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positions: asia critique (1 February 2015) 23 (1): 15–39.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Benjamin A. Elman The “rise of China” narrative in the twenty-first century is replacing the long-standing “rise of Japan” story line of the twentieth century. This article examines the role of wars in redirecting public opinion and, in particular, the effect of the 1894–95 war in refracting Qing...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2003) 11 (3): 765–778.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Laura Hein 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Statistics for Democracy: Economics As Politics in Occupied Japan Laura Hein What is the best way to institutionalize democracy? This question was by no means an academic exercise in late 1945 in Japan...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2004) 12 (3): 611–641.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Reiko Tomii 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Historicizing “Contemporary Art”: Some Discursive Practices in Gendai Bijutsu in Japan Reiko Tomii We now reach a point at which we should not relegate gendai into the generic concept of contemporain, a...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2004) 12 (2): 401–429.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Ashley Carruthers 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Cute Logics of the Multicultural and the Consumption of the Vietnamese Exotic in Japan Ashley Carruthers The idea for this essay came to me while interviewing a Vietnamese jour- nalist and small...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2005) 13 (1): 87–113.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Sharon Hayashi; Anne McKnight 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Good-bye Kitty, Hello War: The Tactics of Spectacle and New Youth Movements in Urban Japan Sharon Hayashi and Anne McKnight Tokyo’s Miyashita Park is usually an oasis of scrubbiness in the semiotically...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2005) 13 (2): 299–327.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Yoshikuni Igarashi 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Edogawa Rampo and the Excess of Vision: An Ocular Critique of Modernity in 1920s Japan Yoshikuni Igarashi In recent years, the works and life of the mystery writer Edogawa Rampo (1894–1965) have...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2006) 14 (2): 245–250.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Duke University Press 2006 Important Dates in China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan in Proletarian Arts positions 14:2  doi 10.1215/10679847-2006-001 Copyright 2006 by Duke University Press...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2006) 14 (2): 449–466.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Ping Liu Duke University Press 2006 Translated by Krista Van Fleit Hang The Left-Wing Drama Movement in China and Its Relationship to Japan Ping Liu The View of 1930s Left-Wing Literature in the Field of Chinese Literature Studies After the end of the...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2007) 15 (3): 637–671.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Ian Condry Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Yellow B-Boys, Black Culture, and Hip-Hop in Japan: Toward a Transnational Cultural Politics of Race Ian Condry My name is Yellow B-Boy ore no namae wa kiiroi B-Boy I’m all that, and number...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2009) 17 (1): 13–42.
Published: 01 February 2009
... Philosophy in Wartime Japan Chris Goto-Jones The history of political philosophy is a singularly self-defensive subfield. It is perhaps even more defensive than the history of philosophy as a whole, within which it occupies an important and...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2009) 17 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Ken C. Kawashima This article reconsiders the concept of the state apparatus by looking at the micropolitics and history surrounding the largest “Korean welfare organization” in interwar Japan, the Sôaikai ( ), or Mutual Love Association. As a welfare organization of Korean workers in Japan, the...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2009) 17 (1): 207–237.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., I hope to illuminate more effectively than has been done so far Takeuchi's rather dark and enigmatic book and to revalorize its significance as arguably one of the most intriguing, and certainly most idiosyncratic, wartime contributions on the topic of philosophy and the political in wartime Japan...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2008) 16 (3): 711–742.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Simon Avenell Duke University Press 2008 From the “People” to the “Citizen”: Tsurumi Shunsuke and the Roots of Civic Mythology in Postwar Japan Simon Avenell What could be more emblematic of postwar Japanese democracy than the spontaneous birth...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2010) 18 (1): 51–87.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Gyewon Kim This essay examines the interlayered relations between photography, archive, and science in imperial Japan and postcolonial Korea. It specifically takes its cue from two archival contexts: the archive made by Uchida Keitarô, a Japanese ichthyologist who surveyed in colonial Korea during...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2003) 11 (2): 271–300.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Laura Miller 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Mammary Mania in Japan Laura Miller Browsing through a Japanese women’s magazine, I found an advertisement for a product called “Angel Wings.” The copyannounced, “I stopped being an A...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2011) 19 (1): 83–107.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Richard Reitan In early twentieth-century Japan, educators, journalists, and government bureaucrats debated the “proper” roles for women in society. They approached this “woman problem” as a struggle between two competing moral ideals for women: the “good wife/wise mother” and the “new woman...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2017) 25 (3): 439–468.
Published: 01 August 2017
... projects: 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...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2017) 25 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Takehiro Watanabe In late 1980s Japan, loan sharks surfaced as heroes in graphic novels set in the world of predatory moneylending. A genre of manga about usury gained popularity as monthlies began to run serialized stories that parody class inequality through gratuitous, chauvinistic depictions of...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2015) 23 (3): 463–486.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Michael Fisch This article explores the discourses and realities surrounding life and labor in contemporary Japan through a keitai (smartphone) game entitled Days of Love and Labor (Ai to rōdō no hibi). While promising players a simulated employment experience in order to reflect on the possibility...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
... Japan The Labor of Cute: Net Idols, Cute Culture, and the Digital Economy in Contemporary Japan Gabriella Lukacs Ebihara Yuri, an uncontested epitome of “cute” in Japan,1 made a thought-­ provoking connection between cute and labor when she claimed, “If...