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positions (2009) 17 (1): 13–42.
Published: 01 February 2009
... for the last few decades has been the so-called Cambridge School. It is the contention of this article that while the focus of the Cambridge School on the importance of contextual readings should open up the history of political thought to extra-European contexts, in fact its method serves to close down...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 67–112.
Published: 01 February 1998
...Sugiyama Mitsunobu Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 The World Conception of Japanese Social Science: The Koza Faction, the Otsuka School, and the Uno School of Economics Sugiyama Mitsunobu The influence of Marxism on the social sciences in Japan...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 417–449.
Published: 01 May 2013
...KuroDalaiJee This essay focuses on a set of artists' collectives I call “ritual school.” The ritualist collectives distinguished themselves among numerous performance collectives that emerged throughout Japan from the late 1950s to the late 1960s by their antimodern styles, distinct mode...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 183–202.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Rick Bonus This article engages with practices of ethnographic storytelling to perform a structural critique of US schooling from the perspectives of Pacific Islander students attending a university far from their ancestral homelands. Deploying indigeneity to comprehend how their schooling...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 217–228.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Wang Hui Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Commentary Jia Zhangke’s World and China’s Great Transformation: A Revised Version of a Speech Given at “The Still Life Symposium” at Fenyang High School Wang Hui Putting Fiction into Documentary Realism A good...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 97–125.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Takeshi Kimoto At a critical time in the Asia-Pacific war, the second generation of the Kyoto School of philosophy engaged in a discourse of war represented as Sekaishi-teki tachiba to Nihon ( The World Historical Position and Japan ) (1943). This book consists of three roundtable discussions...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Aaron Stephen Moore In the 1930s, many Kyoto School philosophers as well as other intellectuals inquired into the nature of technology ( gijutsu ) amid the growth of heavy industrial capitalism, rapid mobilization for war, and the proliferation of technology throughout all areas of life. This essay...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1095–1125.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Teresa Kuan A certain kind of news story appears in the Chinese media every so often: a junior middle school student hung herself, a university student threw sulfuric acid at some zoo animals, a biotechnology student murdered his classmates. These media stories are extreme and sensational indeed...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 73–93.
Published: 01 February 2013
... female Japanese student who died of tuberculosis at age twenty-one, through a reading of her Yamatojuku nikki , the Diary of Yamato School . Asano's diary documents most forcefully the desire of a young woman for imperial validation, neither as a wife nor a mother — two legitimate categories of women...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 133–160.
Published: 01 February 2013
... “conversion” to supporting the Japanese empire, through textual analysis that highlights the continuities and discontinuities between his earlier Hegelian-Marxist philosophy of history and his later concerns with cultural crisis and Kyoto School dialectics. The third part looks more specifically at Sŏ's...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Japan. The United States was already under the influence of the Bauhaus in the 1930s as evidenced in the establishments of Black Mountain College and the Chicago Bauhaus. The concept of progressive art education promoted by these schools eventually reached Japan through the postwar occupation, whose...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 475–488.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Midori Yoshimoto Tabe Mitsuko (b. 1933) was one of the principal members of Kyūshū-ha (Kyūshū school), an avant-garde artist collective that was founded in Fukuoka in 1957 and lasted until about 1970. Tabe's early paintings, such as Anger of Fish Tribes ( Gyozoku no Ikari , 1957), using asphalt...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 921–945.
Published: 01 November 2013
... that underpinned them, overdetermined the party-state's ambivalent attitude toward modernity. The school campuses on which the Guomindang projected its social vision were, on the one hand, constructed as efficient, mechanical-clock-timed training grounds of wage laborers and, on the other hand, spaces...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 73–95.
Published: 01 February 2009
...John Namjun Kim This contribution examines how the Kyoto School philosopher Miki Kiyoshi sought to justify Japanese imperialism as a project in “cosmopolitan liberation” in his anonymously authored treatise The Principles of Thought for a New Japan . It traces how Miki adopted and critiqued...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 207–237.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., and, first and foremost, in the writings of Nishida Kitarō (1870-1945) and the Kyoto School of philosophy. By regarding Takeuchi's Lu Xun and his resistance, and Takeuchi's central notion of the contradictory self-identity of literature and politics, in light of Nishida's dialectics of individual and world...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 567–589.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., this article frames suzhi jiaoyu as a form of governmentality, dedicated to teaching children the “conduct of conduct” in postsocialist Beijing. Based on ethnographic research conducted in elementary schools, among families, and in public spaces in Beijing, the article focuses on how attempts to define...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 593–618.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the links between Nakai and the philosophers who marked this decade, starting with Marx and the thinkers of the Frankfurt school. The author then goes back to the 1930s, concluding with an analysis of Nakai’s reflection on ki , a concept that appears in his work as a crucial clutch between theory and praxis...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 121–139.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Vicente L. Rafael Nick Joaquin (1917–2004) is often regarded as the greatest Filipino writer in English, yet he remains largely unknown outside his country. He published widely in all genres and was awarded the National Artist Award, yet he dropped out of high school and spent much of his youth...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 377–407.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... This article examines the experiences of South Korean youth who pursue education in English language schools in the provincial Philippines. Using in-depth interviews and participant observation with South Korean educational migrants in the Philippines and South Korea, it outlines class and regional dynamics...
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positions (2022) 30 (1): 137–158.
Published: 01 February 2022
... and starring Henry Fonda. As there is no jury system in China, 12 Citizens instead presents the scenario as a law school mock trial on Anglo-American law, with crucial elements indigenized to the local setting. In one masterly maneuver after another, the remake overturns the democratic tenor of the original...
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