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positions: asia critique (1 May 2008) 16 (2): 359–387.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Janet S. Shibamoto Smith Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Changing Lovestyles: Fictional Representations of Contemporary Japanese Men in Love Janet S. Shibamoto Smith Introduction This essay is a study of one emotion, romantic love, in a single literary...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2011) 19 (2): 365–391.
Published: 01 May 2011
... moral economy of the family, thereby preserving Chinese patriarchy. Simultaneously, men who are trapped between the traditional norms of masculinity and desire for self-expression become effete or ineffectual. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Strong(er) Women and Effete Men...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2016) 24 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2016
...! , filmmaker and scholar Nguyen Tan Hoang gathers the ways in which Asian men use online gay cruising sites such as grindr to play with the visibility of their racial identity in relation to the sexual practices and partners they desire. This article explores how Asian/American men use the Internet to register...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 1994) 2 (1): 73–90.
Published: 01 February 1994
... Trunigression . Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Sunico , Renato , and Benjamin Andover 1991 . “Confessions from a Diary.” Asians and Friends New York News Forum 4 , no. 3 : 1, 8. Wong , Lloyd 1991 . “Desperately Seeking Sexuality: A Gay Asian Perspective on Asian Men in Film.” Rites...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2010) 18 (2): 425–458.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Lisa Rofel This essay addresses the anxiety that many urban gay men in China express about “money boys”—a term used in English to refer to male sex workers who have sex with other men for money. The essay argues that money boys are a pressing issue for Chinese gay men because homophobia and...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2016) 24 (1): 71–96.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Danièle Bélanger Vietnamese immigrant female spouses account for the second largest group of “foreign brides” in Taiwan and South Korea. This essay examines the local industry in Vietnam that facilitates and organizes marriages between local women and foreign men. The analysis focuses on how this...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2011) 19 (2): 347–364.
Published: 01 May 2011
... cultural and socio-sexual relations among gendered and sexed publics in the Philippines, and how this is configured in a political economy that privileges Filipino masculinity as a “stabilizing term” in relation to a tripartite relation between “bisexual” men, heterosexual women, and homosexual men. This...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2015) 23 (4): 619–631.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Leonard Rifas US comic books published about the Korean War during that conflict represented the war as an opportunity for US boys to become men through bloody, hand-to-hand combat. Korean War comic book representations of Asian men and women fell into a few basic types. The messages in US war...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2009) 17 (2): 321–346.
Published: 01 May 2009
... since 2000 that is rather different than the so-called mainland fever of the previous period. Men and women of various backgrounds—entrepreneurs and professionals, students, preschool children and their moms, shopkeepers, outlaws and flaneurs—swarmed to Shanghai, some voluntarily and some not, only to...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2009) 17 (3): 713–740.
Published: 01 August 2009
... deployment of these models as a primary means of conceptualizing modern Korean history. The article reads the film's protagonist, O Dae-su, as an embodiment of the anxieties and vexations of the salary men working for the chaebôls at a time of economic collapse. The salary man is a pivotal figure not only...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2010) 18 (2): 321–349.
Published: 01 May 2010
... family-nation. Status shame for the wife-in-monogamy becomes reconstituted into stigmatic sex in new emergent social subjects and practices, such as mistresses and live-in migrant domestic maids, sex workers and predatory single urban professional women, adulterous women and men, promiscuous sex...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2010) 18 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 August 2010
... technologies these two men employed (wet-collodion photography and stereography, respectively) is crucial to decoding not only how these images look to us now but also the way they suggested and perpetuated imperial ways of seeing, evaluating, and profiting from technologically reproduced visions of “China...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 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: asia critique (1 November 2017) 25 (4): 795–820.
Published: 01 November 2017
... patriarchal norms. This resistance is also a reactive stance against Indian influence as embodied by the real and potential coupling of Nepali women and Indian men whose children would further “Indianize” Nepal. This article suggests that restricting Nepali women's right to pass citizenship is a form of...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
... should be men of learning, virtue and ability, must ensure that the community enjoys peace, order and security, leaving individuals free to pursue their affairs without undue governmental interference. In return, the people must impose their full trust and confidence in their rulers, and have cause to...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Identical Twins (2003), a series of staged photographs of two young men dressed alternately in Japan's imperial military uniform and modern casual dress, posing in a jungle setting, coinciding with the public debates on Japan's possible involvement in the Iraq war in 2003. The author utilizes the ideas and...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2003) 11 (3): 779–800.
Published: 01 August 2003
... men who enthusiastically propagated “female rights.” He Zhen’s voice is unique. Tien Yee: Anarchism or Feminism? Although Tien Yee is considered by latecomers as China’s first anarchist journal, and He Zhen, Liu Shipei, and others did publish...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 1998) 6 (2): 475–502.
Published: 01 May 1998
...- tral to an understanding of what it means to be “Chinese” men and women Boo I Same Bed, Different Dreams 477 in contemporary Thailand. In other words, the meanings of being “Chi- nese” and “Thai” are...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 1996) 4 (2): 381–414.
Published: 01 May 1996
... is playing a role in informing and normaliz- ing sexual culture in post-Mao China. Representing Unconventional Chinese Women The post-Mao reforms have opened up certain new economic opportunities for Chinese women and men, but...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 1995) 3 (1): 255–280.
Published: 01 February 1995
... managed to share the vast heavens with men, has now ironically lost its ability to recognize, express, and question its own gender power and possibilities. At the same moment that women began participating in history as liberated women...