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positions (2023) 31 (3): 649–676.
Published: 01 August 2023
... University—presented their own contradictions. At this elite university in Beijing's Haidian district I sat in on an international relations class (offered in English). The class consisted of around thirty students, the majority of whom were Chinese students, with around a third of the class being made up...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 181–184.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Guobin Yang The digital age opens up a new politics of visually representing the past. When entire archives and libraries can be easily digitized and made accessible to the public, what to digitize and how to do it should become matters of careful deliberation and critical reflection. Because once...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 555–582.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., Chinese ancestry made up more than half of the Chakri royal bloodline. In other words, the Chinese were the ruling class in Siam. This article argues that, instead of discriminating against the Chinese, the Siamese ruling classes replaced their Chinese identity with a new Anglicized/Americanized identity...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 617–642.
Published: 01 August 2009
... between place, suzhi (quality), and the migrant body is made to appear logical and commonsensical. I consider a common discursive practice of branding the baomu (maid), namely identifying the domestic worker and comments on the service provided by the domestic worker according to her place of origin (e.g...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 723–737.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Zhang Yiwu Among the many theories that evaluate “made by Žižek” and “made in China,” history reveals an uncanny similarity. Both of them unexpectedly project the complexity and nuances of the capitalist imaginary in the post-cold war era of globalization. They are both sorts of “global commodities...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 575–602.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of the Korean National Council of Women in the framework of transnational women’s activism and how the Cold War shaped it. After outlining the connections made between South Korean women and the International Council of Women, the article analyzes the projects proposed by the Korean National Council of Women...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 795–820.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Barbara Grossman-Thompson; Dannah Dennis In 2006, the Nepali government made it feasible for women to pass citizenship onto their children. In 2015, a new constitution overrode these gains and again made it impossible to grant citizenship through the maternal line alone. Nepal's current gender...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 11–49.
Published: 01 February 2013
... anchored in (East) Asia, these debates have curiously failed to consider the case of Japanese colonialism, where deeper physiognomic similarities between colonizer and colonized made it even more important to create, mark, and patrol the shifting boundaries between the diverse members of the multiethnic...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 95–132.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Jordan Sand This essay examines graphic, textual, and material evidence concerning the use of chairs by European colonists in South and Southeast Asia and by Japanese colonists in Taiwan. It focuses particularly on informal furniture made from lightweight tropical fibers such as rattan...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 725–754.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and emotional toil, they made a promise to the spirits that they would perform the ritual in all eight provinces of Korea — three in the North and five in the South — keeping in mind, of course, the obvious geo-political problems in that regard. Eventually in 2003, the shamans began their fulfillment...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 301–328.
Published: 01 May 2014
... that has provided him with an intimate look at the nature of war trauma and made him aware of the gap between war stories that survivors recount in public and the inarticulate expressions of war trauma that haunt many of them in private. At the same time, because he has not directly experienced the war...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jennifer Hubbert The Olympic games have long served as a platform for political debate and ideological expression, and the 2008 Beijing games were no exception. The United States Olympic team selection of “Lost Boy of Sudan” and Team Darfur spokesperson Lopez Lomong as its flag bearer made...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 175–180.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... As we come into contact with images online, we expand our awareness but also simultaneously move into realms where we have only a limited grasp of the contexts in which things are made, and the goals to which they aspire. social media race war Asian Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 695–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
... by the “rule of law” inscribed by the US Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC). In order to undermine the Koreans' insistent claims to self-governance, the US Counter Intelligence Corps ultimately made “acts of language”—such as slander or rumors—punishable by death by the US military. According to the CIC...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 621–651.
Published: 01 August 2016
... family of Thailand. By bringing the suffering and courageous actions of these two women into conversation across time and space, the nature of national crisis and the impossibility of loyal dissent in the Cold War United States and late reign Rama IX Thailand are refracted and made acutely visible...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 9–28.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Moinak Biswas This article considers a possible logic of evolution in Indian cinema, which rests on the movement from space as stage of action, imbued with value, to a multiplication of secularized intermediary spaces. The encounter with the city—a defined geography and grid—made its own...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 569–599.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of contingencies but also of precise intellectual choices had made the physical boundaries of the university porous and the ritual identity of its community open to contention. In the May Fourth years, the students explored and expanded the fragmentation of the communitarian bond by stating and living a radical...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 489–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
... is that the construction of the “new” modern woman in China, as made-to-be-looked-at in these manuals, betrays a fascination with class that responds to the emerging masses who aspire to, or have achieved, middle-class levels of wealth. Such fascination reinscribes women with a sexual ontology (as in nuxing ) as well...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 661–688.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Hyon Joo Yoo Murphree In this essay, I formulate newly revised notions of subjectivity and the body, especially in what I define as “moribund masculinity.” The term refers to masculine subjectivity that refuses to fulfill the economic and ideological demand made on the male body by global...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
... on public discourse, historical chronologies, monuments, and music, the body of visual art about Thai state violence during the 1970s Cold War period raises some of the most relevant questions. Before the public articulation about the October 6, 1976, massacre was made possible by the twentieth anniversary...