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positions (2008) 16 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Boreth Ly Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Of Performance and the Persistent Temporality of Trauma: Memory, Art, and Visions Boreth Ly Physical pain has no voice, but when it at last finds a voice, it begins to tell a story. — Elaine...
positions (2008) 16 (2): 409–433.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Weihua Wu; Xiying Wang Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Cultural Performance and the Ethnography of Ku in China Weihua Wu and Xiying Wang In the summer of 2005, we returned to Beijing, a city where we had studied and lived for nearly...
positions (2013) 21 (2): 417–449.
Published: 01 May 2013
...KuroDalaiJee This essay focuses on a set of artists' collectives I call “ritual school.” The ritualist collectives distinguished themselves among numerous performance collectives that emerged throughout Japan from the late 1950s to the late 1960s by their antimodern styles, distinct mode...
positions (2013) 21 (4): 769–799.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the artist sketches out a feminist anatomy of desire in an idiom of negativity. In close connection, it examines the artist's explicit pedagogic intent to initiate public discussions on femininity and sexuality in Thailand. In her video performances, the artist reads passages from Thai classical literature...
positions (2020) 28 (2): 311–339.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Soo Ryon Yoon This article traces eight performers from Burkina Faso, who in 2014 protested unfair labor practices at the Africa Museum of Original Art in South Korea, where they had been hired to perform. In the process, they demonstrated political and artistic endeavors in live concerts and dance...
positions (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
... series delves into issues of photography theory, on questions of indexicality and performativity, and the relations between photographic images in specific cultural climate. The author analyzes how these images may indicate the political fluctuations between the Asia-Pacific War, the 1970s, and 2003...
positions (2007) 15 (2): 319–343.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Yiman Wang Duke University Press 2007 Screening Asia: Passing, Performative Translation, and Reconfiguration Yiman Wang The questions of what is “Asia” and what role it plays in the world system have preoccupied philosophers, historians, social...
positions (2007) 15 (3): 580–608.
Published: 01 August 2007
.... Gerald Fabian and Guy Wernham, illus. Nemi Frost [San Francisco: Alamo Square, 1991 Courtesy of Bert Herrman and Alamo Square Press Performers of the Paternal Past: History, Female Impersonators, and Twentieth-Century Chinese Fiction Ta-wei Chi In Emerging from...
positions (2019) 27 (1): 241–279.
Published: 01 February 2019
... studies is a direct offshoot of this discursive formation, even though it was introduced to American higher education only much later after World War II. How the West can be separated from the Rest, how this process of separation can be repeatedly performed, and how the postulation of an area can...
positions (2020) 28 (1): 237–274.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Linda Chiu-han Lai This article is a report of an ongoing performative research project conducted by the author in the capacity of an experimental historian–cum–fellow artist to the research subjects. Performative research is meant to be deconstructive: enacting the “what-if-we-talk” point...
positions (2012) 20 (3): 763–792.
Published: 01 August 2012
... by Duke University Press 2012 Beyond Gran Torino’s Guns: Hmong Cultural Warriors Performing Genders Louisa Schein and Va- Megn Thoj with Bee Vang and Ly Chong Thong Jalao In the variegated worlds of Hmong America, the ongoing social and dis- cursive life...
positions (2002) 10 (2): 245–284.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Maki Morinaga 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 The Gender of Onnagata As the Imitating Imitated: Its Historicity, Performativity, and Involvement in the Circulation of Femininity Maki Morinaga Beyond the studies of Japanese theater, onnagata, “female impersonators...
positions (2012) 20 (1): 241–265.
Published: 01 February 2012
...; in images, still and moving; in diagrams and tables), no critique or even understanding, would be possible. Even then, visual information remains a gesture toward larger problems “beyond the frame.” I argue that discursive constitution through cultural performativity describes the journal's critical mission...
positions (2013) 21 (3): 725–754.
Published: 01 August 2013
...David J. Kim On July 13, 1990, a group of shamans innovated and performed a ritual they refer to as the haewŏn chinhon to appease the deceased spirits of Japanese military “comfort women.” Caught unprepared for the large number of spirits who appeared, as well as the accompanying spiritual...
positions (2014) 22 (2): 371–402.
Published: 01 May 2014
... a sense that their performance was deficiently feminine. Although not denying the relevance of this consensus view, my article explores the issue from a different angle. I consider how criticism of the oyama was often expressed in terms that highlighted the excess of femininity that was thought to accrue...
positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Nicholas de Villiers; Yongan Wu Zhang Bingjian's documentary Readymade (2008) focuses on the lives of two Mao Zedong impersonators in the People's Republic of China: Mr. Peng Tian, a forty-six-year-old farmer from Hunan Province enrolled in the performance art program of Beijing Film Academy...
positions (2017) 25 (3): 469–505.
Published: 01 August 2017
... golden age as Taiwan's most popular genre of commercial theater and temple festival performance, from the late 1940s to the early 1970s, and the author places the ritual within the context of the decommodification of women's bodies and commodification of gendered performance taking place at the time...
positions (2011) 19 (2): 281–305.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Jonathan Beller The cinematic mode of production has orchestrated the real subsumption of society by capital unevenly in the Asia-Pacific, affecting film form, genre, gender, performativity, and exhibitionism in various ways, as well as structures of agency and regimes of truth. Variations...
positions (2009) 17 (3): 489–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
... as they service the emergence of a self-identifying middle class. Becoming woman and becoming class is possibly twee in these coffee-table iterations but is never ultimately a cozy story. Performative female narcissism will conflict with the agency of women in Reform China as they go about the business of making...
positions (2013) 21 (3): 659–681.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of the intimately embodied vision, haptic camera, reflexive performances, as well as subjectivized editing strategies manifest in their works, I demonstrate that Shi and Cui not only present alternative perspectives on identity issues from inside the queer communities but, more significantly, they practice a boldly...