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positions (1993) 1 (1): 194–223.
Published: 01 February 1993
...James A. Fujii Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Writing Out Asia: Modernity, Canon, and Natsume Soseki‘s Kokoro James A. Fujii I was invited to present a paper at a symposium held at the National University of Singapore...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 173–182.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Jesook Song As a response to positions ' twentieth-anniversary workshop that solicited suggestions on the future direction of the journal, this article raises questions on how to study Asia without falling into traps of reproducing capitalist discourse that reduces the significance of Asia to its...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 267–285.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Boreth Ly This essay considers the significant role that Engaged Buddhism plays in contemporary art of Southeast Asia. It argues that this modern Buddhist intellectual movement, which came about in the 1960s in Southeast Asia as a response to political crisis in the world, merits visibility...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 417–420.
Published: 01 February 2012
... Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Traversing Thresholds — A Showcase of Contemporary Art from Across Asia — Curated and Conceptualized by Maya Kóvskaya As positions moves to consider all of “Asia,” the contemporary art world...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 831–850.
Published: 01 August 2012
... and the negotiations of resettlement, and problematizes the notion of “return” that is central to the exilic desire. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Exiled Memory: History, Identity, and Remembering in Southeast Asia and Southeast Asian Diaspora Khatharya Um On April...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 95–132.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Jordan Sand This essay examines graphic, textual, and material evidence concerning the use of chairs by European colonists in South and Southeast Asia and by Japanese colonists in Taiwan. It focuses particularly on informal furniture made from lightweight tropical fibers such as rattan...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 309–350.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Maki Kaneko This article explores Japanese artists' proactive engagement with wartime politics through the formulation of patriotic art associations during the Asia-Pacific War (1937 – 45). The main foci of this investigation are three artist collectives formed in response to the outbreak of war...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 41–48.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Qin Shao The unfolding of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) incident in spring 2006 led to lively exchanges and debates among scholars on the US-based Asian studies listserv, H-Asia, which lasted from early May to mid-June. They were the most rapid, intense exchanges and debates...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Gabriella Lukacs The departure point for this introduction is the proposition that youth unemployment and underemployment are not social anomalies, but they are the new faces of labor for youth in East Asia. This introductory essay argues that a global crisis in capitalism that began in the early...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Rhacel Salazar Parreñas; Hung Cam Thai; Rachel Silvey The article provides a theoretical overview of the study of the commodification of intimacy in Asia, specifically charting a framework for understanding its institutionalization. It introduces the concept of “intimate industries,” meaning...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 97–127.
Published: 01 February 2016
... Asia Juno Salazar Parreñas Introduction The dry season heat baked the heaps of elephant dung. Working as a vol- unteer with nineteen others at Elephant Sanctuary in northern Thailand in April 2010, I was expected to shovel muck from...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 632–643.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Bill Brugger Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Commentary Marxism, Asia, and the 1990s Bill Brugger Thirty years ago, it would be rare to find within one cover the range of arti- cles presented here. Then, empathetic...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 547–573.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Koichi Iwabuchi 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Nostalgia for a (Different) Asian Modernity: Media Consumption of “Asia” in Japan Koichi Iwabuchi Over the 1990s Japan’s gradual tilt toward Asia was clearly visible. Follow- ing a long retreat after...
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positions (2003) 11 (1): 135–181.
Published: 01 February 2003
...Daniel Widener 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 “Perhaps the Japanese Are to Be Thanked?” Asia, Asian Americans, and the Construction of Black California Daniel Widener During the spring and summer of 2000, an uncommon coalition convened to plug...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 643–666.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Lee Weng Choy 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Authenticity, Reflexivity, and Spectacle; or, The Rise of New Asia Is Not the End of the World Lee Weng Choy Two Anecdotes about Time 1. Channel NewsAsia (CNA)—the Singapore television station with am...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Heather Bowen-Struyk Duke University Press 2006 Guest Editor’s Introduction: Proletarian Arts in East Asia Proletarian Literature in the World The proletarian arts movement was an international politico-arts movement that flourished in the 1920s...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 403–428.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Tobias Hübinette Duke University Press 2007 Asia as a Topos of Fear and Desire for Nazis and Extreme Rightists: The Case of Asian Studies in Sweden Tobias Hübinette Introducing a Delicate Issue The origin of this article comes from having spent a couple of years...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 229–258.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Rosalind C. Morris Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Giving Up Ghosts: Notes on Trauma and the Possibility of the Political from Southeast Asia Rosalind C. Morris Ghostly Occurrences In Bao Ninh’s 1991 novel The Sorrow of War, ghosts of the Vietnam War...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 211–224.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Yan Hairong; Daniel Vukovich Duke University Press 2007 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Guest Editors’s Introduction: What’s Left of Asia When we began organizing this special issue...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 319–343.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Yiman Wang Duke University Press 2007 Screening Asia: Passing, Performative Translation, and Reconfiguration Yiman Wang The questions of what is “Asia” and what role it plays in the world system have preoccupied philosophers, historians, social...