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positions (2013) 21 (4): 801–851.
Published: 01 November 2013
... veterans gradually emerged out of the private domain and began to draw more attention in the public discourse of the Second World War. This article will argue that the emergence of a new discourse of Taiwanese veterans since the 1990s has served as a (long overdue) redemption for the Taiwanese veterans...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 383–415.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the Second World War. Despite this emphasis on the individual, I argue that the collective enterprise of the Gutai altered the creative process irrevocably, and that it is impossible to consider the work of any artist separate from the group. In his article “Gutai kusari” (“Gutai Chain”) on the tension...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 439–468.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Vanessa B. Ward The journal Shisō no kagaku ( Science of Thought ) and the Institute for the Science of Thought have received relatively little attention in the English-language literature on Japanese intellectual life after the Second World War. Among scholars writing in English, Shisō no kagaku...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 97–125.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Takeshi Kimoto At a critical time in the Asia-Pacific war, the second generation of the Kyoto School of philosophy engaged in a discourse of war represented as Sekaishi-teki tachiba to Nihon ( The World Historical Position and Japan ) (1943). This book consists of three roundtable discussions...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 527–563.
Published: 01 August 2017
... itself, emanating from both domestic contexts and abroad. These stories provide crucial evidence for the growing frequency of sex-change-related discussions in Chinese-speaking communities in the immediate post–World War II era. Additionally, this essay has one broader aim: to offer a historiographical...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 841–868.
Published: 01 November 2020
... independent documentary Village People Radio Show ( Apa khabar orang kampung ) recovers radio’s forgotten role in the Second Malayan Emergency, also known as the Communist Insurgency War (1967–89). Pauses, Cuts, and Static Interference: Media Forms of Merger and Separation in Malaysia and Singapore Shaoling...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 555–582.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Party Revolution of 1932. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 ethnic Chinese assimilation Vajiravudh Free Thai Movement Jews of the Orient Second World War Siam Beyond Jews of the Orient: A New Interpretation of the Problematic Relationship between the Thai State and Its...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 693–716.
Published: 01 November 2017
... after 1946.” In Rebuilding Urban Japan after 1945 , edited by Hein Carola Diefendorf Jeffry M. Ishida Yorifusa , 1 – 16 . Houndmills, UK : Palgrave Macmillan . ———. 2014 . “The Exchange of Planning Ideas from Europe to the USA after the Second World War: Introductory Thoughts...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 769–801.
Published: 01 November 2023
... from the Second World War, when fascist aggression posed a grave threat to mankind. Our program this evening is about a threat to world peace which is as grave. Commentator Melville de Mellow brings to you the facts about this new menace to peace and freedom—the Chinese aggression.” The film uses...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 February 1997
... The Concept and Categories of Reparation Throughout history, defeated nations have assumed the burden of levies of indemnity directed against them as compensation for their aggression against the victors. Since the Second World War, however...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 507–526.
Published: 01 August 2017
... for inspiration in the prewar years. In the aftermath of the Second World War, Plomer’s single foray into the topic of Hiroshima would serve as a turning point in his writing career, punctuating his farewell to Japan-­themed stories in general and also...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 763–767.
Published: 01 November 2013
... “(ReWriting History of the Second World War: Forgetting and Remembering the Taiwanese-­Native Japanese Soldiers in Postwar Taiwan.” Lee, the native-­born, Taiwanese, democratic president of the Republic of China during the transition from martial law...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 729–755.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., Pamela Rotner. 1998. Japanese Diplomats and Jewish Refugees: A World War II Dilemma. Westport, CT: Praeger. Sarig, Roni. 2009. Sadako Sasaki and Anne Frank: Myths in Japanese and Israeli Memory of the Second World War. In War and Militarism in Modern Japan: Issues of History and Identity, edited by Guy...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 597–621.
Published: 01 November 2019
... positions 27:4 doi 10.1215/10679847-7726903 Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press positions 27:4 November 2019 598 Taihei,2 who is often considered Japan s first film theorist. He published this thesis in several segments during the Second World War. In his thesis, Imamura tentatively proposes the bold...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 219–255.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Chin Sung Chung Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 The Origin and Development of the Military Sexual Slavery Problem in Imperial Japan Chin Sung Chung Introduction It has been nearly fifty years since the end of the Second World War...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 251–284.
Published: 01 May 2007
... economic decline of the East Asian region, and especially of its Chinese center, for at least a century (let us say from the First Opium War to the end of the Second World War)? And why was this long decline followed by an even sharper economic...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 211–224.
Published: 01 May 2007
... in new forms, are the transformation of the Taiwan issue into a “new world order” conflict of “democracy,” the Japanese right-wing politicians’ brazen commemoration of its Second World War criminals, the mutation of the Taliban in Afghanistan...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 May 2002
... 420 it must be both the work of dialectic negation and the suspension of that dialectic in negativity. As for the nature of the conjuncture now unfolding, no doubt the camps of the Second World War (not just German but Soviet...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
... . 2014 . “Establishing the Genre of the Revisionist War Film: The Shin-Toho Body of Post-occupation War Films in Japan.” In Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War , edited by Tam King-fai , 93 – 106 . London : Routledge . Zi Sun . 1999 . The Art of War (孙子兵法). Edited...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 67–94.
Published: 01 February 2012
... lineage from Oriental and African studies conducted by colonial administrators before the Second World War. By and large, area specialists have failed to answer these questions about the legitimacy of area studies; to a great extent it has become...