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positions (2023) 31 (2): 451–471.
Published: 01 May 2023
... experiences and tells their workplace stories, is an artistic configuration entirely different from both mass culture and high literature. This article analyzes the significance of this new worker literature from three perspectives. First, since the 1990s, new workers have been using the traditional medium...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 553–580.
Published: 01 August 1993
...Paik Nak-chung 553 Document The Idea of a Korean National literature Then and Now Paik Nak-chung Paik Nak-chung is one of South Korea’s best-known opposition intellectuals. His...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 816–832.
Published: 01 August 1993
...Yingjin Zhang Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Commentary Re-envisioning the Institution of Modern Chinese literature Studies: Strategies of Positionality and Self-Reflexivity Yingjin Zhang The journal Modern China recently carried a debate over...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 947–985.
Published: 01 November 2013
... colonial authorities and Korean nationalists. And while Kang refrained from openly confronting the socialist patriarchy, she criticized it in its quotidian form, the chauvinism of leftist male intellectuals. Alongside a socialist commitment, the suggestion is that leftist women's literature had a genuinely...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 403–428.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and implications in contemporary Taiwanese society and helps to articulate a means to better understand a conflicted history and its national/nationalized memory. Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Wushe, Literature, and Melodic Black Metal: The “Nonpolitics” of Wuhe and the “Political” ChthoniC...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
... comparatively more “centrally” positioned inside the Japanese imperial system. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Russia Korea Harbin mental map colonialism Japanese empire The Images of Russia and Russians in Colonial-­Era Korean Literature: The 1930s Vladimir Tikhonov...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 392–417.
Published: 01 May 1995
...You-me Park Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 "And They Would Start Again": Women and Struggle in Korean Nationalist literature You-me Park I still remember the day in 1972 when I came home from school to find the whole...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 381–414.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Xiaoqun Xu Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 The Discourse on Love, Marriage, and Sexuality in Post-Mao China: A Reading of the Journalistic Literature on Women Xiaoqun Xu Since the early 1980s a new genre of writing, called journalistic literature...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 421–458.
Published: 01 August 1996
...Sheng-mei Ma Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Immigrant Subjectivities and Desires in Overseas Student Literature: Chinese, Postcolonial, or Minority Text? Sheng-mei Ma Immigrant literature’s peculiar absence as a category in U.S. academic dis...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 311–343.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Brian Bergstrom Duke University Press 2006 Revolutionary Flesh: Nakamoto Takako’s Early Fiction and the Representation of the Body in Japanese Modernist and Proletarian Literature Brian Bergstrom Introductions: Nakamoto Takako as Modernist Writer, Proletarian Writer, and Woman...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Ruth Barraclough Duke University Press 2006 Tales of Seduction: Factory Girls in Korean Proletarian Literature Ruth Barraclough In the 1920s, when authors of proletarian literature were becoming some of Korea’s leading literary avant-gardes, people...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 373–404.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Heather Bowen-Struyk Duke University Press 2006 Rival Imagined Communities: Class and Nation in Japanese Proletarian Literature Heather Bowen-Struyk It may seem a bit contrary to pursue the question of the nation in Japanese proletarian...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 405–425.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Yoon-shik Kim Duke University Press 2006 Translated by Yoon Sun Yang KAPF Literature in Modern Korean Literary History Yoon-shik Kim The Modern as Both Universality and Particularity In this essay, I will introduce a model that I have developed for explain...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 411–434.
Published: 01 May 2009
... nation with burgeoning writings of a new historiography, particularly in the literary field. Writers have re-created scenes and the effects of atrocity in order to fill in the gaps in history as a new Taiwan is being written into existence. In this body of literature, women as victims have clearly been...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 341–362.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Yue Chen Although claimed as a nation-state, with a government, a territory, and citizenry, Manchukuo (1932–1945) is a colony of the Empire of Japan, appropriated from Northeast China. As such, Manchukuo’s literary identity complicates the relationship between nationalism and literature, inviting...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2021
... contains important clues for understanding modern Chinese literature. This article offers a new reading of that canonical text by focusing on the problem of medium. Synthesizing author biography, media history, and textual analysis, it examines three intermedial references in the preface—the famous lantern...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 399–421.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Qin Wang Abstract While the Japanese sinologist Takeuchi Yoshimi is frequently mentioned in discussions of “alternative modernity” on the part of Asia, people have not sufficiently addressed the asymmetrical relationship between literature and politics in Takeuchi's thinking, as his literary...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 653–678.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Literature , 1934–37) and its most representative poet, Yi Si‐u 李時雨. Drawing from psychoanalysis and affect theory, it addresses Yi Si‐u's scholarly underexamined but substantive meditations on the constitution of the subject, desire, and repression, focusing specifically on the question of (un)happiness...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 507–526.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Christopher . 2004 . A History of South African Literature . New York : Cambridge University Press . Hillenbrand Laura . 2011 . Unbroken: An Extraordinary True Story of Courage and Survival . London : Fourth Estate . Hilton James . (1933) 2015 . Lost Horizon . London...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Jini Kim Watson This article examines literature from Korea and Singapore during the decades of rapid industrial and urban expansion following World War II. Using the concept of the “New Asian City,” the author argues that the growth of the cities behind these apparent “miracle economies” needs...