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positions (2011) 19 (2): 581–613.
Published: 01 May 2011
... 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 The “Right Dissident”: Liu Xiaobo and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Barry Sautman and Yan Hairong The [Nobel Peace Prize] judges had gradually come to believe they had to “address the China question.” . . . We’ve studied...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 669–677.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Alain Badiou Duke University Press 2005 Translated by Alberto Toscano An Essential Philosophical Thesis: “It Is Right to Rebel against the Reactionaries” Alain Badiou We are familiar with Mao Zedong’s formula: “Marxism comprises many...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2015
... University Press 2015 Sino-Japanese relations protest movements reception Shanghai urban studies nationalism The Multiple Contexts of Protest: Reflections on the Reception of the MIT Visualizing Cultures Project and the Anti-­Right Japanese Demonstration in Shanghai James Farrer The...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 885–919.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Laikwan Pang In this article I first relate and analyze the overall development of cultural policy and the intellectual property rights (IPR) legal structure in China, in order to show how China's policy and its legal environment increasingly adapt to global conditions. I then use Lijiang, a...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 311–339.
Published: 01 May 2020
... . “Oegugin muyongsu sokbo, ‘noyegyeyak’ bakkunda” 외국인 무용수 속보, ‘노예계약’ 바꾼다 (“Breaking News on Foreign Dancers, ‘Slave Contract’ Will Be Amended”) . MBC News 뉴스 , June 21 . Kraut Anthea . 2016 . Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance . New York...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 399–407.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Chen Yu-Rong; Wang Ping Two activists identify hate speech and morality as two obstacles to LGBT human rights in Taiwan. Although there is no legal discrimination against homosexuals in Taiwan, the authors argue that their absence in the definition of law constitutes another order of violence...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 469–493.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Kathryn E. Goldfarb Abstract This article explores the legal norms and regulatory mechanisms in Japan that structure child welfare placement decisions, focusing specifically on the legal category of “parental rights.” It is suggested that the ways child welfare officers and caregivers understand...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 551–579.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Sara L. Friedman; Yi-Chien Chen Abstract This article analyzes the tension between marriage and family rights in the context of Taiwan's marriage equality movement and the then-pending legalization of same-sex marriage following a 2017 Constitutional Court ruling. It focuses on the efforts of...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., South Asia, and the former Soviet Union. I ask first, what were the ways that migrant advocacy groups that emerged in the aftermath of the Myongdong protest translated the problem of the human rights of the foreign worker? Second, what can those narratives that became dominant in Korea say about the...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 743–784.
Published: 01 November 2015
... examines the ongoing Korean War as the backdrop for the neoconservative emergence of human rights critique of North Korea. Examining the transnational funding matrix behind the publication and international circulation of the North Korean defector memoir, specifically the National Endowment for Democracy's...
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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 (2017) 25 (4): 769–794.
Published: 01 November 2017
... sex worker rights organization. These disparate cases illustrate the hierarchical dimensions through which sex-trafficking interventions operate while entertaining US antitrafficking curiosities in Thailand. The author argues that these US antitrafficking projects illustrate how global markets in mass...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Erik Harms This article situates localized Vietnamese practices of geomancy within the broader history of land-use right reforms in the postreform era. On the immediate level, geomancy appears to represent individualized attempts to reconstruct private homes and cultivate personal landscapes—a...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1009–1039.
Published: 01 November 2012
... has provided the philosophical underpinning for the quasi-autonomous, middle-class movement that formed the consensus for Japan's prewar empire, or Osaka Ishi No Kai (Association for Osaka Restoration), that is making a loud noise in Japan right now. On the other hand, however, as the article argues...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 921–945.
Published: 01 November 2013
... authenticity and beauty free from social alienation. This search for aestheticized spaces outside capitalism, in combination with a rejection of fundamental social changes, put the Guomindang in ideological league with radical right-wing movements active around the world between the two world wars. My...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 203–236.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., thus exacerbating human rights in Darfur. Second, it examines how China offered a traditional Confucian concept of “harmonious society” as a theory of international relations that stresses nation-state sovereignty or privacy (China's nominal policy of noninterference) and mutual economic development...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with a number of radical (often Christian) right-wing nationalists, taking a harshly anti-Soviet stance. In the world of literary imagination, however, the images of Russia and Russians offered by the writers of different ideological and political backgrounds were often converging. This essay shows...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Shu-mei Shih Area studies was originally set up to provide strategically important information for the US empire, while ethnic studies was an aftermath of the civil rights movement critiques it from within. This alone may explain the hostility between area studies and ethnic studies, but the...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 739–771.
Published: 01 November 2019
...David Tobin The official China Dream of the Great revival tells a story of China reversing “humiliation” by Western powers and returning to its premodern, rightful place at the center of world affairs. However, since ethnically targeted violence in Ürümqi in 2009, leading thinkers and policy makers...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 323–349.
Published: 01 May 2017
... in Kinokuniya Hall on American race relations). In these nonfictional musings, Ōe posits an analogous existential dilemma shared by the postwar Japanese and post–civil rights era African-Americans. Ōe's proposed solution to this dilemma—a kind of existential freedom rooted in celebrating ethnic and...