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positions (1998) 6 (3): 637–673.
Published: 01 August 1998
...Michael Bourdaghs Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 The Disease of Nationalism, the Empire of Hygiene Michael Bourdaghs Reading Broken Commandment Broken Commandment (novel) (Shimazaki Toson). 'The celebrated work of recent...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 541–572.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Tomoko Masuzawa Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 From Empire to Utopia: The Effacement of Colonial Markings in Lost Horizon Tomoko Masuzawa At a recent international conference held in what might be called the heart of Europe...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 February 2013
... as they reacted to the March 1 movement. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Tabloid Coloniality: A Popular Journalist Maps Empire Mark Driscoll What convergent set of historical formations of racialized gender, of gendered race, of the sexualization...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 73–93.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Helen J. S. Lee During wartime Japan (late 1930s – 1945), the Japanese women in colonial Korea were pounded by ideological injunctions and practical imperatives demanding better service to the empire. This article explores the negotiations and struggles of Asano Shigeko (1922 – 42), a Keijō-born...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 573–602.
Published: 01 August 2014
... by Duke University Press 2014 From Metaphors of Empire to Enactments of State: Popular Religious Movements and Health in Rural North China Mikkel Bunkenborg Classical descriptions of popular religion in China have noted how religious imagery presents...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 535–566.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Hajime Nakatani Duke University Press 2006 The Empire of Fame: Writing and the Voice in Early Medieval China Hajime Nakatani Jacques Derrida’s assault on phonocentrism has altered the very ground on which one addresses the question of orality...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 597–632.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Sang Mi Park Duke University Press 2006 The Making of a Cultural Icon for the Japanese Empire: Choe Seung-hui’s U.S. Dance Tours and “New Asian Culture” in the 1930s and 1940s Sang Mi Park The case of Choe Seung-hui 1911 – 69?) (fig. 1),1 a prominent...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 761–787.
Published: 01 November 2016
... not only in investigating other Asian nations but also in conceptualizing the Japanese empire as a multiethnic nation. Tsuboi Shōgorō—a founding father of modern Japanese anthropology—and his scholarly group, the Tokyo Anthropological Association, employed a variety of visual media in their work, ranging...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 813–837.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 kokugo national language ideology kōminka Kim Saryang Tokieda Motoki gender National Language, Imperialization, and the Gendered Aporia of Empire Christina Yi In the past decade, much attention has been paid to the complex...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 839–873.
Published: 01 November 2016
... for the eradication of Japanese prostitution abroad were driven by a desire to establish a civilized empire and cultivate a progressive Japanese racial self. The article also sheds light on the unexpected ways by which the abolitionists' anxiety about—and their campaigns against—Japanese overseas prostitution had...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 August 2010
...” and Chinese architecture, particularly the walls and monuments of Beijing. Duke University Press 2010 Portable Monuments: Architectural Photography and the “Forms” of Empire in Modern China Andrew F. Jones It is by now a commonplace that certain buildings stand...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 183–202.
Published: 01 February 2021
... in the Midst of Empire, Schooling, and Indigeneity Rick Bonus And taking a cue from the ocean s everflowing and encircling nature, we will travel far and wide to connect with oceanic and maritime peoples elsewhere, and swap stories of voyages we have taken and those yet to be embarked on. . . . We may even...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Henrietta Harrison 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Clothing and Power on the Periphery of Empire: The Costumes of the Indigenous People of Taiwan Henrietta Harrison The indigenous people of Taiwan define themselves in part by wearing what they refer...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 745–778.
Published: 01 August 1993
... Socialist Order.” Cultural Anthropology 3, no 4 : 408 -427. On the Edge of Empires: Flexible Citizenship among Chinese in Diaspora Aihwa Ong Orientalisms, Multiple Inscriptions, and Overseas Chinese I was born into a Straits Chinese family in colonial Malaya...
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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 (1): 11–49.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Todd A. Henry Recent approaches to the study of Euro-American empires have increasingly highlighted the importance of what the anthropologist and historian Ann Stoler calls “cultural sensibilities” (rather than skin color) as the de facto criterion by which national membership was assigned...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 637–658.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Jack W. Chen This essay examines the discursive constellation of the concepts of sovereignty, coinage, and kinship from the Warring States Period to the first empires of the Qin and Han dynasties. Drawing upon philosophical texts, including the Lunyu, Mengzi , and Guanzi , as well as historical...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that, however, in the case of Manchuria-based Russian émigrés, could be even more marginalized inside the Japanese empire than its colonial Korean subjects. The Russians' image was imminently self-contradictory: they were culturally “noble” Europeans, often associated with the “gracious and splendid” Western...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 43–72.
Published: 01 February 2009
... and difference-respecting multicultural and multiethnic Japanese empire, which were indeed the ideological foundations of the East Asian Community ( Tōa kyōdōtai ), as radical gestures of resistance to the Japanese empire, as frequently occurs. For regardless of Miki's intentions, the effect of his...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 February 2021
... long after the Indonesian National Revolution had achieved its primary aim, political independence of the Republic of Indonesia, heir of the Dutch Empire; unfinished because they were to be published again and again, every printing and every reading creating other poems. The marble monuments...