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positions (1997) 5 (1): 315–320.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Suh Kyung-sik Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 A Letter to Mr. Kim Chi-ha; or, The Pain of the Split Self Suh Kyung-sik I. You have asserted in a recent article, with reference to student deaths by self-immolation, that “whatever...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 113–177.
Published: 01 February 1998
...John G. Russell Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Consuming Passions: Spectacle, Self-Transformation, and the Commodification of Blackness in Japan John G. Russell The security of identity as Japanese may be contaminated, even guaranteed...
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positions (1999) 7 (1): 201–223.
Published: 01 February 1999
...Maranatha Ivanova Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Commentary Ambiguity, Absurdity, and Self-Creation in the Art of Ma Liuming Mara natha Ivanova A match rends the curtain of pitch black. A pair of slightly parted, rouged...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 349–388.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Jing Wang Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 The Mirage of ”Chinese Postmodernism”: Ge Fei, Self-Positioning, and the Avant-Garde Showcase Jing Wang The 1980s was undoubtedly an epoch of “progress” in every sphere of Chi- nese life...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 816–832.
Published: 01 August 1993
...Yingjin Zhang Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Commentary Re-envisioning the Institution of Modern Chinese literature Studies: Strategies of Positionality and Self-Reflexivity Yingjin Zhang The journal Modern China recently carried a debate over...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 473–493.
Published: 01 May 2012
... related to self-management and governmentality that may be at play? This article will explore the shifting idea of beauty and how the Vietnamese state has been using it historically to hegemonize the nation. It will also examine Vietnamese subject formation and subjectivities in the southern urban center...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 773–798.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Lizhi . 2015b . “ Zichao ge” (“Self-Mockery”) . In Xin de yi tian (A New Day) , edited by Qin Xiaoyu , 117 . Beijing : Zuojia . Xu Lizhi . 2015c . “ Jincheng wugongzhe” (“Peasant Worker”) . In Xin de yi tian (A New Day) , edited by Qin Xiaoyu , 146 . Beijing : Zuojia...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 207–236.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Shuqin Cui Taking Liu Manwen’s self-portraiture series, especially her Ordinary Life and Monologue , as examples, this article argues that the self-subject via self-portraiture comes to terms through social-cultural constitution and visual articulation. With face masked and body wrapped, Liu...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 756–788.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Young Ji Lee This essay examines Maoist China and its deep engagement with local/global capitalism during the Cold War period. It analyzes how the socialist realist utopian images of self-reliant Dazhai, a model village in Shanxi, contributed to the domestic and international image of Maoist China...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Judith Farquhar 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 For Your Reading Pleasure: Self-Health (Ziwo Baojian) Information in 1990s Beijing Judith Farquhar One rainy Sunday in Beijing, in 1997, I went to a shopping mall bookstore in search of popular works...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 513–554.
Published: 01 May 2016
... fundamental defiance of European history and epistemology. Since this history as rationalizing modernity was expanding and encompassed the very formation of the self, Takeuchi argued that resistance implied self-realization through self-negation and that Lu Xun embodied this paradoxical practice. In the mid...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 542–569.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Charles Shiro Inouye Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 In the Scopic Regime of Discovery: lshikawa Takuboku’s Diary in Roman Script and the Gendered Premise of Self-Identity Charles Shire lnouye This reading begins with the desire to see. Upon...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 739–761.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Kwai-Cheung Lo This essay attempts to connect China with Žižek's theoretical ideas by discussing the multiple meanings of sinicization that brings forth self-negating contradictions. Arguing that contemporary postsocialist China's rapid and ruthless capitalization urgently calls for the realization...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 821–842.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Yurchak Alexei . 2006 . Everything Was Forever until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Saint, Celebrity, and the Self(ie): Body Politics in Late Socialist Vietnam Tri Phuong...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 May 2009
... event triggered by Yoshinori Kobayashi's graphic history On Taiwan , (Shin G manism Sengen Supesharu—Taiwan Ron) which appeared in 2001, and the discourse of self-effacement and self-abjection present in many literary texts, cultural policies, and public opinions during the Japanese colonial period, I...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 463–498.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., whose body, labor, and travel provide the nexus for illumination of the cultural politics of representation of the self and other. The sense of self and identity in film alludes to the larger polity in which Philippine and Singaporean self-representations quote and implicate the other. What then becomes...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 259–285.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the conventions of novel narration itself, with unnerving success. “Gan” represents a culmination of his critical explorations of the ethics of novel form, and not the radical break from his former methodologies that has been theorized. This essay examines the method of self-conscious critique Ōgai employs...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Haerin Shin “Unlocking the Mindware: Taking Responsibility for the Solipsistic Self in Murakami Haruki’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World ” addresses the issue of identity formation in relation to neuroscientific technologies by observing a phenomenon called (self-imposed) “locked...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 May 2011
... return to the native land. Both films posit a transnational subject that bemoans the economic plight of the nation-state while demonstrating neoliberal entrepreneurship in self-regulation. The desiring subjects of the films embark upon transnational quests for self-actualization, which in turn foreground...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 May 2020
... cinema of the 1960s (especially Frederick Wiseman) as well as Bronisław Malinowski’s participant observation, Sōda’s observational style not only emphasizes the self-affective nature of documentary eyes but also rejects the preconceived reality of its object. Documentary is not conceived “in the head...