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positions (2012) 20 (1): 287–306.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Wang Hui In this dialogue, Wang Hui explains his writing of The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought , especially how he started from Lu Xun studies to the research of Chinese intellectual history. He interprets the connotations and meanings of the thesis he raised in this four-volume book around topics...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 715–744.
Published: 01 August 1993
...C. J. W.-L. Wee Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Contending with Primordialism: The ”Modern” Construction of Postcolonial Singapore C. J. W.-L. Wee E. J. Hobsbawm, in a recent address to the American Anthropological Association...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 816–832.
Published: 01 August 1993
...Yingjin Zhang Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Commentary Re-envisioning the Institution of Modern Chinese literature Studies: Strategies of Positionality and Self-Reflexivity Yingjin Zhang The journal Modern China recently carried a debate over...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 307–327.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Claudia Pozzana; Alessandro Russo The authors discuss the role that two key categories of Wang Hui's “General Introduction” to The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought , namely, the pair “heavenly principles/axiomatic” and “temporal circumstances,” play in opening a basic renovation of the investigation...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... art practices has been the exploration in 1990s independent film of the suppressed nonelite subjectivities in public housing. Some filmmakers took public housing to be a space separate from the commercial downtown, and they suggested that this space represents an ambivalent site of modernity in its...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1067–1093.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Deborah Shamoon Chijin no ai ( Naomi , 1924) and Nikukai ( A Lump of Flesh , 1923), by Tanizaki Jun'ichirô, were seminal texts in forming the image of the “modern girl” in Japan in the 1920s. In both novels, Hollywood actresses famous for playing vamp roles are central to the construction of the...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2014
... theater of state power to the biopolitical technologies of modern liberal governmentality, the article demonstrates the continued salience of theatrical sovereignty in the formation of modern democratic imaginaries. Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Forging a Modern Democratic Imaginary...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 619–646.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., in purchasing a life insurance policy, freely chose to return to the national community. Life insurance thus highlights the importance of consumer desire and free choice in modern regimes of governmentality. Postal life insurance also helps draw connections between issues of governmentality and labor...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 517–546.
Published: 01 August 2020
...John M. Knight Woman was a category in flux during China’s revolutionary 1920s. Alongside commercial magazines that celebrated the arrival of the modern girl ( xiandai nüzi ) were political currents that prioritized class and nation as sites for women’s liberation. Scholarship has criticized...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 135–171.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Fujime Yuki Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 The licensed Prostitution System and the Prostitution Abolition Movement in Modern Japan Fujime Yuki Introduction The modern licensed prostitution system, a combination of compulsory...
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positions (2003) 11 (1): 183–215.
Published: 01 February 2003
...Yukiko Koshiro 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Beyond an Alliance of Color: The African American Impact on Modern Japan Yukiko Koshiro Few people realize the extent to which Japanese people have interacted with and been influenced by African...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 405–425.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Yoon-shik Kim KAPF Literature in Modern Korean Literary History Yoon-shik Kim The Modern as Both Universality and Particularity In this essay, I will introduce a model that I have developed for explain- ing modern Korean literature. The phrase...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 467–494.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Xiaobing Tang Duke University Press 2006 Echoes of Roar, China! On Vision and Voice in Modern Chinese Art Xiaobing Tang First published in the December 1935 issue of Modern Prints, journal of the Modern Prints Society based in Guangzhou, the...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 August 2010
...” and Chinese architecture, particularly the walls and monuments of Beijing. Duke University Press 2010 Portable Monuments: Architectural Photography and the “Forms” of Empire in Modern China Andrew F. Jones It is by now a commonplace that certain buildings stand...
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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 (2001) 9 (1): 29–68.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Li Hsiao-t'i 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Making a Name and a Culture for the Masses in Modern China Li Hsiao-t’i Almost half a century ago, when the late intellectual historian Benjamin Schwartz published his pioneering study on Communist...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 839–873.
Published: 01 November 2016
... prostitution had shaped Japan's domestic prostitution abolition movement. The Shame of Empire: Japanese Overseas Prostitutes and Prostitution Abolition in Modern Japan, 1880s – 1927 Sidney Xu Lu Beginning in the mid-­nineteenth century, Japan’s costly process of nation...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... In markedly different but complementary ways, both filmmakers have tried to develop synthetic approaches that would extend the strategies of international cinematic modernism while also reinvigorating premodern forms, drawing fresh attention to the structure, embedded histories, and experiential...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 356–381.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Lung-kee Sun Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Review Essay Historians’ Warp: Problems in Textualizing the Intellectual History of Modern China Lung-kee Sun The Autopsy of a Rhetoric American social sciences thinking predating 1975 abounded with...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Yingjin Zhang Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Engendering Chinese Filmic Discourse of the 1930s: Configurations of Modern Women in Shanghai in Three Silent Films Yingjin Zhang What the popular wisdom knows, then, is that...