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positions (1996) 4 (3): 421–458.
Published: 01 August 1996
...Sheng-mei Ma Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Immigrant Subjectivities and Desires in Overseas Student Literature: Chinese, Postcolonial, or Minority Text? Sheng-mei Ma Immigrant literature’s peculiar absence as a category in U.S. academic dis...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 551–577.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Peter Nien-chu Kiang Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Pedagogies of life and Death: Transforming Immigrant/Refugee Students and Asian American Studies Peter Nien-chu Kiang Changing Landscapes Nearly three decades have passed since Third World...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 285–332.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Ming-cheng M. Lo 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Between Ethnicity and Modernity: Taiwanese Medical Students and Doctors under Japan’s K¯ominka Campaign, 1937–1945 Ming-cheng M. Lo In the Absence of the “Color Code” Although interdisciplinary scholarship...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 261–288.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Nayna J. Jhaveri 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Globalization and Graduate Students: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Forum with Dr. Vandana Shiva Nayna J. Jhaveri The expressed aspirations of numerous departments at the University of Washington...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 145–165.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jack Linchuan Qiu This article provides a historical overview of image-driven nationalism with special emphasis attached to (a) the transforming culture of online nationalism that underlies college-student forums such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology bulletin board system (MIT BBS...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 569–599.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Fabio Lanza This essay questions how we can interrogate the emergence of politics, specifically student politics, without reducing it to the manifestation of an established social category (in this case “students”). By examining the case of Beijing University during the May Fourth movement...
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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 (2015) 23 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jing Wang; Winnie Won Yin Wong This special issue reflects upon the student protest and public controversy over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Visualizing Cultures website in 2006 from multiple perspectives. Three sets of questions raised by the incident are addressed...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 41–48.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of the posts, critical of the MIT students, quickly framed the debate as Chinese nationalism vs. US academic freedom. They implied that the MIT Chinese students were motivated by Chinese nationalism because of the Chinese Communist Party's indoctrination. According to those critics, the MIT Chinese students...
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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 (2015) 23 (1): 91–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Winnie Won Yin Wong This article explores the correspondences between Lu Xun's famous “lantern slide moment” at Sendai Medical Academy in Japan in 1906, and the Visualizing Cultures student protest at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2006. In both incidents, wartime images of Japanese...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 763–792.
Published: 01 August 2012
... and Hmong studies, the Hmong lead actor from Gran Torino , and a Hmong PhD student in English. With special attention to how regimes of gender and sexuality manifest racial and ethnic hierarchy, the piece asks questions about the consequences of hypervisibility for Hmong Americans who have been chronically...
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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 (2018) 26 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Peter Fenves The essay begins by showing that Benjamin had a diffuse yet intense interest in Chinese thought and literature during his student years, when he read and discussed a range of Chinese texts, from Laozi’s to Gu Hongming’s. The culmination of his youthful studies of China occurs with his...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 175–207.
Published: 01 February 2019
... bureaucracies. Such topography, based on the algorithmic abstractions of financialization, is capable of mapping movements in everything from gene pools and student migration to recombinant DNA and literary studies, and then further mapping all manner of correlations among the various domains. Hence, while...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 783–807.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... In the post-disillusionment era, that realization became a methodology; generations of students were trained to look for sources that exposed the truths the Party ostensibly sought to hide. For archival historians this method has produced strange results, because many of the sources used to tell the untold...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 131–144.
Published: 01 February 2015
...William A. Callahan This essay examines how the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) controversy hardened identities in terms of the time-worn template of geopolitical conflict of national stereotypes. It critically analyzes the Chinese students' response to the Visualizing Cultures project...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411–435.
Published: 01 August 2015
.... This article analyzes the emerging labor regime, specifically, the use of student labor in the process of Foxconn's expansion in China. First, the article discusses the ways in which the state contributes to the rise of monopoly capital by supplying workers who are both cheaper and younger. Second, the article...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2016
... cycle of femininity in urban, late-modern commodity culture. Positioned between “girl (student)” (女生) and “respectable (married) woman” (婦女) or “mama” (媽媽), the qingshounü is defined by her spending power, her relative independence from the burdens of reproductive and domestic labor, and her focus...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 321–346.
Published: 01 May 2009
... since 2000 that is rather different than the so-called mainland fever of the previous period. Men and women of various backgrounds—entrepreneurs and professionals, students, preschool children and their moms, shopkeepers, outlaws and flaneurs—swarmed to Shanghai, some voluntarily and some not, only...