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positions (2015) 23 (4): 619–631.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Leonard Rifas US comic books published about the Korean War during that conflict represented the war as an opportunity for US boys to become men through bloody, hand-to-hand combat. Korean War comic book representations of Asian men and women fell into a few basic types. The messages in US war...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 389–420.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Adina Zemanek This article explores a recent stage of the national project in Taiwan as reflected in comic books. It compares historical comics and graphic memoirs as lieux de mémoire (according to Pierre Nora) and as stories that define Taiwan, situated between the historical apparatus...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 207–237.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Christian Uhl In 1944 the Japanese sinologist and cultural critic Takeuchi Yoshimi (1910-77) published his seminal study, Rojin , on the life and work of the preeminent modern Chinese writer Lu Xun (1881-1936). In this book Takeuchi paints the portrait of a pugnacious man of letters, someone...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 241–265.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Angela Zito In autumn 2010, I reread the fifty-four issue-books of positions for its use of images. This essay demonstrates that where the image's gestures animate, supplement, and haunt the written text, we find the edge of our critical practice. Journals, like framed shots, have their limitations...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 735–762.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of disability movements that aimed to challenge the inaccessibility and cruelty of a society made by and for nondisabled people. Yokota was involved with two key groups of this kind—the literary coterie Shinonome and the activist group Aoi Shiba no Kai—and over several decades published multiple books about...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 287–306.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Wang Hui In this dialogue, Wang Hui explains his writing of The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought , especially how he started from Lu Xun studies to the research of Chinese intellectual history. He interprets the connotations and meanings of the thesis he raised in this four-volume book around topics...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 853–884.
Published: 01 November 2013
... media in the Hong Kong popular culture, are concerned with new theoretical development in the global media. We take the operational notion of “thingification of media,” as Scott Lash and Celia Lury proposed in their book Global Cultural Industry (2007), in our core analysis of these transformations...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 729–742.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... The essay high-lights the remarkable work of Chris Marker, who died in 2012, one day after his ninety-first birthday. A well-known photographer, filmmaker, and artist, he visited the North four years after the air war ended and published a remarkable book of photos—one that also remains unknown or forgotten...
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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 (2016) 24 (3): 653–667.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Sandra So Hee Chi Kim Regarding her highly acclaimed first book of poetry, Notes from the Divided Country , second-generation Korean American poet Suji Kwock Kim has stated that she considers the representation of the traumatic experiences of the Korean War as “the responsibility that one has...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 97–125.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Takeshi Kimoto At a critical time in the Asia-Pacific war, the second generation of the Kyoto School of philosophy engaged in a discourse of war represented as Sekaishi-teki tachiba to Nihon ( The World Historical Position and Japan ) (1943). This book consists of three roundtable discussions...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 489–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
... class work for them in their everyday lives. The market is itself an ambivalent master, complicated yet further under the encouraging gaze of the Party-State. While the books perform a perfected loop of timely nostalgia and aspiration, the boundaries of class and taste will remain contentious...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 695–725.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Kirsten Cather This article discusses the obscenity trial of director Oshima Nagisa's 1976 book In the Realm of the Senses , which includes a series of still photographs and the screenplay from his notorious film of the same name. The case illustrates how obscenity convictions in postwar Japan...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 151–183.
Published: 01 February 2018
... findings on the poet’s “incognito,” the essay studies the logic of Benjamin’s findings, testing that logic through a reading of the prose-poem titled “La fausse monnaie.” It concludes by discussing Benjamin’s hypothesis in light of Jacques Derrida’s essay on that poem, as developed in his book Given Time...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 389–421.
Published: 01 August 2018
... comprehension. The sequences offer a cinematic experience that is thoroughly aural, spatially marginalized, and yet seductively immersive. French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy’s book Listening , and its concepts of “ecouter” and “resonance,” appear to best describe the effect created by Ahmad’s multilingual...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 333–335.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in Gender and Society and Sociological Theory. Her book, Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea, will be published in 2016. Nicole Constable is J. Y. Pillay Global-Asia Professor of Social Sciences (Anthropology...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 769–771.
Published: 01 August 2008
... 2008 Contributors Simon Avenell is an assistant professor in the Department of Japanese Studies at the National University of Singapore. He is currently completing a book manuscript tentatively titled “Making...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 771–772.
Published: 01 August 2010
... 2010 Contributors Yomi Braester is professor of comparative literature and core member of the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Washington in Seattle. His most recent book is Painting the City Red: Chinese...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 595–596.
Published: 01 August 2015
... colonially inflected transformations in political and economic organization, philosophy, psychology, and literature. He focuses on gender, sexuality, and ethnicity to carefully situate Japan’s rise to power. His most recent book is Absolute Erotic...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 449–450.
Published: 01 May 2007
... 2007 Contributors Giovanni Arrighi is a professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of many influential articles and books on the political economy of the world system. His latest book is Adam...