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positions (2000) 8 (2): 465–497.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Tomiko Yoda 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Literary History against the National Frame, or Gender and the Emergence of Heian Kana Writing Tomiko Yoda A number of narrative tales and diaries written during the mid-Heian period are counted among...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 250–273.
Published: 01 May 1994
... Japan without the gembun’itchi, that is, without reference to a modern Japan and a national language. As a result discussions of the invention of the kana syl- labary in the early Heian period are most often couched in terms of pho...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 255–292.
Published: 01 May 2017
... artfully crafted (takumi na) sentences filled with kana and in which five or six characters are written continuously without the brush leaving the paper. The opening and closing salutations always contain a luxurious amount of white space...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 263–268.
Published: 01 May 2000
... stretching back into the early twentieth century. All the essays share a common historic period. The remaining essays go in different directions. In“LiteraryHistoryagainsttheNationalFrame,orGenderandtheEmer- gence of Heian Kana...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 535–566.
Published: 01 August 2006
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 2014
...-­ school. Ongnyŏn learns the Japanese alphabet, kana, and basic reading skills of Japanese not in school but at home from the live-­in maid of the Inoues, Yukiko (Sŏlcha in Korean reading);29 in place of Ongnyŏn’s school teach- ers, the visitors...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 503–540.
Published: 01 May 1999
... language and the national script), which involved two major questions: Which kana syllabary, traditional or pronunciation-based, should be used? To what degree should Chinese characters be allowed? Those who, like Ueda, espoused Western...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 511–552.
Published: 01 August 2007
... genres organized by a complex of images and ver- bal texts, such as the seventeenth-century kana zôshi (kana booklet) and the eighteenth-century kibyôshi (“yellow-cover” fiction) or eiri kyôgenbon (play scripts with illustrations). In these media...
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positions (1998) 6 (3): 597–635.
Published: 01 August 1998
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 303–322.
Published: 01 May 1998
... conventions and using a nonstandard system of transcrip- tion made up of only kana phonetic symbols and the kanji characters for numerals as phonemes. One could not say that Ileguchi Nao’s thought was modern in a Western secularized sense; nor...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 283–305.
Published: 01 May 1995
... to lose? Because the great transformations of the universe are unceasingly mov- ing. Time, even if cherished and considered precious, cannot abide long among humans. Which kana, among the infinite tialpas, is this “today...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 201–229.
Published: 01 May 2015
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 May 2008
... 290 inscribed in Japanese phonetic kana characters. Other indigenous vocabu- laries are either translated into Japanese or shown only in Chinese char- acters, which are also intelligible to the Japanese readership. Without...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 683–711.
Published: 01 August 2009
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2015
... restaurants, shops, and nightclubs. Though often advertising in Japanese kana script, most of these retail businesses were Chinese owned. This entire area was cordoned off by several hundred police, still providing access on foot. One could argue...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 159–205.
Published: 01 February 2009
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 171–219.
Published: 01 February 1997
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 593–647.
Published: 01 May 1999