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positions (2013) 21 (4): 885–919.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Laikwan Pang In this article I first relate and analyze the overall development of cultural policy and the intellectual property rights (IPR) legal structure in China, in order to show how China's policy and its legal environment increasingly adapt to global conditions. I then use Lijiang...
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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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positions (2014) 22 (4): 837–875.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Laikwan Pang Exploring the visual representations of the barefoot doctors in China's Cultural Revolution, this article demonstrates how a medical policy is visualized and politicized, and it also shows how the visual culture of the time was richer than it has been assumed. This article meanders...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Won Soon Park Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Japanese Reparations Policies and the "Comfort Women" Question Won Soon Park Introduction The Japanese Imperial Army left an indelible mark on the destinies of many Asian...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 619–646.
Published: 01 November 2018
... alienation, started to call for a simple life insurance for the lower classes. Influenced by European social insurance programs, these reformers advocated for a state-run system that would function as a kind of social policy that would improve the lives of the poor. Advocates argued that the universalizing...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 629–656.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Allison Truitt The fight against inflation is a defining feature of neoliberalism and structural adjustment policies. Since the 1970s, inflation has been cast as a threat greater than unemployment because it destroys the pricing mechanism on which the flow of information in markets depends...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 253–277.
Published: 01 February 2010
... as the answer to the second. This essay maintains, however, that local state actors played the central and effectively centralizing role in informatization ( xinxihua ) projects in Nanhai City, Guangdong province. Through local e-government projects and a series of policies regarding land use, financing...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
... a layered inscription of citizenship, loyalty, and labor via “the personal” formed the basic structure of meaning mobilized in identification documents. It traces the specific ways in which this emerged around practices and policies developed to monitor and control Chinese migration within the Burma-China...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 309–350.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and the advent of the mass mobilization policy: the Army Art Association (Rikugun Bijutsu Kyōkai), the Women Artists Service Corps (Jōryū Bijutsuka Hōkōtai), and the Art Unit for Promoting the Munitions Industry (Gunju Seisan Bijutsu Suishintai). Although these three collectives were all created under the banner...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., thus exacerbating human rights in Darfur. Second, it examines how China offered a traditional Confucian concept of “harmonious society” as a theory of international relations that stresses nation-state sovereignty or privacy (China's nominal policy of noninterference) and mutual economic development...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 551–572.
Published: 01 August 2014
... adopted its Reform and Opening policy in 1978. Second, the temporary tent set up annually for worship was replaced by a building, dubbed both “museum” and “temple” by way of creative use of a “double-naming method.” And third, the temple fair was formally identified as a piece of intangible cultural...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 551–579.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Sarah Raymundo This article intervenes into the connections between Philippine cinema's construction of transnational imaginaries and the post-Marcos era when neoliberal policies such as the export of feminized labor to developed countries by so-called “third world” countries like the Philippines...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 305–341.
Published: 01 May 2018
... more than a case study for examining how judges and scientists (acting as experts) engage in boundary work to construct scientific validity. Explication of the RCA case in the East Asian context has many important social and policy implications, considering the tenuous relationship between the presence...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 450–482.
Published: 01 August 2018
...)-era policies made it possible for young Mizoguchi Kenji to make Japan’s first expressionist film, Blood and Soul ( Chi to rei , 1923). Blood and Soul is based on a novella by the half-Russian, half-Japanese writer Ōizumi Kokuseki. It tells the story of a Chinese jeweler in Nagasaki who inherits...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 115–144.
Published: 01 February 2019
... the discourses of Marx and Foucault and revolves around the concept of “aleatory.” The second section investigates three aspects of Foucault’s analysis of biopolitics: race war, circulation, and competition/interest/social policy. The author argues that this is the area in which Marx and Foucault converge, where...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 739–771.
Published: 01 November 2019
...David Tobin The official China Dream of the Great revival tells a story of China reversing “humiliation” by Western powers and returning to its premodern, rightful place at the center of world affairs. However, since ethnically targeted violence in Ürümqi in 2009, leading thinkers and policy makers...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 653–685.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... Inspired by Marc Augé’s theory of non-place, this essay critically examines the policy to create an eco-friendly image of the DMZ that became prevalent among public art projects such as Dreaming of Earth , proposed by sculptor Jaeeun Choi and renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, and the construction...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 349–365.
Published: 01 May 2015
...John Whittier Treat Pinkwashing and homonationalism are recent terms coined to describe the identification of sexual minorities with the neoliberal state; the former is usually used to critique certain policies within the State of Israel meant to promote its society as tolerant of diversity...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 131–144.
Published: 01 February 2015
... by putting it in the context of the People's Republic of China's (PRC) patriotic education policy that securitizes culture by focusing on identity as difference in a zero-sum game that distinguishes civilization from barbarism, and China from the rest of the world. It critically analyzes the professors...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 555–582.
Published: 01 May 2016
... relationship with the ethnic Chinese community was more a class issue than a matter of ethnicity and, perhaps more interesting, the state's policy toward the ethnic Chinese changed very little despite the transformation of the state from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy through the People's...