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positions (2009) 17 (3): 523–535.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Tamara Jacka In contemporary China, concerns about the suzhi , or “quality,” of individuals, groups, and populations pervade the social imagination and inform a wide spectrum of discourses and debates. Suzhi is of critical importance to contemporary China's booming, globally oriented market economy...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 537–566.
Published: 01 August 2009
...: the notion of suzhi (quality). By examining the position of suzhi in a broader discourse concerning the population and its attributes (which also intersects with key notions of nation, class, ethnicity, gender, and citizenship) I shed light on the fortunes of what I refer to as “technoscientific...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 617–642.
Published: 01 August 2009
... between place, suzhi (quality), and the migrant body is made to appear logical and commonsensical. I consider a common discursive practice of branding the baomu (maid), namely identifying the domestic worker and comments on the service provided by the domestic worker according to her place of origin (e.g...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1095–1125.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., usually of “bad parenting,” in contrast to stories about children who, despite limitations or difficulties, manage to ascend to great heights thanks to “good parenting.” This article examines two well-known public stories that circulated in the early 2000s in relation to the reform movement known as suzhi...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 567–589.
Published: 01 August 2009
...T. E. Woronov This article is a close study of the discourses and practices of suzhi jiaoyu or “Education for Quality” in contemporary Beijing. Through a study of efforts to raise the “quality” of the capital's children in order to raise the “quality” of the Chinese nation and its future, this...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 591–616.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Luigi Tomba This article discusses the rhetoric and practices of China's middle-class “community building” ( shequ jianshe , as the campaign to reorganize urban residential communities that started in the late 1990s is called), and the role of suzhi (quality) in building models of “harmonious...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 659–667.
Published: 01 May 2012
... social comparison. In the case of China, this otherness is often mapped on rural migrants in the discourse of suzhi (quality), an indigenous way of narrating the cultural politics of class and the techniques of the self in the reform period.14...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 379–401.
Published: 01 May 2012
... consequences of neoliberal logics and forms of governmentality in Vietnam. Two themes are particularly instructive in this regard: a growing concern with quality (suzhi) as a standard for assessing populations and individuals, and the role of the...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 469–497.
Published: 01 August 2019
...: Political, Historical, and Anthropological Perspectives .” China Journal , no. 58 : 111 – 26 . Jacka Tamara . 2009 . “ Cultivating Citizens: Suzhi (Quality) Discourse in the PRC .” positions 17 , no. 3 : 523 – 35 . Jackson Michael . 2000 . At Home in the World . Durham, NC...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 877–906.
Published: 01 November 2014
... city geo- graphically removed from coastal development.8 She maintains that Chi- nese citizens “borrow the legitimacy of human capital” in the form of the suzhi (human quality) discourse, thus “creating a new image of the cultured...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
.... 2 : 117 – 39 . Allison Anne . 2013 . Precarious Japan . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Anagnost Ann . 2004 . “ The Corporeal Politics of Quality (Suzhi) .” Public Culture 16 , no. 2 : 189 – 208 . Anagnost Ann Arai Andrea Ren Hai eds. 2013...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 497–526.
Published: 01 May 2012
... population growth and more on its cultural and moral desirability. Parents were urged to have fewer children so that they could invest resources in enhancing each child’s quality (suzhi). This new genera- tion could then better advance nationalist...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 425–458.
Published: 01 May 2010
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 543–550.
Published: 01 August 2014
... After: A History of the People’s Republic, 3rd ed. (New York: The Free Press, 1999), 468 – 536.  9. See Zhang, Strangers in the City, 23 – 46; and Yan Hairong, “Neoliberal Governmentality and Neohumanism: Organizing Suzhi/Value Flow...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 511–536.
Published: 01 May 2010
... negative models articulates with discourses on suzhi, or “quality,” in which Fan and others serve as negative exemplifications of the opposite of good quality.14 Exploitation Some infected people are aware of the media’s role in regulating...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 529–558.
Published: 01 May 2012
... quality, which in the case of China has focused on quality characteristics in both individuals and populations. The indigenous Pashigian ‚ Counting One’s Way onto the Global Stage 535 idea of quality (suzhi) of people has provided fertile...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 489–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
... “relatively affluent” future China, He further notes, the middle class should be not only economically well off, but also high in spiritual-cultural quality (sixi- angwenhua suzhi). Thus the making of the middle class, as a foundational...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 7–36.
Published: 01 February 2006
... civility discourse is a discourse of a “lack,” referring to the failure of the Chinese people to embody international standards of modernity, civility, and discipline. The state constructs the people as being of “low quality” (suzhi di) and...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 671–693.
Published: 01 August 2010
...- ity [suzhi]” of the population through birth control had already become an imperative by the early 1970s. “Carry out birth control for the revolutionary cause [wei geming shixing jihua shengyu]” and “Protect the legal rights of women and...