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positions (2022) 30 (4): 763–792.
Published: 01 November 2022
.... The article details how the Advertising Museum constructs the post‐democratization South Korean present as the dreamed‐of future, by equating historical progress with a triumphant march of technological, political, and aesthetic freedom to advertise. When museumified old advertisements are brought...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 571–594.
Published: 01 August 2022
... how the uneven temporality of official neglect challenges the PRC's narrative of constant progress. And yet, even Jenny's father couldn't completely escape the spurts of attention that demolished the opportunities born of neglect. One morning in November 2016 Jenny's father had gone to harvest his...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 269–308.
Published: 01 May 2013
... collectives impact their careers and professional agendas? At the center of the study is the Kokuga Society (Kokuga Sōsaku Kyōkai), a Nihonga collective active from 1918 to 1928, and its associated exhibition, the Kokuten, which it promoted as a progressive alternative to the official exhibition salon...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Japan. The United States was already under the influence of the Bauhaus in the 1930s as evidenced in the establishments of Black Mountain College and the Chicago Bauhaus. The concept of progressive art education promoted by these schools eventually reached Japan through the postwar occupation, whose...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 2014
... their now demonized other, the bound feet, have been eternally banished. As the modern replacement of the stigmatized bound feet, hands now emerge as the female body part associated with civilization, progress, hygienic modernity, and glamour and grace of intelligent and independent women who embody the new...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
... the oftentimes opaque global economic coding of the rhetoric of stakeholding in which capitalist market praxis is philosophically configured as a means to the ends of moral governance and progressive change. The Darfur Olympics: Global Citizenship and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Jennifer Hubbert...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and absolve the residents of all earthly memories. As the tale progresses, the coder learns that he is the sole survivor among test subjects who received neurosurgical implants that use the human brain as an encryption mechanism, while the librarian realizes that he is the coder’s imaginary alter ego born out...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 19–64.
Published: 01 February 2020
... of feminism, the two phenomena, like the art world itself, are primarily urban. After surveying the accelerating progress made between 1910 and 1940, it interrogates, in light of contemporary art world patterns and current definitions of feminism, the slowing and even regression in recognition of women...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 589–619.
Published: 01 August 2016
... “shanzhai culture.” While the fixation of the former as “the illicit” and “the fake” allows the state to re-emerge as a protector of the people, the acknowledgment of the latter reinserts the state as a leader who can direct the energy of “the people” toward national progress. The meaning-making capacity...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 513–554.
Published: 01 May 2016
... with which they criticized their present and immediate past: imperial fascism and feudalism in Japan, and the Cultural Revolution in 1980s and 1990s China. In both the works of Takeuchi and Wang, Lu Xun evinces a resistance to evolutionary or progressive narratives of history. In this essay, I read Takeuchi...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 839–873.
Published: 01 November 2016
... for the eradication of Japanese prostitution abroad were driven by a desire to establish a civilized empire and cultivate a progressive Japanese racial self. The article also sheds light on the unexpected ways by which the abolitionists' anxiety about—and their campaigns against—Japanese overseas prostitution had...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of the nativized Taiwanese subject of the recent decades under the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government (1990s to 2008). I use psyche politics to refer to the discursive operations of molding, shaping, fashioning, policing, and governing of the interior essence of life. Through analyzing the discursive...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 159–205.
Published: 01 February 2009
... by the scholars' desire to project the distinction of the West from the Rest, but most importantly they were designed to deny complicit mutuality between Japan's past and the United States' progressive imperial nationalisms. In an indirect manner they testify to the fact that the discipline of area studies cannot...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 May 2010
... writing as emerging queer cultural production by framing it within progressive discourses of inclusion, but find that the explicit content of Hung's stories at best only rests uneasily within such a framework and therefore propose limited but significant reservations about Hung's queer, feminist...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 537–554.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Josephine Chuen-juei Ho Since the lifting of martial law in 1987, Taiwan has prided itself on steady progress toward liberal democracy with an ever-broadening understanding of human rights that now allegedly includes the rights of gays and lesbians. Yet at the same time, under the child-protection...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 203–224.
Published: 01 February 2021
... as representing an age-old Islamic tradition; the second, based on stories and reports in a Malay newspaper, signals the drive toward novelty, progress, and modernity. The article explores how both storytelling contexts, despite certain differences, converge on the shared themes of travel, water, and islands...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 739–771.
Published: 01 November 2019
... at the 2009 national military parade, and state- managed cosmopolitanism of the 2010 Shanghai Expo (Callahan 2012: 155). However, these tightly choreographed showcases of progress and security at China s heart conceal insecurity about its ethnic peripheries. While the 2008 Beijing Olympics slogan, One World...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 399–407.
Published: 01 May 2010
... as an objection to these laws. The article appeared in a pro-­DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) newspaper and it was written by an individual who is revered as the spiritual leader of the party. This authoritative figure cites many horrifying examples...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): v–viii.
Published: 01 May 1993
... (a greater Japan or the glory of Christen- dom, for instance) by writing itself teleologically. But where the historian finally settles- on the side of progressive or reactionary political forces- is more than an abstract question of technique...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 711–742.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of a democratic and progressive postwar national imaginary. As early as the mid-1950s, for example, advocates of Mass Society Theory (Taish shakai ron) such as Matsushita Keiichi were beginning to disassoci- ate the shimin from its pejorative petit...