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positions (1993) 1 (3): 779–804.
Published: 01 August 1993
...Prasenjit Duara 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 the ideology of the nation-state. History, simply...
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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 (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
... of 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 (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 (2006) 14 (2): 373–404.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Heather Bowen-Struyk Duke University Press 2006 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...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2010
... as it 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 (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...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 143–169.
Published: 01 February 2023
... as a neoliberal technology of the self, with the Chinese nation‐state. It examines the understudied phenomenon of Crazy English, a language‐teaching enterprise that received unprecedented state patronage among such edu‐businesses in the decade of 1998–2008. Conceptualizing Crazy English as a self‐cultivation...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 85–110.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Chungjae Lee; Jerry Won Lee Abstract This article develops a theory of nation form as translational, referring to the praxis of re-presenting and thus rendering sensible the nation through an examination of the Tongnip Kinyŏmkwan (Independence Hall of Korea), a national museum designed...
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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 (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...
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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 (2023) 31 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Nora Hui-Jung Kim Abstract This article revisits South Korea's mostly forgotten involvement in the Vietnam War and examines lingering effects of the war on South Korea's subimperial nation‐building in general and on its contemporary multicultural policies in particular. The Vietnam War served...
Published: 01 November 2023
Figure 7 A woman donates her jewelry. Still from A Nation Stirs (1962). More
Published: 01 November 2023
Figure 8 Men enlist at army recruiting centers. Still from A Nation Stirs (1962). More
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positions (2024) 32 (2): 233–258.
Published: 01 May 2024
... journalist's monograph, Korean authorship, a Korean‐Chinese actor's translation, and the Chinese‐language socialist magazine Pioneer . This study analyzes how Li's Taiwan reconfigures the 1925 petition and transcends the seemingly invincible nation‐state‐capital trinity. Although the petition pleads...
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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...