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positions (2023) 31 (3): 541–570.
Published: 01 August 2023
... attention on its own terms in the scholarship of either Lu Xun or Chinese visual culture. Lu Xun's essay includes a folklore account of “foreign devils” plucking out locals’ eyes and pickling them in a jar. Bracketing the magic lantern incident held by many as the primal scene of modern Chinese literature...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2021
... environment, in which diverse media practices intersected. Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Lu Xun media magic lantern the periodical orality References A Lun'na 阿伦娜 . 2010 . “ Dianhua jiaoyu de yunyu yu dansheng” 电化教育的孕育与诞生 ( “The Incubation and Inception of Audio...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 229–233.
Published: 01 May 2021
... which version is more accurate since the whole episode was likely to have been fictional. So what dianying actually meant is not only unclear but also irrelevant since from the 1890s to the 1920s Chinese film publications often considered film and magic lantern as different stages of the same medium...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 91–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
... onto them); its scale, intensity, and size (magic lanterns varied widely in power sources for its light); and how indeed we might evaluate Lu Xun’s own judgment of those pictured witnesses. We are fortunate, then, to have the beheading image...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 531–539.
Published: 01 August 2023
... “On Photography,” Teng argues, shows how modern visual techniques assembled colonial violence through both the “representation of violence and the violence of representation” mythologized in Lu Xun's own encounter with the “magic lantern slide” of decapitation in 1906. Rather than focusing on Lu Xun's biography...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 May 2017
...- tures could be perceived as mysterious and otherworldly because they were also associated with magic lantern shows (gent The magic lantern came from Holland in the eighteenth century and remained immensely popular well into the 1890s. In Japan...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 781–815.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . Bao liandeng (Magic Lotus Lantern) . 1959 . Dir. Ye Ming . Shanghai : Tianma Film Studio . Barlow Tani E. 1993 . “ Colonialism’s Career in Postwar China Studies ,” positions 1 , no. 1 : 224 – 68 . Bao liandeng (Magic Lotus Lantern) . 1997 . Formations of Colonial Modernity...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 77–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., to lose. For a week or a fortnight I can write prodigiously in a retired place, and a day in London sets me up again and starts me. But the turmoil and labor of writing, day after day, without that magic lantern, is immense. . . . My...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 287–329.
Published: 01 May 2001
... optical innovations—magic lanterns, photography, X rays, and finally, moving pictures—fueled a widespread as- sociation between photography and ghosts.22 Science and specters, though often pitted against each other, were paradoxically allied...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
..., much like the magic lantern slides of our childhood. It is in the discontinuity of that movement that the images of the interior monologue resemble the phenomenon of writing: the latter similarly moving before our eyes...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 329–369.
Published: 01 May 2014
...); quotation from Kevin Doak’s book review of Duara’s book in Journal of Japanese Studies 30, no. 2 (2004): 503. 19. Phantasmagoria was a magiclantern projection popular in the nineteenth century and is often considered a predecessor...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 675–716.
Published: 01 August 2003
... when you are inexperienced, strange and magical things happen—and that’s exactly what they were looking for, something fresh to break through their formulaic approach. They wanted something that was going to make them stop and think about what...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 747.
Published: 01 August 2000
..., planting rice, paper lanterns, paper um- brellas, geta, temple gates, torii, and all the other things which make people in Europe and America believe Japan to be a veritable fairyland, without trams or trains or taxis, but only magic carpets...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 441–471.
Published: 01 May 2005
... seems to be the easiest way to rationalize her abnormality, as the story of Hongxian (Red Thread) demonstrates.16 Hongxian, a maid in the household of the military governor of Luzhou, has magic powers and can travel hundreds of miles...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 263–283.
Published: 01 February 2005
... the proper time arrives for cutting up its contents, this apartment is a scene of terror to all tyros, especially by night. On one side, lit by a dull lantern, a space has been left clear for the workmen. They generally go in pairs, a pike...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 177–249.
Published: 01 May 1994
... into memory-bearers through language, the “delegated” employed a sacred logic and, as Emile Benveniste generalized, “The magical character of this operation is evident: what is involved is the delimitation of the interior and the exterior...