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positions (2010) 18 (2): 417–423.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Cui Zi'en This conference speech given by a famous queer Chinese filmmaker provocatively proposes that the vibrant culture of underground queer film festivals in China is the true Communist International. Chinese viewers of queer films gain insight into global trends, while these festivals also...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 517–546.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Marxism and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for negating women’s gendered interests in favor of a class focus. Yet, it was the proletarian women’s movement of the United Front that attracted the largest amount of women activists during China’s National Revolution (1925–27). What was the allure...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 47–65.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Carlo Bonura This article considers two films by the Malaysian filmmaker Amir Muhammad, The Last Communist of 2006 and the Village People Radio Show of 2007. Both films are focused on the Malayan Emergency and the lives of a small group of Malayan communists. Through an engagement with Walter...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 789–814.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Brian Tsui This article revisits reformatories set up under Nationalist China from 1928–37 to transform former Communists into loyal nationalist subjects. By examining confessions attributed to inmates and scandalous tales of Communists published by reformatories, it argues that these institutions...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
... this debate may be familiar within contemporary feminist discourses, communist feminisms that stretched across the Cold War divide were no less conflicted about what to do with sex difference, most explicitly represented by sexual violence and biological motherhood. Even as communist states implemented top...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., the identity was no longer tenable, and the elite resorted to the “communist” abject to create the tentative boundaries of an imaginary, cleansed national entity during rapid industrialization. As Xiaoping Deng's reforms in China reoriented their search for an Asian identity, the elite adopted Confucianism...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 August 2020
... under the anti-communist authoritarian regime. Based on archival research in South Korea and Belgium, this article argues that instead of following rules from above, the Korean National Council of Women negotiated a way to combine the advancement of women’s issues with the development of the nation...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 741–767.
Published: 01 November 2023
... as the Communist insurgency, previously trained and allied with Anglo‐American forces against the Japanese occupation from 1942 to 1945. Key British figures associated with propaganda tactics during World War II, such as Hugh Carelton Greene, were instrumental in developing a new array of techniques for postwar...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 133–160.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Travis Workman This article discusses the philosophical works of Sŏ In-sik, who published mainly between 1937 and 1940, following his five-year imprisonment as a member of the M-L (Marxist-Leninist) group and the Korean Communist Party. While it recognizes a major shift in his thinking in 1938...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 921–945.
Published: 01 November 2013
... scholars of China view twentieth-century history as a unilinear succession of nation-states that, regardless of ideological affiliation, destroyed pluralistic local particularities and everyday idiosyncrasies in favor of national unity and industrial productivity. The communist movement is, according...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 517–540.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Yukiko Shigeto In 1934 Nakano Shigeharu (1902 – 79), a Marxist writer and key figure in the Japanese proletarian literature movement since the mid-1920s, renounced his ties with the Japan Communist Party by way of vowing not to participate in social movements, an act known in Japanese as tenkô...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 661–689.
Published: 01 August 2014
... officials and the county government have attempted to crack down on what they claim are illegal buildings. Some households have already been moved, conflicts loom large, and the village Communist Party secretary has caused even more controversy by building himself a huge house, hoping for a large...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 781–808.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Ken Yoshida This is a study of Hanada Kiyoteru, a communist literary and art critic whose position in the world of postwar art criticism has gone relatively unexamined in Japanese studies and art history in English. One of the more aggressive critical figures during the immediate postwar era, he...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 41–48.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of the posts, critical of the MIT students, quickly framed the debate as Chinese nationalism vs. US academic freedom. They implied that the MIT Chinese students were motivated by Chinese nationalism because of the Chinese Communist Party's indoctrination. According to those critics, the MIT Chinese students...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that for both the 1930s Korean writers with a background in the communist movement (exemplified here by a female novelist, Paek Sin'ae) and the mainstream authors without any radical connection (typified here by another prose writer, Yi Hyosǒk), Russia and Russians represented a civilizational “middle ground...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 87–119.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Sasha Su-Ling Welland Lei Yan 雷燕, whose artistic practice was shaped by a decades-long career in the Chinese military, began a period of transition through participation in a 2002 restaging of the Communist Red Army’s 1934 Long March as a multi-sited international art project. Her resulting...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 841–868.
Published: 01 November 2020
... independent documentary Village People Radio Show ( Apa khabar orang kampung ) recovers radio’s forgotten role in the Second Malayan Emergency, also known as the Communist Insurgency War (1967–89). Pauses, Cuts, and Static Interference: Media Forms of Merger and Separation in Malaysia and Singapore Shaoling...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 783–807.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Aminda Smith Abstract The first rule of PRC history might be “Never take the Chinese Communists at their word.” Early observers praised the CCP, but by the 1990s there was broad disillusionment among China scholars who increasingly believed that observable realities contradicted official claims...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 809–834.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Covell F. Meyskens Abstract This article examines two theoretical frameworks used to evaluate Maoist development. The first is based on neoclassical economic theory, and the second is rooted in the idea that the Chinese Communist Party made China into a state capitalist regime. Both...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 111–136.
Published: 01 February 2022
... with the abstract Marxist theory of class and class struggle. Examining the shifting nature of class ideology production helps to explain how the Chinese Communist Party understood the effects of its governance and how people found class ideology meaningful to them, even when it reached the point of absurdity...