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positions (2020) 28 (3): 603–630.
Published: 01 August 2020
... position within socialist China. This article reconsiders the discursive work done by militarized female bodies—physically and representationally—focusing on alternative international and internationalist futures following the Sino-Soviet split of 1960. The article critically engages state-to-state...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 159–191.
Published: 01 February 2011
... 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 (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...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 207–236.
Published: 01 February 2020
... – 235 . Wrapped Body and Masked Face: Female- Subject Formation in Liu Manwen s Self- Portraiture Shuqin Cui The exhibition Self- Portraiture: Women s Art in China 1920 2010 1920 2010), which opened at the Central Academy of Fine Art Museum in Beijing in 2010, brought critical attention to the...
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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 (2003) 11 (2): 361–393.
Published: 01 May 2003
... continuous process of redefinition. It seems but a small leap from these early comments by Mao to the images of socialist realist art dominant in 1950s and 1960s China. In poster art of the Maoist period, male and female bodies acquired biologically...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 729–771.
Published: 01 August 2002
..., in a violent climax that might be seen to reflect a scorn or even hatred of the human and particularly the female body. But I suggest that the parallels between Oshii’s film and the puppet theater not only provide an alternate reading of the...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 789–814.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... Lacking steadfast will, Chen confessed, I immediately Tsui Reforming Bodies and Minds 803 displayed reactionary tendencies by becoming dissatis ed with my circum- stances when tempted (42). Flirtations with communism, embodied by Shi the female cadre, were put down in Chen s case to character aws...
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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 is that the...
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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 (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 (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 (2003) 11 (2): 301–330.
Published: 01 May 2003
... uncover the social chaos that is spreading throughout Chinese society. If clothes and attire prevent the eye of the beholder from reading a body as female any longer, is that not chaos? And is it not chaos if the very respectable Mrs. Jiang (whose...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 311–343.
Published: 01 May 2006
... the basis upon which her critiques of modernity and capitalism rest. This use of “female experi- ence” provides her with a language with which to assert the central role bodies play in the two modernist literary discourses she is grappling...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 605–642.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Viet Thanh Nguyen Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Representing Reconciliation: Le Ly Hayslip and the Victimized Body Viet Thanh Nguyen Between patriarchy and imperialism, subject-constitution and object-formation, the figure of...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 617–642.
Published: 01 August 2009
... stereotyping does not go uncontested. The signification of otherness and low suzhi through the migrant body is doubly punitive if the migrant body also happens to be female: Chinese positions 17:3  Winter 2009 626...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 155–177.
Published: 01 February 2016
... representatives in an outlet of a major global retailer. The author asks, how are the new “body rules” generated by the beauty economy used to organize and discipline labor in the workplace? Body rules are norms for the public presentation of different types of bodies. Retail cosmetics employers recruit bodies to...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 73–90.
Published: 01 February 1994
...Martin F. Manalansan, IV (Dis)Orienting the Body: Locating Symbolic Resistance among Filipino Gay Men Martin F. Manalansan IV And . . . I am an Oriental. And being an Oriental, I could never be completely a man.- Hwang, M. Butte$y...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 371–402.
Published: 01 May 2014
... asserted that femininity emanated from the female body, ratified the notion that women were the only natural choice to perform female roles; while Indra Levy charts the complex process through which the actress came to be seen as the most suitable...