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positions (1993) 1 (2): 450–485.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Henry H. Em Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 "Overcoming" Korea's Division: Narrative Strategies in Recent South Korean Historiography Henry H. Em Since the division of Korea in 1945 and the establishment of separate states in 1948...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 21–45.
Published: 01 February 2021
...J. Francisco Benitez This article explores the works of Philippine author Macario Pineda through the lens of Walter Benjamin’s “The Storyteller.” Following Benjamin, Pineda’s short stories present experience as containing a dialectic “frozen” in time and sutured in narrative. In Pineda’s stories...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 705–733.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to the sensationalized depiction of plastic surgery as a symbol of upward mobility put forth by Seoul's private clinics. It argues that Yeo's images re ‐ present surgery as a practice of bodily rupture necessitating an affective, material, and durational process of recovery, thereby demystifying the elusive narrative...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 261–302.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Yoshikuni Igarashi Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 The Bomb, Hirohito, and History: The Foundational Narrative of United States -Ja pa n Postwar Relations Yoshikuni lgarashi Japan is like a woman that he can’t live with, and can’t live without...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 421–437.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the conditions for a new genre—the invisibility narrative. This social-invisibility narrative addresses the discursive absence itself and explores its effect on Filipino-American communities and identities. It possesses three distinct features: the triangulation of Filipino-American identity in relation...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 805–815.
Published: 01 August 1993
...Li Tuo Commentary Narratives of History in the Cinematography of Hou Xiaoxian Li Tuo The first time I saw City of Sadness (Bezqing chengshi) was probably in the winter of 1990 (or spring of 1991)in New York City. Since then one ques...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 427–447.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Bert Scruggs Duke University Press 2006 Narratives of Discomfort and Ideology: Yang Kui’s Short Fiction and Postcolonial Taiwan Orthodox Boundaries Bert Scruggs Colonial Taiwan and a Postcolonial Problem Taiwan and the Taiwanese became subjects of the colonial...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 815–840.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., The End of August presents a challenge to historical revisionism’s desire for a single, document-based narrative, for Yū incorporates a multitude of oral accounts of personally experienced history into a nonlinear, highly fragmented narration. Zooming in on an episode in which a young Korean girl...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 467–493.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Susan J. Napier 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Confronting Master Narratives: History As Vision in Miyazaki Hayao’s Cinema of De-assurance Susan J. Napier There is somethingtimeless about the concept of global culture. Widely diffused...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 431–450.
Published: 01 May 2023
... are largely overlooked because of their lack of representational value. However, narratives of success, fortune, and the future that circulate on China's urban fringe are essential in three ways: (1) stories, rather than numbers and calculations, help rural migrants make sense of their economic reality; (2...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1067–1093.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the vamp narrative to a Japanese context, Tanizaki reproduces this racial tension. This article examines the actresses, including Mary Pickford, Gloria Swanson, Bebe Daniels, and others, that Tanizaki uses as models for the modern girl in these two novels. The existing narrative of the Hollywood vamp...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 907–930.
Published: 01 November 2014
... feature-length narrative films including Bara no soretsu ( Funeral Parade of Roses , 1969), Shura ( Demons , 1971), Juroku-sai no senso ( The War of the Sixteen-Year-Olds , 1973), and Dogura magura ( Dogra Magra , 1988). He has contributed significantly to the critical study of film in Japan as well...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 15–39.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Benjamin A. Elman The “rise of China” narrative in the twenty-first century is replacing the long-standing “rise of Japan” story line of the twentieth century. This article examines the role of wars in redirecting public opinion and, in particular, the effect of the 1894–95 war in refracting Qing...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... narratively through a meditation on uncanny spaces—spaces of wandering, longing, anxiety, and loss. I argue that Hùng's Cyclo represents the return of themes that have been repressed in Vietnamese cinema and literature and in everyday life in general in Vietnam, until recently. Nostalgia and loss can now...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 633–663.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the early months of the Korean War, the novel explores the relationship between official and unofficial narratives of the Korean War, and between different versions of official histories that have sustained the nationalist logics of Korean division. The novel also moves beyond representation...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 May 2009
... narrative. The main argument is about what I call a “representation crisis,” the deep feeling that both language and narrative have lost their referent in the post-martial law cultural state in Taiwan. I point out that these writers' mistrust of official histories leads to an inward turn toward personal...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and diplomatic exchange enabled the authors to lament and condemn the executed pirates Wang Zhi and Chen Zuyi. The four authors imbue their narratives with personal anxieties and nationalistic sentiments. While the historical narratives tend to moralize and idealize China’s tributary world order, the vernacular...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 763–792.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Olga Fedorenko Abstract This article examines how the Korea Advertising Museum in Seoul participates in constructing narratives of past and present in postmillennial South Korea, and how historical advertisements create ambiguities within those narratives. The analysis is inspired by Benjaminian...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 131–144.
Published: 01 February 2015
... and distribution. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 China patriotic education race narrative culture nationalism Textualizing Cultures: Thinking beyond the MIT Controversy William A. Callahan On Sunday, April 23, 2006, the “Spotlight” section of the Massachusetts...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 629–656.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., on the other hand, attributed inflation to a consequence of economic integration with global markets. In contrast to the IMF, they pointed to social inequalities generated by the country's decade-long economic growth and raised concerns over the redistributing wealth in Vietnamese society. These two narratives...