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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 May 1996) 4 (2): 217–251.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Andrew E. Barshay Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Toward a History of the Social Sciences in Japan Andrew E. Barshay The Triple Paradox of Japanese Social Science Japanese social science is social science. Although a form of national excep...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2012) 20 (4): 1009–1039.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Katsuhiko Endo This article closely examines the very “ambiguity” of Osugi Sakae's “philosophy of labor movement” in relation to the ongoing “street fighting” in Japan and elsewhere. In doing so, it attempts to reveal the significance of his work in today's context. On the one hand, Osugi's...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2013) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2013
... This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Guest Editor’s Introduction Imperial Japan and Colonial Sensibility: Affect, Object, Embodiment Jordan Sand These articles grew out of presentations at a...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2012) 20 (4): 1191–1213.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Japan and the West, especially the United States. This review essay attempts to understand Barney vis-à-vis a lineage of Western artists and scholars who have interpreted Japan in diverse ways. It asks whether and how Barney is echoing the Orientalist tendencies of earlier artists and whether and how...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2014) 22 (2): 461–487.
Published: 01 May 2014
...” of postcolonialism to Japan, the author situates Imafuku's idea within the lineage of Japanese anthropology intertwined with the lineage of cultural anthropology, having Japan as its field. The work of postcolonial critics such as Gayatri Spivak and Edward Said is introduced alongside an in-depth...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2015) 23 (3): 545–564.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Mark Driscoll Japan has gone from being the paradigmatic developmental state in the 1960s and 1970s to being a representative neoliberal state today. This dramatic ideological and political-economic transformation has come so suddenly that it qualifies as a kind of “hyperneoliberalism.” Whereas in...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2016) 24 (1): 253–279.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Pei-Chia Lan This article compares Taiwan's guest worker program and Japan's Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) program to examine how intimate labor and affective labor are culturally defined and institutionally regulated in different ways. Facing the similar problems of population aging and...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 1994) 2 (2): 250–273.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Thomas LaMarre Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Writing Doubled Over, Broken: Provisional Names, Acrostic Poems, and the Perpetual Contest of Doubles in Heian Japan Thomas LaMarre It has now become nearly impossible to think of writing in early Japan...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 1998) 6 (1): 113–177.
Published: 01 February 1998
...John G. Russell Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Consuming Passions: Spectacle, Self-Transformation, and the Commodification of Blackness in Japan John G. Russell The security of identity as Japanese may be contaminated, even guaranteed, by...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 1998) 6 (2): 345–392.
Published: 01 May 1998
...E. Taylor Atkins Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 The War on Jazz, or Jazz Goes to War: Toward a New Cultural Order in Wartime Japan E. Taylor Atkins How funny to listen to jazz music on the night before going out to kill the jazzy...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2000) 8 (2): 499–529.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Tessa Morris-Suzuki 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Ethnic Engineering: Scientific Racism and Public Opinion Surveys in Midcentury Japan Tessa Morris-Suzuki The science of race and the scientific study of public opinion are not normally bracketed...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2000) 8 (3): 747.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Gennifer Weisenfeld 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Touring Japan-as-Museum: NIPPON and Other Japanese Imperialist Travelogues Gennifer Weisenfeld JAPAN is indeed a “Land of Color, Culture and Charm.” It is the land where East and West meet...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 1997) 5 (1): 1–51.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Norma Field Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 War and Apology: Japan, Asia, the Fiftieth, and After Norma Field Post/Prelude The fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II has come and gone. So has the administration of...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 1997) 5 (1): 135–171.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Fujime Yuki Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 The licensed Prostitution System and the Prostitution Abolition Movement in Modern Japan Fujime Yuki Introduction The modern licensed prostitution system, a combination of compulsory...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 1997) 5 (1): 219–255.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Chin Sung Chung Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 The Origin and Development of the Military Sexual Slavery Problem in Imperial Japan Chin Sung Chung Introduction It has been nearly fifty years since the end of the Second World War and of...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 1999) 7 (2): 593–647.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Harry Harootunian; Naoki Sakai Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Dialogue Japan Studies and Cultural Studies Harry Harootunian and Naoki Sakai The Crisis of Japan Studies in the United States Naoki Sakai: For the last decade or so we have seen an...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2000) 8 (3): 675–709.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Carol Ann Christ 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 “The Sole Guardians of the Art Inheritance of Asia”: Japan and China at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair Carol Ann Christ On a frigid winter night in St. Louis in 1903, a man named Blackmer sat in a...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 1993) 1 (2): 526–549.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Tessa Morris-Suzuki Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Commentary Rewriting History: Civilization Theory in Contemporary Japan Tessa Morris-Suzuki There was a time when European historians were a confident breed. They cheerfully...
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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 cup...