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positions (2018) 26 (4): 647–685.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 12 – 13 : 144 – 45 . Park Soon-Won . 1999 . “Colonial Industrial Growth and the Emergence of the Korean Working Class .” In Colonial Modernity in Korea , edited by Shin Gi-Wook Robinson Michael , 128 – 60 . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center . Robinson...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 437–468.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Jiyoung Suh This article examines the presence of Korean housemaids who worked for Japanese settlers in colonial Korea, 1910–45, and its connection to the urban landscape in the colony. It provides a historical investigation of the Korean housemaids who emerged among female workers in the urban...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 347–372.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Derek J. Kramer Abstract This article examines how Anglo‐American evangelicals in colonial Korea employed racialized understandings of the environment to justify a culture of recreation and health. In the metropole and periphery, missionary researchers studying climate, geography, and public health...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 653–678.
Published: 01 November 2022
... male customers to wash their hair at least once every three days and women once every ten days, in contrast to the putatively infrequent hygienic practices under the preceding Chosŏn dynasty. kevsmith@berkeley.edu Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 surrealism colonial Korea...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 711–746.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Kim Brandt 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Objects of Desire: Japanese Collectors and Colonial Korea Kim Brandt Japan is one of the few countries in the world where ceramics are widely ac- knowledgedasamajorartform...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 947–985.
Published: 01 November 2013
... feminist function within the discursive environment of colonial Korea. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Rethinking Feminism in Colonial Korea: Kang Kyoˇngae and 1930s Socialist Women’s Literature Sunyoung Park In June 1932, a train was returning to Korea from...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 317–347.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Ou-Byung Chae This article examines the genealogy of postcolonial state culture in South Korea in the context of the changing imperial order in East Asia. First, we reveal an uneasy, uncomfortable, and antagonistically complicit relationship between colonial culture, anticolonial culture...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 171–219.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Song Youn-ok Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Japanese Colonial Rule and StatelManaged Prostitution: Korea’s Licensed Prostitutes Song Youn-ok Introduction Not long after Liberation, a Korean scholar reflected upon Japan’s colonial...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 51–87.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Gyewon Kim This essay examines the interlayered relations between photography, archive, and science in imperial Japan and postcolonial Korea. It specifically takes its cue from two archival contexts: the archive made by Uchida Keitarô, a Japanese ichthyologist who surveyed in colonial Korea during...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
...” of sorts. They perceived Russia as 1) a European country that in many ways looked most similar to Asia, and particularly Korea; 2) a mighty modern nation-state that simultaneously seemed to be hopelessly backward, even in comparison to colonial Korea; and 3) a country with a racially white population...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 815–840.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Hachigatsu no hate ( The End of August , 2004), a family saga written by a female author of Korean descent, the article explores how the novel emerged from, participates in, and critically positions itself with respect to the ongoing ideological battles over war histor(iograph)y. Set mostly in colonial Korea...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 73–93.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Helen J. S. Lee During wartime Japan (late 1930s – 1945), the Japanese women in colonial Korea were pounded by ideological injunctions and practical imperatives demanding better service to the empire. This article explores the negotiations and struggles of Asano Shigeko (1922 – 42), a Keijō-born...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 601–628.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Helen J. S. Lee This article uses the comic poetic genre senryu as a source through which to explore the dynamics of lived experience of working-class Japanese immigrants to Korea. Challenging the dominant paradigm by which we view colonial reality, as a neatly divided portrait of colonial society...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 809–836.
Published: 01 November 2014
... it (the colonial chemist Ri Sŭnggi, scouted by North Korea in 1950). The Vinalon Factory near Hamhŭng City—a factory originally built by a Japanese chemical company and a city rebuilt with the assistance of East Germany—also became a national emblem of its own, as a factory that arose solely from the toil...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 August 2021
... law in the colonial setting was often the site where perceived tradition as such congealed and became a contentious domain where colonial legal operations collided with traditionalists. This portrayal is very similar to what happened in Korea across the colonial and postcolonial divide. Legal reforms...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 223–224.
Published: 01 February 2013
... is an assistant professor of Korean/East Asian history and an affiliate member of the Critical Gender Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. He has published several articles on everyday life in colonial Korea and is currently embarking...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 109–131.
Published: 01 February 2011
... binary in south Korea), and Cold War racial hierarchies. Linking the trajectory of Ch'oe's work from the early 1960s to the early 1970s to late-colonial-period discourse on imperialization and immediate postliberation collaboration confessionals, this article examines the reworking of pan-Asianism...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 11–49.
Published: 01 February 2013
... that regularly found their way onto the pages of popular colonial journals such as Chsen oyobi Mansh (Korea and Manchuria).29 In many of the fifty caricatures published from this text, Usuda and Torigoe employed the term yobo as an essentialized adjec...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 305–328.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of Filial Piety), fourth century B.C. Modern Korea has undergone several iterations of what Raymond Williams would call “change from the outside, the big movements”: forced entry into modernity via Japanese colonialism (1910 – 45); a civil war...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 923–925.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and sexuality studies, and visual culture. Kevin Michael Smith is assistant professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UC Berkeley. His research and teaching engage broadly with aesthetics and politics in colonial Korea and its aftermath, pursuing questions of uneven development...