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positions: asia critique (1 August 2008) 16 (3): 569–599.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Fabio Lanza This essay questions how we can interrogate the emergence of politics, specifically student politics, without reducing it to the manifestation of an established social category (in this case “students”). By examining the case of Beijing University during the May Fourth movement (the...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2015) 23 (1): 181–184.
Published: 01 February 2015
... reflexive digitization. The university plays an especially important role as an institutional anchor for practicing reflexive digitization. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 digitization university reflexive modernization digital artifact Reflexive Digitization and the Role of the...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2018) 26 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 February 2018
... critical reception of Jan de Groot’s Universism , which provides him with the nucleus of his later essay “Doctrine of the Similar.” The essay concludes with an analysis of Benjamin’s 1934 essay on Kafka, in which he sketches the outlines of a revised “universism” that gains historical density insofar as...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2005) 13 (1): 121–124.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Liberal Islam Network 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Translated by Laurie Sears Declaration of Universal Humanity Liberal Islam Network All the statements and official documents from the U.S. government about the plan to attack Iraq are...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2009) 17 (1): 73–95.
Published: 01 February 2009
... Immanuel Kant's political philosophy and theory of subjectivity and argues that he unwittingly moved toward a view that he explicitly rejected, Hegelian cultural universality. Miki attempted to justify Japanese imperialism through a logic of cultural mediation by which the cultures of East Asia were to be...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2018) 26 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2018
... machine and the arbitrary operating system called “identity,” the author asserts, Murakami positively affirms the precarious physicality that the brain as a mindware inhabits, highlighting the social and interactive dimension of our mental and physical existence. Copyright 2018 Duke University Press...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 1993) 1 (2): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Xiaobing Tang Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 References Appadurai , Arjun . 1990 . “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy”. Public Culture: Bulletin of the Center for Transnational Cultural Studies 2 , no. 2 ( Spring ): 1 -24. Appiah...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2017) 25 (1): 125–144.
Published: 01 February 2017
... within global cultures of cinema, thus invoking and molding the contemplative viewer; politically, these films mark the earliest attempts to conceive the region's relation to modernity through the grids of imagining the urban. Contemplative Spectator, Universal Art, Contingent Realities: Aesthetic...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2009) 17 (1): 43–72.
Published: 01 February 2009
... rhetorical strategies and lack of epistemological confidence that characterized his journalistic writings of 1935-40. Prior to Principles of Thought for a New Japan , Miki used a rhetorical strategy of conditionals arguing that unless new principles of universal validity were created, it would be impossible...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 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: asia critique (1 August 2016) 24 (3): 693–719.
Published: 01 August 2016
... figured as a mirror of the nation, either as continuing from the impulses of the nation or as a response to it. Contra this, it proposes that “region” should be understood as being formed simultaneously within and without the structuring of the nation. Even while the horizon of universality provided by...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 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: asia critique (1 May 2018) 26 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2018
... had investigated questions about the exposure of bodies to radiation. Their paths crossed at a workshop entitled “Exposure and Effect: Measuring Safety, Environment, and Life in Asia” at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where they discussed the meanings of their research and work...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2018) 26 (2): 265–304.
Published: 01 May 2018
... methods, and environments in Japan, geneticists grappled with how to extract reliably universal knowledge about the effects of low doses of radiation. This article aims to sort out the relationship between the 1954 event and subsequent low-dose radiation experiments in Japan, which contributed unevenly to...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2018) 26 (3): 483–515.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Philip Kaffen In 1950 Nakai Masakazu, the vice librarian of Japan’s new National Diet Library, and philosopher trained in aesthetics at Kyoto Imperial University, published an essay on cinema and contemporary aesthetics. He saw the developments of the past half century as a massive uprooting of the...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2018) 26 (4): 619–646.
Published: 01 November 2018
... alienation, started to call for a simple life insurance for the lower classes. Influenced by European social insurance programs, these reformers advocated for a state-run system that would function as a kind of social policy that would improve the lives of the poor. Advocates argued that the universalizing...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2018) 26 (4): 647–685.
Published: 01 November 2018
... specific ways in which Koreans’ discussions of America reflected the doubling and contradictory effects of capitalism in which the articulation of opposing categories—such as the universal and particular— are interrelated and simultaneous, to reveal “America” as a significant site of grappling with...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2019) 27 (1): 175–207.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Jon Solomon This essay presents a genealogy of the postcolonial/postimperial apparatus of area and charts its contemporary mutation in relation to the transition currently underway from industrial capitalism to bioinformatic capitalism. The restructuring of the university into a service industry...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2017) 25 (4): 769–794.
Published: 01 November 2017
... antitrafficking movement in Thailand, China, and the United States between 2008 and 2014, this article juxtaposes two distinct tourist encounters: a human-trafficking reality tour hosted by a US nonprofit organization and a separate study-abroad gathering of US university students hosted at the office of a Thai...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2011) 19 (2): 581–613.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and its allies, Liu also endorses the total Westernization of China and wholesale privatization of its economy. Despite the common conception of Liu as an advocate of democracy in the face of China's authoritarian government, he seemingly does not even back universal suffrage. The award of the prize...