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positions (2024) 32 (2): 399–425.
Published: 01 May 2024
... to the pattern at the macro level? What if our media are found wanting for this task? These are the conundrums that Zhao Liang unpacks in Behemoth (2015) through its figuration of imbalanced ecology and the quest to interrogate the limit of medial visibility. The minimal discernibility of dust demands the film...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 489–515.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of liveness lives on in activist documentary by directors such as Ai Xiaoming, Hu Jie, Zhao Liang, and Cui Zi'en, other directors have used the talking head in ways that highlight its mediated side. Using Shu Haolun's Nostalgia and Wang Bing's Fengming: A Chinese Memoir as examples, the article explores how...
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positions (2024) 32 (2): 223–231.
Published: 01 May 2024
... making must be part of any social movement that hopes to build political power and lasting solidarity, especially in the face of disasters. Disasters we all increasingly face are ecological, as Chang-Min Yu poignantly details in “Zhao Liang's Behemoth (2015) and the Apocalypse of Ecological...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 756–788.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as the revolutionary site of Chi- na s self- suf ciency and represented the country s stunning achievements in rural development and its socialist economy (Anonymous 1969; Anonymous 1975; Wen and Liang 1977). From 1964 to 1979, a total of 10,477,899 domes- tic and international tourists made the trip to remote Dazhai...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 455–460.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Bai Xianyong bushido Ba jia bandao Shanghai qu Cai Mingliang (Tsai Ming-liang) banjin 蕃人 Bayue de xiangcun Cai Qianhui Beigang...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 19–64.
Published: 01 February 2020
... in the Masses Art Center in Xi an. Only after the Cultural Revolution did she become a professor at the prestigious Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. Her career was undoubtedly set back by the political troubles of her husband, Cai Liang Figure 13 Zhao Youping, Girl in a Mountain Village, 1976, oil...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 825–844.
Published: 01 November 2019
... depart- ment and studied under Hu Shi (see Huang 1983: 137; Zhao 2015: 1 2). In 1928, with a master s degree in anthropology from Columbia University,3 Huang was invited by Wu Zhihui to return to China and consequently worked as professor and provost of the Labor University in Shanghai (Huang 1983: 138...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 349–388.
Published: 01 May 1993
... discontent. In the immedi- ate wake of the Party’s Thirteenth Congress in October, the entire nation was seized by a late-blooming consciousness of impending socioeconomic crises7 which was only intensified by ex-premier Zhao Ziyang’s announce...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 9–76.
Published: 01 February 2000
... landed on the mainland. Deng Lijun, Qiong Yao, and Zhao Chuan have penetrated into the “enemy’s backyard,” bringing with them the capitalist lifestyle. The potential effect is to metamorphose the collec- tive structure of socialist...
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positions (2003) 11 (1): 91–133.
Published: 01 February 2003
... to think about representation in Republican Shanghai, before considering ways in which race itself was represented. Blackness Unseen The critics Zhao Jiabi and Fu Lei conceived of a modernist verbal text through visual images...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 783–807.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Yimou 张艺谋 , dir. 1993 . Qiu Ju da guansi 秋菊打官司 ( The Story of Qiu Ju ). Hollywood, CA : Sony Pictures Classics . Zhao Liang 赵亮 , dir. 2009 . Shangfang 上访 ( Petition ). Paris : Ina, Arte France, and 3 Shadows . “ Zhengwuyuan guanyu chuli renmin laixin he jiejian renmin gongzuo de...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 559–584.
Published: 01 August 2001
... of the Qing dynasty (1644–1912). Zhang Liang- cai envisions a “rectification of people’s hearts through the rectification of customs” relying on both the “national essence” (guocui) and on “royal trans- formation” (wanghua).16 Linear development...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 551–572.
Published: 01 August 2014
...- ment held a ribbon cutting. This temple hall was called Dragon Ancestral Hall, and on either side of its main entrance were these two signs: “Dragon Tablet Association, Fanzhuang, Hebei” and “Dragon Cultural Museum of Zhao Prefecture, China...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
... but still critical (as in a review by the progressive and well-­respected sociologist and cultural studies scholar Antonia Chao4) or even informed and supportive (as in articles by leading literary critic on lesbian cultural production Liou Liang...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 333–364.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Chinese doctors had no better choice than to embrace the jingyan-centered characterization. At that time their deeply entrenched concepts—yin-yang, the five phases, and qi—had been coded as the opposite of science. As Zhao Hongjun correctly points...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 February 2007
.... The magazine’s writings repre- sented the spectrum of political and intellectual belief and literary style of the time, including those of leftists like Lu Xun, A Ying, and Guo Moruo. And the humor phenomenon was not to be ignored by Zhao Jiabi’s edited...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 267–290.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... Beijing : Zhonghua shuju . Xiao Tong 蕭統 , Li Shan 李善 , Lü Yanji 呂延濟 , Liu Liang 劉良 , Zhang Xian 張銑 , Li Zhouhan 李周翰 , and Lü Xiang 呂向 . 2012 . Liuchen zhu wen xuan 六臣注文選 ( Selections of Refined Literature, with Annotations by the Six Officials ). Beijing : Zhonghua shuju...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 541–570.
Published: 01 August 2023
... ready-made photos. Another possible interpretation comes from the writer Liang Shiqiu, Lu Xun's contemporary and once vehement debater. In an essay titled “Zhao-xiang” (“Photography”), Liang ( 2002 : 272) writes that photography used to be regarded by local Chinese as Westerners’ magic trick...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Lan Xinmei between Ms. Liang and Ms. Su, twenty-­three- ­and twenty-­four-­year old students, illustrates this understanding of the mama category: Ms. Liang: I think the question of whether [Lan] is a mama or not is very...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 253–277.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Sciences and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Direct Grant for their support of this research project. This essay benefited greatly from my discussions with Guo Liang, Carolyn Cartier, Sandra Ball-Rokeach, Manuel Castells, Nina Hachigian...