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positions (2021) 29 (2): 399–421.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Qin Wang Abstract While the Japanese sinologist Takeuchi Yoshimi is frequently mentioned in discussions of “alternative modernity” on the part of Asia, people have not sufficiently addressed the asymmetrical relationship between literature and politics in Takeuchi's thinking, as his literary...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 194–223.
Published: 01 February 1993
...James A. Fujii Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Writing Out Asia: Modernity, Canon, and Natsume Soseki‘s Kokoro James A. Fujii I was invited to present a paper at a symposium held at the National University of Singapore...
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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 (2016) 24 (2): 513–554.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Viren Murthy Lu Xun is perhaps the most studied figure in modern Chinese literature and there has been a great deal of debate about interpreting his work. However, scholars have paid insufficient attention to the way in which readings of Lu Xun serve as a lens from which to examine political...
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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 (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 (2004) 12 (2): 299–327.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Laikwan Pang 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Magic and Modernity in China Laikwan Pang Magic violates the rules of nature and society. Its inherent foreignness and eccentricity mean that magic resists historical periodization and cultural...
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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 (2007) 15 (3): 553–579.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Guo-Juin Hong Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Framing Time: New Women and the Cinematic Representation of Colonial Modernity in 1930s Shanghai Guo-Juin Hong What Is Time? Modern Time The February 1935 issue of Shanghai’s Liangyou huabao...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 317–348.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Richard F. Calichman 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Nothing Resists Modernity: On Takeuchi Yoshimi’s “Kindai Towa Nanika” Richard F. Calichman The purpose of this essay is to examine the difficult relation between history and subjectivity...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 423–464.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Yumiko Iida 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Between the Technique of Living an Endless Routine and the Madness of Absolute Degree Zero: Japanese Identity and the Crisis of Modernity in the 1990s Yumiko Iida The aesthetic is at oncethevery secret prototype...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 647–685.
Published: 01 November 2018
... grappled with capitalist modernity. This study highlights the temporal simultaneity and remarkable similarities in language and form among the various discussions of America around the world at this time to explore their linkage with capitalism and capitalist modernity. The article then studies...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 203–237.
Published: 01 February 1998
...Ben Xu Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 ”From Modernity to Chineseness“: The Rise of Nativist Cultural Theory in Post-1989 China Ben Xu For quite a long time now, the cultural discussion in China has been in search...
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positions (1998) 6 (3): 675–705.
Published: 01 August 1998
...Philippa Levine Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 6 3-1 Modernity, Medicine, and Colonialism: The Contagious Diseases Ordinances in Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements Philippa...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 277–306.
Published: 01 May 1999
...L. H. M. Ling Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Sex Machine: Global Hypermasculinity and Images of the Asian Woman in Modernity L. H. M. Ling Three visions of globalization currently dominate the popular imagination...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 307–342.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Tim Oakes Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Bathing in the Far Village: Globalization, Transnational Capital, and the Cultural Politics of Modernity in China Tim Oakes Bathing in the Far Village In the summer of 1996 I was browsing through a chic...
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positions (2003) 11 (2): 443–478.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Peter Carroll 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Refashioning Suzhou: Dress, Commodification, and Modernity Peter Carroll Clothing is a tool of body ornamentation and a symbol of a national people’s culture. With each successive change of dynasties...
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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 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, remarks that “nations without a past...
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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...