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positions (2007) 15 (1): 65–90.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Steve Choe Duke University Press 2007 Kim Ki-duk’s Cinema of Cruelty: Ethics and Spectatorship in the Global Economy Steve Choe The Ethical Question I first saw Kim Ki-duk’s sixth feature film, Address Unknown (Suchwiin bulmyeong; 2001...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1159–1189.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Mark Swislocki This article examines points of convergence and divergence in Chinese and Anglo-US notions of animal protection and shows how representations of animals and animal protection in late Qing Shanghai constituted claims to moral authority. It draws on representation of animal cruelty...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of the gong , defined variously according to different contexts, which is often erected in the name of love in order to uphold the sense of community, paradoxically also serves the cause for cruelty and abjection against difference, both outside and inside the community. Duke University Press 2009...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 947–952.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and cases about animal cruelty irritated Chinese elites, but they incited Anglo-­US residents in Shanghai. The local branch of the “Shang- hai” Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals set up a network to moni- tor animal abuse. Anglo-­US...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 February 2007
... certainly more complex than netizens text-messaging SARS jokes realize. In Steve Choe’s “Kim Ki-duk’s Cinema of Cruelty: Ethics and Specta- torship in the Global Economy,” we shift to what Choe argues is a crisis over...
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positions (1999) 7 (1): 239–252.
Published: 01 February 1999
...: one humane, and one not. It took an upheaval like the Cultural Revolution to bring out these characteristics in people’’ (Wild Swans, 342). Yet, Chang’s ready condemnation of others’ cruelty is notably absent...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 February 2013
... it were that it involved Shirai becoming very violent to Li sometimes and at other times being very soft and sweet. The reports of these reversals between “extreme cruelty” and softness “really excited” Ishimori when he first heard them, at which...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of the Internet). For similar reasons, both incidents bring out vexing questions about the appropriate context for discussing represen- tations of cruelty and hatred, about the use of the Internet and the use of the street. It was the grotesque cruelty...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 723–726.
Published: 01 November 2016
... holding in place what is unrelenting, malicious, tiresome cruelty. Jan Christian Bernabe’s essay, “Queer Reconfigurations: Bontoc Eulogy and Marlon Fuentes’s Archive Imperative,” takes the reader into a coun- terhistory of an imaginary historical...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2006
... that he will send So˘nbi to school like his own daughter, Okjo˘m. It was a lure that was often used by factory owners to recruit girls who could not otherwise afford to go to school.33 The cruelty of this deception is underlined by Kang Kyo˘ng-ae...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 773–786.
Published: 01 August 2004
... rather than as a rigidly conceptualized symbol. In the premodern era, as some Confucian scholars from Sima Qian to the seventeenth-century philosopher Gu Yanwu argued, the wall symbolized the futility and cruelty of the first emperor’s po...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 145–172.
Published: 01 February 2017
...- ent from ones that came before them. They have been described in various ways — as the Tamil “third wave,” as the Tamil “new wave,” as the “cinema of cruelty,” and some of them as “Madurai formula” films (Karthikeyan 2011a). They include...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 February 2007
... supposedly described Lin as one who “laughs away the cruelty of the human butcher,” in which the human butcher was the executioner and the cruelty a beheading.53 However, the figure described as laughing at the positions 15:1  Spring 2007...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 279–286.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... In the following images that several contributors describe of Asia/Pacific films, the everyday, personalized predicaments of postcolonial cities appear in painfully direct ways. These are images of unadulterated cruelty and trauma: riding on the subway, a gay...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 671–693.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the passage of time. Time’s cruelty, coupled with hinted political vicissitudes, evokes narratives of personal tragedy associated with the calamity that engulfed a nation and its people. But it is the cruelty of the photographic medium...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 795–818.
Published: 01 August 2000
... killed with a rifle. When the severed head is brought back to the police station and shelved with other “enemy heads,” Tazawa is struck by the jubilation and calmness displayed by Taimonamo (the younger sister)toward this “cruelty” and is reminded...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 392–417.
Published: 01 May 1995
... footsteps. What I believed I saw was betrayal, cruelty, and, more than anything else, despair. I became interested in legal discourse, not because it was the “religion” my grandfather proudly professed but because I could see...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 237–246.
Published: 01 February 2004
... hides the real reasons for his or her success: the filthi- ness of profiting through collusion, cheating, betrayal, and cruelty; and the bitterness of struggling to stand out, including having to endure exhaustion, loneliness, humiliation...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): v–xiv.
Published: 01 February 1997
.... Chungmoo Choi, Guest Editor Notes I Sheldon H. Harris, Factories of Death: Japanese Biological Warfare, 1932-45, and the American Cover-up (London and New York: Routledge, 1994). 2 Etienne Balibar, “On Politics and History: Presence, Cruelty...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 91–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
... to watch the violence. This particular pleasure (or cruelty) is then safely wrapped in a text that announces its civilizing mission. Text and image thus work together to make a spectacle out of the discipline of witnessing itself: upon seeing...