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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1095–1125.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... But they also do important cultural work. In the context of education reform in late socialist China, the collective interpretation of horror stories provides a moral arena in which truths about how to raise and educate children correctly are produced and naturalized. They constitute negative models, usually...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1159–1189.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Mark Swislocki This article examines points of convergence and divergence in Chinese and Anglo-US notions of animal protection and shows how representations of animals and animal protection in late Qing Shanghai constituted claims to moral authority. It draws on representation of animal cruelty...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 525–546.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Jian Xu 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Radical Ethnicity and Apocryphal History: Reading the Sublime Object of Humanism in Zhang Chengzhi’s Late Fictions Jian Xu Zhang Chengzhi is a well-known contemporary Chinese writer whose sen- timents...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 69–96.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Hu Ying Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 The Translator Transfigured: lin Shu and the Cultural logic of Writing in the late Qing Hu Ying It might seem that the translator ought, despite or perhaps because of his or her oath...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 291–320.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Giovanni Vitiello Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 The Fantastic Journey of an Ugly Boy: Homosexuality and Salvation in late Ming Pornography Giova n n i Viti el lo (Dreams) frequently have more than one or even several meanings...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Joseph Tse-Hei Lee 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 The Lord of Heaven versus Jesus Christ: Christian Sectarian Violence in Late-Nineteenth-Century South China Joseph Tse-Hei Lee This article draws on a case study of communal conflicts between the Bap...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Yuanfei Wang In the late sixteenth century, thriving private maritime trade brought forth maritime trouble to the late Ming state. In times of rampant “Japanese” piracy and Hideyoshi’s invasion of Korea, Chinese literati composed unofficial histories and vernacular fiction on China’s foreign...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 869–894.
Published: 01 November 2021
... back to various accounting systems in the early 1960s. 2 Under the heavily promoted draft guidelines for the Weixing commune in the late 1950s, distribution for consumption (through both wages and supply systems) was oriented toward the rapid expansion of production. While consumption was supposed...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 821–842.
Published: 01 November 2017
... biographies lend legitimacy to the incumbent political order pass away, new figures come to the forefront of public consciousness manifesting as the “people-as-many.” Late socialism is thus seen as a cultural battlefield in which traditional media comes into friction with new media with regard to state...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 819–828.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Cherie Wendelken 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Commentary Pan-Asianism and the Pure Japanese Thing: Japanese Identity and Architecture in the Late 1930s Cherie Wendelken The formation of the architectural profession in Japan in the late nineteenth...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 301–330.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Paola Zamperini On Their Dress They Wore a Body: Fashion and Identity in Late Qing Shanghai Paola Zamperini Going Somatic And the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 417–449.
Published: 01 May 2013
...KuroDalaiJee This essay focuses on a set of artists' collectives I call “ritual school.” The ritualist collectives distinguished themselves among numerous performance collectives that emerged throughout Japan from the late 1950s to the late 1960s by their antimodern styles, distinct mode...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 May 2020
... an observationalparticipatory film, Seishin responds to the sociopolitical climates of the late 2000s, especially the Japanese government’s reforms of health and medical services. Specifically, two laws were enacted while the film was in production: the 2005 Support for Independence of Persons with Disability (SIPD) Act...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 203–224.
Published: 01 February 2021
... to colonial Ceylon (Sri Lanka), beginning in the late seventeenth century, as exiles, slaves, and soldiers. Two storytelling contexts set in mid-to late nineteenth-century British Ceylon are discussed: the first centers on the Qur’anic tale of the prophet Nuh (Noah) and his ark, typically viewed...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 435–479.
Published: 01 May 2016
...-1960s, animals systematically disappeared from the silver screen until the late 1970s. The Chinese Cultural Revolution can therefore be redefined as a decade of absent animals. However, these animals did not vanish completely during the Cultural Revolution; rather they took refuge in the bodies...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 555–582.
Published: 01 May 2016
... against which Thai nationalism was to be defined and developed. The situation of the ethnic Chinese was not unlike the unfortunate position the Jewish Diaspora found themselves in in Europe in the late nineteenth century to early twentieth century. This line of explanation, however, is not only outdated...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 347–374.
Published: 01 May 2009
...) Foundation, in the public sphere of Taiwan since the late 1960s, and particularly the controversies surrounding the group's rapid growth during Taiwan's democratization since the late 1980s. The development of the Buddhist group from an unknown grassroots to a global United Nations NGO, as the article...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 307–334.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of late-twentieth-century capital accumulation. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 The Time of Poverty and the Image of Refusal Ryan Canlas At the heart of Masakit sa mata (Eyesores) are two interrelated problems that have vexed critics...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 109–131.
Published: 01 February 2011
... binary in south Korea), and Cold War racial hierarchies. Linking the trajectory of Ch'oe's work from the early 1960s to the early 1970s to late-colonial-period discourse on imperialization and immediate postliberation collaboration confessionals, this article examines the reworking of pan-Asianism...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 437–470.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., capital of the province of Nghệ An, from a center of socialist utopian modernity and postwar urban recovery to a symbol of urban blight and late socialist decay. Destroyed by aerial bombing during the war with the United States, Vinh City was redesigned and rebuilt in the postwar years with East German...