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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 (2007) 15 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Han Yuhai Duke University Press 2007 Translated by Matthew A. Hale Speech without Words Han Yuhai Movement Changes One’s Shape (Huodong bian ren xing), a novel by Wang Meng, depicts an unusual character by the name of Jingyi.1 Her daily morn...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 725–754.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., as they relate to both comfort women and shamanic activity. Drawing on the work of Jacques Derrida, Spivak theorizes the subaltern as both stemming from and producing what she refers to as a “blank space” in text, and consequently speech, which opens a fissure for the potential constitution of the other...
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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 (2010) 18 (2): 417–423.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Cui Zi'en This conference speech given by a famous queer Chinese filmmaker provocatively proposes that the vibrant culture of underground queer film festivals in China is the true Communist International. Chinese viewers of queer films gain insight into global trends, while these festivals also...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 323–349.
Published: 01 May 2017
...William H. Bridges, IV This essay considers the nonfictional writings on black literature and American race relations penned by Nobel laureate Ōe Kenzaburō between the years 1961 (when Ōe attended the Asian-African Writers Conference held in Tokyo) and 1968 (when he delivered a series of speeches...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 511–552.
Published: 01 August 2007
... that I call “school- girl speech advertisement” or “women’s language advertisement,” that maga- zine consumption was part of the process by which readers became modern. The ads deploy a form of speech originally called “schoolgirl speech,” later...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 215–234.
Published: 01 February 2005
... past in his speech last October to the Philippine Congress. “America,” he declared, “is proud of its part in the great story of the Filipino people. Together, our soldiers liberated the Philip- pines from colonial rule. Together, we rescued...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 267–290.
Published: 01 May 2021
... style, practices of communicating with the netherworld that have shamanistic or Daoist ties appear sporadically in textual records on whistling across Chinese history. Due to a shared skepticism toward speech- oriented modes of expression and communication during a time characterized by chaotic rivalry...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 607–639.
Published: 01 August 1993
... on the other. It is no accident, however, that these studies were conducted during a time positions 1:3 Winter 1993 61 0 when, in terms of speech and daily cultural practices, “Okinawans...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 621–651.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Article 112 of the Thai Criminal Code, which criminalizes lèse majesté, or speech and action judged to defame, insult, or threaten the king, queen, heir-­apparent, or regent. Unlike Ethel, Daranee admitted to uttering the words for which she...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 717–747.
Published: 01 August 2006
...- mances, a three-course dinner, and seemingly endless speeches by former beauty queens, local civic officials, and Indian American community lead- ers. Sponsored by the New York – based India Festival Committee, the Miss positions 14:3  doi...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 451–455.
Published: 01 August 2007
..., schoolgirl speech emerged as the written form of female speech as such. It was the abil- ity of schoolgirl speech to allegedly convey historically contingent reality that made it particularly viable in advertising, and it is, Inoue argues, the iconic...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 1–51.
Published: 01 February 1997
... the Education Ministry replaced refer- ences to wartime Japanese “invasion” (shinryaku) with “penetration” or “advance” (shinshutsu).By 1990, the emperor (Akihito) was expressing “keen regret” (tsiiseki, a word unfamiliar in everyday speech...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 465–497.
Published: 01 May 2000
... between Japanese versus Chinese language and literature. The link between kana script and native speech (as well as oral literature), or the central role of women in the development of kana and literature in kana that my outline points to, however...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 February 2014
... that scholars of the history of comfort women must understand their modes of inquiry, the discursive nature of truth and knowledge production, and the fractured subject positions of speech in the colonial or postcolonial context of Japan’s...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 February 2001
... of the god, and the paper talismans most frequently are burnt and the ashes mixed with water and ingested. A Poetics of Possession An examination of the discourses generated by the medium cults must begin with the speech...
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positions (1998) 6 (3): 637–673.
Published: 01 August 1998
... 640 scious) reinflection of the idioms of hygiene, I hope to trace out some of the contradictory ways in which those hygienic speech genres function ideo- logically to nationalize and colonize human bodies.5 In particular, I...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 29–68.
Published: 01 February 2001
...- ditional lectures (xuanjiang), and modern speeches were conducted on the streets and in teahouses, theaters, and temples. More important, opera and local tunes were used as the most efficient vehicle to enlighten the illiterate masses.15...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 307–334.
Published: 01 May 2011
...: the homeless child as itinerant proletariat the interview. At first, the interview may seem to offer up an unmediated representation, the speech of the subject lending its story automatically to the immediacy...