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positions (2019) 27 (4): 773–798.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Yun Li; Rong Rong Through the autobiographical poetry of contemporary Chinese female peasant workers, this article studies how Chinese migrant workers are dis-identified by the identifying hukou system and thus become bodies of non-identity drifting in cities. Driven by the urban desire intrigued...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 177–205.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Lara C. W. Blanchard Cui Xiuwen (b. 1970) and Yu Hong (b. 1966) are contemporary Chinese artists whose images of women reflect a complicated gendered perspective. This article focuses on Cui’s Ladies’ Room (2000) and Yu’s Female Writer (2004, from the series She ). Both can be construed as feminist...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 207–236.
Published: 01 February 2020
... Liu Manwen self-portraiture female-subject formation References Ames Roger T. , ed. 1998 . Self as Image in Asian Theory and Practice , with Kasulis Thomas P. Dissanayake Wimal . Albany, NY : SUNY Press . Andrews Julia F. Shen Kuiyi 2012 . The Art of Modern...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 663–685.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Julia C. Bullock Duke University Press 2006 Fantasizing What Happens When the Goods Get Together: Female Homoeroticism as Literary Trope Julia C. Bullock In the 1960s a new generation of women writers exploded onto the Japanese literary scene...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 580–608.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Ta-wei Chi Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Figure 1  The Chinese characters of female impersonation have also fascinated non-Chinese writers. One example is the French writer George Soulié de Morant, author of the 1925 novel Bijou de ceinture (Pei Yu: Boy Actress, trans...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 595–636.
Published: 01 August 1996
...Carole Cavanaugh Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Text and Textile: Unweaving the Female Subiect in Heian Writing Carole Cavanaugh Attention to appearance, design, adornment, and color culminated in the tenth and eleventh...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 603–630.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Tina Mai Chen Originally penned by Mao Zedong in 1961 as an inscription on a photograph of female militia, “Bu ai hongzhuang, ai wuzhuang” 不爱红妆爱武 装 (“They love their battle array, not silks and satins”) for many sums up a presumed erasure of femininity in favor of a universalized masculine subject...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 371–402.
Published: 01 May 2014
...James Reichert “ Oyama and Anxieties about the Feminization of Japanese Film” offers an alternative perspective on the gender politics behind the switch from oyama , or male actors specializing in female roles, to actresses in early Japanese film. To date, most treatments of this issue have...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 755–759.
Published: 01 August 2013
... well-recognized contribution to the films is her achievement in Kabuki acting. The Kabuki theater is an all-male theater, with its onnagata actors playing women's roles. Despite the intermittent presence of female Kabuki actors over the history of Kabuki, their achievements have not received...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 159–191.
Published: 01 February 2011
... a unique sense of fashion for women clearly distinguished from those of its closest neighbors—the People's Republic of China, the former Soviet Union, and South Korea. This article explores the representation of an ideal female body in North Korea by examining women's fashion as manifested in visual media...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 65–86.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Tao Yongbai; Elise David This article offers a chronological survey of the development of women’s art in China between 1990 and 2010. Outlining the historical circumstances that first resulted in the dearth of a female consciousness in Chinese art until the end of the twentieth century...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 953–981.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Yiman Wang This article studies the interactions between the “foreign” female star body and the body of nation and national film historiography through the lens of the Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung and her two crossover films, Centre Stage and Irma Vep . The premise of my argument...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 579–605.
Published: 01 August 2013
... autonomy, modern female authors and protagonists remained circumscribed by sociolinguistic structures and thus were unable to assume the first-person voice. Khái Hưng's novel, I contend, addresses the gendered transformations of modern Vietnamese language and literature by exploring how the female...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 2014
... their now demonized other, the bound feet, have been eternally banished. As the modern replacement of the stigmatized bound feet, hands now emerge as the female body part associated with civilization, progress, hygienic modernity, and glamour and grace of intelligent and independent women who embody the new...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 525–549.
Published: 01 May 2011
... context. The ideological acts of the female protagonists, with their own depictions of risk perception and risk management, allow the characters' adaptation to the quicksand conditions of their fluctuating financial affairs. Issues on tourism, prostitution, labor flexibility, and the social practices...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 71–96.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Danièle Bélanger Vietnamese immigrant female spouses account for the second largest group of “foreign brides” in Taiwan and South Korea. This essay examines the local industry in Vietnam that facilitates and organizes marriages between local women and foreign men. The analysis focuses on how...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
... sexualities into working-class service labors, such as male/female prostitution, other sexualized service work, and military labor. South Korean military proletarian labor, reconstituted as a supraclass, ethnonational masculinity, functioned simultaneously as an intranational class surrogate labor...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 529–558.
Published: 01 May 2012
... in which recently introduced assisted reproductive technologies and IVF births come to be enumerated by state authorities and by female infertility patients. Focusing on changes in infertility treatment, the article suggests that in the process of making sense of the rapid social, economic, and political...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 73–93.
Published: 01 February 2013
... female Japanese student who died of tuberculosis at age twenty-one, through a reading of her Yamatojuku nikki , the Diary of Yamato School . Asano's diary documents most forcefully the desire of a young woman for imperial validation, neither as a wife nor a mother — two legitimate categories of women...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 769–799.
Published: 01 November 2013
... possibilities and that they may further be read to defamiliarize popular conventions of depicting female death as well as Buddhist forms of engaging with the dead in Thailand. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Making Contact: Contingency, Fantasy, and the Performance of Impossible Intimacies...