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positions (2020) 28 (1): 177–205.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Lara C. W. Blanchard Cui Xiuwen (b. 1970) and Yu Hong (b. 1966) are contemporary Chinese artists whose images of women reflect a complicated gendered perspective. This article focuses on Cui’s Ladies’ Room (2000) and Yu’s Female Writer (2004, from the series She ). Both can be construed as feminist...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that for both the 1930s Korean writers with a background in the communist movement (exemplified here by a female novelist, Paek Sin'ae) and the mainstream authors without any radical connection (typified here by another prose writer, Yi Hyosǒk), Russia and Russians represented a civilizational “middle ground...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 579–605.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Ben Tran This essay examines the cultural translation of the Western first-person grammatical category into Vietnamese literature during French colonial rule. In the 1930s, Vietnamese writers began to assimilate the first-person pronoun “ tôi ” into their writing. The prevalence of tôi suggests...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 321–349.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Ding Naifei Imagined concubinage refers to fictional representations of urban marriage and romantic love in crisis in early 1980s Taiwan by women writers in short stories, novellas, and novels featuring female protagonists. This article's main question arises from a Taiwan context wherein...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 487–509.
Published: 01 August 2007
... suffering in “A Woman Writer,” for example, is more than a simple record. The story obliquely demonstrates the deprived foundation of female authorship, but it does not or cannot say what exactly the problem is, for the very concept...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 255–260.
Published: 01 May 1998
... in the specific world of Chinese literary culture of the 1980s through the work of writer Yu Luojin t:reats a specific traumatic con- frontation and negotiation. Female writers and Yu particularly entered the post-Mao literary scene at a time when...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 February 2020
... gaze: a Bei- jing nightclub women s room. Blanchard asks how Ladies Room raises ques- tions about Cui s position in relation to the women, to the camera, and to the audience. In a similar vein, Blanchard compares Yu Hong s (b. 1966) Female Writer (2004) with the late imperial- era screens known...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 193–218.
Published: 01 February 2006
... This scene is especially telling since it is the first of three instances in the novel that Lin’s aspirations as a female writer are mentioned. Lin writes three poems in the novel. The first is one by Tang poet Lu Zhaolin (635? – 689...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 311–343.
Published: 01 May 2006
... completely unnoticed in Hirotsu’s assess- ment, however, and he instead constructs an alternate, “female” genealogy for her that links her to Tamura Toshiko, and then goes on to link the other female writers he discusses to his assessment of her...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 381–414.
Published: 01 May 1996
... their names or pen names, however, the writers appear to be both male and female. The point is that the writers’ gender does not seem to affect their views on these issues. For example, “Talks with Ten Women” (“NU shiren tan written by Xiang Ya...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2006
... hard to substantiate through conventional labor history — they offer little, if any, possibility of freedom from violence for working-class women. By contrast, the female writer of proletarian literature Kang Kyo˘ng-ae wrote factory girls...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 113–177.
Published: 01 February 1998
..., the body of Japanese literature about blacks had been transformed into a literature about the black body, largely on the basis of books written by two female writers, Yamada Eimi and Ieda Sh6ko. On the whole, the current generation...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 542–569.
Published: 01 August 1994
... in men the pleasant sensation of awareness of their own strength.34 Sata Ineko, another female writer, was more sympathetic, seeing in Ichiyo an author herself trapped in inexpressible sorrow. Sata exonerated Ichiy6 with the remark...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 341–362.
Published: 01 May 2020
... on Manchukuo literary production s possible place within the historical fields of Chinese literary and cultural studies. Multiethnic and Multilingual Desires for Sovereignty Mei Niang, the most important female writer of Chinese in Manchukuo, first published her short story Qiao min ( Migrants...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 489–510.
Published: 01 May 2010
... addition, he had strong female traits. Thus, not only did his sexual behavior violate social norms, but his body itself also became a sign of transgression. In his comments, the writer made the unnamed actor even more worthy of condemnation...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 663–685.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Julia C. Bullock Duke University Press 2006 Fantasizing What Happens When the Goods Get Together: Female Homoeroticism as Literary Trope Julia C. Bullock In the 1960s a new generation of women writers exploded onto the Japanese literary scene...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 451–455.
Published: 01 August 2007
... writers” in Tamura Toshiko’s stories. In his “Politics of Doodling: Tamura Toshiko’s ‘A Woman Writer,’ ” Kuge’s premise is that writing never represents a self but rather either engages selves already ideologically predicated...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 580–608.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Ta-wei Chi Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Figure 1  The Chinese characters of female impersonation have also fascinated non-Chinese writers. One example is the French writer George Soulié de Morant, author of the 1925 novel Bijou de ceinture (Pei Yu: Boy Actress, trans...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 301–330.
Published: 01 May 2003
... interesting group of writers in one of the most fascinating junctures in Chinese literature and history.3 In the past twenty years, the scholarship produced about fashion and the body in many different fields has shown that in any given culture...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 237–262.
Published: 01 February 2014
...King-Kok Cheung This essay takes issue both with scholars who consider Chinese allusions in Asian American literature as Orientalist and with critics who advocate wholesale reclamation of an Asian (heroic) tradition. It shows through a detailed analysis of two poems how Chinese American writers...