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positions: asia critique (1 May 1997) 5 (2): 357–389.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Min-Jung Kim Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Moments of Danger in the (Dis)continuous Relation of Korean Nationalism and Korean American Nationalism Min-Jung Kim During the Japanese annexation of Korea (1910- 1945), many Korean...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2003) 11 (3): 735–763.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Andrea Louie 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 When You Are Related to the “Other”: (Re)locating the Chinese Homeland in Asian American Politics through Cultural Tourism Andrea Louie In 1972 eleven college-educated, second- through fourth-generation Chi...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2008) 16 (3): 601–628.
Published: 01 August 2008
... vocabularies specific to a hybrid colonial culture. It is the more contoured and ambivalent dynamics of colonial race relations that the senryu poetry brings forth, which, in turn, questions the existing narratives of Japanese colonialism. Duke University Press 2008 Writing Colonial Relations of Everyday...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2010) 18 (2): 489–510.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Wenqing Kang This essay analyzes the language and representation of male same-sex relations in major urban tabloid newspapers, other journalistic writings, and legal discourses. It argues that the Western sexological concept of homosexuality was accepted and incorporated in early-twentieth-century...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 1998) 6 (2): 261–302.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Yoshikuni Igarashi Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 The Bomb, Hirohito, and History: The Foundational Narrative of United States -Ja pa n Postwar Relations Yoshikuni lgarashi Japan is like a woman that he can’t live with, and can’t live without...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2012) 20 (4): 1159–1189.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Sino-foreign relations. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Imagining Irreconcilability: Cultural Differentiation through Human- Animal Relations in Late Qing Shanghai Mark Swislocki On June a new kind of court case appeared in the court report of...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Duke University Press 2016 documentary Mao postmodernism queer theory gender impersonation China Readymade Mao: Impersonation and Affective Relations Nicholas de Villiers and Yongan Wu Zhang Bingjian’s documentary Readymade (Xian cheng pin, 2008) focuses...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2019) 27 (2): 297–332.
Published: 01 May 2019
...: geopolitical relations between Singapore and its regional neighbors; legal relations between Singaporean citizens and temporary nonresidents from these neighboring countries working in Singapore’s low-wage labor industries; and racialized relations between Singapore’s Chinese majority and the South and...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2011) 19 (2): 347–364.
Published: 01 May 2011
... cultural and socio-sexual relations among gendered and sexed publics in the Philippines, and how this is configured in a political economy that privileges Filipino masculinity as a “stabilizing term” in relation to a tripartite relation between “bisexual” men, heterosexual women, and homosexual men. This...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2017) 25 (1): 125–144.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Jenson Joseph For the earliest attempts in Malayalam cinema seeking to evolve a poetic aesthetic, the paradoxical relation toward urban modernity that emerged among the middle class by the middle of the twentieth century—defined by antagonism as well as fascination—operated as the axis around which...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2012) 20 (1): 345–372.
Published: 01 February 2012
... positions project has instigated pedagogic change, the contentious idea of “theory” in scholarship, and on editorial work and its relation to philosophy of history. The relation of the editor, her theory and practice of editing, and her relation to intellectual political history are explored at length...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2013) 21 (1): 161–187.
Published: 01 February 2013
... 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...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2013) 21 (3): 725–754.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., as they relate to both comfort women and shamanic activity. Drawing on the work of Jacques Derrida, Spivak theorizes the subaltern as both stemming from and producing what she refers to as a “blank space” in text, and consequently speech, which opens a fissure for the potential constitution of the...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2009) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Richard F. Calichman In this essay I underline the terms of the debate surrounding the relation between the political and philosophical discourse of wartime Japanese philosophy. I argue that discourses that emphasize the political at the cost of the philosophical not only demean the importance of...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2009) 17 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 February 2009
... examines Nakai Masakazu's thoughts on technology as it relates to what he perceived as the disciplining of the creative, practical-political energies of the masses by capitalist commodification and specialization. Instead of only defining technology as the instrumental means of production or the technical...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2009) 17 (3): 489–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
... reference to catachresis (Tani Barlow, 2005), in the sense that we engage it as a descriptor both to the underlying term of analysis middle-class (which has several translations but no absolute referent) and to the middle-class nuren (feminine person) of our attention here. The second, related point is that...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2010) 18 (2): 537–554.
Published: 01 May 2010
... imperative, a series of new laws, litigation, and regulations has been put into place that criminalizes practically all sex-related publications and video images, more specifically any sex-related information, contact, and even inquiries on the Internet. How are we to understand such sexual mass hysteria in...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2019) 27 (1): 175–207.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Jon Solomon This essay presents a genealogy of the postcolonial/postimperial apparatus of area and charts its contemporary mutation in relation to the transition currently underway from industrial capitalism to bioinformatic capitalism. The restructuring of the university into a service industry...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2017) 25 (2): 323–349.
Published: 01 May 2017
...William H. Bridges, IV This essay considers the nonfictional writings on black literature and American race relations penned by Nobel laureate Ōe Kenzaburō between the years 1961 (when Ōe attended the Asian-African Writers Conference held in Tokyo) and 1968 (when he delivered a series of speeches...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Ayelet Zohar This manuscript engages with two central ideas: the first concerns issues related to the problem of truth value in photography, vis-à-vis issues of fictionality and the powers of the false. This discussion is set forth through the analysis of two photographic series—Tsukada Mamoru's...