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positions (2021) 29 (4): 783–807.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Aminda Smith Abstract The first rule of PRC history might be “Never take the Chinese Communists at their word.” Early observers praised the CCP, but by the 1990s there was broad disillusionment among China scholars who increasingly believed that observable realities contradicted official claims...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 239–251.
Published: 01 February 1998
...Wang Hui Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Commenta ry PRC Cultural Studies and Cultural Criticism in the 1990s Wang Hui In September of 1994, under the sponsorship of Dushu IReading] magazine, a conference was held in Beijing...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 895–906.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Jan Kiely Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 This has been an unusual experience. As an outsider to the PRC History Group and an anonymous reviewer, I had not expected to be invited to add this commentary at the last minute. How could I say no? Aminda Smith, Fabio Lanza...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 835–868.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Matthew D. Johnson Abstract This article describes the US origins of the field of PRC history. It argues that research on PRC history is widely derived from an approach to knowledge that predates area studies: the theory that societies can be controlled and changed through the transformation...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 689–718.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Jeremy Brown Abstract The history of the People's Republic of China is now an established discipline, with a built-in theoretical framework—aspirational socialism—and a first draft written by social scientists. The growth of the field of PRC history has been aided by an avalanche of unique...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 659–674.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Aminda Smith Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Good PRC history is left history. But hear me out. I do not mean that all good PRC historians are leftist...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 523–535.
Published: 01 August 2009
... to it. It then introduces each of the subsequent essays in this special issue on suzhi and explains the connections between them. Quality and Citizenship in China Cultivating Citizens: Suzhi (Quality) Discourse in the PRC Tamara Jacka In contemporary China, concerns about the suzhi, or “quality...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 869–894.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Alexander F. Day Abstract This article explores the way PRC historians use analytical categories by looking at the emergence of a divide between production and the social reproduction of labor (all the work that goes into producing and raising laborers) that transformed and structured rural...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 603–630.
Published: 01 August 2020
... relations and internationally circulating PRC-produced cultural material that articulated feminist ideals as part of Afro-Asian-Latin American solidarity. This article returns to well-known texts of Maoist China to rethink state-produced Chinese feminism as a Cold War framework and gendered globality...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 675–688.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Not surprisingly, three of the articles in this issue, by Jake Werner, Covell Meyskens, and Matthew Johnson, all deal with the long-standing ideological premises that still influence the study of PRC history. The first major critique to the Cold War–era field of China studies, its practices, the knowledge...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 321–346.
Published: 01 May 2009
... in this fever are significantly differ- ent. In the past, people who went to the PRC were mostly businessmen —  namely, male owners and supervisors of Taiwanese small or medium enter- prises (SMEs) who, to put it in Pierre Bourdieu’s terms, are rich...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 719–758.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Jake Werner Abstract Most recent research on the first three decades of the PRC has avoided theoretical reflection on the period, instead claiming an empiricist fidelity to the heterogeneity of lived experience. Yet the refusal of theory allows unexamined conceptualizations to structure...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 343–375.
Published: 01 May 1999
... domestically and internationally as evidence of the (poten- tial) success of the policies of reform and opening in integrating the People's Republic of China (PRC) into the world capitalist system.' These represen- tations vary: Shenzhen...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 219–243.
Published: 01 February 2001
...James L. Hevia 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 World Heritage, National Culture, and the Restoration of Chengde James L. Hevia On 4 July 1995 China Daily, the English-language newspaper of the gov- ernment of the People’s Republicof China (PRC...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 816–832.
Published: 01 August 1993
... for specific purposes.3 In the People’s Republic of China positions 1:3 0 1993by Duke University Press. Zhang I Modern Chinese Literature Studies 81 7 (PRC), for instance, the officially instituted Maoist theory monopolized...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 885–919.
Published: 01 November 2013
... taken root in China. Lijiang is an excellent example because it, as a tourist attraction, is constructed by global (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization [UNESCO national (People’s Republic of China, PRC), and local...
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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 (2021) 29 (4): 809–834.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the structural influence that the PRC's socialist identity had on both domestic policy formation and China's position in the global Cold War. As I have shown, the CCP leadership's subscription to socialism yielded a distinct vision of historical progress that pervaded its developmental policies. The Party's...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Wangjing: Ordinary Foreigners in a Globalizing Town .” Korea Observer 38 , no. 3 : 469 – 500 . Shenyang Korean Business Association . 2013 . Simyang kyomin 20nyeon (Twenty Year History of Korean Society in Shenyang, China) . Shenyang, PRC : Bio Design . Shenyangshi Renminzhengfu...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 129–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
... Republic of China (PRC) would soon Wang ∣∣ Producing Global Adoptability of Special Needs Children in China 131 surpass the United States as the world’s most powerful national economy.3 Indeed, since first “opening up” (gaige kaifang) to global capitalism...