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Published: 01 November 2021
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 607–636.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Christopher P. Hanscom This article addresses the conjunction of disease, desire, and language in modernist Korean fiction of the late colonial period, particularly in Pak T'aewŏn's representative novella One Day in the Life of the Author, Mr. Kubo (1934). I bring to bear two central concepts...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 451–473.
Published: 01 May 2013
... — and the dialectic between authority and autonomy that prevailed in art under the conditions of Japanese modernity. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Authority, Autonomy, and the Early Taisho¯ “Avant-­Garde” Alicia Volk Open one of the astounding number of books (most...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that for both the 1930s Korean writers with a background in the communist movement (exemplified here by a female novelist, Paek Sin'ae) and the mainstream authors without any radical connection (typified here by another prose writer, Yi Hyosǒk), Russia and Russians represented a civilizational “middle ground...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 463–486.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of happiness in life, what the game ultimately delivers is a simulation of unmanageable debt and alienation. The author's argument treats Days of Love and Labor as a form of serious play as it inquires into the possible appeal behind this simulation. The first part of the article draws on an interview...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
... undergone the fluctuations of life in response to shifting relationships to Korean Chinese dwellers as well as to political economic transformations across their homeland and the receiving country. The author examines how these migrants experience and respond to endemic fear of becoming a “loser...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 November 2019
...登 composed a vernacular novel Sanbao taijian xiyangji tongsu yanyi 三寶太監西洋記通俗演義 ( Vernacular Romance of Eunuch Sanbao’s Voyages on the Indian Ocean ) (1598). This article examines how the imminent maritime realities reminded the late Ming authors of one cross-border war and two genocides in Java...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 17–43.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Purnima Mankekar; Akhil Gupta By examining the affective regimes generated by call center workers in Bangalore, the authors argue that the forms of alienation and intimacy they generate are coimplicated, rather than in opposition, to each other. In contesting the presumption that the intimate...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Sharmila Rudrappa This article builds from the author's transnational fieldwork on surrogacy in India, based on interviews with seventy surrogate mothers, thirty-one egg donors, and twenty intended parents in the United States and Australia. The author's work on global surrogacy is embedded...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 491–505.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Wen Tiejun Within China, evaluating the experiences of the reform since 1978 is a hot topic among intellectuals. However, the economic theories in today's China are almost all imported from abroad and cannot adequately explain China's economic development. The author, having been long engaged...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 885–910.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Long Bui Using the television program Vietnam Idol as a case study, the author demonstrates that even though shows like this aim to bring Viet Nam into the fold of global culture, it reconfigures dominant notions of “culture” and reinforces certain mappings of power. At the very moment it brings...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
...—the authors trace the development of the Foxconn Technology Group as a case that demonstrates the aggressive nature of capital expansion in China and its impact on the lives of Chinese workers. While the Foxconn Group produces Apple products for the world's consumers, it simultaneously produces a new Chinese...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
... amid Park Chung Hee’s Yushin era, which enforced media censorship and dictated nationalist propaganda, documentation and dramatization in radio enthusiastically played with alternative truths. This, the author argues, happened in radio broadcasting because its sori , or sound, drew a contingent...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 607–632.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Timothy Gitzen Abstract This article explores the limits of family in contemporary South Korea by simultaneously examining the discourses and practices of anti-LGBT protesters and the state alongside an ethnography of queer and HIV/AIDS activism. The author argues that the limits of family in Korea...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 155–177.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Eileen Otis In her best-selling book, Beautiful Faces Grow Rice ( Meili liandan zhang dami ), author Lu Junqing articulated an emergent aesthetic and economic logic: women's pursuit of beauty is the most certain means of achieving career success. In an industry that is rapidly growing, millions...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 83–107.
Published: 01 February 2011
....” Proponents of the former condemned the latter as a dangerous threat to “traditional” gender norms. Yet new women—few in number and with their publications closely regulated by government authorities—did not appear to present a threat commensurate with the attacks its critics launched. How should we assess...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Yoon Sun Yang Yi Injik's Tears of Blood (1906) is the pioneering piece of “new fiction” ( sin sosŏl ). As many works of this male-authored genre revolve around women's conflicts regarding marriage, family, and home life, literary critics often condescendingly disregard them as domestic fiction...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Identical Twins (2003), a series of staged photographs of two young men dressed alternately in Japan's imperial military uniform and modern casual dress, posing in a jungle setting, coinciding with the public debates on Japan's possible involvement in the Iraq war in 2003. The author utilizes the ideas...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., not the librarian) in favor of the fantasy characters that cohabit his mind-world. Refuting wide-spread readings of this “brain in the vat” premise in the denouement as an advocacy of solipsism or nihilism, the author interprets this “end of the world” as the rise of an essentially individualist yet socially...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 619–646.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the second Ōkuma cabinet established the Kan’i Hokenkyoku, or Simple Insurance Bureau, controlled by the Ministry of Communications (Teishinshō). Kan’i hoken referred to the simplified application process that would allow greater numbers of the poor to purchase insurance. The author pays close attention...