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positions (2018) 26 (4): 619–646.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the Founding of kan’i seimei hoken ), edited by Hokenkyoku Kan’i , 40 – 48 . Tokyo : Kan’i Hokenkyoku . Ambaras David . 2006 . Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan . Berkeley : University of California Press . Awatsu Kiyosuke . 1911...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 839–873.
Published: 01 November 2016
... shaped Japan's domestic prostitution abolition movement. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 overseas prostitutes prostitution abolition modern Japan Karayuki-san middle class Japanese Woman's Christian Temperance Union (JWCTU) Purity Society The Shame of Empire: Japanese...
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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 (2005) 13 (2): 299–327.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Yoshikuni Igarashi 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Edogawa Rampo and the Excess of Vision: An Ocular Critique of Modernity in 1920s Japan Yoshikuni Igarashi In recent years, the works and life of the mystery writer Edogawa Rampo (1894–1965) have...
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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 (2002) 10 (2): 285–332.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Ming-cheng M. Lo 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Between Ethnicity and Modernity: Taiwanese Medical Students and Doctors under Japan’s K¯ominka Campaign, 1937–1945 Ming-cheng M. Lo In the Absence of the “Color Code” Although interdisciplinary scholarship...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 161–201.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Daisuke Miyao Sono yo no tsuma ( That Night's Wife ), Ozu Yasujirô's 1930 film, embodied the contradictory discourses of technological modernity in Japan in 1930. The content of the film makes critical comments on the politics and economy of modernizing Japan as a cause of social distress...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 231–257.
Published: 01 May 2015
... everyday life. Qualitatively different from the everyday life ( nichijô seikatsu ) of earlier points in Japan's modernity, nichijôsei connoted banality as a newly all-subsuming condition. Through the juxtaposition of such chronotopes, Gotô deconstructs the discourse of “miraculous” economic growth...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 450–482.
Published: 01 August 2018
... . “ The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: Expressionism and Cinema .” In Masterpieces of Modernist Cinema , edited by Perry Ted , 41 – 59 . Bloomington : Indiana University Press . Kano Ayako . 2001 . Acting like a Woman in Modern Japan: Theatre, Gender, and Nationalism . New York : Palgrave...
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positions (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...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., formed not by nationalism but by bourgeois consumerism. The recovery of Japan was accelerated not only by political and economic necessity but also by the images of modern affluence disseminated through journalism...
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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 (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...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 451–473.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Alicia Volk This essay addresses the problematic notion of the “avant-garde” in the context of Japanese modern art. It looks at the formation in 1907 of the national salon, the Bunten, to elucidate the relational dynamics of art organizations in early twentieth-century Japan, especially during...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 207–237.
Published: 01 February 2009
... inaccessibility of this “monument” is probably its location at the intersection of some prevailing intellectual currents in war- time Japan — the infamous debate on “overcoming modernity” and, above all, the ideas of the Kyto School around...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 513–554.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Takeuchi and Wang each drew on Lu Xun to develop a new vision of politics at times when narratives and processes associated with the nation-state and capitalism eclipsed critical political practice. Intellectuals in both interwar Japan and post-Mao China stressed an evolutionary vision of modernity...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 225–267.
Published: 01 May 2013
... perspective in understanding the distinctive local developments of modernity and postmodernity worldwide. This issue focuses on twentieth-century Japan to examine some critical issues concerning collectivism and art, including the impetuses and origins of collectivism, the evolution of modern and contemporary...
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positions (2002) 10 (1): 195–218.
Published: 01 February 2002
... of the most influential intellectuals in postwar Japan through his concise analyses of the wartime Japanese regime. In his argument the impeded development of Japanese modernity explains the failure of politics to prevent the military and fascist...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 95–132.
Published: 01 February 2013
... situations is inextricably entwined with public politics. Moreover, the anom- aly of Japan’s floor-­sitting habit among modern imperial powers introduces an element that runs against the grain of the predominant terms of Japanese hegemony...