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positions (2019) 27 (3): 531–555.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Jessamyn R. Abel Japan’s first bullet train played a central role in the reshaping of both the urban geographies and metropolitan identities of Tokyo, Osaka, and the region as a whole. This article considers the 1964 opening of the “New Tōkaidō Line” in terms of the social construction of space...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 87–119.
Published: 01 February 2020
... that if trained at the right angle might help the viewer combine the two stereoscopic- like images and thus achieve the effect of greater depth. Binoculars as an intimate technology of sight bring into closer view something distant. Lei Yan trains her binoculars back on a communist past meant to seem distant...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 November 2019
... in 2010 but no longer available to foreign researchers) from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (PRC MOFA). These documents detail China s diplomatic efforts on the African continent and in particular disclose Chinese aid to the Congo s Maoist- inspired Kwilu Rebellion, led by the Chinese- trained...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., 1976, the Thai military, police, and right-wing vigilante groups shot rocket- propelled grenades, bullets, and antitank missiles into the campus. The assault escalated until the shirtless students, some alive, some already dead, were...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 203–227.
Published: 01 February 2023
... , connected the city to Hanamaki, an inland city with a bullet train station and a highway connected to the rest of Japan. Many national and local officials hailed the completion of the road. The opening ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, who called it a historic moment for Iwate Prefecture...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 February 1996
... of perennial cam- paigns by regional politicians, the high-speed shintansen (“bullet train”) line -the preeminent sign of inclusion in national economic space -still has not been extended from Iwate Prefecture northwards to Aomori...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 643–653.
Published: 01 August 2009
... to build bridges of communication between Taiwanese Han and Aborigines. What is needed instead is a sincere commitment to supporting the expression of a multiplicity of evolving voices and experiences, which must include Taiwan's indigenous peoples. This essay calls for a sustainable training and funding...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 643–666.
Published: 01 August 2004
... on a black-leather-gloved hand cocking a pistol. The pistol fires; the camera zooms out. As the bullet emerges, a white line of text appears above the pis- tol: “Violence breaks out in an Asian city.” The bullet traces a straight line, then stops in its...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 2014
... number of “social fiction” (sahoe sosŏl) as a precursor of modern fiction, the only kind worthy of a literary critic’s trained eye among new fiction, while excluding more works as the suppos- edly condescending title “domestic fiction” kaj( ŏng...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 79–110.
Published: 01 February 2002
... was partly a response to how state industrial projects like the konbinato, the “bullet train,” the Narita International Airport, and nuclear power plants were justified in terms of national interest. The government claimed that greater...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 403–433.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Bhumibol Adulyadej in the 1940s, drifted from a nearby army sound truck parked on the peak of a bridge. Its melody swung with cool indifference to the sharp popping of bullets in the darkness.9 In addition to its role in conflict situations, PJW...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 393–420.
Published: 01 May 2011
... originally from Maguindanao Province in southern Philippines. Thus he is hybrid in the sense that he is a Muslim who has been educated and trained as a doctor in Manila; indeed, he is working in Manila when the film opens. Ahmad also seems...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 489–515.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... X. T.” dissolves into tears as she discusses the family friend blinded by People’s Liberation Army (PLA) bullets. Aurally, their most memorable moments occur not as a consequence of information conveyed via the talking head but through...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 815–840.
Published: 01 November 2020
... (and de nition) of coercion in the recruitment of comfort women, many readers are likely to have recognized as a scam right away. Eiko, however, secretly leaves home in the anticipation of a bright future, and, although irritated as the train moves north, believes the traf cker s claim that other girls...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 633–663.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., it didn’t matter where. After a while, the man lay there on the ground, a bloody lump of flesh; if his legs twitched, one or another of us would put a couple of bullets in his back. We shot the woman too. In the beginning there were no rapes...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 431–469.
Published: 01 May 2002
... on wasted electricity during a train trip through the Japanese countryside with Tanizaki’s friend, the editor of Kaiz¯o magazine. Tanizaki recalls his friend explaining Einstein’s concern by way of standard anti-Semitism: Jews are simply thrifty...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 February 2020
... at the National Art Museum in Beijing, Xiao Lu red two bullets into her instal- lation Dialogue with a handgun. The alarming gunshots and the shock- ing performance, viewed then as a provocative political act, could be inter- preted today as a female outcry of unspeakable sexual harassment through the medium...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 893–918.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., they focused on the victim's parents (Phoothong 2012 : 5–14, 26). With pain in her voice, Mother Lek, who was also first featured in the previously discussed Sarakadee Magazine in 1996, retells how her son Manu Wittayaporn was shot and died from a single bullet wound. She searched all the hospital...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 207–236.
Published: 01 February 2020
... to terms in the Chinese republic, a period when China underwent social- cultural transitions as tradition and modernity collided. A group of pioneering women artists trained in modern art schools took the new woman as an identity and found in self- portraiture a gendered means of self- emancipation...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 689–718.
Published: 01 November 2021
... a trained historian among its authors. Chinese Village, Socialist State mentions more secondary literature than Revolution, Resistance, and Reform does, but its theoretical engagement remains hidden. Rather than elaborating on how it relates to theory, it gives readers its framework in the title...