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positions (2018) 26 (2): 305–341.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... The author shows how this space, the collective RCA genba , was reconstructed in research laboratories, at Taipei District Court, and finally, in the judges’ verdict as efforts to understand groundwater pollution took place from various standpoints. Analysis of the media coverage, government files...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 237–274.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Linda Chiu-han Lai This article is a report of an ongoing performative research project conducted by the author in the capacity of an experimental historian–cum–fellow artist to the research subjects. Performative research is meant to be deconstructive: enacting the “what-if-we-talk” point...
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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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Published: 01 November 2023
Figure 5 A captured image from the scene of World War II in China (RG111-ADC-9706) in which researchers assume the images of Korean “comfort women” were recorded. Courtesy of NARA. More
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 265–304.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Lisa Onaga Following the shock of the 1954 thermonuclear weapon test at Bikini Atoll, Japanese scientists rallied to study the effects of low levels of radiation on life. Given the challenge of generalizing experimental results based on the particularities of different test organisms, research...
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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 (2021) 29 (4): 689–718.
Published: 01 November 2021
... grassroots sources. Grassroots documents, many of which are local archives discarded by the state, have prompted new research questions and uncovered hidden dimensions of the Mao years, but they remain inaccessible to the broader research community unless scholars go out of their way to digitize and share...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 635–659.
Published: 01 August 2014
... understanding of hygiene is intimately connected with environmental degradation, a perceived “dirtiness” that is not really of their own making. Grounded in anthropological field research in rural Henan, it argues that the lack of any infrastructure to dispose of trash is core to rural environmental problems...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 721–740.
Published: 01 August 2014
... knowledge production and the objects of research, as well as to assess the changes this process has brought to the cultural ecology of the sites researched. Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Intangible Cultural Heritage and New Communities of Knowledge Production: An Analysis Based...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Pun Ngai; Anita Koo The fact that in 2010 eighteen young workers attempted suicide at Foxconn production facilities in China has attracted worldwide attention. Drawing on research conducted in Foxconn factories in three regions of China—the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta, and West China...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 243–264.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Robert Stolz The nuclear disaster at Fukushima in March 2011 has led to a burst of research on the role of uncertainty in social and scientific knowledge production. This line of research is not limited to the special uncertainties of radioactive contamination. In fact, from the 1960s to today...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2018
... had investigated questions about the exposure of bodies to radiation. Their paths crossed at a workshop entitled “Exposure and Effect: Measuring Safety, Environment, and Life in Asia” at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where they discussed the meanings of their research and work...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 347–372.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Derek J. Kramer Abstract This article examines how Anglo‐American evangelicals in colonial Korea employed racialized understandings of the environment to justify a culture of recreation and health. In the metropole and periphery, missionary researchers studying climate, geography, and public health...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 403–429.
Published: 01 May 2023
... the intimate lives of one hundred women factory workers in China's Pearl River delta. Their experiences are documented—in poetic form—in Stories of Migrant Women written by China's best known rural migrant poet Zhang Xiaoqiong. The article approaches Zheng the poet as a de facto social science researcher...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2012
... an appropriate anniversary issue for renewing this journal. Essays consequently focus on the maturation of lines of research and on what, in light of the passage of a full generation of scholarship, might be issues just arising on the historical horizon. The first set of essays introduces the reader...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 437–470.
Published: 01 May 2012
... after the war. Since 2004, sections of Quang Trung have been demolished and replaced with a trade center and high rise condominiums. Based on ethnographic and historical research in Vietnam and Germany, the essay traces new strategies of urban governance that endeavor to reorder and redesign city space...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 287–306.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Wang Hui In this dialogue, Wang Hui explains his writing of The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought , especially how he started from Lu Xun studies to the research of Chinese intellectual history. He interprets the connotations and meanings of the thesis he raised in this four-volume book around topics...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 561–591.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Alfred Montoya Drawing on archival research and fieldwork conducted in Ho Chi Minh City and its environs in 2007–2008, this article examines a shift from a moral-economic model of protection/patronage turning on the long-standing figure of “the People,” to a biopolitical mechanism of power...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 659–667.
Published: 01 May 2012
... historical trajectory. Finally, I briefly discuss some research possibilities that deserve further attention in the future study of postsocialist assemblages from the margin. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 “The party committee, administration, and people of Hai Bà Tru’ng District...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 737–762.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Soo Ah Kwon This article interrogates the shortfalls of neoliberal democracy and its political practices for citizen (and noncitizen) subjects in the United States by drawing on ethnographic research of a diverse group of second-generation Asian and Pacific Islander youth's attempt to challenge...