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positions (2012) 20 (4): 953–981.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Yiman Wang This article studies the interactions between the “foreign” female star body and the body of nation and national film historiography through the lens of the Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung and her two crossover films, Centre Stage and Irma Vep . The premise of my argument...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 155–177.
Published: 01 February 2016
... representatives in an outlet of a major global retailer. The author asks, how are the new “body rules” generated by the beauty economy used to organize and discipline labor in the workplace? Body rules are norms for the public presentation of different types of bodies. Retail cosmetics employers recruit bodies...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 73–90.
Published: 01 February 1994
... End Press. Hwang , David Henry 1986 . M. Butterfly . New York: Plume Books. Jacobus , Mary , Evelyn Fox Keller, and Sally Shuttleworth 1990 . Body/Politics: Women and the Discourse of Science . New York: Routledge. Kondo , Dorinne 1990 . “M. Butterfly: Orientalism, Gender...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
... 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Politics and the Body Social in Colonial Hong Kong Fred Y. L. Chiu Preamble In 1966, a year before riots broke out in Hong Kong protesting British colo- nial rule, an official government inquiry sought...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 587–596.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Wang Min'an Translated by Judith Farquhar and Lili Lai 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Body Politics in the SARS Crisis Wang Min’an During the SARS crisis, problems of the body were stripped bare. They became the indisputable center...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 311–343.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Brian Bergstrom Duke University Press 2006 Revolutionary Flesh: Nakamoto Takako’s Early Fiction and the Representation of the Body in Japanese Modernist and Proletarian Literature Brian Bergstrom Introductions: Nakamoto Takako as Modernist Writer, Proletarian Writer, and Woman...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 537–566.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Gary Sigley This essay examines how the human body has been variously imagined and acted upon in twentieth-century China. It does so by focusing on one particularly prominent feature of Chinese discourse concerned with the calculation, measurement, and shaping of the human body and human conduct...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 617–642.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Wanning Sun Work on migration and gendered mobility has shown us that places are constituted not only by their location and physical features, but also by the specific, often regulated forms of bodies that inhabit them. In this essay, I want to call into question the process by which the connection...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 207–236.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Shuqin Cui Taking Liu Manwen’s self-portraiture series, especially her Ordinary Life and Monologue , as examples, this article argues that the self-subject via self-portraiture comes to terms through social-cultural constitution and visual articulation. With face masked and body wrapped, Liu...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 605–642.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Viet Thanh Nguyen Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Representing Reconciliation: Le Ly Hayslip and the Victimized Body Viet Thanh Nguyen Between patriarchy and imperialism, subject-constitution and object-formation, the figure...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 821–842.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Tri Phuong This article examines a series of media events occurring during General Vo Nguyen Giap's death that shine the spotlight on politics of the body in the public arena. The author's analysis focuses on the general's corpse, its connection to the larger body politic of the Vietnamese nation...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 301–330.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Paola Zamperini 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 On Their Dress They Wore a Body: Fashion and Identity in Late Qing Shanghai Paola Zamperini Going Somatic And the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 159–191.
Published: 01 February 2011
... a unique sense of fashion for women clearly distinguished from those of its closest neighbors—the People's Republic of China, the former Soviet Union, and South Korea. This article explores the representation of an ideal female body in North Korea by examining women's fashion as manifested in visual media...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Giorgio Strafella; Daria Berg Abstract This study aims to trace how artists in postsocialist China have adopted the discourse of body art and reshaped its import of sociopolitical criticality. In this article, “body art” implies the use of the human body as the primary material of artistic creation...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 151–170.
Published: 01 February 2024
...-being is more than the absence of disease: it refers to the integrity of the body, mind, and emotions, as well as social and spiritual relationships. There are specific practices devoted to maintaining well-being that are strongly rooted in the cultural history of this region, predating but also...
Published: 01 November 2022
Figure 1 Chang-ho's falling body fills the right window, whereas the police and chief are included in the left window. Child X is sitting inside the building between two windows, closing his eyes firmly. Courtesy of INDIESTORY Inc. More
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 481–512.
Published: 01 May 2016
... by Duke University Press 2016 South Korea Kim Whanki Korean painting ceramics pottery Mingei modern art twentieth-century Korean artists Clay Bodies, Moon Jars, and Materiality: Reconciling Dualisms in the Paintings of Kim Whanki Christine Y. Hahn North...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Jon Solomon 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 The Sovereign Police and Knowledgeable Bodies: Liu Xiaobo’s Exilic Critique of Politics and Knowledge Jon Solomon The questions I will raise in this essay concern the status of the exile-refugee...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 729–771.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Christopher A. Bolton 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 From Wooden Cyborgs to Celluloid Souls: Mechanical Bodies in Anime and Japanese Puppet Theater Christopher A. Bolton In contrast to something that retains its form, information periodically changes...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 603–630.
Published: 01 August 2020
... position within socialist China. This article reconsiders the discursive work done by militarized female bodies—physically and representationally—focusing on alternative international and internationalist futures following the Sino-Soviet split of 1960. The article critically engages state-to-state...