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positions (2017) 25 (3): 469–505.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Teri Silvio This article analyzes the structure of feeling embodied in a ritual of theater-going in which women fans of Taiwanese Opera would weep along with actresses singing “crying songs” and rush to the stage to hand them money and other gifts. The ritual was popular only during the opera's...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 389–420.
Published: 01 May 2020
... nonantagonistic approach to national history that transcends ethnic and political divides and positions Taiwan in the midst of global flows; and a nonelite view of Taiwan’s most recent history grounded in popular culture. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Taiwanese graphic memoirs lieu de...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 February 2001
..., he had once explained, were from the opera of Nanjing (near the original Jigong’s home region). The singing continues (oscillating oddly owing to the continued rhythmic trembling), interspersed with various “ha-ha-ha’s” and “heh-heh-heh’s” (in...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2016
... (after the Minnan-­language soap operas beloved by older viewers).7 A significant plot element in some of these dramas — one that is linked, I would argue, to the contradiction at the heart of the qingshounü concept itself — is the protagonist’s...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 347–374.
Published: 01 May 2009
...C. Julia Huang Is the concept of the NGO, or nongovernmental organization, a global catchall? This article tries to respond to the globalization of the concept of NGO by tracing the historical and local development of a Taiwanese grassroots Buddhist organization, the Buddhist Tzu Chi (Ciji...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 433–438.
Published: 01 August 2017
.... While Ward addresses the relatively underappreciated importance of intel- lectual journals, Teri Silvio’s “Crying Songs and Their Fans: The Material and Affective Economy of Taiwanese Opera, 1945 – 1975” raises a popular form to an appropriately...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 149–183.
Published: 01 February 1995
... cleverly resists mainland China’s claim to cultural and polit- ical hegemony through a construction of a vague nativist stance, while skill- fully repudiating Taiwanese cultural nativism’s claim that Taiwanese cul- ture is different from...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 177–249.
Published: 01 May 1994
...- state control. Temporally and spatially specific mainland Chinese genre were renamed and thereby transformed into National Painting, National Language, National Theater, National Opera, and so on. The indicative becomes imperative through...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 71–96.
Published: 01 February 2016
... through the lens of hugely popular soap operas in which South Korean men are glamorized as being gentle, hand- some, and responsible, and South Korean society is represented as being advanced, modern, and wealthy. Dramatic reports about women who...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 271–275.
Published: 01 May 1999
... countryside and urban sprawl within the international division of labor. Barlow I Editor’s Introduction 273 In the last of these four essays on gendered themes, Joshua Goldstein considers the career of opera...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 527–563.
Published: 01 August 2017
...). In the United States, after the initial stories on Christine Jorgensen dwin- dled, reporters produced a flood of sensational copy on sex change opera- tions in newspapers, periodicals, and magazines. Much like the way the coverage in Taiwan...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2010
... critique of contemporary Taiwan dominant state feminism, Ding takes issue with mainstream feminist politics’ negation of sex workers’ agency and its reticence regarding the abuse of migrant domestic workers in Taiwanese society. This classist...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 291–320.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., internationally, as an acclaimed anti-­Communist writer who launched her literary career through the “China question.” In 1966, Chen, a native Taiwanese, made the shocking decision to relocate from Taiwan (then called “Free China”) to...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2001
... popular culture that has cultivated consumers’ desires for soap operas, fast food, convertibles, and much more. Culture has gone hip for some. Lifestyles are in. A new common sense is born: cultural capital and economic capital are mutually...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 435–479.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in particular almost became extinct after these campaigns. It was also around this time that animals began to largely disappear from Chinese films. Model opera films during the Cultural Revolution are com- monly considered to be...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 723–737.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Olympic Stadium Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube loom together over the Fourth Ring Road, while the image of Tiananmen Square has been transformed because of the presence of the new Egg National Opera House. China, too, appears to be hiding the...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 161–186.
Published: 01 February 2001
... globalized product.To make it more visually stimulating, the ad was sometimes ac- companied by the lithe figure of a ballerina.However, in 1997 traditional Beijing Opera characters replaced the ballerina to surround the astronaut. At...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 763–798.
Published: 01 August 1999
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 605–636.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Japanese to attend opera in her company dressed in a kimono,” suggesting that they represented positions 8:3 Winter 2000 624 Figure 12 Okakura Kakuz¯o with Isabella Stewart Gardner and friends, Gloucester, Mass., 6...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 409–433.
Published: 01 May 2008
... one’s personal interests may be considered a kind of contradic- tion among the people. There is an opera scene called “Lin Chung Flees at Night,” in which one line goes, “A man does not easily shed tears until his heart is broken.” Now...