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positions (1995) 3 (2): 510–536.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Gi-Wook Shin Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Marxism, Anti-Americanism, and Democracy in South Korea: An Examination of Nationalist Intellectual Discourse Gi-Wook Shin Our movements of transformation aim to obtain a national liberation...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 519–567.
Published: 01 August 1996
...Barry Sautman Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Theories of East Asian Intellectual and Behavioral Superiority and Discourses on ”Race Differences” Barry Sautman In a 1993 interview, Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s longtime strongman...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 885–919.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Laikwan Pang In this article I first relate and analyze the overall development of cultural policy and the intellectual property rights (IPR) legal structure in China, in order to show how China's policy and its legal environment increasingly adapt to global conditions. I then use Lijiang...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 139–163.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Tani E. Barlow 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Not Really a Properly Intellectual Response: An Interview with Gayatri Spivak Tani E. Barlow The excess of the new social movements is what I work with. —Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 356–381.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Lung-kee Sun Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Review Essay Historians’ Warp: Problems in Textualizing the Intellectual History of Modern China Lung-kee Sun The Autopsy of a Rhetoric American social sciences thinking predating 1975 abounded...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 689–710.
Published: 01 August 2008
... think, these identities can change and are stratified less by the ethnocentrism in our concepts than our institutional situatedness. Duke University Press 2008 The Postcolonial Alien in Us All: Identity in the Global Division of Intellectual Labor Allen Chun This essay...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 439–468.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Vanessa B. Ward The journal Shisō no kagaku ( Science of Thought ) and the Institute for the Science of Thought have received relatively little attention in the English-language literature on Japanese intellectual life after the Second World War. Among scholars writing in English, Shisō no kagaku...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 513–554.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Takeuchi and Wang each drew on Lu Xun to develop a new vision of politics at times when narratives and processes associated with the nation-state and capitalism eclipsed critical political practice. Intellectuals in both interwar Japan and post-Mao China stressed an evolutionary vision of modernity...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2012
... signifier fades into the intellectual history of an earlier time; the word critique remains. Walter Benjamin's proposal that critique be the mark of the immanent yet apocalyptic claim to historical truth cannot be vacated. Thus twenty years after the founding of the project, we pause to invent...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 183–193.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Lisa Rofel What does it mean to say that positions opened up a space for queer intellectual work? How do we delineate that space? How does this space work in articulation with queering Asian studies more broadly? This essay addresses how the journal positions created the intellectual space...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 307–327.
Published: 01 February 2012
... on the modern Chinese intellectuality. The article also examines the political and intellectual circumstances in which Wang Hui's work was conceived and developed, focusing on the passage from the 1960s to the 1990s and the exhaustion of the network of previous historical-political categories structuring...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 345–372.
Published: 01 February 2012
..., Cold War scholarship, and the struggle over so-called area studies. Topics raised and considered include the history of the journal's founding, critical reminiscence of the project's early years of publications and intellectual politics, historical trends in knowledge production and ways...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 461–487.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Dennitza Gabrakova This article uses as a starting point the intellectual/creative vision of Japanese contemporary cultural anthropologist Imafuku Ryūta: the vision of the world as archipelago. In order to demonstrate that Imafuku's attempt can be explicated as an instance of the “traveling theory...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 619–646.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ryan Moran This article analyzes debates surrounding the creation of the post office–run kan’i seimei hoken (basic life insurance), or kanpo . Beginning in the 1890s and early 1900s, intellectuals concerned with the new discourse of the social problem, which referred to the problem of worker...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 825–844.
Published: 01 November 2019
... semibiographical writing, published in 1983, about this anarchist network, the translated text centers on the event of the death of Wu Zhihui—another famed anarchist intellectual—which had evoked much discussion and correspondence among intellectuals in the circle. The text particularly shows Huang and his fellow...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 835–868.
Published: 01 November 2021
... or content of new sources in determining how PRC history has been written. The aim behind these arguments is twofold: to highlight the intellectual debt (or burden) that links PRC history, via area studies, to policy science; and to elucidate other ways of guiding research in place of the increasingly...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 343–368.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Global South—are marked as problem zones for the global governance of intellectual property. Within these regions, there is a widening chasm between neoliberal elites and the relationally subaltern masses in their adherence to IPR (intellectual property rights) regimes and their attitude toward piratical...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 43–72.
Published: 01 February 2009
... to have provided some of the intellectual foundation for the ideology of the Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere. A brief intellectual biography of Miki and an examination of the founding and organization of the Shōwa Kenkyūkai are included, in addition to a close reading of some of Miki's journalism...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 569–599.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of contingencies but also of precise intellectual choices had made the physical boundaries of the university porous and the ritual identity of its community open to contention. In the May Fourth years, the students explored and expanded the fragmentation of the communitarian bond by stating and living a radical...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 171–197.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Serk-Bae Suh This essay examines the controversial staging of a Japanese-language version of the popular Korean romance Ch'unhyangjŏn ( The Tale of Spring Fragrance ) by the Japanese theatrical company Shinkyô in 1938. By analyzing the arguments of Japanese and Korean intellectuals about the play...