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positions (2016) 24 (2): 343–368.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Bhaskar Sarkar The criminalization of media piracy, which dates as far back as the seventeenth-century yoking of copyright infringements to more violent forms of looting on the open seas, runs up against the romantic allure of the swash-buckling pirate. Whether the rogue booksellers...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and diplomatic exchange enabled the authors to lament and condemn the executed pirates Wang Zhi and Chen Zuyi. The four authors imbue their narratives with personal anxieties and nationalistic sentiments. While the historical narratives tend to moralize and idealize China’s tributary world order, the vernacular...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 885–919.
Published: 01 November 2013
... deny that rampant IPR offenses take place throughout China every day. As government-­supported research shows, 46 percent of interviewees admit- ted that they have knowingly purchased pirated publications, and doubtless the actual figure...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 619–631.
Published: 01 November 2015
...- giances were often either disguised or falsely suspected. Enemy women were portrayed as cruel leaders, following the inspiration of Milton Caniff’s invention, the Eurasian “Dragon Lady” in his influential “Terry and the Pirates” comic strip...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 337–341.
Published: 01 May 2016
... (RAND, TRIPS, WTO, etc.) creep into his essay. What if, he says, instead of accepting a slipshod, bogus, terror-­pirate, law-­breaking boogeyman, we instrumentalize the category of the Global South? And then what will appear in a critical scope...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 127–143.
Published: 01 February 1996
... not counting, for the moment, pirate editions and revi- sions). What is interesting is that Ma0 Zedong ofithe Altar was not only an outstanding best-seller, but also in some senses sounded the key note of “Ma0 Zedong fever” and constituted a set...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 373–383.
Published: 01 February 2012
... discussions afterward between the director and his audience. Jia Zhang Ke was, by that time, an underground celebrity. His lms had won international prizes, but they were of cially banned by the Chinese government, and pirated copies of them could...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 417–423.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Hong Kong and mainland China. We also used a bar outside of Beijing University to show pirated copies of queer films concurrently. Only the domestic movies were officially listed. We showed the other ones in secret, which...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 589–619.
Published: 01 August 2016
... is retrospectively called the “Shanzhai American Idol.”9 It is not difficult to detect a commonality among these myriad shanz- hai forms: whether it is the pirated hiPhone, the parodied art house film, or the popularly voted Super Girl, what unifies them...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 121–139.
Published: 01 February 2021
... overflowing into the many este- ros of popular forgetfulness. There is, for example, the opening sentence of Doña Jerónima : Rafael Nick Joaquin, Storyteller 135 In the days of the galleons, a certain Archbishop of Manila was called to a council in Mexico but on the way there fell in with pirates who...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 161–186.
Published: 01 February 2001
... advertisements for transnational corporations, soap operas from Western countries, and Hollywood blockbusters, which circu- lated quickly as pirated VCDs.These cultural artifacts inadvertently sum- moned individuals to construct a fantasy about...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 693–719.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., represented by Mukundan, is unchanged by actual migration. For instance, halfway through the film, Mukundan encounters a Chinese woman, Chumin, who tries to sell him pirated CDs of Malayalam films by listing the names of the biggest film stars...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 149–183.
Published: 01 February 1995
... for “China Fire” sold only 30,000 copies in Taiwan and another 30,000 in Hong Kong, it sold an estimated 700,000 copies in China (in regard to the sales figure in China the interviewee lamented that many of those copies were pirated...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 February 1996
... of the pirate ship.”25 Baik goes on to relate how Kim’s grandfather purportedly devoted himself to assisting Korea’s “sons and daughters” during the Tonghak Rebellion (1:15) and how his father, Kim Hyung-jik, also was “an ardent patriot who...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 195–221.
Published: 01 February 2017
... flow of global cultural forms through legitimate channels as well as pirate networks. Correspondingly, the media industry has gener- ated new strategies of product differentiation and placement with an eye toward regulation and assimilation...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 523–535.
Published: 01 August 2009
... origin and the amount of suzhi they supposedly signify. “Sichuan girls” was recently registered as a product brand, the value of which is attested to by the fact that there are now also reports of “pirated copies” of the brand hit...
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positions (2003) 11 (1): 241–257.
Published: 01 February 2003
... to look at the Indian Ocean as an archive. The archeology and genealogy of Vergès Writing on Water 247 its texts will tell the story of pirates, sailors, slaves, prostitutes, merchants, traders, and interpreters...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 401–422.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of the South Pacific, have lived under waves of domination. Migrations of Han Chinese (including the Hakka), Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, English, American, and Japanese soldiers, colonists, merchants, bureaucrats, pirates, and politi...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 545–564.
Published: 01 August 2015
... have to pay rent if you judge the landlord to be “nice and humane,”28 you can pay for food or not at several curry-­rice shops in Koenji,29 you can DJ at the Koenji pirate radio station and play the kind of music you want,30 and finally, you...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 February 2023
... that “in civilizations without boats, dreams dry up, espionage takes the place of adventure, and the police take the place of pirates.” The Hangyeols’ toilet boats, like the boats of the refugees leaving Vietnam after the end of the Vietnam War , symbolize transnational mobility that is beyond the reach of national...