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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 (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 (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Suzy Kim Feminism, both as theory and praxis, has long grappled with the dilemma of sex difference—whether to celebrate women’s “difference” from men as offering a more emancipatory potential or to challenge those differences as man-made in the process of delineating modern sexed subjects. While...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2016
... cycle of femininity in urban, late-modern commodity culture. Positioned between “girl (student)” (女生) and “respectable (married) woman” (婦女) or “mama” (媽媽), the qingshounü is defined by her spending power, her relative independence from the burdens of reproductive and domestic labor, and her focus...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 August 1994
.... This study examines three Chinese silent films, WiM Flower (1930), Three Modern Girls (1933), and New Women (1934), all of which focus on images of new women in the city of Shanghai. To be sure, Shanghai must be under- stood in this study...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 947–952.
Published: 01 November 2012
... are inured to suffering. Deborah Shamoon’s “The Modern Girl and the Vamp: Hollywood Film in Tanizaki Jun’ichirô’s Early Novels” examines Tanizaki novels about the vamp character or the infamous “modern girls” of the 1920s...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 2014
... that recognition. Implied in the principal’s injunction is therefore a thinly veiled message: Wang Yaming embodies something other than the sharp image of the mod- ern girl that the school is at pains to produce. What, then, should a modern...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 February 2014
... patriotic women, the secluded and the transnational, Jing Jiang’s “From Foot Fetish to Hand Fetish: Hygiene, Class, and the New Woman” takes up the modern girl and her hands. Repeatedly returning to the female pro- tagonist of a Xiao Hong short...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 647–685.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . An Sŏg’yŏng . 1928a . “Kasang sogyŏn (1): Modŏn kkŏlŭi changsin undong” (“Modern Girls’ Accessorizing Movement”) . Chosŏn ilbo , February 5 . An Sŏg’yŏng . 1928b . “Kasang sogyŏn (2): Modŏn ppoiŭi sanbo” (“The Modern Boy’s Stroll”) . Chosŏn ilbo , February 7 . An Sŏg’yŏng...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 677–688.
Published: 01 August 2020
... and bore into it, squeeze it for all it is worth. In his evaluation of women and feminisms in Cold War Asia, The Modern Girl Is a Communist: March 8 and China s Proletarian Women s Movement, 1925 27, John Knight focuses his attention on a rare document. He selected articles from a rare issue...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 501–516.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the United Front in China in the 1920s. Looking at the productive rather than the bifurcated relationship between the modern girl and the working woman, he demonstrates how Cold War divisions of the global women s movement were not a foregone conclu- sion and presents us with the possibility of imagining...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 24–76.
Published: 01 February 1993
.... The first issue is the fluidity of identity during Japan’s modern moment. In my essay on the Japanese modern girl I have talked about how in Japan during the 1920s and 1930s people were questioning gender: in other words, asking what...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 727–769.
Published: 01 August 2010
... 748 Figure 10  Sartorial contrast of modern housewife and modern girl. From Okada Saburo¯, “The Young Wife’s Melancholy.” Reproduced with permission of Chu¯okoronsha Frederick ❘❘ Novels to See/Movies to Read...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 947–985.
Published: 01 November 2013
... also be noted that Suok and Maria do not so much embody the independent spirit of the New Woman as, rather, the frivolous qualities of a consumerist moga, as so-­called “modern girls” came to be known, in Japanese abbreviation, both in Japan...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 111–158.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Tani Barlow This essay addresses a crucial object world of modern urban China, commodity advertising. It shows how attention to advertisements requires forceful wresting of images out of linear time. That the ads are themselves illustrations of linear time in popular narratives of modern history...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 511–552.
Published: 01 August 2007
... that I call “school- girl speech advertisement” or “women’s language advertisement,” that maga- zine consumption was part of the process by which readers became modern. The ads deploy a form of speech originally called “schoolgirl speech,” later...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 691–699.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., disavowing one s adolescent fantasies about merging politics and sex, the phantasm of the red modern girl, and fear of a patriarchy reversed and being ingested by rapacious politicized girl cadres but mostly the subliminity of hierarchy. The essay pushes beyond previous ways of grasping the reform...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 745–748.
Published: 01 November 2014
... proletarian and peasant to the modern girl or professional career woman of the women’s lib- eration movement during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. An unusually fecund suggestion that struggle over the sex of the barefoot...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 207–236.
Published: 01 February 2020
... . The Subject in Art: Portraiture and the Birth of the Modern . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Stevens E. Sarah . 2003 . “ Figuring Modernity: The New Woman and the Modern Girl in Republican China .” NWSA Journal 15 , no. 3 : 82 – 103 . Taylor Charles . 1989 . Sources...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 19–64.
Published: 01 February 2020
... a useful example of modern art education for girls as early as the opening years of the twentieth century. In late Qing dynasty Shanghai, reformist educator Yang Shizhao (1874 1924; zi Bomin and his wife, Zhan Lianyi estab- lished one of the earliest and most successful modern girls schools...