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positions (1993) 1 (1): 160-193.
Published: 01 February 1993
...Lydia H. Liu Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Translingual Practice: The Discourse of Individualism between China and the West Lydia H. Liu The meaning of a word is its use in the language.-Wittgenstein The concept of the...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 67-94.
Published: 01 February 2012
... separation between the West and Asia, a regime of what Johannes Fabian called “the denial of coevalness” that insists on two different temporalities in which area specialists and indigenous informants are supposed to live separately. It has been presumed that the positionality of area specialists is defined...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 231-251.
Published: 01 February 2010
... in the West. While it seems difficult to differentiate his images from crude exploitation and general degradation of women, his photographs attract many female fans. I argue that we are invited and directed to see his photographs in ways that “engender” the viewer. I focus on the “Araki industry...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 241-279.
Published: 01 February 2019
... humanity. The separation of the West (often synonymous with Europe) from the Rest of the world originates in the modern international world, whose internationality was initially confined to Western Europe. In the western promontory of the Eurasian continent, interstate equilibrium was sought after in the...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 159-205.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of the main tenets covering the entirety of the discipline, but their works show the continuing but increasingly aging fantasies of scholars in the field of Japan. Their scholarly works were shaped by the binary framework of universalism (the West) and particularism (the “Rest”). They were apparently...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 89-143.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Palestinian lands. This disconnect arises from the Dalai Lama's self-orientalizing approach to “race” and racial oppression, within which the peoples and interests of the West are valorized and those of the developing world subordinated. That, in turn, is a function not only of Western state and popular...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351-381.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the historical avant-gardes of the West, and it was transmitted to the postwar generation of artists, most notably, to the artists' collective Jikken Kōbō (Experimental Workshop; active 1951 – 57). This group exemplified the postwar Japanese reception of the Bauhausian philosophy of unified art, and...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 259-285.
Published: 01 May 2015
... ethical self-critique in the novel. Rather than taking up “Gan” as an object of ethical inquiry, then, I propose that we compare its reflexive mode of self-critique with the methods employed by ethical criticism today. Contemporary theories of literary ethics in the West often turn to the novel for its...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 527-563.
Published: 01 August 2017
... vocabularies. The “Sinophone world” refers to Sinitic-language communities and cultures situated outside China or on the margins of China and Chineseness. By contesting the epistemic status of the West as the ultimate arbiter in queer historiography, the history of trans formations in Sinophone Taiwan offers...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 599-631.
Published: 01 August 2010
... functional equivalence between Chinese civilization and that of the West. This essay examines the genealogy of this claim by situating Liang's work in relation to nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century practices of architectural photography. It argues that colonial photographs of Chinese architectural...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1191-1213.
Published: 01 November 2012
... between Japan and the West, especially the United States. This review essay attempts to understand Barney vis-à-vis a lineage of Western artists and scholars who have interpreted Japan in diverse ways. It asks whether and how Barney is echoing the Orientalist tendencies of earlier artists and whether and...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 231-252.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Celine Parreñas Shimizu For the first heterosexual male porn star of Asian descent in the West, Keni Styles's tumblr project shows the full frontal power of the face so as to increase the representations of diverse Asian and Asian American male sexualities online. In his new video Look, I'm Azn...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 669-692.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Hun Kim As the references of the world-class city pivot from traditional centers of finance in the West to include an ascendant Asia, cities dependent on foreign investment must modulate their governance to capture these flows of capital and urban development expertise. This article examines how...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 723-737.
Published: 01 August 2011
...” piercing the limits of culture and history to announce themselves in the West. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Žižek’s China, China’s Žižek Zhang Yiwu Translated by Jon Solomon Chinese reception of Slavoj Žižek and Žižek’s rise to fame in the West were...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 251-284.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Giovanni Arrighi Duke University Press 2007 States, Markets, and Capitalism, East and West Giovanni Arrighi Writing in the mid-1960s, Geoffrey Barraclough contended that when the history of the first half of the twentieth century — which for most...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 67-98.
Published: 01 February 2019
... University Press 2019 area studies area enclosure the West desire capital References Agamben Giorgio . 2002 . Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive . Translated by Heller-Roazen Daniel . New York : Zone . Agamben Giorgio . 2008 . Che cos’è il...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 109-131.
Published: 01 February 2011
... productivist extermination of communism in the north, Ch'oe increasingly sought to overcome the division of the peninsula by questioning a continuing Euro-America-centric global modernity, the East/West binary, and the continuing effects of Japanese colonialism. Ch'oe's naturalizing of a regime of universal...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983-1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... existed in the advanced West — that rational design will make rational societies without superfluousness. The commercial downtown and successful public housing jointly become the embodiment of a uniform urban space of physical perfectibility. An important part of the emergence of Singapore contemporary...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 411-435.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Pun Ngai; Anita Koo The fact that in 2010 eighteen young workers attempted suicide at Foxconn production facilities in China has attracted worldwide attention. Drawing on research conducted in Foxconn factories in three regions of China—the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta, and West China...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 461-487.
Published: 01 May 2014
... wound and shame). This is simultaneously linked to the translation of Orientalism/postcolonialism to Japan both as historical experience and as intellectual frustration of the non-West in its challenge to generate indigenous cultural theories. The last issue is further elaborated with the help of Eve...