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positions (2018) 26 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Dorothy Wai Sim Lau Internet fan participation has demonstrated the emergent potency of meaning making for transnational stardom. With the ease of searching, poaching, editing, posting, tagging, and annotating texts aided by cyber technology, fans can rework the filmic and publicity materials about...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 799–809.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Fan Popo; Bao Hongwei Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Love Your Films and Love Your Life: An Interview with Fan Popo Fan Popo and Bao Hongwei, with an introduction by Bao Hongwei Introduction Invited by the Institute for Screen Industries Research, the University of Nottingham...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 469–505.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Teri Silvio This article analyzes the structure of feeling embodied in a ritual of theater-going in which women fans of Taiwanese Opera would weep along with actresses singing “crying songs” and rush to the stage to hand them money and other gifts. The ritual was popular only during the opera's...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 589–619.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Fan Yang This article examines three significant moments of the shanzhai discourse in WTO-era China. Literally referring to a “mountain fortress” occupied by antiofficial bandits, shanzhai is a new term for wide-ranging knockoff products and copycat media forms. Often invoking Robin-Hood-like...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 371–402.
Published: 01 May 2014
... around these female impersonators. Taking a cue from the work of feminist film historian Miriam Hansen, my study devotes particular attention to how opponents of the oyama often linked their criticism of the practice with disapproving commentary on the troublesome impact that the female fans...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 877–883.
Published: 01 August 2012
... such as Fahrenheit and Super Junior and male pop stars such as Jay Chou, Lam Truong, and Wang Lee Hom have cultivated international followings of screaming fans. The boy bang/gang band project consists of (campy?) images of faux pan-Asian boy bands and solo performers in various guises and costumes, examining...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 231–251.
Published: 01 February 2010
... in the West. While it seems difficult to differentiate his images from crude exploitation and general degradation of women, his photographs attract many female fans. I argue that we are invited and directed to see his photographs in ways that “engender” the viewer. I focus on the “Araki industry,” which has...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 547–573.
Published: 01 August 2002
.... An example of a firm pursuing this tactic was film distribution company Purénon H. To im- prove the image of Hong Kong, Purénon H organized a Hong Kong film fan club, the Hong Kong Yamucha Kurabu, and established a Hong Kong film shop...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 511–536.
Published: 01 May 2010
... situation. These differential language usages are significant because they represent positive or negative experiences behind the disclosure. To Come Out or to Be Pushed Out Fan Gao is a young man from Daytop, a detox center located in Kunming...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
... performing unpaid work in the digital economy. To identify their strengths, net idols need an audience that the random postings of photos and irregular updates of diaries do not earn them. In the net idol universe, building a fan base is a matter...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 637–671.
Published: 01 August 2007
... one hanpa naku, number one  — Rhymester, “B-Boyism” A Japanese rapper who calls himself Banana Ice released a song in 1995 called “Imitation + Imitation = Imitation,” in which he ridicules young hip-hop fans...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 561–567.
Published: 01 November 2019
... misidentifying. Which is to say that assigned or directed toward a consumer dream, there will never be a foundation for worker solidarity and, by implication, class revolution. This general journal issue ends with three Commentary pieces. Love Your Films and Love Your Life : An Interview with Fan Popo...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 433–438.
Published: 01 August 2017
.... While Ward addresses the relatively underappreciated importance of intel- lectual journals, Teri Silvio’s “Crying Songs and Their Fans: The Material and Affective Economy of Taiwanese Opera, 1945 – 1975” raises a popular form to an appropriately...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 585–587.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Tani Barlow Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Editor’s Introduction Our lead article takes readers to “WTO-­era China.” Fan Yang’s “From Bandit Cell Phones to Branding the Nation: Three Moments of Shanzhai in WTO-­era...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 756–788.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of alternative forms of economic dependence. Other scholars, including Sun Liping (2008), Song Liansheng (2011), and Fan Yinhuai (2013), have designated Dazhai as the exemplary site of Maoist China s socialist, even communist, economy during the campaign. Re ecting the popular public discourse circulating...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 329–366.
Published: 01 May 1995
..., and the other curious machines.114 He was instead busy giving away gifts of his own- poems and other examples of his calligraphy, most of which he wrote on paper folding-fans. He estimated that during the first month in Japan...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 759–771.
Published: 01 August 2004
... that matches Beautiful Violence in scale, imagination, and boldness is Lotus in Wind (Feng he), completed in 1994. Qin scattered ten thousand Chinese lotus fans in Kunming Lake at the Imperial Summer Palace in the suburbs of Beijing. Manmade objects...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 295–299.
Published: 01 May 2014
... what they felt was an excessive femininity, while New Women, advocates of new female-­oriented commercial culture, and male progressives argued that the oyama and its big, female fan base threatened Japan’s new cinema in the eyes of the world...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 13–17.
Published: 01 February 2010
... and roll, passionate fan culture, and the subterra- nean culture of youth and antimilitarism that fed the emerging democracy movement in the country. While Pil Ho Kim and Hyunjoon Shin do not shy away from the fact that the U.S. military bases were...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 145–172.
Published: 01 February 1996
..., the pop stars Fei Yu-ch’ing and Chang Fei regularly imi- tated other pop stars, and on one occasion they did an imitation of Yang Fan. This resulted in Yang Fan and Hu Kua doing an imitation of Fei Yu-ch’ing’s imitation show on Diamond...