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positions (1996) 4 (2): 291–320.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Giovanni Vitiello Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 The Fantastic Journey of an Ugly Boy: Homosexuality and Salvation in late Ming Pornography Giova n n i Viti el lo (Dreams) frequently have more than one or even several meanings...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 729–755.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Frank’s life and legacy inspires a hybridized narrative and visual style in manga that blends the emotionality and interiority of shōjo with the more graphic depictions of violence common to shōnen manga for young boys. In so doing, it encourages a reevaluation of the shōjo mode and its ability to bear...
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positions (1999) 7 (1): 5–50.
Published: 01 February 1999
...Alan Cole Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Homestyle Vinaya and Docile Boys in Chinese Buddhism Alan Cole Filial piety can be called vinaya.-Zong Mi (780-841) At first glance, filial piety and vinaya would appear to have...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 637–671.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Ian Condry Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Yellow B-Boys, Black Culture, and Hip-Hop in Japan: Toward a Transnational Cultural Politics of Race Ian Condry My name is Yellow B-Boy ore no namae wa kiiroi B-Boy I’m all that, and number...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Hans Tao-Ming Huang This article proposes a historically and movement-wise contextualized reading of Pai Hsien-yung's Crystal Boys , known as the first “gay” novel in Taiwan. As the novel was taken up as a signifier in the new tongzhi politics in 1990s Taiwan, the article shows, its legacy...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 425–458.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Lisa Rofel This essay addresses the anxiety that many urban gay men in China express about “money boys”—a term used in English to refer to male sex workers who have sex with other men for money. The essay argues that money boys are a pressing issue for Chinese gay men because homophobia...
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positions (2003) 11 (1): 217–239.
Published: 01 February 2003
...Bill V. Mullen 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Du Bois, Dark Princess, and the Afro-Asian International Bill V. Mullen At last India is rising again to that great and fateful moral leadership of the world which she exhibited so often...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 877–883.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Viet Le In contemporary Viet Nam, China, and Korea (among other Asian countries), popular cultural production has opened up new modes of transnational subjectivity, questioning the boundaries of community, identity, and identification. How are national and consumer desires linked? Boy bands...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 7–29.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Mary E. John Countries like India and China have become well known locally and internationally for their skewed girl-boy sex ratios, which have declined sharply in the very years marked by these countries' emergence as potential global economic giants. In India, these declines and the concomitant...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 199–230.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Four, led the way from the U.S. military base to the Korean audience in 1964, along with their rivals, the Key Boys. Other Korean rock bands, then known as the “group sounds,” followed suit. Group-sound rok flourished in the live music salons, outdoor festivals, and go-go dance clubs, captivating...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 125–144.
Published: 01 February 2017
... new spectatorial relations could be maneuvered. This article takes up for discussion two Malayalam films from the mid-1950s— Newspaper Boy (dir. P. Ramadas, 1955) and Rarichan enna powran ( Citizen Rarichan , dir. P. Bhaskaran, 1956)—as cinematic experiments in conceiving the urban space from two...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jennifer Hubbert The Olympic games have long served as a platform for political debate and ideological expression, and the 2008 Beijing games were no exception. The United States Olympic team selection of “Lost Boy of Sudan” and Team Darfur spokesperson Lopez Lomong as its flag bearer made...
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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 (1994) 2 (3): 467–499.
Published: 01 August 1994
... the boy’s work. To forestall it, the mother offers to become her son’s lover and thereby satisfy his pressing need. The boy complies and the two commence an affair. The sexual relationship, found deeply pleasurable by both partners...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 113–132.
Published: 01 February 1994
... person’s anus in licentious play.” Even though the language is not the same, it refers to only one thing. In Fujian there are several places where the boys of the common people, if they are endowed with clear and striking looks, have...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... déclassé characters in Khoo’s lm. The central protagonist, a school dropout helping out with his family’s home- based catering business, is known only as “Boy.” He is particularly close to Ah Gu in the group, a trouble- prone “motor- mouth” who...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 659–681.
Published: 01 August 2013
... examples include Enter the Clowns (Choujue dengchang, 2002), Feeding Boys, Ayaya (Aiyaya, qu buru, 2002), The Narrow Path (Wu yü, 2003), Night Scene (2004), The Old Testament (Jiuyue, 2002), Refrain (Fuge, 2005), Star Appeal (Xingxing xiang xi xi...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 467–489.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Gayatri Gopinath Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Nostalgia, Desire, Diaspora: South Asian Sexualities in Motion Gayatri Gopinath In Funny Boy, Sri Lankan-Canadian writer Shyam Selvadurai’s 1994 novel in six stories, the upper...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the questions and corresponding images, Fuentes inserts archival film footage of a boy washing a carabao, or water buffalo (an iconic symbol of the Philippines), deliberately slowing down the sequence. The slowed archival footage of the boy washing...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 907–930.
Published: 01 November 2014
... consciousness from a place governed by bound- aries to a place that is unreliable and hard to get a secure footing, where the objective tools of assessment no longer function. The obvious example of this is that of the “gay boys” themselves.12 What...