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positions (2018) 26 (4): 619–646.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ryan Moran This article analyzes debates surrounding the creation of the post office–run kan’i seimei hoken (basic life insurance), or kanpo . Beginning in the 1890s and early 1900s, intellectuals concerned with the new discourse of the social problem, which referred to the problem of worker...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 377–400.
Published: 01 May 2004
...L. H. M. Ling 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 The Monster Within: What Fu Manchu and Hannibal Lecter Can Tell Us about Terror and Desire in a Post-9/11 World L. H. M. Ling Since September 11, 2001, the Bush administration has taken on an Orien...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 145–165.
Published: 01 February 2015
... educational settings. Go Baobao! Image-­Driven Nationalism, Generation Post-­1980s, and Mainland Students in Hong Kong Jack Linchuan Qiu Introduction In February 2009, when Chinese premier Wen Jiabao (in office until 2013) was interrupted in Cambridge University...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 May 2009
... narrative. The main argument is about what I call a “representation crisis,” the deep feeling that both language and narrative have lost their referent in the post-martial law cultural state in Taiwan. I point out that these writers' mistrust of official histories leads to an inward turn toward personal...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 381–414.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Xiaoqun Xu Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 The Discourse on Love, Marriage, and Sexuality in Post-Mao China: A Reading of the Journalistic Literature on Women Xiaoqun Xu Since the early 1980s a new genre of writing, called journalistic literature...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 575–634.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Bruno Bosteels Duke University Press 2005 Post-Maoism: Badiou and Politics Bruno Bosteels The Red Years In “So Near! So Far!” the first section in his polemicalDeleuze: The Clamor of Being, Alain Badiou briefly recalls the tense ideological...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 769–794.
Published: 01 November 2017
... antitrafficking movement in Thailand, China, and the United States between 2008 and 2014, this article juxtaposes two distinct tourist encounters: a human-trafficking reality tour hosted by a US nonprofit organization and a separate study-abroad gathering of US university students hosted at the office of a Thai...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 469–493.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Kathryn E. Goldfarb Abstract This article explores the legal norms and regulatory mechanisms in Japan that structure child welfare placement decisions, focusing specifically on the legal category of “parental rights.” It is suggested that the ways child welfare officers and caregivers understand...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Dorothy Wai Sim Lau Internet fan participation has demonstrated the emergent potency of meaning making for transnational stardom. With the ease of searching, poaching, editing, posting, tagging, and annotating texts aided by cyber technology, fans can rework the filmic and publicity materials about...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 921–945.
Published: 01 November 2013
... exposition of the Guomindang's ideological import serves as a critique of recent scholarship that tends to subsume the Guomindang and its peculiar approach to capitalism under a blanket denunciation of modern political movements. Adopting a poststructuralist suspicion of post-Enlightenment rationality, some...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 659–675.
Published: 01 August 2020
... accountable for its invasion and colonial rule by the United States in its Cold War strategy to make post–World War II Japan a military outpost and bulwark in the region against communism. How then did the Cold War shape feminisms in Japan, a former colonizing force that never came to terms with its colonial...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 801–851.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., if not completely absent, in the postwar discussion of war-related issues such as jus post bellum (war crimes, compensation to the civilians and veterans) and commemoration of the war until 1990. In the 1990s, with the publication of oral history projects and autobiographical works, the history of...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Miwako Tezuka In post-1945 Japan, the government, guided by the occupation authority, reeducated the people with a democratic ideology. Belligerent nationalism was replaced by a national mission of enrichment of arts and culture. Takiguchi Shūzō (1903 – 79), a poet-critic and supporter of vanguard...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 159–205.
Published: 01 February 2009
... post-World War II politics of knowledge. Three authors are singled out for the three periods in the history of Japanese area studies: Robert N. Bellah for the 1960s, James W. Heisig and John Maraldo for the 1980s, and Kevin M. Doak for the 2000s. In no way can these authors claim to be representative...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 459–487.
Published: 01 May 2010
... for organizing and evaluating not just the contemporary emergence of nonnormative sexualities and desires in (post)socialist China but also, and more urgently, historical continuities and ruptures among China's (semi)colonial past, its revolutionary aspirations for a socialist modernity, and its...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 November 2015
... War to the unsettling question of why the Korean War, in our ostensibly post–Cold War moment, is still not over. This introduction highlights how the image-essays, critical analyses, and interview assembled in this issue, in challenging the war's standard 1950–53 periodization, examine the war's...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
... their personal junzi identity and as a public discourse for citizen morality. But political opposition to the regime led to the revival of the communist abject in the “Marxist conspiracy” crackdowns, which failed in the liberalizing post – Cold War context. The elite subsequently privatized their...
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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 (2020) 28 (2): 421–445.
Published: 01 May 2020
... about his disabled son Hikari’s musical sensibility were more interesting for an ecological politics than what he repeated explicitly after the disaster? This article discusses the Hikari figure’s relation to music in two texts, both referenced by Ōe in his post–3.11 activism: a 1991 short story called...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 291–317.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Alexander Zahlten Abstract This article explores the popular shift to a media‐ecological understanding in post‐1960s Japan. Bookending its investigation with two actual funerals held for fictional characters in 1970 and 2007, it tracks the trope of death to map the increased interlocking of media...