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positions (2001) 9 (3): 611–620.
Published: 01 August 2001
...Kim Puja 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Commentary Global Civil Society Remakes History: “The Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal 2000” Kim Puja In the last month of the final year of the twentieth century “The Women’s International War...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 225–249.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Andre Gunder Frank Duke University Press 2007 No Civilization/s: Unity and Continuity in Diversity; or, Multilateral and Entropic Paradigms for the World Today and Tomorrow Andre Gunder Frank A Holistic Introduction We are living in confusing and dangerous times...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 609–636.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Susie Jie Young Kim Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 What (Not) to Wear: Refashioning Civilization in Print Media in Turn-of-the-Century Korea Susie Jie Young Kim On the eve of colonization in 1910, Korea was engulfed by a power strug...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 591–616.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and interviews collected over three years in Beijing, Chengdu, and Shenyang. Duke University Press 2009 Of Quality, Harmony, and Community: Civilization and the Middle Class in Urban China Luigi Tomba The legitimacy of the post-Mao communist regime has relied on the simulta...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 February 1998
...Andrew Sartori Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Robert Redfield‘s Comparative Civilizations Project and the Political Imagination of Postwar America And rew Sa rto r i I am convinced that there is no other way strategically to put our country’s mind...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 795–818.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Leo Ching 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Savage Construction and Civility Making: The Musha Incident and Aboriginal Representations in Colonial Taiwan Leo Ching In 1911 Japanese colonial officials led forty-three selected aboriginal leaders from...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 526–549.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Tessa Morris-Suzuki Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Commentary Rewriting History: Civilization Theory in Contemporary Japan Tessa Morris-Suzuki There was a time when European historians were a confident breed. They cheerfully...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 437–470.
Published: 01 May 2012
...” and urban practices, and their eradication from the landscape of urban memory. Visual spectacles of demolition thus signify new aesthetic and economic regimes that link capitalist redevelopment and redesign to the formation of modern, prosperous, and “civilized” cities and citizens. Copyright 2012 by Duke...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 7–36.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Paul E. Festa Duke University Press 2006 Mahjong Politics in Contemporary China: Civility, Chineseness, and Mass Culture Paul E. Festa The surge of popular nationalism in China following the U.S.-led NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 2014
... of “civilization and enlightenment” and the colonialist gaze of the author, a well-known pro-Japanese collaborator. The contradictory interplay between nationalism, colonialism, and the idea of “civilization and enlightenment” splits Tears of Blood into two women's stories: one focusing on a young Korean girl's...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 489–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
... observation is that beautification, sexual styling, and spiritual/cultural cultivation are consistently linked in narratives of “becoming-woman” in a newly successful genre of aspirational literature, which we are calling “manuals of elite civility.” We argue that these narratives may be understood...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 347–374.
Published: 01 May 2009
... will show, attests to the plural genealogies of NGO-ness. In addition, the article argues that the genealogy of Ciji illustrates the nuanced relationship between society and the Taiwan “state,” and that Ciji embodies the shifting cultural “state” of civil society in Taiwan. The concept of the “regime...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
... for well-intentioned readers. We propose that both the narrative form and content of Hung's science fiction address the homophobic deployments of what we term reticent schadenfreude. By exposing how it renders oppositional or deviant sexual positionalities impossible or off the map of civil discourse...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 August 2010
... a functional equivalence between Chinese civilization and that of the West. This essay examines the genealogy of this claim by situating Liang's work in relation to nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century practices of architectural photography. It argues that colonial photographs of Chinese architectural...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 537–554.
Published: 01 May 2010
... future at the expense of civil liberties for marginalized sexualities. Duke University Press 2010 Queer Existence under Global Governance: A Taiwan Exemplar Josephine Chuen-­juei Ho On October 31, 2009, the seventh annual Gay Pride March trailed through...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 439–468.
Published: 01 August 2017
... and the Institute for the Science of Thought have been treated as largely incidental to examinations of the high-profile engagement in civil society activism of its young leader Tsurumi Shunsuke in the 1960s and beyond. This essay traces the group's ethos to its foundational principles and first two projects...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 173–182.
Published: 01 February 2012
... economic value. By contextualizing ways in which Asia is commodified as a promise to the global future at the same time it is chastised as yet to be civilized for the market economy, the article urges the investigation of the history of financialization in Asia as a window of rethinking “global” history...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 February 2013
.... Japanese colonial elites were stunned by the large-scale protests. After gathering themselves and violently repressing the movement, the colonists reacted to the demonstrations in the standard fashion of consolidating the imperial binaries (civilized/savage, rational/irrational) they had deployed earlier...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 2014
... their now demonized other, the bound feet, have been eternally banished. As the modern replacement of the stigmatized bound feet, hands now emerge as the female body part associated with civilization, progress, hygienic modernity, and glamour and grace of intelligent and independent women who embody the new...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
... this eminently visible. This article explores the links between the Olympics and global citizenship through examining how the 2008 Beijing games became an international platform for critiques of China's political and economic relationships with Sudan, in light of the continued civil war ravaging the Darfur...