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positions (2002) 10 (2): 365–397.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Christopher Hill 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Mori Ogai’s¯ Resentful Narrator: Trauma and the National Subject in “The Dancing Girl” Christopher Hill The career of Mori Ogai,¯ in its most common interpretation, appears to be a symbol...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 566–596.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Gang Yue Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Surviving (in) The Chess King: Toward a Postrevolutionary Nation-Narration Gang Yue Ten years after its initial publication, Ah Cheng’s The Chess King’ has once again achieved recognition...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 163–182.
Published: 01 February 2021
... a channel for Penan perspectives to be heard, an opportunity the Penan are not hesitant to use where available. Penan Storytelling as Indigenous Counter- Narrations of Malaysian Nation- State Developmentalism Zawawi Ibrahim and Lin Hongxuan Scholars have argued that nation- states justify both...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 393–420.
Published: 01 May 2011
... a State-Christian normativity on which the “normalcy” of Philippine citizenship is based. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Managing the “Moro Problem”: Fractured Nation/Narration in Bagong Buwan Gladys Nubla When Bagong buwan (New Moon), Marilou Diaz-­Abaya’s...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 259–285.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and ethical problems of perspective raised by the act of narration itself, that also epitomized the strengths of the genre for Ōgai. His work throughout his career engages readers in moving stories of ethically complex interactions, while at the same time demanding a reflexive critical consciousness...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2021
... slide, the modern periodical, and the recurring notion of outcry. As an autobiographical account, the preface contains narrated events that call for more media‐centered analysis, including the “slide incident” (renamed “screen incident”) and Lu Xun's failed experiment with the periodical medium. Reading...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 February 2014
... in The Murmuring , which exceeds or is independent of the film's dialogue and narration, spoken to defy and subvert the tyranny of the social norms that regulate gender and sexuality. Although shot when the research on comfort women was inchoate, the critical power of The Murmuring is still unsurpassed because...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 301–328.
Published: 01 May 2014
... demonstrate how the traumatic war experiences of an elderly war-survivor character in “Heiwa dôri to nazukerareta machi or aruite” (“Walking the Street Named Peace Boulevard,” 1986) remain beyond her ability to narrate them. The article argues that Medoruma's war fiction needs to be interpreted within...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 551–572.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Gao Bingzhong This article narrates how a temple fair worshipping a dragon god, the object of superstition for about sixty years, became an official piece of intangible cultural heritage. This story takes place in three chapters: First, the temple fair as a local tradition was revived after China...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 695–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., the Korean's inability to discern or narrate a coherent truth in the interrogation room proved the Korean's incapacity for self-governance. When the Korean War broke out in 1950, the global war met this continued state of emergency on the ground, where the question of human subjectivity, and not only...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 13–42.
Published: 01 February 2009
... this possibility by emphasizing the importance of continuity between places in the past and the present of the historian. In other words, this method reduces to a process of narrating the historical identity of the Eurocentric discipline. Furthermore, I suggest that the work of the wartime Kyoto School contains...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 683–711.
Published: 01 August 2009
...James E. Roberson This paper maps Okinawan songs from both pre- and postwar periods that have narrated Okinawan experiences of war and prayers for peace, arguing that these songs may be heard as sites of memory that trace Okinawa's conflicted positions within the Japanese empire and state...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
... markers of poverty, which have been coined and widely narrated along with the very scheme. Importantly, however, their action does not just end up with a makeshift delineation of the other poor but also marks the embodiment of what they blame. The author’s ethnography brings to light how precarious...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 297–332.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and the male Indian manual laborer are respectively the subject of imaginative narration in No Day Off (2006) and My Magic (2008), both directed by Chinese Singaporean auteur Eric Khoo. In these films, Khoo allegorizes these three relations to construct the inter-Asian hinterland as a counter-discursive space...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 447–479.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Alex Cockain This article explores psychic experiences of air pollution and the ways these experiences have become narrated in various texts, especially but not exclusively those responding to one weekend in December 2013 when Shanghai purportedly experienced the highest levels of fine-particle...
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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 (2022) 30 (4): 793–814.
Published: 01 November 2022
... with the narrator's search for vintage bicycles, which are at once commodities, war vehicles, objects of expertise and connoisseurship, and most important, fetishes that allow characters to articulate strained, alienated, colonial, and communal relationships. The bicycle as a legacy of coloniality and a memento...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 439–462.
Published: 01 May 2011
... but as objects of sex. They are feminized by the hands of the indifferent narrators of the images, and the workers' entirety as humans is reduced to those who are only good at making a living in bed. To analyze, Suzuki takes “Philippine cinema,” the theme of this journal, to mean a site that both veils...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 805–815.
Published: 01 August 1993
... since mean- ing must ultimately be “read” from the text.) Although there have been many different schools with different approaches to cinematic narration in the history of film, all narration observes a definite logic and grammar that Li...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 May 2009
... it be discredited by the prevailing DPP independence theory, which is just another totalizing narrative that should be held suspect. Throughout the story, the narrator uses the sec- ond person pronoun to address and question not only herself, but also...