris-Suzuki Area studies has always been controversial. Over the decades, the field has been criticized for lacking theoretical rigor and accused of complicity with the political agendas of the Cold War. More recently, controversy has tended to focus on the notion of “area” itself. The...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 517–546.
Published: 01 August 2020
... to do so largely because it took place at a time when there was no unified Chinese nation to speak of, and the CCP still framed its Marxist rhetoric in a May Fourth lens. An examination into the proletarian women’s movement therefore problematizes Cold War narratives about the antithetical...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
... this debate may be familiar within contemporary feminist discourses, communist feminisms that stretched across the Cold War divide were no less conflicted about what to do with sex difference, most explicitly represented by sexual violence and biological motherhood. Even as communist states implemented...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 701–727.
Published: 01 November 2020
...We Jung Yi This article examines Cold War icons transfigured in new media ecology by looking at the South Korean webtoon (web cartoon) Secretly, Greatly . In featuring the superfluous existence of kanch’ŏp (North Korean spies) dispatched to the South, the graphic narrative interweaves the legacy of...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 756–788.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Young Ji Lee This essay examines Maoist China and its deep engagement with local/global capitalism during the Cold War period. It analyzes how the socialist realist utopian images of self-reliant Dazhai, a model village in Shanxi, contributed to the domestic and international image of Maoist China...