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positions (2023) 31 (4): 863–892.
Published: 01 November 2023
... colonial trauma museum exhibition new media Independence Hall of Korea West Gate Prison Museum In 1982, the publication in Japan of a history textbook that minimized the violence during Japan's colonial occupation of East Asia provoked great controversy in neighboring countries, including South...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 189–219.
Published: 01 February 2008
... of the application of the concept of trauma to the critique of colonialism by considering the exemplary work of Frantz Fanon. The second section then tests these presuppositions by examining a series of events in Asia that on the surface seem to lend...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 793–814.
Published: 01 November 2022
... with the narrator's search for vintage bicycles, which are at once commodities, war vehicles, objects of expertise and connoisseurship, and most important, fetishes that allow characters to articulate strained, alienated, colonial, and communal relationships. The bicycle as a legacy of coloniality and a memento...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... political space of Singapore. Focusing on postcolonial discomfort as the central problem, I locate the articulation of Asian values in the psychic-cultural consequences of colonial hybridity. I argue that the discomfort stemmed from the Anglicized Chinese elite's realization that British colonial discourse...
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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 (2008) 16 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Tani Barlow; Brian Hammer Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction: War Capital Trauma The common agreement among the essays...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 39–77.
Published: 01 February 2008
... by the dog appears to leave the disposable person — the Mozambican illegal immi- grant — without recourse to subjectivity or agency. If in “The Penal Colony” Kafka describes the prisoner as resembling “a submissive dog,” it is ultimately to show...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 13–17.
Published: 01 February 2010
... scholarship resurfacing just now. The essays herein offer examples of trauma history and trauma art, the colonial politics of the archive, and unvarnished evidentiary critique; they are models of how to pick apart fascist literary procedures, expose...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 403–428.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in Modern Chinese Lit- erature and Film, focuses on the repeated reinterpretations of the event in postwar Taiwan, highlighting how “what was initially a Japanese historical trauma that shook this new colonial power to the core [was] transformed...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 85–110.
Published: 01 February 2022
... an interpretation of the Hall as a space of enactment of the translational nation, which refers to a re-formation of nation through translation across interrelated matrices including text, trauma, and time. This translational praxis, understood in the context of the interplay between state-sponsored zeal...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 165–188.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Marilyn Ivy Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Trauma’s Two Times: Japanese Wars and Postwars Marilyn Ivy What is it about the notion of trauma that continues to compel, after so many years of psychoanalytic attention? Can “trauma...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 239–243.
Published: 01 May 2002
....” Lo’s project aims at both “historical and theoretical contributions.” It ratifies the suggestion that colonialism and modernity are mutually embedded. At the same time it offers the ethni- cization of native doctors in Taiwan under the policy...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 713–740.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Joseph Jonghyun Jeon This article situates Park Chan-wook's Oldboy (2003) in the wake of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) crisis in South Korea and argues that the film's particular emphasis on forgetting signals a turn away both from traditional, Freudian theorizations of trauma and from...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 645–652.
Published: 01 November 2022
... but also Indigenous Austronesian peoples as well as nonhuman creatures play central roles in invoking the multiplicity of Taiwan's settler colonial formation and environmental injustices. In The Man, according to Chang, human existence poses a destructive threat to the existential memories of other...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 733–740.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of modernity were significantly interrelated at both the macro and micro levels. Establishing modern political systems and defining the borderlines of modern polities inevitably accompanied large-scale confrontations, which were reconfigured into a modern type. Various forms of violence—colonial, interstate...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 79–107.
Published: 01 February 2008
... these questions because certain positions seem to be absent in the writing of Asia’s history during the period of colonialism and the Pacific war. The problem is not only that certain categorical positions are absent, such as those of a particular class...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 649–676.
Published: 01 August 2023
... as recruiting personhood, and personhood as depending on scenes. Similarly, for Frantz Fanon—a transatlantic contemporary of Goffman's—postcolonial personhood and the space-time of colonial trauma are mutually constitutive within the colonial socius (Fanon [1952] 2008 : 84–85). For these thinkers...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 653–667.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Korea?” Notes from the Divided Country in many ways grapples with this very question and can be seen as an effort to remember the “Forgotten War” through vivid, chilling, moving poems that depict the enduring trauma of wartime violence from the perspective of diasporic postmemory. Taking Hirsch's work...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 195–218.
Published: 01 February 2002
... to its own colonial past. A psychoanalytic model is helpful only if Kat¯o is willing to participate in the painful and prolonged effort to disen- tangle postwar Japan’s struggles with the trauma of war. A simple dismissal...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 15–37.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Kenneth Surin Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Conceptualizing Trauma, but What about Asia? Kenneth Surin Psychiatry knows traumatophile types.  — Walter Benjamin, “On Some Motifs in Baudelaire” Trauma It is surely...