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positions (2009) 17 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Chao-ju Chen What does the nation mean to women? How does the law draw national borders, and in what way is it gendered? This paper examines the ways in which women are related to the nation in Taiwan by discussing the legal regulation of nationality. Historically and contemporarily, the decisive...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 393–420.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the viewer with a conflicted notion of what peace and reconciliation between Christian and Muslim Filipinos might look like. Using gendered tropes of family and women's bodies to stand in for the nation, the film attempts to interpellate Moros back into the nation through its pro-peace discourse, but...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 373–404.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Heather Bowen-Struyk Rival Imagined Communities: Class and Nation in Japanese Proletarian Literature Heather Bowen-Struyk It may seem a bit contrary to pursue the question of the nation in Japanese proletarian literature. After all, amid the...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2010
... argues for a queer politics that critically engages that normative condition. Duke University Press 2010 From Glass Clique to Tongzhi Nation: Crystal Boys, Identity Formation, and the Politics of Sexual Shame Hans Tao-­Ming Huang Since the onset of tongzhi (literally...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 9–76.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Kuan-Hsing Chen 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Translated by Yiman Wang The Imperialist Eye: The Cultural Imaginary of a Subempire and a Nation-State Kuan-Hsing Chen I look hard for The origin of blood. Some say...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 101–149.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Fred Yen Liang Chiu 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Suborientalism and the Subimperialist Predicament: Aboriginal Discourse and the Poverty of State-Nation Imagery Fred Yen Liang Chiu 1. The Suboriental/Subimperial/Subcolonial Triad in East Asian Context It has...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 192–223.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Roy Richard Grinker Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Mourning the Nation: Ruins of the North in Seoul Roy Richard Grinker This essay focuses on south Korea, one half of a “postcolonial” community, by which I mean a community...
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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 (2011) 19 (1): 55–82.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Lisa Claypool This paper explores the uneasy position of painting in an early twentieth-century Shanghai publication, the National Essence Journal ( Guocui xuebao , 1905–11), published by the prominent and influential Society for Preservation of National Learning (Guoxue baocunhui). The publication...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 163–182.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Zawawi Ibrahim; Lin Hongxuan The Penan of Sarawak, East Malaysia, on the island of Borneo, are an indigenous community who have adapted to survive under the strictures and expectations of the Malaysian nation-state while proudly holding on to their traditions and identities. One such tradition is...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 303–332.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Daisy Deomampo This article explores the phenomenon of transnational reproduction, in which prospective parents travel across national boundaries in order to access assisted reproductive technologies. In particular, the author examines transnational egg donation as an “intimate industry,” focusing...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 589–619.
Published: 01 August 2016
... shanzhai, I argue, makes visible an imaginary of collectivity, one that disrupts the state's continuous claim to “the nation” as a signifier for “the people.” To realign the national interest with that of “the people,” state media reshapes the shanzhai discourse by separating “shanzhai economy” from...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 779–804.
Published: 01 August 1993
...Prasenjit Duara Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Bifurcating linear History: Nation and Histories in China and India Prasenjit Duara In a certain astonishing way, the practice and pedagogy of history remain fundamentally rooted in...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 713–736.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Anh Thang Dao Focusing on the idea of the homeland as a central aspect of exile and using Linda Lê's novel Slander as an entry point, this essay argues that exile often functions as a continuation of the original place, which remains under the control of a nation-state that is necessarily exclusive...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 357–389.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Min-Jung Kim Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Moments of Danger in the (Dis)continuous Relation of Korean Nationalism and Korean American Nationalism Min-Jung Kim During the Japanese annexation of Korea (1910- 1945), many Korean...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 813–837.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Christina Yi This article examines the intersection of kokugo (national language) ideology and the kōminka (imperialization) movement in the early 1940s through the juxtaposition of two key texts: the Japanese-language story “Hikari no naka ni” (“Into the Light,” 1939), written by the Korean writer...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 177–249.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Marshall Johnson Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Making Time: Historic Preservation and the Space of Nationality Marshall Johnson 1. Islands of Meaning Jean-Yves Guiomar’s contribution to Les Zieux de mkmoire takes us back to...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 243–259.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Christopher Lupke Guest Editor’s Introduction Fractured Identities and Refracted Images: The Neither/Nor of National Imagination in Contemporary Taiwan The insoluble ambivalences in Taiwan, which resonate outward from lay- ered political impasses into...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 633–662.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Margaret Hillenbrand Duke University Press 2006 The National Allegory Revisited: Writing Private and Public in Contemporary Taiwan Margaret Hillenbrand The idea for this article began some time ago when I gave a presentation on questions of...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 159–205.
Published: 01 February 2009
... imperialistic formations in the two countries is striking. This article investigates the formation of Japanese area studies in the United States in view of transpacific complicity between the United States and Japan and considers how certain aspects of Japanese imperial nationalism had to be overlooked in the...