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positions (2015) 23 (1): 15–39.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of Qing “backwardness,” which influenced not only Europeans and US citizens but also modern Chinese reformers and revolutionaries in their efforts to fashion a “new” China that would one day catch up with and surpass Japan. This 1895 reversal of narratives lies in the background of the 2006 MIT...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2015
...James Farrer The MIT Visualizing Cultures controversy is linked to a series of anti-Japanese street protests in China during the previous year. As a comparative analysis of these two very different types of protests, this article produces a reading of protest through a series of linked contexts...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 131–144.
Published: 01 February 2015
...William A. Callahan This essay examines how the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) controversy hardened identities in terms of the time-worn template of geopolitical conflict of national stereotypes. It critically analyzes the Chinese students' response to the Visualizing Cultures project...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 175–180.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Asian The Social in Media: Race, History, and the Visualizing Cultures Controversy at MIT Ian Condry A phone ringing nonstop — that is a vivid recollection of mine from the Visualizing Cultures controversy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technol...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 185–190.
Published: 01 February 2015
... – 6 MIT CSSA President Huan Zhang Jing Wang and Winnie Won Yin Wong This piece is an interview conducted as an e-­mail Q&A by the editors with Huan Zhang in November 2013. Editors: First we would like to review the events as you...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 41–48.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Qin Shao The unfolding of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) incident in spring 2006 led to lively exchanges and debates among scholars on the US-based Asian studies listserv, H-Asia, which lasted from early May to mid-June. They were the most rapid, intense exchanges and debates...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 91–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Winnie Won Yin Wong This article explores the correspondences between Lu Xun's famous “lantern slide moment” at Sendai Medical Academy in Japan in 1906, and the Visualizing Cultures student protest at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2006. In both incidents, wartime images of Japanese...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 167–174.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jing Wang This think piece returns the MIT controversy to an analytical frame that was largely ignored in 2006—the digital. Online reading habits have changed the ways of how we navigate the Web. Surfing through hyperlinks gave rise to decontextualization and the decoupling of images from...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 67–112.
Published: 01 February 1998
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jing Wang; Winnie Won Yin Wong This special issue reflects upon the student protest and public controversy over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Visualizing Cultures website in 2006 from multiple perspectives. Three sets of questions raised by the incident are addressed...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 49–58.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of the relationship. Several high-profile incidents spurred the emergence of anti-Japanese patriotism online in China, including the 2006 MIT controversy. This article examines the misplacement of context and the misinterpretation of “apology” ( daoqian ) in that controversy, which set forth different discussion...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 121–129.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Tani Barlow This essay raises for discussion complicated issues of political community, political action, racial identification, and moral panic. Barlow's commentary on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) controversy asks why identification with brutal images seems to lead no further...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 145–165.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jack Linchuan Qiu This article provides a historical overview of image-driven nationalism with special emphasis attached to (a) the transforming culture of online nationalism that underlies college-student forums such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology bulletin board system (MIT BBS...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Note on Digital Sources The MIT home page, which is designed to change daily with a different “spotlight” image, is www.web.mit.edu. The course unit of the MIT Open- CourseWare...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 115–119.
Published: 01 February 2015
... or their sense that the past is an ideologi- cal weapon of the party — there is no escaping the conclusion that the ava- lanche of criticism over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) website may have also been related to the fact that for some...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... J. David . 2016 . Undone Science: Social Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . Ibaraki Motomu Hiroki Mori 2017 . Progress in Medical Geology . Cambridge : Cambridge Scholars . Kimura Aya Hirata . 2016 . Radiation...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 219–236.
Published: 01 February 2002
... Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1989). 2 See the following works by Habermas: Toward a Rational Society: Student Protest, Science, and Politics, trans. Jeremy J...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 195–196.
Published: 01 February 2015
... at MIT. He is the author of The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan’s Media Success Story (2013) and Hip-­Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization (2006). Benjamin Elman is the Gordon Wu 1958...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Hyōron Vol. 5 Manga Eiga Ron (On Animation Film. Vol. 5 of Imamura Taihei Image Criticism) . Tokyo : Yumani Shobō . Mamber Stephen . 1974 . Cinema Verite in America: Studies in Uncontrolled Documentary . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . Manovich Lev . 2002 . The Language of New Media...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Reading . New York : Verso . Pratt Mary Louise . 1992 . Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation . New York : Routledge . Selz Jean . 1991 . “ Benjamin in Ibiza .” In On Walter Benjamin , edited by Smith Gary , 353 – 66 . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . Solà...