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positions (2013) 21 (1): 11–49.
Published: 01 February 2013
... anchored in (East) Asia, these debates have curiously failed to consider the case of Japanese colonialism, where deeper physiognomic similarities between colonizer and colonized made it even more important to create, mark, and patrol the shifting boundaries between the diverse members of the multiethnic...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 171–197.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., I reveal that the idea of translation as equal exchange—the focus of much present-day theoretical debate on ethics and translation—was embedded both in the colonizer's affirmation of the play as an exemplary step toward cultural assimilation and in the colonized's protest against...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 95–132.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of languishing that would have been socially unacceptable in the same settings in Europe but reflected the sense of tropical life as a constant physical affliction and the accompanying indifference to the presence of native servants. In Japan's case, the process of colonization was concurrent with an effort...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 601–628.
Published: 01 August 2008
... between the empowered colonizer and powerless colonized, this study complicates our understanding of Japanese settler culture by considering the poetic representations of the nonelite Japanese. As a humorous and often vulgar cultural medium widely embraced by the general public, senryu approaches...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 817–845.
Published: 01 November 2018
... invaders and colonizers, they are listening and responding to their victims’ accusations. What these witnesses regard as their responsibility for their acts turns out to be their response-ability to their victims. This essay will pursue the latter concept to examine the degree to which it enables dialogues...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 695–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
... declared by US General Douglas MacArthur at the beginning of the occupation in 1945, the Korean person was neither a “citizen,” since Korea was not yet a recognized state, nor a colonized subject, since Korea had been liberated from Japanese colonial rule. This sustained suspension was legitimated...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 291–320.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., this essay argues against the Foucauldian hypothesis that homosexuality was a modern Western invention and therefore does not apply to the Chinese tongzhi . The question is not whether the incorporation of China into the purview of queer theory reinstates a colonizing epistemology. Rather, the question...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 183–202.
Published: 01 February 2021
... is meaningfully connected to their histories of imperial colonization and their resistances to it, these students’ specific understandings of the ocean enable them to transform the very school that alienates them and causes them to fail. These students reveal in their stories their consideration of the ocean...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 91–116.
Published: 01 February 2023
... racial hierarchies between blackness and whiteness that, to colonial powers, have emphasized the possible degradation of whiteness, or, to the colonized, have promised future induction into whiteness. The varied formations of transpacific brownness explored showcase the impossibility of its own capture...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 659–675.
Published: 01 August 2020
... accountable for its invasion and colonial rule by the United States in its Cold War strategy to make post–World War II Japan a military outpost and bulwark in the region against communism. How then did the Cold War shape feminisms in Japan, a former colonizing force that never came to terms with its colonial...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
... itself. Korean authors, in a way, were sympathetic to the Harbin Russians, viewing them as either equally or even more marginal than colonized Koreans; but at the same time, pitying their plight was a way in which colonial Korean authors could relatively improve their own discursive standing, being...
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positions 10441299.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Jay Ke-Schutte Abstract Postcolonial theorist Frantz Fanon noted in Black Skin, White Masks that the postcolonial subject's nightmares have a time and a place—a socius of the colonial encounter that haunts and recontextualizes the future of the colonized eternally within that shape-shifting...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of easy expropriation of surplus from the expanding pool of Korean renters and growing reserve army of poor Korean labor, Japanese colonizers were caught off guard by the mobilization. As was the case more than a decade earlier with the brutal...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 427–447.
Published: 01 May 2006
... 428 separate but subordinate to the Tokyo central government administered Taiwan.2 The fifty-year colonization of Taiwan, unlike the relatively brief occupations of Hong Kong, Shanghai, or other continental sinophone loca...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 77–102.
Published: 01 February 1993
... a colonization of consciousness. By colonization of consciousness I mean the imposition by the dominant power of its own world view, its own cultural norms and values, on the (colonized) people so that they are compelled to adopt...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 503–540.
Published: 01 May 1999
...; it suggested that any person who mastered Kokugo could become Japanese. Its actual implementation, however, was particularistic, since the colonized could never become Japanese regardless of their level of competence in the Japanese language...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 591–603.
Published: 01 August 2000
... can say that the Japanese modern imperialist enterprise was itself a reaction to imperialism. To borrow a phrase from John and Jean Comaroff, it was the result of a “colonization of consciousness,” clearly man- ifested in the Japanese...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 9–76.
Published: 01 February 2000
.... Take the recent hot issue of “postcolonialism” as an example:7 although it successfully incorporates and politicizes the energy of postmodern debate, it remains colonized in places like Macao and Hong Kong; the Third World is still conditioned...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 73–108.
Published: 01 February 1997
... women in South Korea have registered with the Korean government as former comfort women.? By identifying themselves publicly, these women ruptured the long-imposed official silence regarding the systemized rape of colonized women during...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 795–818.
Published: 01 August 2000
...” was to intensify the preexisting antagonism between the Taiwanese-Chinese and the aboriginal population during the early years of aboriginal subjugation. In “Sayon,” however, the irreducible differences among the colonized are homogenized under...