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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 (2012) 20 (1): 241–265.
Published: 01 February 2012
... the creative ways images have inhabited the journal's “books,” I introduce ephemeral embodied performance art and the concept of “relational aesthetics” to discuss documentary filmmaking today. I suggest useful analogies from current art making. How might we reimagine the performance of our writing and reading...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 307–327.
Published: 01 February 2012
... the dichotomy of empire and nation-state. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Circumstances, Politics, and History: Reading Notes on Wang Hui’s “General Introduction” to The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought Claudia Pozzana and Alessandro Russo translated from Italian by Michela Duranti...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 471–502.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Parama Roy 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Reading Communities and Culinary Communities: The Gastropoetics of the South Asian Diaspora Parama Roy Parables of Beginning I begin this essay not with Madhur Jaffrey (who will assume a leading role...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 525–546.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Jian Xu 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Radical Ethnicity and Apocryphal History: Reading the Sublime Object of Humanism in Zhang Chengzhi’s Late Fictions Jian Xu Zhang Chengzhi is a well-known contemporary Chinese writer whose sen- timents...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 539–564.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Tonglin Lu 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Fantasy and Ideology in a Chinese Film: A Žižekian Reading of the Cultural Revolution Tonglin Lu The history of the Cultural Revolution, a traumatic event in the collective life of the Chinese people...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 695–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... By beginning with a set of archives that has been foundational for much of the historiography around the Korean War—the documents of US military intelligence—this essay proposes a disruptive reading of the practices, assumptions, and structures of US military interrogation. During the state of emergency...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 570–602.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Andrew F. Jones Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 The Violence of the Text: Reading Yu Hua and Shi Zhicun Andrew F. Jones From its very inception, modern Chinese fiction has been rife with depic- tions of mayhem, murder...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Judith Farquhar 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 For Your Reading Pleasure: Self-Health (Ziwo Baojian) Information in 1990s Beijing Judith Farquhar One rainy Sunday in Beijing, in 1997, I went to a shopping mall bookstore in search of popular works...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 421–445.
Published: 01 May 2020
... “Hi o megurasu tori” 火をめぐらす鳥 (“Light Circling Bird”), and a 2009 novel called Suishi 水死 ( Death by Water ). I read these texts along with Isabelle Stengers’s 2009 ecomanifesto In Catastrophic Times: Resisting the Coming Barbarism to argue that the disabled musician offers powerful tools...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 869–904.
Published: 01 November 2020
... construction of the “tropics” as a space in opposition to European and North American temperate environments. Reading the material space of the massive eco-development Gardens by the Bay and a series of contemporary literary texts by Kevin Kwan, Sandi Tan, and Ng Yi-Sheng, the author argues that these texts...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 399–421.
Published: 01 May 2021
... analysis is oftentimes associated with a Hegelian reading of subjectivity. Through a reading of Takeuchi's “What Is Modernity?,” published in 1948, this article examines Takeuchi's discourses on politics from a literary standpoint that is radically nondialectical and “powerless” with regard to “politics...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 759–782.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the reliability even of the archive and favor materials that escaped the filtering fingers of the state to be found in flea markets or garbage piles. Avoiding the false choice of either accepting sources as received wisdom or dismissing them as biased, the author argues that how scholars read their sources...
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positions (2001) 9 (2): 369–399.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Kyung Hyun Kim 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Male Crisis in New Korean Cinema: Reading the Early Films of Park Kwang-su Kyung Hyun Kim Park Kwang-su’s film Chilsu and Mansu [Ch’il-su wa Man-su] (1988) depicts the lives oftwo working-class...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 727–769.
Published: 01 August 2010
... effects of shifting technologies of visual reproduction on national and gendered identities, with particular attention to the significance of the “fictional” status of such photographic images during this era of intense historical reality. Duke University Press 2010 Novels to See/Movies to Read...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 743–784.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Christine Hong Reading North Korean defector memoirs and Korean American “roots” narratives as forms of “second culture” relative to North Korea, namely, an alternative US-oriented culture whose representational authority is held as exceeding that of the socialist state of origin, this essay...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 815–840.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt Against the background of the decades-long international relations dispute over Japan’s wartime military “comfort women” system, this article explores one of the scant literary representations of comfort women in Japanese literature. Through a close reading of Yū Miri’s...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 693–716.
Published: 01 November 2017
... historical reading of Chinatowns that illuminates global interconnections as manifested in urban space while at the same time providing insight into specific social, historical, and geopolitical contexts integral to the travel of Chinatown. Thus, it argues that Chinatowns should be read not in isolation...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 763–792.
Published: 01 August 2012
... silenced and invisibilized, and interrogates the counterpointing of Eastwood's character, Walt, and his normative white masculinity with two dysfunctional immigrant masculinities—that of the effeminate, childlike geek and that of the hyperviolent and transgressive gangster. The piece proceeds to read Hmong...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 161–187.
Published: 01 February 2013
... are not to be read only as testimonies of war and personal traumas, this article argues that these two texts represent what critic Rocio G. Davis calls “relational life writing” that aims to intervene in the contested terrains of trans-Pacific memories and geopolitics. It further argues that Pham's and Lam's...