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positions (2023) 31 (4): 863–892.
Published: 01 November 2023
... traumatic experiences. This article explores the transformation of the representation of historical trauma within South Korean museums over recent decades. By examining the popularization of VR (virtual reality) and other digital media, this article will argue that the display of violence through this new...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 763–798.
Published: 01 August 1999
...Lydia H. Liu Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Beijing Sojourners in New York: Postsocialism and the Question of Ideology in Global Media Culture Lydia H. Liu The television serial Beijing Sojourners in New York was aired on the CCTV...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 821–842.
Published: 01 November 2017
... biographies lend legitimacy to the incumbent political order pass away, new figures come to the forefront of public consciousness manifesting as the “people-as-many.” Late socialism is thus seen as a cultural battlefield in which traditional media comes into friction with new media with regard to state...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 255–292.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Hoyt J. Long This article explores the intermedial as a conceptual framework for Asia media critique and history. Although not a new concept in media studies, it proves useful for troubling the divide often imposed on old and new media forms—including technologies of communication...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 597–621.
Published: 01 November 2019
... argues that his theorization is in fact flexible enough to withstand more recent critique leveled against the notion of national cinema, and even allows radical new ways of thinking about national cinema in the contemporary moment of a new media environment and increasing transnational cultural flows...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 701–727.
Published: 01 November 2020
...We Jung Yi This article examines Cold War icons transfigured in new media ecology by looking at the South Korean webtoon (web cartoon) Secretly, Greatly . In featuring the superfluous existence of kanch’ŏp (North Korean spies) dispatched to the South, the graphic narrative interweaves the legacy...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 291–317.
Published: 01 May 2021
... levels. The article concludes that death and reanimation across media channels point to a new rhythmic temporal regime. Characters are now mortal but cannot die, doomed to become eternally wandering media‐mix zombies. The article relates this media economy linked to themes of death and animation...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 589–619.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Fan Yang This article examines three significant moments of the shanzhai discourse in WTO-era China. Literally referring to a “mountain fortress” occupied by antiofficial bandits, shanzhai is a new term for wide-ranging knockoff products and copycat media forms. Often invoking Robin-Hood-like...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 853–884.
Published: 01 November 2013
... media in the Hong Kong popular culture, are concerned with new theoretical development in the global media. We take the operational notion of “thingification of media,” as Scott Lash and Celia Lury proposed in their book Global Cultural Industry (2007), in our core analysis of these transformations...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 343–368.
Published: 01 May 2016
... That is to say, with the expansion of broadband services and new media skills among larger populations, free downloads and file shares have begun to render both licit and illicit media businesses largely obsolete. These conflicting...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Gabriella Lukacs This essay analyzes how the digital media economy harnesses young people's search for meaningful work to develop new apparatuses and mechanisms of extracting value from activities that are not typically recognized as work. Drawing on interviews with net idols and an analysis...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2021
... contains important clues for understanding modern Chinese literature. This article offers a new reading of that canonical text by focusing on the problem of medium. Synthesizing author biography, media history, and textual analysis, it examines three intermedial references in the preface—the famous lantern...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Cho Hae-joang The financial crisis of 1997 and the concomitant economic recession have transformed South Korean society at breakneck speed. Highly motivated and adventurous youth, whom the media called the “new generation,” played a crucial role in revitalizing the economy. The state and industry...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 803–838.
Published: 01 November 2023
... it was believed that some of the subjects of the moving image had already been seen and located in photographs discovered previously in the 1990s. This reaction seemed diametrically opposed to that of the mainstream media (and social media), which excitedly praised the discovery of the “brand‐new” evidential...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of an intricate drama being played out among the state, mass media, and listeners, who are after all interested in trying to translate what is real and true. Doing so opens up possibilities for situating documentaries in line with work that produces new, creative meanings rather than work that merely reproduces...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1095–1125.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Teresa Kuan A certain kind of news story appears in the Chinese media every so often: a junior middle school student hung herself, a university student threw sulfuric acid at some zoo animals, a biotechnology student murdered his classmates. These media stories are extreme and sensational indeed...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 741–767.
Published: 01 November 2023
... British administration that continued to expand its listenership with the use of wired radio receivers and communal listening centers throughout the country. The advent of the Emergency allowed for the expansion of media production and projection with new equipment that allowed for an even more...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 679–703.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of several thinkers associated with the Japanese New Left, to gain a better understanding of those theories, a perspective that conceives them as a conversation within a unitary (but sometimes contradictory) ideology is needed. Likewise, we know little about how media forms other than the written word...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 527–563.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Howard Chiang In the summer of 1953, the United Daily News (聯合報) in Taiwan announced the sex change surgery of the “first” Chinese transsexual, Xie Jianshun (謝尖順). Xie's story soon triggered an avalanche of media sensationalism in postwar Taiwan. This article adds greater historical depth...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., as it fails to directly address structural inequalities and fails to acknowledge the fact that youths' novelty has become the new engine of future capitalist accumulation in postreform China. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 new media youth culture labor politics subjectivity...