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positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
...EuyRyung Jun In this article, the author discusses how South Korean migrant advocacy that has emerged since the mid-1990s relied on mobilizing the moral responsibility of local civil society and the state on the dehumanizing conditions of foreign workers—most of whom are from China, Southeast Asia...
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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 (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 (2017) 25 (4): 669–692.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Hun Kim As the references of the world-class city pivot from traditional centers of finance in the West to include an ascendant Asia, cities dependent on foreign investment must modulate their governance to capture these flows of capital and urban development expertise. This article examines how...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2015
... twentieth-century pattern of Chinese youth reacting against perceived insults to China in the realm of international affairs, accusing the Chinese state of weakness in the face of foreign insults. Like the MIT webpage controversy, however, the Shanghai protest unfolded in the borderless context of global...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1159–1189.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and animal protection in court reports and visual culture and argues that ideas about Sino-foreign cultural difference should be viewed as a product of social and political conflict and are not necessarily, as is commonly assumed, the basis or source of such conflict. The article shows this by demonstrating...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 129–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
... needs children have been placed in foreign homes. This article highlights the efforts that take place in China to transform unwanted disabled and ill children into internationally desirable daughters and sons. I draw upon extensive ethnographic fieldwork in four medical foster homes in China run...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 439–468.
Published: 01 August 2017
...: the introduction to Japan of new trends in foreign thought, and the articulation of a new approach to philosophy based on the everyday thought of the ordinary person (common man's philosophy). A focus on these projects reveals the influence of one of the two women cofounders, Tsurumi Kazuko, and contributes...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 417–423.
Published: 01 May 2010
... provide foreigners an opportunity to develop networks of solidarity and support with the Chinese. Duke University Press 2010 Transcribed and translated by Petrus Liu The Communist International of Queer Film Cui Zi’en “Have you eaten yet?” This is how we greet each...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 497–526.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Ann Marie Leshkowich Over the past several decades, transnational adoption of Vietnamese children has developed from a response to war into a routine option for foreigners trying to build families. This article explores how the logics that have emerged within Vietnam to make sense...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 629–656.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... By 2007, Vietnam was heralded as an “emerging market,” propelled by foreign investment and export-led growth. Yet inflation was widely attributed to “fiscal indiscipline” by officials with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other multilateral financial institutions. Vietnamese public intellectuals...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of this “return” of themes that had been repressed for political reasons since the end of the war. Trần Anh Hùng was born in Vietnam in 1962. He and his family left as refugees at the end of the war in 1975. Cyclo , filmed on location in the first large-scale foreign production in Vietnam, marked his return...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... filled with decontextualized buildings designed by famous foreign architects. While this uniformly high-rise environment and urban development is common among the high-economic-growth East and Southeast Asia countries since the 1980s, one difference in Singapore's urbanism is a utopian belief that once...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 2014
... growth into the emblem of the civilized future of the nation, the other about her old-fashioned mother whose symbolic position vacillates between the nation's venerable past and the “uncivilized” who are predisposed to invasion by foreign powers. The split not only places the female characters...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Yuanfei Wang In the late sixteenth century, thriving private maritime trade brought forth maritime trouble to the late Ming state. In times of rampant “Japanese” piracy and Hideyoshi’s invasion of Korea, Chinese literati composed unofficial histories and vernacular fiction on China’s foreign...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 781–815.
Published: 01 November 2018
... (1949–65) witnessed Chinese dance artists’ widespread efforts to create Chinese dance styles that would serve as alternatives to foreign dance forms. This Mao-era dance repertoire has been obscured in scholarship on Chinese dance history, as part of a larger pattern of Cold War knowledge production...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 756–788.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as a socialist country located outside the orbit of global capitalism by focusing on the fundamental predicaments that China, as a developing country, faced in realizing socialism within its territory. These quandaries included a shortage of foreign currencies, a commodity economy, the party-state’s economic...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 August 2021
... in response to the formal legal system, what it supports and allows. The article uses theorizations of legal consciousness, law's “shadows,” and “order without law” to compare strategies and reactions of Japanese citizens and foreigners engaging the legal system in Japan. It argues that the written...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2009
... allusion to the British nationality laws that, operating within that historical setting, deprived a British woman of her nationality on her marriage to a foreigner.11 In international law, principles of nationality have conventionally worked...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 301–330.
Published: 01 May 2003
... the clothes. This finding becomes particularly relevant when we look at late Qing novels. Who (man, woman, Chinese, foreigner, young, old, rich, poor, and so on) gets to wear what, how, at what price, where, and why are issues that seem to weigh...