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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 (2016) 24 (2): 343–368.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Bhaskar Sarkar The criminalization of media piracy, which dates as far back as the seventeenth-century yoking of copyright infringements to more violent forms of looting on the open seas, runs up against the romantic allure of the swash-buckling pirate. Whether the rogue booksellers...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 255–292.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Hoyt J. Long This article explores the intermedial as a conceptual framework for Asia media critique and history. Although not a new concept in media studies, it proves useful for troubling the divide often imposed on old and new media forms—including technologies of communication...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 149–183.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Shu-mei Shih Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 The Trope of ”Mainland China” in Taiwan‘s Media Shu-mei Shih Most discussions of cultural forms in Taiwan today need to be contextual- ized in a cultural economy that ineluctably...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 79–110.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Wesley Sasaki-Uemura 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Competing Publics: Citizens’ Groups, Mass Media, and the State in the 1960s Wesley Sasaki-Uemura Prelude on a Phone Booth A virtual museum on the internet about public telephones in Japan carries...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 547–573.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Koichi Iwabuchi 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Nostalgia for a (Different) Asian Modernity: Media Consumption of “Asia” in Japan Koichi Iwabuchi Over the 1990s Japan’s gradual tilt toward Asia was clearly visible. Follow- ing a long retreat after...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 609–636.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Susie Jie Young Kim Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 What (Not) to Wear: Refashioning Civilization in Print Media in Turn-of-the-Century Korea Susie Jie Young Kim On the eve of colonization in 1910, Korea was engulfed by a power strug...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 489–510.
Published: 01 May 2010
... apparatus had no clear stipulations on sex between men. Duke University Press 2010 Male Same-­Sex Relations in Modern China: Language, Media Representation, and Law, 1900 – 1949 Wenqing Kang In China during the first half of the twentieth century, the issue of male...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 841–868.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Shaoling Ma The mergers and separations that shaped the decolonizing third world also made media history. Singapore’s separation from Malaysia on August 9, 1965, after two tumultuous years of union was no exception. Radio and television, which broadcasted the seminal moments, embodied the mergers...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 291–317.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Alexander Zahlten Abstract This article explores the popular shift to a media‐ecological understanding in post‐1960s Japan. Bookending its investigation with two actual funerals held for fictional characters in 1970 and 2007, it tracks the trope of death to map the increased interlocking of media...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 763–798.
Published: 01 August 1999
...Lydia H. Liu Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Beijing Sojourners in New York: Postsocialism and the Question of Ideology in Global Media Culture Lydia H. Liu The television serial Beijing Sojourners in New York was aired on the CCTV...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 159–191.
Published: 01 February 2011
... a unique sense of fashion for women clearly distinguished from those of its closest neighbors—the People's Republic of China, the former Soviet Union, and South Korea. This article explores the representation of an ideal female body in North Korea by examining women's fashion as manifested in visual media...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 733–740.
Published: 01 November 2023
... University of Technology and Design, to present their ongoing research into the still evolving lineages, forms, and discussions of violence in the media. The editors believe that the ongoing Rohingya crisis continues to share the entangled structures stemming from Asia's violent trajectories, and its media...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 863–892.
Published: 01 November 2023
... traumatic experiences. This article explores the transformation of the representation of historical trauma within South Korean museums over recent decades. By examining the popularization of VR (virtual reality) and other digital media, this article will argue that the display of violence through this new...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 853–884.
Published: 01 November 2013
... media in the Hong Kong popular culture, are concerned with new theoretical development in the global media. We take the operational notion of “thingification of media,” as Scott Lash and Celia Lury proposed in their book Global Cultural Industry (2007), in our core analysis of these transformations...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 821–842.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Tri Phuong This article examines a series of media events occurring during General Vo Nguyen Giap's death that shine the spotlight on politics of the body in the public arena. The author's analysis focuses on the general's corpse, its connection to the larger body politic of the Vietnamese nation...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Gabriella Lukacs This essay analyzes how the digital media economy harnesses young people's search for meaningful work to develop new apparatuses and mechanisms of extracting value from activities that are not typically recognized as work. Drawing on interviews with net idols and an analysis...
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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 (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Jina E. Kim Mass media radio culture and literature occupied an important and large space in the making of 1970s culture under Park Chung Hee’s Yushin regime. Radio technology and the sounds produced by radio broadcasting indelibly came to be used by the state to maneuver and discipline the masses...
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positions (2024) 32 (2): 287–314.
Published: 01 May 2024
... remapped in the avant‐garde media practice in an era when “urban” and “media” became interconnected and filmic medium was redefined in relation to the vibrant media milieu. This essay is motivated by “the imperishables,” a prevalent trope that can be located in a wide array of literary and filmic works...
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