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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...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 217–228.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Wang Hui Commentary Jia Zhangke’s World and China’s Great Transformation: A Revised Version of a Speech Given at “The Still Life Symposium” at Fenyang High School Wang Hui Putting Fiction into Documentary Realism A good director uses his or her own filmic language...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 633–663.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the early months of the Korean War, the novel explores the relationship between official and unofficial narratives of the Korean War, and between different versions of official histories that have sustained the nationalist logics of Korean division. The novel also moves beyond representation...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 729–755.
Published: 01 November 2020
... capitalizes on certain hallmarks of shōjo (girls’) manga culture, such as affective storytelling and character interiority. Moreover, as shown through a primary analysis of two emonogatari (illustrated story) versions of the Diary from 1964 and two manga versions from 1967, among others referenced, Anne...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 365–391.
Published: 01 May 2011
... how, in an era of increasing globalization and China's ascendance to superpower status, the Chinese in the Philippines construct and negotiate contemporary versions of “Chineseness” to achieve economic success and social acceptance. In particular, it focuses on a Filipino-Chinese organization's...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
... that more “tricky version of ‘the local’ which operates within, and has been thoroughly reshaped by, ‘the global’ and operates largely within its logic.” Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Alternative Voice and Local Youth Identity in Chinese Local-­Language Rap Music Jin Liu...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 627–651.
Published: 01 August 2011
... pessimism, camouflaged by radical hubris and theatricality, can neither help us further our understanding of China's struggles to modernity, particularly Mao's endeavors for alternatives, nor inspire us for the renewed searches for social change. Žižek's poeticized version of the Chinese Revolution is thus...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 653–669.
Published: 01 August 2011
... is a new version of the ancient cosmology of the eternal struggle of antagonistic forces. As to the possibility of radical change, it points out the ambiguous functioning of the coupled possible/impossible in today's ideology: while in the domain of technology and private pleasures, unheard-of things...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 687–711.
Published: 01 November 2019
... circulation of the poetry of Gu Cheng 顾城, whose verse and biography have circulated widely and been intensively transformed in the past thirty years. The partial and mutated versions of his life and verse that circulate via film, television, print, calligraphy, and especially the Internet produce a shared...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 479–507.
Published: 01 May 2004
... 481 published that same year. Since then, all editors and translators of “The Fam- ily of Koiwai” follow suit in preferring the prepublication manuscript as the base text, and the rewritten postwar versions have all gone out of print...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Machine has archived an October 2005 version of the web pages: “Throwing Off Asia,” www.web .archive.org/web/20060106234320/httpocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027j /throwing_off_asia/index.html. Based on screenshots circulated at the time...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 343–379.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Joseph R. Allen Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Dressing and Undressing the Chinese Woman Warrior Joseph R. Allen Maxine Hong Kingston recently expressed dissatisfaction with her version of the Mulan story.' In her...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 231–251.
Published: 01 February 2010
... a series of Tokyo Comedy (Kyoto: Korinsha, 1997). Courtesy Araki Nobuyoshi Hagiwara ❘❘ Photography of Araki Nobuyoshi 237 able in Japanese. Two versions of the catalog were published: one German- English...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 February 2021
... reading Chairil s poems should combine comparison with juxtaposition: differences and fric- tions guide reading a same poem on its ever diverging movements and wanderings through press and paper, constantly pointing to the world it tries to evoke. Variant versions is the philological term...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 983–1007.
Published: 01 November 2012
... — as deeply problematic. Public housing slabs in all the lms are represented as iconic, but not in the way the general public- relations version for public housing would suggest. Certainly, critics such as the Singapore architect William S. W...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 695–725.
Published: 01 August 2010
... trial of Oshima Nagisa’s In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no koriida, 1976), which centered on a book version of a film, offers a compact example through which to explore the affective power of images and text. In positions 18:3  doi 10.1215...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 250–273.
Published: 01 May 1994
... is in opposition to mana, or “perfected names.”4 In sum, kana present a provi- sional version of mana. In this sense, as a mode or style of writing, kana function as an abbreviation or simplification of the more orthographically complex mana. Instead...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 131–156.
Published: 01 February 2008
... of responsibility in chains of command, nuclear holocaust is as much and maybe more of a danger today than ever before. In Otomo Katsuhiro’s manga and anime versions of Akira, I find pos- sibilities for a historically grounded...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 713–740.
Published: 01 August 2009
... with a chopstick. On the right side of the split screen, a montage version of history rolls on through big events in this period, interspersing national events — such as the IMF crisis itself, the historic 2000 summit meeting between Kim Tae...
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positions (2014) 22 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2014
... by censors during the preproduction process. Just as a padded script that included exculpatory information not found in the film could deflect a censor’s criticism of the film version, a film adaptation could retroactively rewrite the source text...