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positions (2020) 28 (3): 517–546.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Marxism and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for negating women’s gendered interests in favor of a class focus. Yet, it was the proletarian women’s movement of the United Front that attracted the largest amount of women activists during China’s National Revolution (1925–27). What was the allure...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 809–834.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Covell F. Meyskens Abstract This article examines two theoretical frameworks used to evaluate Maoist development. The first is based on neoclassical economic theory, and the second is rooted in the idea that the Chinese Communist Party made China into a state capitalist regime. Both...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 133–160.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Travis Workman This article discusses the philosophical works of Sŏ In-sik, who published mainly between 1937 and 1940, following his five-year imprisonment as a member of the M-L (Marxist-Leninist) group and the Korean Communist Party. While it recognizes a major shift in his thinking in 1938...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 517–540.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Yukiko Shigeto In 1934 Nakano Shigeharu (1902 – 79), a Marxist writer and key figure in the Japanese proletarian literature movement since the mid-1920s, renounced his ties with the Japan Communist Party by way of vowing not to participate in social movements, an act known in Japanese as tenkô...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 661–689.
Published: 01 August 2014
... officials and the county government have attempted to crack down on what they claim are illegal buildings. Some households have already been moved, conflicts loom large, and the village Communist Party secretary has caused even more controversy by building himself a huge house, hoping for a large...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 41–48.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of the posts, critical of the MIT students, quickly framed the debate as Chinese nationalism vs. US academic freedom. They implied that the MIT Chinese students were motivated by Chinese nationalism because of the Chinese Communist Party's indoctrination. According to those critics, the MIT Chinese students...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 783–807.
Published: 01 November 2021
... under its jurisdiction. A soldier's family in Qingyuan County visited the Provincial Court 118 times to resolve a housing dispute, all to no avail. In 1952, at the Communist Party's North China Bureau alone, officials received between ten and twenty letters per day, many of which contained similar...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 921–945.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... The GMD vision for China was a failed one. Full-­scale conflict with Japan and the ensuing military showdown with the communists weakened at the core whatever program, including the New Life Movement itself, the party-­state instituted...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 595–625.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., and obligation to which they are linked. The debates take many forms; however, their primary focus is upon current efforts to de ne, measure, and enforce greater accountability in a context in which the Communist Party maintains that the socialist...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 245–250.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Communist Party (JCP) . . . . . . . . . . | . . . . . . . . . . . | . . . . . . . . . . . | . . . . . . . . . . . | . . . . . . . . . . . | . . . . . . . . . . . | . . . . . . . . . . . 1890...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 483–509.
Published: 01 May 1995
... and, indeed, inevitable; as Marx and Engels put it in the Man$esto of the Communist Party, “not only has the bourgeoisie forged the weapons that bring death to itself; it has also called into existence the men who are to wield those weapons...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 47–65.
Published: 01 February 2021
... designed to destroy the Malayan Communist Party. It is through the Emergency that many of these alternative futures and the political organizations from which they emerged were thoroughly marginalized or eliminated entirely. This article examines two films by the Malaysian filmmaker Amir Muhammad, The Last...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 523–533.
Published: 01 August 2005
..., to the so-called French Communist Party (PCF). They affirmed that it was necessary to have confidence in the masses, and to learn from them about the politics of our time. Let all the upstarts and renegades snigger! We remember this memorable...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 May 2006
.... In the early 1920s, Japanese radicals met there with Comin- tern (Communist International) representatives in an effort to found and then maintain the Japanese Communist Party, and they received significant financial support as a result of those visits...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 693–719.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Mukundan is the protagonist of Arabikatha. In his village, everyone knows him, a committed Communist Party member, as Cuba Mukundan.7 In the early part of the film, Mukundan realizes to his complete astonishment that he has to pay a huge sum...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 481–514.
Published: 01 August 2005
..., the “mass alliance.” We fought against the brutal inertia of the PCF [French Communist Party], against its violent conservatism. In China too the party bureaucracy was attacked; that was called “to struggle against revisionism.” Even the splits...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 869–894.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of late August 1958 also argued that because of the sharp increase in capital construction and rural industrialization, demands on labor transformed rural social life, including the institution of collective forms of social reproduction (Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party [1958] 1962a: 454...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 707–721.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., heaven removes its mandate and bestows it on another. Is, then, “heaven” not the Chinese name for the “big other” (tradition)? Is not Communist Party rule legitimized by the “mandate of heaven,” obliging the communists Žižek ❘ Three Notes on China: Past...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 659–662.
Published: 01 August 2005
... and in the “communistparties pledging allegiance to it, and so on. The Failure of the Revolutionary Endeavor The objection according to which the storm of the Cultural Revolution also juxtaposed the persons of different political leaders is extremely meager...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 573–602.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., biscuits, and fruit like the other gods. At one temple fair, his image was flanked by calligraphy saying “Long live the chairman,” “Love Chairman Mao,” and “Embrace the Communist Party.”8 If any irony was intended, it was certainly lost...