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Published: 01 November 2022
Figure 5 Fragment of “Colonial Period—Advertising Growth and Decline (1910–1945),” 2009. Photograph by the author. More
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 629–656.
Published: 01 May 2012
... a decade of rapid economic growth, inflation in Vietnam returned. In 2007 and 2008, the consumer price index recorded double-digit increases, raising concerns about the government's commitment to proper monetary and fiscal policies. This essay considers the paradoxical return of inflation to Vietnam...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 689–718.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Jeremy Brown Abstract The history of the People's Republic of China is now an established discipline, with a built-in theoretical framework—aspirational socialism—and a first draft written by social scientists. The growth of the field of PRC history has been aided by an avalanche of unique...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 231–257.
Published: 01 May 2015
...-speed growth period (1955–73). Central to my reading of “Dare?” as social critique is the notion, propounded by Henri Lefebvre, that each mode of production produces spaces through which its imperatives are enacted. For this reason, I regard the danchi space as metonymical of the productivist ethos...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 501–521.
Published: 01 August 2022
...-developer growth coalition, motivated by real estate–driven urban expansion, engineers this process with the aid of calculative technologies and protocols of commensuration. Moreover, technocrats such as chaiqian cadres and urban planners can never fully translate rural real estate into monetary value...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Aaron Stephen Moore In the 1930s, many Kyoto School philosophers as well as other intellectuals inquired into the nature of technology ( gijutsu ) amid the growth of heavy industrial capitalism, rapid mobilization for war, and the proliferation of technology throughout all areas of life. This essay...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 347–374.
Published: 01 May 2009
...) Foundation, in the public sphere of Taiwan since the late 1960s, and particularly the controversies surrounding the group's rapid growth during Taiwan's democratization since the late 1980s. The development of the Buddhist group from an unknown grassroots to a global United Nations NGO, as the article...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 351–387.
Published: 01 May 2017
... growth, and the cosmopolitan Marxism of urban life, Tanigawa (along with the other members of his commune) practiced a rigorous subtraction from the dominant ideological and aesthetic discourse of postwar Japanese life. Remapping their politics by imbricating activism with the line of writing, they moved...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 645–667.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Penh's built landscape over the last decade have been produced by a motley group of actors stoked by exuberance over property values and expectations of growth. Prominent among this group are Asian developers motivated by projected windfalls of property-centric development and spurred on by competition...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Jini Kim Watson This article examines literature from Korea and Singapore during the decades of rapid industrial and urban expansion following World War II. Using the concept of the “New Asian City,” the author argues that the growth of the cities behind these apparent “miracle economies” needs...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 379–402.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Mun Young Cho Abstract With the simultaneous growth of the manufacturing and service industries and the rapid expansion of information and communication technology, what do Chinese workers actually do in order to survive, and what methodological approaches are useful for exploring...
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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 (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
... it has achieved global prominence — its economic growth and market privatization; and 2) that despite the classic Confucian language of China's own configuration of responsible global citizenship, its model does not merely reflect some essentialist concept of cultural China but rather lays bare...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 201–229.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and Hosoe's art photography—share an interest in exploring the area surrounding Tokyo Bay. Through this comparison, I examine the ways that Tokyo's periphery is invoked as a site of anxiety in the context of the radicalized politics and high-growth economics of the Japanese 1960s. What does it mean...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 1970s and peaked in the late 1990s pressured China, Japan, and South Korea to mobilize (and disenfranchise) their young demographics in their transitions from a developmental state model of economic growth toward a neoliberal model of economic management and governance. As such, the essay argues, China...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
... to maintaining the socioeconomic order of the high-growth period, women's unpaid emotional labor remains central to a society in which labor precarity generates a demand for emotional labor. At the same time, by promoting to young people digital media as tools they can utilize to develop new skills, the digital...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 237–246.
Published: 01 February 2004
... 238 economic growth have rapidly surfaced and intensified. In recent years the drying up of the Yellow River, the flooding of the Yangtze River, the “black- ening” of the Hui River, rapid desertification in the northwest, air and water...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 251–284.
Published: 01 May 2007
... in the 1990s, the trend is due entirely to the rapid economic growth of China.3 Equally important are the political-economic implications of the extraor- dinary Chinese expansion not just at the regional but at the global level...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 67–112.
Published: 01 February 1998
... by the eruption of the Manchurian Incident in September 193 I. The Comintern’s changing analysis of Japan clearly reflected recent events in China. Whereas the 1927 Thesis was con- cerned with the rapid growth of capitalism, the concentration...