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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Gabriella Lukacs The departure point for this introduction is the proposition that youth unemployment and underemployment are not social anomalies, but they are the new faces of labor for youth in East Asia. This introductory essay argues that a global crisis in capitalism that began in the early...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Heather Bowen-Struyk Duke University Press 2006 Guest Editor’s Introduction: Proletarian Arts in East Asia Proletarian Literature in the World The proletarian arts movement was an international politico-arts movement that flourished in the 1920s...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 481–495.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Sit Tsui; Lau Kin Chi In an era of vacillations between threats of a nuclear war and promises of peace breakthroughs in East Asia, this article takes examples from public campaigns of women’s peace groups—such as Women’s Peace Walk, Women Cross DMZ (the Demilitarized Zone), Women’s Active Museum...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 659–675.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Kozue Akibayashi Japan occupies a unique position in the history of East Asia as the sole non-Western colonial power. Japan’s defeat in the Asia-Pacific War that ended its colonial expansion did not bring justice to its former colonies. The Japanese leadership and people were spared from being held...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 501–516.
Published: 01 August 2020
... .” positions 26 , no. 4 : 561 – 92 . Wang Zheng . 2017 . Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–1964 . Oakland : University of California Press . Cold War Feminisms in East Asia: Introduction Suzy Kim All three concepts...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 453–468.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., across East Asia. From new household forms—including divorcees, single parents, adults living alone or with chosen kin, same-sex couples, and transnational marriages—to shifting ideologies of how families should be organized and kinship ties recognized, families have been at the center of substantial...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 117–142.
Published: 01 February 2023
... before discussing how one particular concept—that of the gap ( écart )—not only lies at the heart of his metaphysics but also forms the very basis for developing an adequate methodology for negotiating his encounter with East Asia. Finally, by also considering some of Jullien's recent ideas, the article...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 67–94.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Naoki Sakai In characterizing one of the extraordinary achievements of positions: east asia cultures critique , one cannot overestimate a political investment gradually constituted, wittingly or unwittingly, throughout the career of the periodical by the editorial team to counteract the implicit...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 43–72.
Published: 01 February 2009
... to have provided some of the intellectual foundation for the ideology of the Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere. A brief intellectual biography of Miki and an examination of the founding and organization of the Shōwa Kenkyūkai are included, in addition to a close reading of some of Miki's journalism...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Tani Barlow Issue 20.1 introduces changes in the positions project which widen the “Asia” or “Asias” that contributors can expect to reference in their work. The journal's name change from positions: east asia cultures critique to positions: asia critique signals several changes. The cultures...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 15–39.
Published: 01 February 2015
... historical context that has challenged a perennial Japan-centered perspective since 1895, namely, that the Japanese are the dominant power, culture, and people in East Asia. The rise of a China-centered narrative since the late 1990s has superseded the assumed preeminence of Japan in Asia, a preeminence...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... among distinct cases of pollution from radiation, chemical solvents, and insoluble copper. We bring to the fore an analysis of the particulate in this introduction to several articles focusing on East Asia by considering its role within the scope of the concept of genba (現場). We define genba as a lived...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 73–95.
Published: 01 February 2009
... Immanuel Kant's political philosophy and theory of subjectivity and argues that he unwittingly moved toward a view that he explicitly rejected, Hegelian cultural universality. Miki attempted to justify Japanese imperialism through a logic of cultural mediation by which the cultures of East Asia were...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Mun Young Cho How do recent transnational encounters in East Asia help us explore the condition of poverty amidst increasingly unpredictable global and national political economy? Against a backdrop of East Asian “postmiracle” times, this article sheds light on the precarity of South Korean...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 11–49.
Published: 01 February 2013
... anchored in (East) Asia, these debates have curiously failed to consider the case of Japanese colonialism, where deeper physiognomic similarities between colonizer and colonized made it even more important to create, mark, and patrol the shifting boundaries between the diverse members of the multiethnic...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 317–347.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Ou-Byung Chae This article examines the genealogy of postcolonial state culture in South Korea in the context of the changing imperial order in East Asia. First, we reveal an uneasy, uncomfortable, and antagonistically complicit relationship between colonial culture, anticolonial culture...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 115–119.
Published: 01 February 2015
...James L. Hevia The Visualizing Culture controversy demonstrated the ongoing struggle in East Asia over the meaning of the twentieth-century conflicts between Japan and neighboring countries. Critics demanded that the images of Japanese and Qing soldiers required narrative context, but narratives...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the frame of the spiritual totality to be shared by the individuals as parts of the whole. The two symbiotic states, self-abjection and the participation within the gong , constructed a particular mode of discourse of the psyche in East Asia during the Pacific War and paved the way for the frame...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 159–205.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of U.S. and Japanese nationalisms would slacken the disciplinary exclusivity of area studies and transform its mode of knowledge production. The essay is a prelude to a transpacific study in which our historical inquiry will put the United States and East Asia in a continuous field of inquiry. Imperial...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
.... Through an intertextual reading of two of the most popular revolutionary operas in 1970s communist East Asia— The Flower Girl from North Korea and The White-Haired Girl from China—it attends to the diverse strategies in addressing the “woman question” and the possibilities as well as limits opened up...