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positions (2013) 21 (3): 607–636.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Christopher P. Hanscom This article addresses the conjunction of disease, desire, and language in modernist Korean fiction of the late colonial period, particularly in Pak T'aewŏn's representative novella One Day in the Life of the Author, Mr. Kubo (1934). I bring to bear two central concepts...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
... postsocialism China One Life for Sale: Youth Culture, Labor Politics, and New Idealism in China Xia Zhang At midnight on December 5, 2008, Chen Xiao, a twenty-­six-­year-­old female fashion college graduate who failed to secure employment after...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 131–164.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Emma Jinhua Teng Duke University Press 2006 Eurasian Hybridity in Chinese Utopian Visions: From “One World” to “A Society Based on Beauty” and Beyond Emma Jinhua Teng “Can Mixed-Blood Hybrids Really Improve the Chinese Race?” This pro- vocative...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 491–505.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of development through the contribution of volunteers and villagers. Their production and daily life have been environmentally friendly, ecologically sound, and organically cyclical, in pursuit of sustainability. Duke University Press 2008 Four Stories in One: Environmental Protection and Rural...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 9–34.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Malcolm Thompson Abstract This article argues that the origins of the one-child policy beginning in 1980 in China, and its development into the current system of “comprehensive population management,” are to be found not in any unfolding of a statist or authoritarian logic, or within the parameters...
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Published: 01 May 2022
Figure 1 Example of an identity flower. This one represents Lucy, aged fifteen. More
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Published: 01 February 2023
Figure 6 Suzuko placed in a new location in One-Million-Yen Girl , 2008. More
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Published: 01 November 2023
Figure 1 A clapperboard image in Lungling Remains, China (RG111-ADC-2738), one of the moving-image items discovered and released in the summer of 2017. Courtesy of NARA. More
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 529–558.
Published: 01 May 2012
... children to raise them well.” Photo by Christina Schwenkel Counting One’s Way onto the Global Stage: Enumeration, Accountability, and Reproductive Success in Vietnam Melissa J. Pashigian When in vitro fertilization (IVF) was introduced in August exclu...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 423–449.
Published: 01 August 2018
... cultivated “daring” dispositions to take advantage of dangerous emerging market opportunities. By the second decade of the twenty-first century, one-time private-sector pioneers see their heroin use as one of many maladapted habits hindering their participation in a local economy now dominated by different...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 2014
... in place of the unabashed gender hierarchy of Chosŏn Korea; how to perceive women as belonging not to a class-divided family but to a nation where each one is supposedly given an equal standing to one another. In “Tears of Blood,” the homogenizing project conflictingly intersects with the ideology...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 729–742.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Bruce Cumings This essay examines the destructive air war over North Korea from 1950 to 1953 and asks why this enormous atrocity is either unknown or forgotten in the United States, while it remains a burning memory in North Korea—one that deeply affects Korean attitudes toward US citizens...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 67–94.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Naoki Sakai In characterizing one of the extraordinary achievements of positions: east asia cultures critique , one cannot overestimate a political investment gradually constituted, wittingly or unwittingly, throughout the career of the periodical by the editorial team to counteract the implicit...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 725–754.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of that promise with another series of haewŏn chinhon rituals, this time better prepared and stronger in numbers. This article analyzes one of these rituals in detail, not only focusing on its structural aspects but also considering it as a site to reexamine Gayatiri Spivak's conceptualizations of the subaltern...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 921–945.
Published: 01 November 2013
... that underpinned them, overdetermined the party-state's ambivalent attitude toward modernity. The school campuses on which the Guomindang projected its social vision were, on the one hand, constructed as efficient, mechanical-clock-timed training grounds of wage laborers and, on the other hand, spaces...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
... identity for urban youth, by mobilizing the generic convention of hip-hop in representing one's hood. In most studies of globalization and localization, the local appears to be interchangeable with the national. Yet this study presses the issue of localization further, examining local communities...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2014
... on considering the pornographic efficacy of such a strategy. I ask: What is the effect of injecting stilled historical images into a genre famous instead for its lush color moving ones? What can such a strategy tell us about postwar historical memory, the relationship of politics to pornography and of still...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 231–257.
Published: 01 May 2015
... ( seisansei ) integral to Japan's postwar economic resurgence. Prior to engaging Gotô's story, I demonstrate that the danchi was but one aspect of a thoroughgoing attempt to rationalize all aspects of urban existence; this was essentially Taylorism on a macroscopic scale. I move on to discuss Gotô's depiction...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 545–564.
Published: 01 August 2015
... (not in education, employment, or training). Beginning in the mid-1990s, Japanese capitalists in alliance with the Liberal Democratic Party have deliberately restructured Japanese labor as one solution to the purported profit squeeze. This has had the effect of doubling the poverty rate in Japan in twenty years...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2015
... travelers, these are short-term, semistructured “international experiences” beyond mere language training, and they are widely perceived as necessary for enhancing one's value and career prospects in the competitive job market back home. Based on an in-depth study of temporary Korean residents in Vancouver...