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positions (2015) 23 (1): 15–39.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Visualizing Cultures controversy Optical and Cognitive Illusions: The MIT Visualizing Cultures Controversy in Spring 2006 Benjamin A. Elman In spring 2006, I was teaching a course for the history and East Asian stud- ies departments at Princeton under the newly...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 167–174.
Published: 01 February 2015
... media racialization internationalist Cold War ideology representation of violence Reframing the Visualizing Cultures Controversy: Let’s Talk about the Digital Medium Jing Wang Eight years have lapsed since the Visualizing Culture controversy broke out...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 175–180.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Ian Condry Online communication has a tendency to operate without clear contextual cues. What does the Visualizing Cultures controversy say about the contexts in which race, Asians, and history intersect? The website All Look Same offers an intriguing example of the difficulties of combating racism...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jing Wang; Winnie Won Yin Wong This special issue reflects upon the student protest and public controversy over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Visualizing Cultures website in 2006 from multiple perspectives. Three sets of questions raised by the incident are addressed...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2015
...James Farrer The MIT Visualizing Cultures controversy is linked to a series of anti-Japanese street protests in China during the previous year. As a comparative analysis of these two very different types of protests, this article produces a reading of protest through a series of linked contexts...
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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 (2015) 23 (1): 131–144.
Published: 01 February 2015
...William A. Callahan This essay examines how the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) controversy hardened identities in terms of the time-worn template of geopolitical conflict of national stereotypes. It critically analyzes the Chinese students' response to the Visualizing Cultures project...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 91–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., Zhou Kui has revealed how widely Lu Xun’s accounts of his 1906 expe- rience was noted by participants and observers of the 2006 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Visualizing Cultures controversy. Indeed, the Lu Xun “slide moment...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 49–58.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... The online discussion about the Visualizing Cultures controversy did not die down at the end of 2006. The issue continuously resurfaced even after 2008, when social media had evolved into the new platform for virtual communities. Old and new posts...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 145–165.
Published: 01 February 2015
... settings. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 image-driven nationalism MIT BBS Generation Post-1980s (80 hou) youth politics identity politics e-learning Visualizing Cultures controversy Hong Kong Go Baobao! Image-­Driven Nationalism, Generation Post-­1980s, and Mainland...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Visualizing Cultures website at the center of the controversy was entitled “Throwing Off Asia,” and the two web pages upon which stu- dents centered their protest were entitled “Throwing Off Asia” and “Old China, New Japan.” Internet Archive’s Wayback...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 185–190.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jing Wang; Winnie Won Yin Wong This piece is an interview conducted as an e-mail Q&A by the editors with Huan Zhang in November 2013. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Sino-Japanese history digital media online pedagogy global academe visual culture Interview with 2005...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 73–108.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Hyun Sook Kim Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 History and Memory: The "Comfort Women" Controversy Hyun Sook Kim For an experienced event is finite . . . confined to one sphere of experience; a remembered event is infinite...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 May 2017
... . Figures of the Visual: Japanese Modernism, Technology, Vitalism Irena Hayter The appearance of the journal Bungei jidai (Literary Age) in October 1924, in the midst of the radical urban and cultural changes following the 1923 Tokyo earthquake...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 729–755.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Ben Whaley This article examines the evolution and impact of Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl on postwar manga (print comics) and Japanese visual culture. The author argues that Anne’s enduring legacy in Japan, dating back to 1952, owes much to the ways in which the content of her Diary...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 363–387.
Published: 01 May 2020
... or vandalizing visual images, dates back to prehistory, and it has taken place virtually all over the world for a variety of reasons political, religious, economic, social, and cultural. The best known examples are the demolition of monasteries and the destruction of imagery from churches in Western Europe...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... One of such prints, which became the center of a controversy in 2006 when it was included in the MIT Visualizing Culture website, depicts a beheading scene similar to the one described by Lu Xun.10 By the time of the Russo- Japanese War, a full- blown industry of visual technologies was in place...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 121–129.
Published: 01 February 2015
...?  — Chinese Students and Scholar Association, “On the ‘Visualizing Cultures’ Con- troversy and Its Implications, June 15, 2006 When the Visualizing Cultures debate erupted, the initial stakes seemed banal but for the event’s unprecedented emotional...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 279–286.
Published: 01 May 2001
... that contains an “element of scandal.” This visualized terrain does not proffer an exclusionary or stable Asian or Asia/Pacific culture ready to be looked at, deciphered, typified, and folded into the order of a homogenizing visual economy. In this respect...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 709–744.
Published: 01 August 1997
... encountered in finishing the project, the film’s producer explained that “we are all doing a very difficult thing. We are making a major motion picture to be shown at the most controversial site the National Park Service man- ages. This site...