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positions (2002) 10 (3): 669–694.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Ban Wang 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Love at Last Sight: Nostalgia, Commodity, and Temporality in Wang Anyi’s Song of Unending Sorrow Ban Wang The rise of nostalgia in China in the 1990s was symptomatic of the epochal changes in the preceding...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 193–218.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Peter Button Duke University Press 2006 Aesthetics, Dialectics, and Desire in Yang Mo’s Song of Youth Peter Button No doubt, one of the numerous difficulties that remain in our account of the socialist realist literary canon in China lies in our...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 469–505.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Teri Silvio This article analyzes the structure of feeling embodied in a ritual of theater-going in which women fans of Taiwanese Opera would weep along with actresses singing “crying songs” and rush to the stage to hand them money and other gifts. The ritual was popular only during the opera's...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 51–99.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Samhita Sunya By charting a genealogy of prem nagar in this article, from its literary antecedents through its cinematic iterations, the author shows that the referent for prem nagar in film songs is derived from a generalized experience of transit to and within the modern-industrial city...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 37–66.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jesook Song Duke University Press 2006 Family Breakdown and Invisible Homeless Women: Neoliberal Governance during the Asian Debt Crisis in South Korea, 1997 – 2001 Jesook Song This article examines the relationship between the South Korean welfare...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 173–182.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Jesook Song As a response to positions ' twentieth-anniversary workshop that solicited suggestions on the future direction of the journal, this article raises questions on how to study Asia without falling into traps of reproducing capitalist discourse that reduces the significance of Asia to its...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 345–372.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Rebecca Karl; Tom Lamarre; Claudia Pozzana; Alessandro Russo; Naoki Sakai; Jesook Song; Angela Zito Rebecca Karl, Tom Lamarre, Claudia Pozzana, Alessandro Russo, Naoki Sakai, Jesook Song, and Angela Zito interview Senior Editor Tani Barlow, posing a series of question on history, politics, confiict...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 171–219.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Song Youn-ok Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Japanese Colonial Rule and StatelManaged Prostitution: Korea’s Licensed Prostitutes Song Youn-ok Introduction Not long after Liberation, a Korean scholar reflected upon Japan’s colonial...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jin Liu This essay sets out to examine the emerging trend of Chinese rap songs that are rendered in nonstandard local languages or dialects in mainland China in the age of the Internet. It first disputes the common criticism, based on limited data, of Chinese rap as lacking social and political...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 683–711.
Published: 01 August 2009
...James E. Roberson This paper maps Okinawan songs from both pre- and postwar periods that have narrated Okinawan experiences of war and prayers for peace, arguing that these songs may be heard as sites of memory that trace Okinawa's conflicted positions within the Japanese empire and state...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 665–694.
Published: 01 November 2015
... empire. It examines the array of cross-racial identifications operant in his Korean War trilogy— Korean Love Songs, Rites and Witnesses , and The Useless Servants —which attach variously to Japanese and Korean civilians as well as to North Korean and Chinese soldiers. In so doing, this article shows how...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 403–433.
Published: 01 May 2016
... , even as protesters failed to respond to broadly patriotic songs and gestures. The primary locus of sympathetic listening had become local or regional rather than national. I refer to this mode of listening as one of “insurgent sympathy,” an indirect entry point for class-based alliances otherwise...
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positions (1999) 7 (1): 253–267.
Published: 01 February 1999
... district of Andhra Pradesh. His mother was a landless agricultural laborer and his father was a mason. It was his mother, herself a storehouse of songs, who drew Gaddar to the song cultures of the village. His father also performed...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 237–262.
Published: 01 February 2014
... to the desire for exotica or kowtowing to patriarchal authority. Looking askance at cultural legacies to convey transnational critique is, in fact, one of the distinctive features of Chinese American literature. By analyzing Chin’s “Song of the Sad...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 199–230.
Published: 01 February 2010
... of the Japanese Empire. Duke University Press 2010 The Birth of “Rok”: Cultural Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Glocalization of Rock Music in South Korea, 1964–1975 Pil Ho Kim and Hyunjoon Shin Intro: “The Lady in the Rain” The song begins with a guitar playing a pentatonic...
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positions (2017) 25 (1): 101–124.
Published: 01 February 2017
... as a “cinetopia,” a heterogeneous space of utopian longings and dystopian disenchantment. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 1950s Hindi cinema song-and-dance sequences IPTA (Indian People's Theatre Association) Bombay cinema the city in cinema heterotopia References Aar paar...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 February 2001
... of religious scandals. I will examine one such case, the Song Qili affair of 1996. Finally, I will assess the discursive and social consequences of—and the limitations on—the kind of popular cultural autonomy I have found to characterize the medium cults...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 345–392.
Published: 01 May 1998
... that a Japanese blues in Japan, an Oriental blues, is quite possibleZ”15 The primary artistic product of this “indigenization” process was the “jazz song” baxu songu) of the I~~OS,a cosmopolitan fusion that juxtaposed vernacular lyrics, folk...
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positions (1998) 6 (3): 515–550.
Published: 01 August 1998
... before the writings on wenbing were anthologized and their authors identified as founders.14 On the other hand, A Discriminating Examination of Southern Diseases [Nanbing biejian J El, first published in I 878 by Song Zhaoqi 5&Kg...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 29–68.
Published: 01 February 2001
... of eighteenth-century popular songs also shows the great distance that divided popular mentality from orthodox Confucian ethics.6 It was here that the Bakhtinian metaphor of a carnival culture resisting the serious and hierarchical official culture is more...