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positions (2022) 30 (3): 501–521.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Mengqi Wang Abstract This article examines how local governments calculate and allocate compensation to displaced peasants in demolition-relocation projects, known as chaiqian 拆迁 (demolition and relocation projects), at the urban edge of eastern Nanjing. Based on twenty months of ethnographic...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 595–617.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., chuangdang 闯荡 (venturing) as a life project that either opposes or extends dagong has been neglected in scholarly studies. Venturing refers to a spatiotemporal condition defined by the uniqueness of urban villages where rural migrants participate in the informal economy on the urban fringes and attach...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 549–570.
Published: 01 August 2022
... by the author. Tan's family moved again in December 2017 because the land of Settlement A was taken back for some municipal infrastructural project. On the third day of no electricity or water supply, they relocated to another container unit in Settlement B. Installed on a small triangular piece of land...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 411–427.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of either resistance or complicity vis-à-vis the state. Mengqi Wang insightfully examines the emergence of such spaces of contestation and ambiguity through an ethnographic analysis of demolition and relocation projects, known as chaiqian 拆迁, at Nanjing's urban fringes. In chaiqian , planners...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 661–689.
Published: 01 August 2014
... and toward those whose extension projects were seen to have jeopardized the chances of investors targeting the area to establish industries. Predictably, views on house demolition, compensation, and their morality depended on villagers’ relative...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 437–470.
Published: 01 May 2012
... organizations subsequently described the project as a failed socialist experi- ment and called for its demolition and replacement with private nonsubsi- dized housing (see g. Not unlike colonial constructs of “backwards” colonies,57 public discourse...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... a comparative lens that departs from typical studies of Singaporean litera- ture, within Anglophone postcolonial literary studies, and South Korean lit- erature, within East Asian studies. This is part of a larger interdisciplinary project in which I...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 677–708.
Published: 01 August 2023
... the blocks one could see prefabricated temporary workers’ housing characteristic of building sites, although no demolition, let alone construction work, had yet commenced. On one section of the compound wall that was still intact, an exhibition titled Happy Life Photo Exhibition ( Xingfu shenghuo...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 189–216.
Published: 01 February 2022
... caused by urban redevelopment, such as the demolition of an old town, the forced dislocation and relocation of its residents, and the struggle of the residents against these processes. Moon uses many of the film's shots to frame the scenic landscapes of Yaksa-dong with different cinematographic...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 671–693.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of “everyday life,” idealized workers and peasants, sports, parades, and massive building projects. The magazine employed a range of photographic styles, from straightforward and seem- ingly factual representations of people and events to extreme close...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 809–836.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., and Rajin), Hamhŭng’s Hŭngnam District was hit with both incendiary and demolition bombs from the beginning of the war. From a report by the then Industry Minister Chŏng Ilryong, we know that most factories critical for export-­oriented products...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 363–387.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to design the cenotaph. While contemplating possible designs for it, Kim and his sculptor wife, Kim Seo- kyung were told that there were constant efforts by the Japanese government to derail the project. Out of indignation, they decided to change the memorial from a cenotaph to a figural monument...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 177–249.
Published: 01 May 1994
... Terms slip and slide the moment talk about nations begins. One well-inten- tioned response is striving to standardize concepts of nation, nationality, and nationalism through a search for their essences. That project cannot succeed because...