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positions (2014) 22 (3): 691–720.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Zhu Xiaoyang Taking a topographical approach, this article provides an account of social change in the village of Xiaocun in Yunnan since the early twentieth century. For a century, the villagers have dwelled in the local environment, both changing and creating the village landscape. This article...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 February 2021
... leads to the formation of hierarchies, categories of containment, and reductionism—and to unearth forms of comparison emerging from local environments and local knowledge; and (2) in thinking of storytelling events or inscriptions as situated testimonies (i.e., identifying the politics of location of a...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 543–550.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Editor’s Introduction: The Local Intimacies of China’s Rural-­Urban Divide Lili Lai Reading through published books, news reports, web logs, and forum dis- cussions in China, one finds that most of the well-­intentioned discourses that take...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 733–758.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Alice Ming Wai Jim 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Urban Mediations in Hong Kong Contemporary Art: Notes on A Very Good City and Local Orientation Alice Ming Wai Jim Over the last decade, contemporary art in Hong Kong, informed by travel- (ing...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 237–246.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Han Shaogong; Huang Ping; Li Shaojun; Li Tuo; Wang Hongsheng; Wang Xiaoming; Chen Sihe; Chen Yangu 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Translated by Yan Hairong Why Must We Talk about the Environment? A Summary of Nanshan Seminar Signatories: Han Shaogong, Huang Ping, Li Shaojun, Li...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 265–304.
Published: 01 May 2018
... . apjjf.org/2012/10/6/Ran-Zwigenberg/3685/article.html . linear no-threshold (LNT) model radiation Japan uncertainty local environments mutations low-dose effect genba model organisms history of science Copyright 2018 Duke University Press 2018 ...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 680–710.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Kuan-Hsing Chen Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Roundtable Positioning positions: A New Internationalist Localism of Cultural Studies Kuan-Hsing Chen The following text comes out of a constant search for a position that would...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... filled with decontextualized buildings designed by famous foreign architects. While this uniformly high-rise environment and urban development is common among the high-economic-growth East and Southeast Asia countries since the 1980s, one difference in Singapore's urbanism is a utopian belief that once...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 885–919.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Laikwan Pang In this article I first relate and analyze the overall development of cultural policy and the intellectual property rights (IPR) legal structure in China, in order to show how China's policy and its legal environment increasingly adapt to global conditions. I then use Lijiang, a...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 347–372.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of the period. White evangelicals consistently linked their physical and mental conditions to the environments in which they worked and by doing so delineated their relationships with local populations. McKenzie s final months highlight this spatialized view of health. Throughout the spring of 1895...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 717–743.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Seunghan Paek This article explores community in contemporary South Korea's commercially saturated urban environments by investigating a recent government-run city improvement project in which the entanglement of institutional power and local commercial forces created a peculiar form of community...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 225–267.
Published: 01 May 2013
... perspective in understanding the distinctive local developments of modernity and postmodernity worldwide. This issue focuses on twentieth-century Japan to examine some critical issues concerning collectivism and art, including the impetuses and origins of collectivism, the evolution of modern and contemporary...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 635–659.
Published: 01 August 2014
... is by these standards much healthier than packaged food. People in Shang have an acute understanding of health in terms of the environment. This is evident in practices of food hygiene in particular. One morning, Ayi made a typical local...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
...-projected attitudes. While thematically arranged, usually in sequences more or less centered on romantic entanglements, these poems reflect the rational, national, industrial capitalist environment and its totalizing effects. Critical lines of escape are left only in the force of fresh juxtaposition of...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 365–391.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Richard T. Chu For centuries, dominant groups subjected the Chinese in the Philippines to different forms of identifications as a way to localize them. The Chinese in turn found ways to deflect and manipulate such means of control. Focusing on five films on Chinese Filipinos, this essay describes...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 525–549.
Published: 01 May 2011
... gambling are used as variables in formulating arguments that under the volatile conditions of an unsound economy and a muddled, corrupt political environment, it is the body of the Filipino female worker that safeguards national collective survival. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Risk...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 561–591.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Alfred Montoya Drawing on archival research and fieldwork conducted in Ho Chi Minh City and its environs in 2007–2008, this article examines a shift from a moral-economic model of protection/patronage turning on the long-standing figure of “the People,” to a biopolitical mechanism of power...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 869–904.
Published: 01 November 2020
... construction of the “tropics” as a space in opposition to European and North American temperate environments. Reading the material space of the massive eco-development Gardens by the Bay and a series of contemporary literary texts by Kevin Kwan, Sandi Tan, and Ng Yi-Sheng, the author argues that these texts...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 947–985.
Published: 01 November 2013
... genuinely feminist function within the discursive environment of colonial Korea. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Rethinking Feminism in Colonial Korea: Kang Kyoˇngae and 1930s Socialist Women’s Literature Sunyoung Park In June 1932, a train was returning to Korea...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 201–229.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that these projects concern themselves with Tokyo's periphery? Ultimately, this question leads me to a reconsideration of the nature and function of landscape, as a ghostly double of the built environment. In this article, I argue that the peripheral landscape opens itself up as a potential site from...