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positions (2015) 23 (2): 367–377.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Amjad Majid This article presents the work of Chinese artist and printmaker Chen Haiyan, providing a critical analysis of her lifetime of woodcuts, prints, and ink paintings. The topics explored are the integration of dreams in Chen Haiyan's art and their relation to “the fantastic,” which...
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positions (1999) 7 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 February 1999
...Fran Martin Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Chen Xue‘s Queer Tactics Fran Martin In recent years, “queer” (e.g., tongzhi, kuter, guaitai, or xie) has become the focal point for discussions about sexuality in Taiwan, alongside...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 435–454.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Hsiu-Chuang Deppman This essay is a study of Chen Guofu and Cai Mingliang, two prominent Taiwan directors whose work in the 1980s helped shape the Second New Wave movement. More recently, Chen's 1998 The Personals and Cai's 2002 What Time Is It There? broke new ground by developing controlled...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 717–734.
Published: 01 August 2003
...D. W. Davis 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 A New Taiwan Person? A Conversation with Wu Nien-chen D. W. Davis 8 January 1999. Wu Nien-chen’s sunny, wood-paneled conference room in Taipei. Wu is a major figure in Taiwan’s media:scriptwriter ( City...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 683–701.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Guo-Juin Hong This article examines Mickey Chen's queer documentaries and their tactics of subversion, especially in his representation of both positive and negative images and in his formal strategies of mimicking mainstream media. Issues of “visibility” permeate the general landscape...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
... by engaging in affective labor but also creating a “new idealism”—a sense of hope for their future rooted in commercial activity and conditioned by state supervision that results in the formation of new subjectivities. This article provides a close reading of Chen Xiao's story, a young unemployed college...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
... with the financial support of his wife and family; and Chen Yan, a fifty-one-year-old “housewife” from Sichuan Province who is the only female Mao impersonator in China. Zhang's coverage of her life both onstage and off parallels a television interview with her that reveals the personal struggle she has with her...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 237–246.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Han Shaogong; Huang Ping; Li Shaojun; Li Tuo; Wang Hongsheng; Wang Xiaoming; Chen Sihe; Chen Yangu 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Translated by Yan Hairong Why Must We Talk about the Environment? A Summary of Nanshan Seminar Signatories: Han Shaogong, Huang Ping, Li Shaojun, Li...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 643–653.
Published: 01 August 2009
... feature film directed by award-winning Taiwanese woman director Tseng Wen-Chen. While contributing to the slowly growing canon of Taiwanese cinema, an industry historically dwarfed by the Hollywood machine, this essay examines how the film perpetuates notions of primitivism in cinema in its effort...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 291–320.
Published: 01 May 2010
...” or “poststructuralist” turn, the historical transformation of the political signifier of “China” already provided an occasion for a critical theory of the subject for queer Chinese writers. Beginning with a close reading of Chen Ruoxi's Paper Marriage , one of the earliest full-length queer novels in Chinese...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and diplomatic exchange enabled the authors to lament and condemn the executed pirates Wang Zhi and Chen Zuyi. The four authors imbue their narratives with personal anxieties and nationalistic sentiments. While the historical narratives tend to moralize and idealize China’s tributary world order, the vernacular...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 341–362.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Yue Chen Although claimed as a nation-state, with a government, a territory, and citizenry, Manchukuo (1932–1945) is a colony of the Empire of Japan, appropriated from Northeast China. As such, Manchukuo’s literary identity complicates the relationship between nationalism and literature, inviting...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 680–710.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Kuan-Hsing Chen Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Roundtable Positioning positions: A New Internationalist Localism of Cultural Studies Kuan-Hsing Chen The following text comes out of a constant search for a position that would...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 711–712.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Kuan-Hsing Chen Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Contributors Anne Allison teaches anthropology at Duke University and is the author of Nightwork: Sexu- ality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club (1994...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 9–76.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Kuan-Hsing Chen 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Translated by Yiman Wang The Imperialist Eye: The Cultural Imaginary of a Subempire and a Nation-State Kuan-Hsing Chen I look hard for The origin of blood. Some say...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Chao-ju Chen What does the nation mean to women? How does the law draw national borders, and in what way is it gendered? This paper examines the ways in which women are related to the nation in Taiwan by discussing the legal regulation of nationality. Historically and contemporarily, the decisive...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 261–269.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Tina Mai Chen; Paola Zamperini Guest Editors’ Introduction 16 June 2001 Beijing Yan Bingbing’s studio Nicoletta Sileno is trying on an elegant black silk suit as Yan Bingbing’s two young assistants flutter...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 361–393.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Tina Mai Chen 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Proletarian White and Working Bodies in Mao’s China Tina Mai Chen Infused with the spirit of May Fourth critique of the enfeebled Chinese body politic of the past, a young Mao Zedong joined the chorus...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 145–175.
Published: 01 February 2020
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 603–630.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Tina Mai Chen Originally penned by Mao Zedong in 1961 as an inscription on a photograph of female militia, “Bu ai hongzhuang, ai wuzhuang” 不爱红妆爱武 装 (“They love their battle array, not silks and satins”) for many sums up a presumed erasure of femininity in favor of a universalized masculine subject...