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positions (1993) 1 (3): 607–639.
Published: 01 August 1993
...Alan S. Christy The Making of Imperial Subiects in Okinawa Alan S. Christy I wonder sometimes whether school inspectors and government functionaries are aware of the role they play in the colonies. For twenty years they poured every...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 301–328.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Kyle Ikeda This article examines two early pieces of literary war fiction by Okinawa's leading contemporary writer, Medoruma Shun, that deal with two kinds of unarticulated memories of the Battle of Okinawa: memory constrained by social consequence and the inexpressible memory of trauma. Both...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 683–711.
Published: 01 August 2009
...James E. Roberson This paper maps Okinawan songs from both pre- and postwar periods that have narrated Okinawan experiences of war and prayers for peace, arguing that these songs may be heard as sites of memory that trace Okinawa's conflicted positions within the Japanese empire and state...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 547–574.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Wendy Matsumura In July 1954, the US military notified residents of Isahama, Ginowan, in the central part of Okinawa Island, of their evictions from their lands. Despite immediate opposition by residents, the military rejected all appeals on the grounds that this and other evictions were necessary...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 745–778.
Published: 01 August 1997
...Gerald Figal Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Historical Sense and Commemorative Sensibility at Okinawa’s Cornerstone of Peace Gerald Figal The irony of the assertion “the atomic bomb saved lives” has recently been matched...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 659–675.
Published: 01 August 2020
... movement in Japan. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Asian Women’s Association (AWA) Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence (OWAAMV) Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) militarism colonialism References Akibayashi Kozue . 2004 . “Anzenhosho...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 February 2004
... movements. His major articles include “Social Change and Construction of New Iden- tity in Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa,” in Annual Report of the Institute for Inter- national Studies (2001), and “The Visiting Deity and Ancestors Worship...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 671–676.
Published: 01 August 1993
... the standard designation, “Okinawa Prefecture,” on the return address. He prefers “Ryiikyii KO,”the 40 referring to the arced form of the Ryukyu Islands. By emphasizing geographical formation, he seeks to challenge the geopolitics positions 1:3...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 125–135.
Published: 01 February 2005
... of mercy and peace. To begin, there is a certain small island in the East, where the world’s longest living and most intensely peaceable people live. My brother, a retired Episcopalian priest, was in Okinawa for a few years in the 1990s. He told me...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 507–538.
Published: 01 August 2008
... Minoru Iwasaki and Steffi Richter Introduction The Okinawa Affair In May 2005, just before we began writing this essay, a commotion was created when the Study Group for a Liberal View of History arrived in Okinawa to, as they said...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 February 2004
... of developers by the name of Unimat, Inc., is constructing an extremely large four-story building of iron and concrete in the northwestern region of Iri- omote Island. This group, which has the goal of developing the largest business resort in Okinawa...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 733–740.
Published: 01 November 2023
... 1940s in Okinawa, Taiwan, and Korea—the Battle of Okinawa in 1945, the February 28 incident in Taiwan in 1947, and the April Uprising in Cheju, South Korea, between 1948 and 1954—can be described as the “lawmaking violence” (G. rechtsetzend Gewalt ) that constituted a new legitimate order in East Asia...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 677–688.
Published: 01 August 2020
... into a cave refuge during the Battle of Okinawa because she had slipped out of conventional social intelligibility at the time. In Isahama Women Farmers Against Enclosure: A Rejection of the Prop- erty Relation in US- Occupied Okinawa, Wendy Matsumura tells the story of an anomaly speaking to fluidity...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 295–299.
Published: 01 May 2014
... canny about their ability to forward the mediated aims of the other. In Kyle Ikeda’s “Unarticulated Memories of the Battle of Okinawa: The Early Fiction of Second-­Generation War Survivor Medoruma Shun,” we encounter...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 382–405.
Published: 01 May 1994
.... After two and a half years in Manchuria, he went south with the Kanto positions 2:2 Fall 1994 384 Army, landing on an island near Okinawa where he witnessed the end of the war. Most Japanese...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 689–690.
Published: 01 August 2020
... is an associate professor of Japanese history at the University of Cali- fornia, San Diego. She is the author of The Limits of Okinawa: Japanese Capitalism, Living Labor, and Theorizations of Community (2015). ...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 289–290.
Published: 01 February 2004
...). Davinder Bhowmik is an assistant professor of Asian languages and literature at the University of Washington and specializes in modern narrative from Okinawa. Cui Zi’en is a research fellow in film studies at Beijing Film Academy and is finishing a film...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 367–391.
Published: 01 May 1995
...- nial management in the South Sea Islands. Much of the necessary labor power for colonial management, apart from that for phosphorous mining operations, was brought in from Okinawa. The number of Okinawans in the territory especially...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 483–484.
Published: 01 May 2008
... is currently conducting comparative research on colonial and postcolonial literature in Taiwan, Okinawa, and Manchuria. Haiyan Lee is assistant professor and program coordinator of modern China studies at the University of Hong Kong...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 833–834.
Published: 01 August 1993
...- low (‘994). Alan S. Christy is a graduate student in history at the University of Chicago. He is interested in Japanese intellectual history, Japanese nativism, and Okinawa. Chun Kyung-la is a professor of English...