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positions (1993) 1 (1): 24–76.
Published: 01 February 1993
...Miriam Silverberg Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Remembering Pearl Harbor, Forgetting Charlie Chaplin, and the Case of the DisappearingWestern Woman: A Picture Story Miriam Si lverberg As soon as he heard that the Germans had invaded...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 195–204.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Carel Moiseiwitsch 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 This Is a True Story Carel Moiseiwitsch positions 13:1 © 2005 by Duke University Press ...
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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): 161–187.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Chih-ming Wang Intrigued by the question of diasporic return, this article is concerned with the cultural politics of what I call “homecoming stories” of the Vietnamese diaspora. In order not to be confused with the imaginary returns that have been practiced in many Vietnamese-US writings...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 467–499.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Anne Allison Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 463 Transgressions of the Everyday: Stories of Mother-Son Incest in Japanese Popular Culture Anne Allison...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 491–505.
Published: 01 August 2008
... in grassroots research work, tells four cautionary stories in order to expound on the question of the institutional cost induced by the “rural-urban dichotomy” and the fundamental systemic contradictions in China, as well as to discuss the rural reconstruction efforts that he has embarked on as an endeavor...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 21–45.
Published: 01 February 2021
...J. Francisco Benitez This article explores the works of Philippine author Macario Pineda through the lens of Walter Benjamin’s “The Storyteller.” Following Benjamin, Pineda’s short stories present experience as containing a dialectic “frozen” in time and sutured in narrative. In Pineda’s stories...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 203–224.
Published: 01 February 2021
... as representing an age-old Islamic tradition; the second, based on stories and reports in a Malay newspaper, signals the drive toward novelty, progress, and modernity. The article explores how both storytelling contexts, despite certain differences, converge on the shared themes of travel, water, and islands...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 527–563.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Howard Chiang In the summer of 1953, the United Daily News (聯合報) in Taiwan announced the sex change surgery of the “first” Chinese transsexual, Xie Jianshun (謝尖順). Xie's story soon triggered an avalanche of media sensationalism in postwar Taiwan. This article adds greater historical depth...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 877–906.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chi-she Li; Tsung-yi Michelle Huang In this essay we argue that stories of rich merchants enable us to see new forms of neoliberal subject imaginary. They serve to teach the public about how to become a profit-seeking person, given that previously formal education did not prepare citizens...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Kirsten Cather This article considers the 1973 Nikkatsu Roman Porn film adaptation of a short story by Japanese literary giant Nagai Kafū, “Underneath the Papering of the Four-and-a-Half-Mat Room” (“Yojōhan fusuma no urabari”). This low-budget erotic film appeared in the international context...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 231–257.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Peter Tillack This essay discusses—and introduces to English-reading audiences—the short story “Dare?” (“Who's There?,” 1970) by Gotô Meisei (1932–99). Gotô's story exemplifies his danchi shôsetsu , works of fiction critics found striking for the fact that they were set in spaces heretofore...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 259–285.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and ethical problems of perspective raised by the act of narration itself, that also epitomized the strengths of the genre for Ōgai. His work throughout his career engages readers in moving stories of ethically complex interactions, while at the same time demanding a reflexive critical consciousness...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 301–328.
Published: 01 May 2014
... stories constitute explorations of war memory that are not found in survivor testimony and, as such, simultaneously reveal and critique the limitations of survivor-authored narratives of the war. I first explicate how the war-survivor characters in “Fûon” (“The Crying Wind,” 1985 – 86) lived their lives...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Jing Jiang Through an intertextual reading of Xiao Hong's short story “Hands” and other examples culled from the broader print culture of the Republican period, this article traces the rise of a kind of “hand fetish” in modern China and examines the array of cultural meanings embedded...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 813–837.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Christina Yi This article examines the intersection of kokugo (national language) ideology and the kōminka (imperialization) movement in the early 1940s through the juxtaposition of two key texts: the Japanese-language story “Hikari no naka ni” (“Into the Light,” 1939), written by the Korean writer...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 450–482.
Published: 01 August 2018
...)-era policies made it possible for young Mizoguchi Kenji to make Japan’s first expressionist film, Blood and Soul ( Chi to rei , 1923). Blood and Soul is based on a novella by the half-Russian, half-Japanese writer Ōizumi Kokuseki. It tells the story of a Chinese jeweler in Nagasaki who inherits...
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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 (2019) 27 (4): 687–711.
Published: 01 November 2019
... in a historicized analysis of popular treatments of their story. On the strength of Deleuze and Guat-tari’s argument that the rhizome cannot be encompassed but instead only extended through rupture, the essay then reads Xie Ye’s prose compositions “Games” and “Your Name Is Little Mu’er,” finding them to contain...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 421–445.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Margherita Long This article tells the story of one reader’s search for an environmental humanities approach to the work of Ōe Kenzaburō. When the Fukushima Power Plant melted down in March 2011, Ōe had already been an antinuclear activist for almost fifty years. Yet the conviction that drove his...