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positions (2010) 18 (2): 417–423.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Cui Zi'en This conference speech given by a famous queer Chinese filmmaker provocatively proposes that the vibrant culture of underground queer film festivals in China is the true Communist International. Chinese viewers of queer films gain insight into global trends, while these festivals also...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 611–620.
Published: 01 August 2001
...Kim Puja 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Commentary Global Civil Society Remakes History: “The Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal 2000” Kim Puja In the last month of the final year of the twentieth century “The Women’s International War...
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positions (2003) 11 (1): 217–239.
Published: 01 February 2003
...Bill V. Mullen 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Du Bois, Dark Princess, and the Afro-Asian International Bill V. Mullen At last India is rising again to that great and fateful moral leadership of the world which she exhibited so often in the...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 687–707.
Published: 01 August 1997
...Marita Sturken Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Absent Images of Memory: Remembering and Reenacting the Japanese Internment Marita Sturken What would the construction of history be without the occasion of the anniversary...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
... eminently visible. This article explores the links between the Olympics and global citizenship through examining how the 2008 Beijing games became an international platform for critiques of China's political and economic relationships with Sudan, in light of the continued civil war ravaging the Darfur...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Tina Mai Chen This article inquires into how “the personal” assumes specific positions relative to truth claims constitutive of twentieth-century national and international documentary systems. It analyzes migration of those identified as Chinese in and out of Burma during the late 1930s and 1940s...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 241–279.
Published: 01 February 2019
... humanity. The separation of the West (often synonymous with Europe) from the Rest of the world originates in the modern international world, whose internationality was initially confined to Western Europe. In the western promontory of the Eurasian continent, interstate equilibrium was sought after in the...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 653–685.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Dong-Yeon Koh During the last decade, the DMZ (demilitarized zone) has emerged as one of the most popular tourist attractions for both domestic and international travelers—despite continued conflicts over nuclear weapons under Jungun Kim’s administration as well as ongoing landmine problems...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Jennifer Jihye Chun; Ju Hui Judy Han The so-called English fever and the international mobility of South Korean youth are linked to the popular pursuit of English-language education in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. From the perspective of young overseas...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 89–143.
Published: 01 February 2010
...-decade-long construction of the Dalai Lama's international persona as a “man of peace” and “compassion personified.” This essay interrogates the ubiquitous representation of the Dalai Lama as an apostle of nonviolence. It argues that while he urges nonviolence in general, the Dalai Lama has supported a...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 265–304.
Published: 01 May 2018
... an international corpus of knowledge, including knowledge used to set international radiation safety standards. By analyzing a key documentary source from the popular genetics magazine Iden , the author examines how scientists investigated a biological notion of “repair” or “restoration” during this...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 825–844.
Published: 01 November 2019
... anarchists’ struggle to redeem a sense of cosmopolitanism while their lives are engulfed by the turmoil of international and civil wars. Against the backdrop of war, the translation further contextualizes Huang’s historical shift from anarchist politics to his focus on developing a unique theory of...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Kirsten Cather This article considers the 1973 Nikkatsu Roman Porn film adaptation of a short story by Japanese literary giant Nagai Kafū, “Underneath the Papering of the Four-and-a-Half-Mat Room” (“Yojōhan fusuma no urabari”). This low-budget erotic film appeared in the international context of...
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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 (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
... invested in their initiatives out of concern for future economic development. By the late 2000s, however, a new neoliberal youth subject came to dominate South Korea. Having internalized the ruthless competition on the labor market, these young people centered their lives on building “specs...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 743–784.
Published: 01 November 2015
... examines the ongoing Korean War as the backdrop for the neoconservative emergence of human rights critique of North Korea. Examining the transnational funding matrix behind the publication and international circulation of the North Korean defector memoir, specifically the National Endowment for Democracy's...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 129–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Leslie Wang Since the Chinese government first began allowing international adoption in 1992, over 130,000 children have migrated to a wide range of countries in the global North. Although most scholarly attention has focused on healthy female adoptees, in recent years a growing number of special...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 807–835.
Published: 01 November 2015
... conceptualizes Korean transnational adoption as a militarized diaspora and gestures to the pervasive force of militarization as a logic that structures not only international geopolitical relations but also the intimate scales of adoptee kinships and subjectivity. Moreover, this militarized diaspora is also...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
... problem of human rights more broadly? The foreign worker is neither entitled to the national rights of the host country, which Hannah Arendt argued so forcefully is the basis for one's human rights (1951), nor do the international conventions that recognize the rights of migrants have effective legal...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... In markedly different but complementary ways, both filmmakers have tried to develop synthetic approaches that would extend the strategies of international cinematic modernism while also reinvigorating premodern forms, drawing fresh attention to the structure, embedded histories, and experiential...