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positions (2007) 15 (2): 345–368.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Urs Matthias Zachmann Duke University Press 2007 Blowing Up a Double Portrait in Black and White: The Concept of Asia in the Writings of Fukuzawa Yukichi and Okakura Tenshin Urs Matthias Zachmann Questioning the East/West Binary in Meiji Intellectual History...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 1–68.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Wang Hui Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 The Fate of "Mr. Science" in China: The Concept of Science and Its Application in Modern Chinese Thought Wang Hui The wide-ranging application of the concept of science in twentieth-cen...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 67–112.
Published: 01 February 1998
...Sugiyama Mitsunobu Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 The World Conception of Japanese Social Science: The Koza Faction, the Otsuka School, and the Uno School of Economics Sugiyama Mitsunobu The influence of Marxism on the social sciences in Japan...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 145–158.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Sandro Mezzadra Global capitalism seems to have swept away all spatial limits to its expansion, making a simple definition of terms such as inside and outside problematic, to say the least. One of the fundamental problems we face today is that critical thought needs to forge concepts that are able...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 607–636.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Christopher P. Hanscom This article addresses the conjunction of disease, desire, and language in modernist Korean fiction of the late colonial period, particularly in Pak T'aewŏn's representative novella One Day in the Life of the Author, Mr. Kubo (1934). I bring to bear two central concepts...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Ken C. Kawashima This article reconsiders the concept of the state apparatus by looking at the micropolitics and history surrounding the largest “Korean welfare organization” in interwar Japan, the Sôaikai ( ), or Mutual Love Association. As a welfare organization of Korean workers in Japan...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 347–374.
Published: 01 May 2009
...C. Julia Huang Is the concept of the NGO, or nongovernmental organization, a global catchall? This article tries to respond to the globalization of the concept of NGO by tracing the historical and local development of a Taiwanese grassroots Buddhist organization, the Buddhist Tzu Chi (Ciji...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 37–65.
Published: 01 February 2012
... in which culturalism came to displace the more agonistic framework of class analysis, the essay explores transformations in the concept of political subjectivity, and the degree to which theatricalized expressions of discontent came to stand in for other kinds of politicization. I suggest...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., thus exacerbating human rights in Darfur. Second, it examines how China offered a traditional Confucian concept of “harmonious society” as a theory of international relations that stresses nation-state sovereignty or privacy (China's nominal policy of noninterference) and mutual economic development...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 877–906.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in two parts. The first section discusses Michel Foucault's concept of human capital and Ludwig von Mises's theory of human action to define neoliberal economic man and then relates these concepts to the formation of a variety of rich-merchant stories. The second section delves into the question of how...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 43–72.
Published: 01 February 2009
... about China and the manifesto Principles of Thought for a New Japan . I argue that with Miki's participation in the Shōwa Kenkyūkai and the production of its “world-historical answer” in the form of its signature concept of cooperativism ( kyōdōshugi ) there occurs a sudden shift away from...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 687–711.
Published: 01 November 2019
... as alien, and emphasize qualities that identify them with those who might repeat them. As they circulate, viruses span and connect social and intellectual lineages through rhizomatic motion, as described by Deleuze and Guattari. These concepts provide an occasion for a rereading of the contemporary...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 423–450.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Yanshuo Zhang Abstract This article probes a long‐overlooked concept in modern China—ethnic indigeneity—to propose new ways of looking at the relationship between the Chinese nation and its multiethnic minority groups. The Western scholarly community has long held that because the Chinese state...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
... to oppose them only if the regime fails to provide the conditions of peace, order and security to which the community is entitled. Save for such opposition, this traditional concept does not contemplate the direct participation of the population in the organization or processes of government. Copyright ©...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 241–265.
Published: 01 February 2012
... the creative ways images have inhabited the journal's “books,” I introduce ephemeral embodied performance art and the concept of “relational aesthetics” to discuss documentary filmmaking today. I suggest useful analogies from current art making. How might we reimagine the performance of our writing and reading...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 685–712.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Ma Vang This essay examines the Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 1997 to critically engage with the context of the “secret war” in Laos (1961–75) and the “refugee question.” In doing so, it explores the ways in which the state deploys the concept of citizenship: first, as a validation...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 953–981.
Published: 01 November 2012
... with the deconstructionist agenda to produce a new conception of the national film historiography. My analysis of Cheung's “foreign” presence and “body too much” demonstrates that “national cinema” must be redefined from a foreignizing perspective. By relating star theory and the theory of performativity to the postcolonial...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1009–1039.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., it also teaches us how to criticize it and, more important, how to extend and intensify the kind of autonomy that has recently emerged everywhere from Tahrir Square in Cairo to the streets around the Diet building in Tokyo. Investigating the several concepts found in his text, such as “feeling,” “desire...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2013
... empire, exploring the politics of colonial relations beyond the realm of the formal and explicit. They consider issues of bodily habitus, emotional experience both ecstatic and abject, sexual fantasy, and the everyday language of racism. The concept of sensibility ties these investigations of colonial...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Japan. The United States was already under the influence of the Bauhaus in the 1930s as evidenced in the establishments of Black Mountain College and the Chicago Bauhaus. The concept of progressive art education promoted by these schools eventually reached Japan through the postwar occupation, whose...