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positions (1994) 2 (1): 133–174.
Published: 01 February 1994
...Earl Jackson, Jr. Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Desire at Cross(-Cultural) Purposes: Hiroshima, Mon Amour and Merry Christmus, Mr. Luwrence Earl Jackson Jr. The films whose titles appear above may seem unpromising territory...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 377–400.
Published: 01 May 2004
...L. H. M. Ling 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 The Monster Within: What Fu Manchu and Hannibal Lecter Can Tell Us about Terror and Desire in a Post-9/11 World L. H. M. Ling Since September 11, 2001, the Bush administration has taken on an Orien...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 193–218.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Peter Button Duke University Press 2006 Aesthetics, Dialectics, and Desire in Yang Mo’s Song of Youth Peter Button No doubt, one of the numerous difficulties that remain in our account of the socialist realist literary canon in China lies in our...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 403–428.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Tobias Hübinette Duke University Press 2007 Asia as a Topos of Fear and Desire for Nazis and Extreme Rightists: The Case of Asian Studies in Sweden Tobias Hübinette Introducing a Delicate Issue The origin of this article comes from having spent a couple of years...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 459–487.
Published: 01 May 2010
...David L. Eng This essay examines the contemporary emergence of gay and lesbian life in the People's Republic of China through an analysis of Stanley Kwan's 2001 film Lan Yu and in relation to liberal distinctions between public space and private desires. Following anthropologist Lisa Rofel's recent...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 711–746.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Kim Brandt 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Objects of Desire: Japanese Collectors and Colonial Korea Kim Brandt Japan is one of the few countries in the world where ceramics are widely ac- knowledgedasamajorartform...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 467–489.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Gayatri Gopinath Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Nostalgia, Desire, Diaspora: South Asian Sexualities in Motion Gayatri Gopinath In Funny Boy, Sri Lankan-Canadian writer Shyam Selvadurai’s 1994 novel in six stories, the upper...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 505–506.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Esther Yao; Roland Tolentino; Kyung Hyun Kim Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Call for Essays Exploring Contemporary Asia Pacific Cinemas: Spatiality, Desire, New Technologies Esther Yao, Roland Tolentino, and Kyung Hyun Kim, guest editors...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 May 2011
... return to the native land. Both films posit a transnational subject that bemoans the economic plight of the nation-state while demonstrating neoliberal entrepreneurship in self-regulation. The desiring subjects of the films embark upon transnational quests for self-actualization, which in turn foreground...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 421–458.
Published: 01 August 1996
...Sheng-mei Ma Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Immigrant Subjectivities and Desires in Overseas Student Literature: Chinese, Postcolonial, or Minority Text? Sheng-mei Ma Immigrant literature’s peculiar absence as a category in U.S. academic dis...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 499–524.
Published: 01 May 2011
... workers, who somehow find themselves more mobile in the global economic system. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Feudal Desires: Sexualizing Agriculture in the Philippine Film Industry Alvin Yapan Introduction At the turn of the twenty-­first century, a number...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... repudiated his racialized body as signifying Oriental perfidy. The consequential trauma then provoked the desire for Oriental purity and drove him toward imaginary identification with the putative original nation. The subject fulfilled desire and drive by fetishizing the Confucian junzi identity. I trace how...
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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 (2019) 27 (3): 469–497.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Jamie Coates Over the past thirty years, moving overseas has been a positively valued aspiration in China. On both a government level, and within popular discourse, migration has been propagated as a means to be better citizens, and a better nation, resonating with families’ desire for a better...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 877–883.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Viet Le In contemporary Viet Nam, China, and Korea (among other Asian countries), popular cultural production has opened up new modes of transnational subjectivity, questioning the boundaries of community, identity, and identification. How are national and consumer desires linked? Boy bands...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 February 2013
... in Taiwan and Korea to dismiss the protests as “barbaric” ( yaban ) and “blind recklessness.” However, these binaries also point to desires for connection and solidarity with Koreans. Using psychoanalytic postcolonial theory, I try to show some of the latent desires on the part of Japanese elites...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 February 2014
... it confronts the difficult but fundamental issue concerning comfort women: the heteronormative desire that sanctioned the violence of wartime sexual slavery. The history of the comfort women has often been written as an indictment of Japan's military imperial ideology, with the goal of recuperating its victims...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., unfulfilled social value, unraveled solidarity, and uncertain self-worth. The allure of selling remaining life time lies in its capacity to reconcile the seemingly incompatible discrepancies between the market economy's need to profit from engaging workers' subjectivities, the state's desire to produce...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2016
...! , filmmaker and scholar Nguyen Tan Hoang gathers the ways in which Asian men use online gay cruising sites such as grindr to play with the visibility of their racial identity in relation to the sexual practices and partners they desire. This article explores how Asian/American men use the Internet to register...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 653–678.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Literature , 1934–37) and its most representative poet, Yi Si‐u 李時雨. Drawing from psychoanalysis and affect theory, it addresses Yi Si‐u's scholarly underexamined but substantive meditations on the constitution of the subject, desire, and repression, focusing specifically on the question of (un)happiness...