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positions (2006) 14 (2): 311–343.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Brian Bergstrom Duke University Press 2006 Revolutionary Flesh: Nakamoto Takako’s Early Fiction and the Representation of the Body in Japanese Modernist and Proletarian Literature Brian Bergstrom Introductions: Nakamoto Takako as Modernist Writer, Proletarian Writer, and Woman...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 553–579.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Guo-Juin Hong Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press 2007 Framing Time: New Women and the Cinematic Representation of Colonial Modernity in 1930s Shanghai Guo-Juin Hong What Is Time? Modern Time The February 1935 issue of Shanghai’s Liangyou huabao...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 May 2009
... narrative. The main argument is about what I call a “representation crisis,” the deep feeling that both language and narrative have lost their referent in the post-martial law cultural state in Taiwan. I point out that these writers' mistrust of official histories leads to an inward turn toward personal...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 231–251.
Published: 01 February 2010
... 2010 Representation, Distribution, and Formation of Sexuality in the Photography of Araki Nobuyoshi Hagiwara Hiroko Araki Nobuyoshi has prolifically and continuously exhibited and published provocative photographs for over thirty years in Japan...
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positions (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 (2022) 30 (4): 705–733.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of cosmetic transformation promised by South Korea's plastic surgery industry. Exploring the performative affinities and disparities between the photographic representation and plastic surgery, it contends that Yeo's images ultimately humanize the individuals that experience the solitary process of healing...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 323–344.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Hai Ren Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 The Displacement and Museum Representation of Aboriginal Cultures in Taiwan Hai Ren In the neutrality of the object world, space is made contiguous and persons absent in time are made...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 851–875.
Published: 01 August 2012
... public persona with Orientalist discourses in circulation about this “dragon lady,” in both prowar and antiwar considerations. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Reporting on Madame Nhu in the Viet Nam War: Representations of the Gendered Other Diem- My T. Bui...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 837–875.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Laikwan Pang Exploring the visual representations of the barefoot doctors in China's Cultural Revolution, this article demonstrates how a medical policy is visualized and politicized, and it also shows how the visual culture of the time was richer than it has been assumed. This article meanders...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 359–387.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Janet S. Shibamoto Smith Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Changing Lovestyles: Fictional Representations of Contemporary Japanese Men in Love Janet S. Shibamoto Smith Introduction This essay is a study of one emotion, romantic love, in a single literary...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 363–387.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of ruthless Japanese militarism. Third, it revisits the obvious: the statue in essence is a representation, but the representation itself is in turmoil. As people summon their own collection of desires when gazing at the statue, their encounters with it constantly question its representational stability...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 439–465.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Eliza Noh Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 “Amazing Grace, Come Sit on My Face,“ or Christian Ecumenical Representations of the Asian Sex Tour Industry Eliza Noh We pledge to join our commitment and action with theirs...
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positions (2000) 8 (3): 795–818.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Leo Ching 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Savage Construction and Civility Making: The Musha Incident and Aboriginal Representations in Colonial Taiwan Leo Ching In 1911 Japanese colonial officials led forty-three selected aboriginal leaders from...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 463–498.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Benjamin McKay The article investigates the disjunctive mirroring of images and representations through films that evoke the larger socioeconomic and political relations between Singapore and the Philippines. The two films analyzed are about related plights of Filipina domestic workers in Singapore...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1159–1189.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Mark Swislocki This article examines points of convergence and divergence in Chinese and Anglo-US notions of animal protection and shows how representations of animals and animal protection in late Qing Shanghai constituted claims to moral authority. It draws on representation of animal cruelty...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 683–701.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Guo-Juin Hong This article examines Mickey Chen's queer documentaries and their tactics of subversion, especially in his representation of both positive and negative images and in his formal strategies of mimicking mainstream media. Issues of “visibility” permeate the general landscape...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 725–754.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and contingency. The unforeseen accident lurks as a break in the action, which takes place outside ritual structure and goes beyond representation and repetition. During the performance that I detail, there was one such moment — completely unexpected — that reveals more about the mimetic possibilities...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 2014
... frequent invocations of the discourse of hygiene, the scientific arm of racist ideologies, in representations of lower-class women. The discourse of race thus provides the old categories of difference — gender and class — a new language for self-representation, a new aura of legitimacy and respectability...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 259–285.
Published: 01 May 2015
... him to discover deep flaws in the novel's capacity for mimesis. I agree, but not with their conclusions that he therefore abandoned the form. On the contrary, I suggest that it was the very power of the novel to hold competing conventions of representation in tension, and to work through the epistemic...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the economic dimension of military labor from the causes it was supposed to serve and obfuscating national commodification of working-class masculinity, state representations of the South Korean military venture in Vietnam exceptionalized military labor during the war and then obliterated it after the war...