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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 (1997) 5 (1): 1–51.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Norma Field Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 War and Apology: Japan, Asia, the Fiftieth, and After Norma Field Post/Prelude The fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II has come and gone. So has the administration...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
... series delves into issues of photography theory, on questions of indexicality and performativity, and the relations between photographic images in specific cultural climate. The author analyzes how these images may indicate the political fluctuations between the Asia-Pacific War, the 1970s, and 2003...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 505–506.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Esther Yao; Roland Tolentino; Kyung Hyun Kim Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Call for Essays Exploring Contemporary Asia Pacific Cinemas: Spatiality, Desire, New Technologies Esther Yao, Roland Tolentino, and Kyung Hyun Kim, guest editors...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 675–709.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Carol Ann Christ 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 “The Sole Guardians of the Art Inheritance of Asia”: Japan and China at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair Carol Ann Christ On a frigid winter night in St. Louis in 1903, a man named Blackmer sat...
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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 (2018) 26 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Lisa Onaga; Harry Yi-Jui Wu The issue of “the particulate” as an abstraction and as matter plays a crucial role in the histories of development and industrialization in Asia. The particulate functions as an important grain of irritation in our efforts to identify analytically salient commonalities...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 817–845.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Etsko Kasai The effects of the Asia-Pacific War (1931–1945) still linger through the region. Among those many factors that prolong the “life” of this war is the Japanese inability to recognize other peoples’ losses. Seventy-three years after the end of this war, these victims’ voices widely resound...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 209–239.
Published: 01 February 2019
... . 2005 . “ Introduction .” In Crossing National Borders: Human Migration Issues in North East Asia , edited by Akaha Tsuneo Vassilieva Anna , 1 – 7 . Tokyo : United Nations University Press . Alston Dane . 2008 . “ Emperor and Emissary: The Hongwu Emperor, Kwŏn Kŭn...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 481–495.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Sit Tsui; Lau Kin Chi In an era of vacillations between threats of a nuclear war and promises of peace breakthroughs in East Asia, this article takes examples from public campaigns of women’s peace groups—such as Women’s Peace Walk, Women Cross DMZ (the Demilitarized Zone), Women’s Active Museum...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 659–675.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Kozue Akibayashi Japan occupies a unique position in the history of East Asia as the sole non-Western colonial power. Japan’s defeat in the Asia-Pacific War that ended its colonial expansion did not bring justice to its former colonies. The Japanese leadership and people were spared from being held...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 501–516.
Published: 01 August 2020
... .” positions 26 , no. 4 : 561 – 92 . Wang Zheng . 2017 . Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–1964 . Oakland : University of California Press . Cold War Feminisms in East Asia: Introduction Suzy Kim All three concepts...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 453–468.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., across East Asia. From new household forms—including divorcees, single parents, adults living alone or with chosen kin, same-sex couples, and transnational marriages—to shifting ideologies of how families should be organized and kinship ties recognized, families have been at the center of substantial...