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positions (1998) 6 (2): 261–302.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Yoshikuni Igarashi Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 The Bomb, Hirohito, and History: The Foundational Narrative of United States -Ja pa n Postwar Relations Yoshikuni lgarashi Japan is like a woman that he can’t live with, and can’t live without...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 159–205.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Naoki Sakai The transpacific relationship between the United States and Japan has been analyzed, discussed, and diagnosed ever since the U.S. occupation of Japan. Despite the variety and wealth of scholarship on this topic, however, the dearth of comparative studies with respect to fascistic and...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 281–289.
Published: 01 May 2010
... China; others are in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Taiwan. Some write in a more academic idiom, while others report directly from their experiences. The diverse answers they bring to the question of how transnationalism has transformed queer Chinese politics today indicate that both...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 581–613.
Published: 01 May 2011
... itself are studiously ignored. Liu, however, was chosen for the prize, over many other imprisoned dissidents (including Chinese) nominated for it, precisely because of his politics: he is a neoconservative/neoliberal in the U.S. mold. Not an advocate of peace, but of the wars waged by the United States...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 403–433.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the fore. The army's sonic broadcasting unit was successfully attuned to the regional ear of the largely rural protesters; however, the army may have been winning the battle even as the state was losing the war. The broadcasting unit had its greatest success playing rural-inflected genres like mor lam...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 317–347.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Japan to the United States during the postcolonial era, Ilminchuŭi was born as an unwelcomed synthesis of both. Homology Unleashed: Colonial, Anticolonial, and Postcolonial State Culture in South Korea, 1930 – 1950 Ou-­Byung Chae In October 1948, soon after the formation of...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 349–365.
Published: 01 May 2015
... latter with the movement for same-sex marriage and participation in the armed services in the United States. This essay extends the application of these terms to Singapore, where between 2001 and 2004 the state tentatively and partially relaxed its restrictions on homosexual activity (e.g., the “Nation...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Jennifer Jihye Chun; Ju Hui Judy Han The so-called English fever and the international mobility of South Korean youth are linked to the popular pursuit of English-language education in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. From the perspective of young overseas...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 73–95.
Published: 01 February 2009
... argument. This article concludes by arguing that Miki's logic of mediation is the operative principle underlying contemporary multiethnic imperialist projects, such as that of the United States. On the Brink of Universality: German Cosmopolitanism in Japanese Imperialism John Namjun Kim...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 347–374.
Published: 01 May 2009
...) Foundation, in the public sphere of Taiwan since the late 1960s, and particularly the controversies surrounding the group's rapid growth during Taiwan's democratization since the late 1980s. The development of the Buddhist group from an unknown grassroots to a global United Nations NGO, as the article will...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 683–711.
Published: 01 August 2009
... between the United States and Japan. Especially in the long postwar period, these songs have invoked memories of the past and dreams for the future in making politically significant present-day claims. Memory and Music in Okinawa: The Cultural Politics of War and Peace James E. Roberson...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 89–143.
Published: 01 February 2010
... number of wars, especially those of India and the United States, the Tibetan exiles' two chief patrons. Western political elites and media have reciprocated by making a major contribution to the construction of the Dalai Lama's pacifistic persona. The Dalai Lama's advocacy of nonviolence is associated...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 517–546.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Marxism and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for negating women’s gendered interests in favor of a class focus. Yet, it was the proletarian women’s movement of the United Front that attracted the largest amount of women activists during China’s National Revolution (1925–27). What was the allure of a...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 659–675.
Published: 01 August 2020
... accountable for its invasion and colonial rule by the United States in its Cold War strategy to make post–World War II Japan a military outpost and bulwark in the region against communism. How then did the Cold War shape feminisms in Japan, a former colonizing force that never came to terms with its colonial...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Harry Harootunian The purpose of this article is to examine how the construction of a desire called area studies was founded on the privilege accorded to fixed spatial units such as the geographical area, culture region, and the directional localities west, east, south, and so forth. The model for...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 437–470.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., capital of the province of Nghệ An, from a center of socialist utopian modernity and postwar urban recovery to a symbol of urban blight and late socialist decay. Destroyed by aerial bombing during the war with the United States, Vinh City was redesigned and rebuilt in the postwar years with East German...
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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 (2013) 21 (1): 95–132.
Published: 01 February 2013
... and colony. A coda briefly considers a third type of rattan chair and an accompanying set of sensibilities tied to circuits of deployment in the United States military empire in the Pacific after World War II. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Tropical Furniture and Bodily Comportment...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 161–187.
Published: 01 February 2013
... visits. These return narratives are significantly framed in the contentious memories of war and survival and are triangulated in the complex relations between the United States, Vietnam, and Vietnamese America. Via a critical reading of Catfish and Mandala and Perfume Dreams , this article seeks to...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 309–350.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and the advent of the mass mobilization policy: the Army Art Association (Rikugun Bijutsu Kyōkai), the Women Artists Service Corps (Jōryū Bijutsuka Hōkōtai), and the Art Unit for Promoting the Munitions Industry (Gunju Seisan Bijutsu Suishintai). Although these three collectives were all created under...