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positions (2010) 18 (1): 171–197.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Serk-Bae Suh This essay examines the controversial staging of a Japanese-language version of the popular Korean romance Ch'unhyangjŏn ( The Tale of Spring Fragrance ) by the Japanese theatrical company Shinkyô in 1938. By analyzing the arguments of Japanese and Korean intellectuals about the play...
Published: 01 November 2023
Figure 2 Dr. Kotnis ki amar kahani ( The Eternal Tale of Dr. Kotnis , 1946). More
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 224–254.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Nina Cornyetz Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Nakagami Kenji‘s Mystic Writing Pad; or, Tracing Origins, Tales of the Snake, and the land as Matrix Nina Cornyetz The celebrated medieval poet Matsuo Bash8 is most famous for his...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Ruth Barraclough Duke University Press 2006 Tales of Seduction: Factory Girls in Korean Proletarian Literature Ruth Barraclough In the 1920s, when authors of proletarian literature were becoming some of Korea’s leading literary avant-gardes, people...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 579–588.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Long Nguyen Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Portfolio Long Nguyen positions 5:2 All artwork is reprinted with the permission of the artist, Tales of Yellow Skin #2 Oil on canvas, 66 x 66 inches (1991). Tales of Yellow Skin #6 Oil...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., an ahistorical rendition of premodern tales and therefore undeserving of critical scrutiny, as opposed to a handful of politically sensitive and worthy examples of social fiction. In this line of thinking, Tears of Blood has been classified as social fiction that openly depicts urgent political issues...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 693–719.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of the region. This article, using two Malayalam language films from the South Indian state of Kerala, Arabikatha ( Arabian Tale ) and 16 MM: Memories, Movement and a Machine , attempts to think through how mistranslation of the “world” is central to the formation of the regional subject. Copyright 2016...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and absolve the residents of all earthly memories. As the tale progresses, the coder learns that he is the sole survivor among test subjects who received neurosurgical implants that use the human brain as an encryption mechanism, while the librarian realizes that he is the coder’s imaginary alter ego born out...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 499–529.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., nonessentialist difference. The author examines Kim Sŏkpŏm’s specific solutions to this critical impasse in his works of fiction, particularly Karasu no shi ( The Death of a Crow , 1957) and Mandogi yūrei kitan ( The Curious Tale of Mandogi’s Ghost , 1970), demonstrating that Kim is able to destabilize...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 789–814.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Brian Tsui This article revisits reformatories set up under Nationalist China from 1928–37 to transform former Communists into loyal nationalist subjects. By examining confessions attributed to inmates and scandalous tales of Communists published by reformatories, it argues that these institutions...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 203–224.
Published: 01 February 2021
... to colonial Ceylon (Sri Lanka), beginning in the late seventeenth century, as exiles, slaves, and soldiers. Two storytelling contexts set in mid-to late nineteenth-century British Ceylon are discussed: the first centers on the Qur’anic tale of the prophet Nuh (Noah) and his ark, typically viewed...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 793–814.
Published: 01 November 2022
... generation's trauma is received by the generation after in the form of family tales, journals, recordings, strained parent‐child relationships, invested sentiments in family bicycles, and even supernatural experiences, the article discusses the way the historical past is invoked as “affective archives...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of sex and violence in the urban underground, while offering an ethnographic view into the lives of hustlers and gangsters, confidence artists and street lawyers. This article examines two usury manga titles as morality tales that speak to the widespread anxiety caused by the personal debt crisis...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 394–438.
Published: 01 May 1998
... that her writing of Springtime Tale [Chuntian de tonghua] was intended to continue and com- plement Zhang’s “Love Must Not Be Forgotten3 It was a continuation not just in terms of their similar thematic concerns about love, marriage...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 47–65.
Published: 01 February 2021
... performance of Shakespeare s The Winter s Tale, that introduces a comparative difference between Thainess and Malayness that, I will argue below, forestalls the formation of the dialectical image. By identifying the nature of comparison at work in Amir s films, I seek to elaborate the politics...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 695–727.
Published: 01 August 2002
... of translations into Chinese of European classics like Grimm’s Fairy Tales (undertaken by Zhou Zuoren) or Alice in Wonder- land (completed in 1922 by Zhao Yuanren) or the creation of original literary and musical works for Chinese children...
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positions (1993) 1 (2): 349–388.
Published: 01 May 1993
... 364 The tale was written in 1990This fact in itself prompts one to ask what violent intervention the crackdown of June 4, 1989, potentially brought about. The surface text of “Whistling” and, in fact, most...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 465–497.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Tomiko Yoda 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Literary History against the National Frame, or Gender and the Emergence of Heian Kana Writing Tomiko Yoda A number of narrative tales and diaries written during the mid-Heian period are counted among...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 121–139.
Published: 01 February 2021
... the pain. But unable to resist the sublime sight before him, he turns into stone, only to awaken every year for the next thousand years to see again the cavalcade of divine beings marking the end of the old year and the coming of the new. The narrator then reframes this story as a kind of cautionary tale...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 259–285.
Published: 01 May 2015
... a definitive con- cern of any given work.6 These writers were under pressure to establish the value of prose fiction, which had in the past century taken shape largely as loose, episodic, and often frivolous tales disparaged by clergy and intel...