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positions (1995) 3 (2): 367–391.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Tomiyama Ichirō Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Colonialism and the Sciences of the Tropical Zone: The Academic Analysis of Difference in "the Island Peoples" Tomiyama lchird "The Southern Islands" and the Sciences of the Tropical Zone The Sciences of the...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 95–132.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Jordan Sand This essay examines graphic, textual, and material evidence concerning the use of chairs by European colonists in South and Southeast Asia and by Japanese colonists in Taiwan. It focuses particularly on informal furniture made from lightweight tropical fibers such as rattan. The...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 869–904.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Joanne Leow This essay theorizes the cultivation, suppression, and cooptation of new forms of Asian tropicality in the material and cultural productions of contemporary Singapore. Originating in Anglo-American imperial discourse of the eighteenth century, tropicality suggests the social...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... also mark the imaginative disappearance of a colonial “tropical” city for an urban world now thoroughly modernized. The representative films undertaking explorations of class and the urban environment that form the focus of this article are Eric Khoo's Mee Pok Man (1995), Kelvin Tong and Jasmine Ng's...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 347–372.
Published: 01 May 2021
... recreation that emerged in Korea during the 1910s and 1920s, the missionaries recast Sorai from a deleterious space into a site of strategic and devotional rest. Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 missiology scientific racism tropical medicine colonial science history of recreation...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 121–139.
Published: 01 February 2021
... Philippines tropical gothic memory and narrative Anglophone Filipino literature References Anderson Benedict . 1997 . “ The First Filipino .” London Review of Books 19 , no. 20 : 22 – 23 . Benjamin Walter . 1968a . “ The Storyteller: Reflections on the Work of Nikolai Leskov...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 935–936.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the Tropical Gothic (2017). Brian Tsui is associate professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and mainly teaches Chinese history. He is author of China s Conservative Revolution: The Quest for a New Order, 1927 1949 (2018). Ben Whaley is assistant professor of Japanese in the School of...
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positions (1998) 6 (3): 707–730.
Published: 01 August 1998
..., symptoms, lives and deaths; it constituted a real table of juxtaposed and carefully distinct singu1arities.- Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish “These uniforms must be far too heavy for the tropics,” the traveler said instead of...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 691–699.
Published: 01 November 2020
... so doing is to rethink what we have seen in several studies here: the significance of anticommunism. In her Reading New Asian Tropicalities in Contemporary Singapore, Joanne Leow fuses a number of concerns: tropicality, botany, fecundity, and the complex issue of control. In the totalitarian city...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 225–227.
Published: 01 February 2021
... the Tropical Gothic by Nick Joaquin (2017). His most recent book is The Sovereign Trickster: Death and Laughter in the Age of Duterte (forthcoming 2021). Ronit Ricci is the Sternberg- Tamir Chair in Comparative Cultures and associate professor of Asian studies and comparative religion at the Hebrew...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 November 2019
... approach to asymmetrical conflict: the translation of universal theory into local practice through an insurrection of subjugated knowledges on the global stage. Cook Maoism and the Congo Crisis 573 The Aesthetic of Insurgency: Topical and Tropical War Drums on the Equator, which debuted in Beijing in...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 February 2019
... shuxing) . Taipei : Ryefield . Tierney Robert Thomas . 2010 . Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame . Berkeley : University of California Press . Veracini Lorenzo . 2010 . Settler Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview . London : Palgrave...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 229–233.
Published: 01 May 2021
... examine the emotional lives of white Protestant missionaries in Korea. Much has been written about various colonial modernities where white men suffer wasting tropicalities. Suicide William McKenzie, a Cana- dian evangelist whose self- hagiographic melodrama Kramer recounts, was made not a sinner but a...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 285–332.
Published: 01 May 2002
... project. Later, as Japan’s interest in acquiring tropical colonies increased and was actualized with the building of the Greater East-Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, Taiwan’s importance was further magnified.36 After the outbreak of war in the Pacific...
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positions (1998) 6 (3): 675–705.
Published: 01 August 1998
... sexual in origin, or at least largely so. It was a com- monplace to view tropical VD as a harsher and more devastating cousin to European varieties, and medical practitioners frequently claimed that such diseases were rampant and even...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2008
... internal- ized into everyday life. This led him to create chlorophyll prints, such as the ones you see here, drawing on archival images of the Vietnam-American War but using native tropical leaves. With this practice Binh Danh shows...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 709–744.
Published: 01 August 1997
... site of tropical pleasure and innocence; (3) the bombing itself, depicted by burning and exploding ships; (4) (most importantly) the recovery, in which the nation uni- fies to win the war, beginning with the rebuilding of ships; and (5...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 427–447.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Taiwanese readership of Taiwan New Literature is intriguing.32 As the story begins, the Japanese youth sketches another account of pov- erty. Mosquitoes rouse the narrator from a sweaty, tropical sleep, and as he eats breakfast, one of his nephews...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 457–482.
Published: 01 May 2008
... stopped to check her out. . . . Her head was covered by a turban fashioned from a Mexican rebozo, and three or four silver and gold hoops hung from each ear. Her arms were covered with bangles, and she’d tied a sarong of vibrant tropical...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 645–667.
Published: 01 November 2017
... , no. 5 : 1181 – 1202 . Simone AbdouMaliq . 2008 . “The Politics of the Possible: Making Urban Life in Phnom Penh.” Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 29 , no. 2 : 186 – 204 . Springer Simon . 2013 . “Illegal Evictions? Overwriting Possession and Orality with Law's...