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positions (2015) 23 (2): 317–347.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Ou-Byung Chae This article examines the genealogy of postcolonial state culture in South Korea in the context of the changing imperial order in East Asia. First, we reveal an uneasy, uncomfortable, and antagonistically complicit relationship between colonial culture, anticolonial culture...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 689–710.
Published: 01 August 2008
... think, these identities can change and are stratified less by the ethnocentrism in our concepts than our institutional situatedness. Duke University Press 2008 The Postcolonial Alien in Us All: Identity in the Global Division of Intellectual Labor Allen Chun This essay...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 421–458.
Published: 01 August 1996
...Sheng-mei Ma Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Immigrant Subjectivities and Desires in Overseas Student Literature: Chinese, Postcolonial, or Minority Text? Sheng-mei Ma Immigrant literature’s peculiar absence as a category in U.S. academic dis...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 637–638.
Published: 01 August 1996
...E. Nathaniel Gates Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Call for Papers Diasporic Intersections: African/East Asian Encounters in Postcolonial Contexts E. Nathaniel Gates, guest editor A new current of racialist thought, tied loosely to the older...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 427–447.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Bert Scruggs Narratives of Discomfort and Ideology: Yang Kui’s Short Fiction and Postcolonial Taiwan Orthodox Boundaries Bert Scruggs Colonial Taiwan and a Postcolonial Problem Taiwan and the Taiwanese became subjects of the colonial Japanese Empire...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 280–285.
Published: 01 February 1993
...Donald M. Lowe Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Commentary Postmodernity and Postcoloniality Donald M. Lowe This is a comment read at the panel on “The Postmodernity and Postcolonialism Debate,” Berkeley conference...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 715–744.
Published: 01 August 1993
...C. J. W.-L. Wee Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Contending with Primordialism: The ”Modern” Construction of Postcolonial Singapore C. J. W.-L. Wee E. J. Hobsbawm, in a recent address to the American Anthropological Association...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1041–1066.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Daniel P. S. Goh Studies of Asian values discourse emphasize its link to the ideological articulation of Singapore's ruling elite in contemporary circumstances of global modernity. Significantly, an influential commentary has reflexively raised the postcolonial discomfort connected to the hybrid...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 389–421.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Gerald Sim Situated astride Malaysian and global film culture, the late director Yasmin Ahmad presents a fresh model of postcolonial poetics. Her films gravitated toward interracial romance melodramas set in globalized social and cultural milieus, where she stages interethnic squabbles between...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 781–815.
Published: 01 November 2018
... about China that emphasizes China’s connection to the Soviet Union, while occluding the postcolonial and anti-imperialist dimensions of Chinese socialist culture, including its connection to the Third World movement of the late 1950s and early 1960s. This occlusion of postcolonial dimensions of Maoist...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 739–771.
Published: 01 November 2019
... ask how they can avoid a “nightmare” of frontier insecurity derailing dreams of international power. This article uses a postcolonial approach to critically analyze tensions between ethnic inclusion and exclusion in visual and textual narratives from a Xinjiang regional exhibition that celebrated...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 August 2021
.... These restrictive adoption customs first originated during the Chosŏn dynasty (1392–1910) as a prescription for yangban elite; they were then codified as customary law for all Koreans under Japanese colonial rule (1910–45). The ban on non-agnatic adoption continued in the postcolonial period when it was codified...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 51–87.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Gyewon Kim This essay examines the interlayered relations between photography, archive, and science in imperial Japan and postcolonial Korea. It specifically takes its cue from two archival contexts: the archive made by Uchida Keitarô, a Japanese ichthyologist who surveyed in colonial Korea during...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 461–487.
Published: 01 May 2014
...” of postcolonialism to Japan, the author situates Imafuku's idea within the lineage of Japanese anthropology intertwined with the lineage of cultural anthropology, having Japan as its field. The work of postcolonial critics such as Gayatri Spivak and Edward Said is introduced alongside an in-depth analysis...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 193–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... to be understood in terms of postcoloniality, that is, a complex relation between the colonial histories of Japan and England, domestic authoritarianism, and the productive imperatives of global capitalism. Reading novellas by Cho Se-hŭi and Goh Poh Seng, the essay shows how such texts foreground both the general...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 November 2016
... attention to Fuentes as a postcolonial visual archivist and his film as a postcolonial archive. Fuentes produces queer composite bodies as embodied archives that reconfigure modes of knowledge production that visualizes Filipino bodies in the film as sites of nonnormative, counterarchival knowledge...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 953–981.
Published: 01 November 2012
... with the deconstructionist agenda to produce a new conception of the national film historiography. My analysis of Cheung's “foreign” presence and “body too much” demonstrates that “national cinema” must be redefined from a foreignizing perspective. By relating star theory and the theory of performativity to the postcolonial...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 121–139.
Published: 01 February 2021
... holed up in libraries and walking Manila’s streets. He wrote some of his most powerful stories between the end of US colonial rule and the beginning of the postcolonial era, at a time when the very craft of storytelling was itself endangered. And he did so in another language, American English, which...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 695–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Monica Kim This article examines the struggle over sovereignty on the Korean peninsula from the US occupation through the Korean War not over the usual stakes of geopolitical territory but, rather, over the politics of recognition surrounding the capacity of the individual postcolonial subject...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
... postcolonial ethics of shame and responsibility that appeals to the common history of suffering and hardship between South Koreans and migrants should be rethought as a political process of re-reconciling the claims of rights of the foreign worker under the state's economic interest and sovereignty...