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positions (2015) 23 (1): 91–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Moments and the Taught Subject, 1906 and 2006 Winnie Won Yin Wong Lu Xun’s lantern slide moment looms large in the history of modern China. As is well known, it occurred when Lu Xun was a student at the Sendai Medical Academy in Japan between...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 799–827.
Published: 01 August 1999
...Inderpal Grewal Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Traveling Barbie: Indian Transnationality and New Consumer Subjects lnderpal GrewaI In the extensive field of cultural studies of Barbie, there are only some cur- sory...
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positions (2000) 8 (1): 151–177.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Kang Chao; Marshall Johnson 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Nationalist Social Sciences and the Fabrication of Subimperial Subjects in Taiwan Kang Chao and Marshall Johnson Nationalist Imagination and Positivist Social Sciences A distinctive feature of imperial...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 269–316.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Jing Tsu 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Perversions of Masculinity: The Masochistic Male Subject in Yu Dafu, Guo Moruo, and Freud Jing Tsu The celebrated Chinese poet Xu Zhimo once compared the writings of his contemporary Yu Dafu to the sores...
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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 (1996) 4 (3): 595–636.
Published: 01 August 1996
... institutional structures. Part 2 analyzes the impact of textile productivity on the narrative construction of the female subject. 1. Clothing and the Power of Difference In Heian fiction it is romantic, rather than economic, political, social...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 285–314.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Ōe Kenzaburō; Kim Chi-ha Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 An Autonomous Subject’s long Waiting, Coexistence be Kenzaburd and Kim Chi-ha This conversation between Japanese novelist and Nobel Laureate Oe Kenzabur6 and South...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 365–397.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Christopher Hill 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Mori Ogai’s¯ Resentful Narrator: Trauma and the National Subject in “The Dancing Girl” Christopher Hill The career of Mori Ogai,¯ in its most common interpretation, appears to be a symbol...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 607–639.
Published: 01 August 1993
... with primitives and inferior ethnic groups was a slur against the Okinawans, who were “real Japanese.” Subjected to ethnic discrimination which, in practice, associated them with subjugated peoples, Okinawans tended to insist on their legitimate...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 37–65.
Published: 01 February 2012
... in which culturalism came to displace the more agonistic framework of class analysis, the essay explores transformations in the concept of political subjectivity, and the degree to which theatricalized expressions of discontent came to stand in for other kinds of politicization. I suggest...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 585–609.
Published: 01 August 2001
...Nina Cornyetz Amorphous Identities, Disavowed History: Shimada Masahiko and National Subjectivity Nina Cornyetz “I am my own, independent (hitori no) Tower of Babel,” proclaims Akuma Kazuhito, the protagonist of Shimada Masahiko’s (b. 1961) Boku wa...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 177–205.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., incorporates multiple female gazes: not only that of the artist but also those of the subjects, who look at each other and at their own mirror reflections. Female Writer , a diptych consisting of a photograph and painting of the writer Zhao Bo, recalls paintings from the “beautiful women” genre. Though both...
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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 (2022) 30 (4): 679–703.
Published: 01 November 2022
... in the Japanese New Left's conception of shutaisei 主体性 (subjectivity). This article first presents the theories of subjectivity of some of the most influential thinkers in the shaping of the Japanese New Left ideology (Umemoto Katsumi, Nakai Masakazu, Yoshimoto Takaaki, Tanigawa Gan, Tokoro Mitsuko...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 987–1018.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Minh-Ha T. Pham This article draws together communications and media studies with feminist theory and refugee scholarship to closely consider Vietnamese-American subject and community formations from the reference point of sound and audition. Specifically, it examines the ways in which...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 693–719.
Published: 01 August 2016
... by the nation to its subjects presents the figure of the “citizen” as its teleology, nonnational resources are mobilized to configure the subject of the region. Rather than a historical development, this performative subject, who works with multiple horizons of universality, is foundational to the formation...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 489–515.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in Beijing and I Graduated! serve both to construct the documentary subject as an “internal witness” to the events of 1989 and also — by suggesting the uncontrolled and contingent nature of filming “in the present” — to validate this act of witnessing as unofficial, and therefore truthful. While this form...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 695–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Monica Kim This article examines the struggle over sovereignty on the Korean peninsula from the US occupation through the Korean War not over the usual stakes of geopolitical territory but, rather, over the politics of recognition surrounding the capacity of the individual postcolonial subject...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Joyce C. H. Liu This essay discusses what I define as the psyche politics employed in the discourse of identity and of subjectivity in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945), and how the use of such politics of psyche recurred in postcolonial Taiwan, especially in the discourse...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 321–349.
Published: 01 May 2010
... representations are one site where we may reread how status shame gets recoded as new sexual stigma. Feminist fictions invented a new subject as they constructed her for a rapidly changing Taiwan, pointing to how middle-class femininity needed to be reconstituted toward envisioning a gender-equal family-nation...