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positions (2012) 20 (3): 685–712.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Ma Vang This essay examines the Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 1997 to critically engage with the context of the “secret war” in Laos (1961–75) and the “refugee question.” In doing so, it explores the ways in which the state deploys the concept of citizenship: first, as a validation...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 801–851.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Shi-chi Mike Lan This article studies the history and historiography of Taiwanese World War II veterans (commonly known as Taiji Riben bing or Taiwanese-native Japanese soldiers), who served as Japanese paramilitary fighting the Chinese and Allied forces. Hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese were...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 437–470.
Published: 01 May 2012
... aid, technology, and urban planning expertise. A primary focus of urban reconstruction was Quang Trung communal housing, consisting of eighteen hundred apartments and dormitories in five-story buildings that housed more than eight thousand residents, mainly workers and veterans in need of housing...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 621–635.
Published: 01 August 2001
...: charged clashes inside South Korea between Korean veterans and activists; positions 9:3 © 2001 by Duke University Press positions 9:3 Winter 2001 622 activist-led investigations of Korean troop massacres...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 709–744.
Published: 01 August 1997
... park service rangers and Pearl Harbor veterans. The most consistent mode of representation in this milieu is a twenty-three-minute documentary film shown to everyone who wishes to board a boat to view the memorial.4 This essay takes...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 779–809.
Published: 01 August 1997
... and veterans. It argued that “historians and museums of history need to be insulated from any attempt to make history conform to a narrow ideological or political interest.” Statements such as these speak to the ways in which...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 863–878.
Published: 01 August 1997
... charges by veterans and politicians against scholars and curators deemed unpatriotic made front- page news, both the large crowds on the mall and the ongoing recrimina- tions about what has happened to the stories we tell about ourselves...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 671–684.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of the Refugee Act of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immi- grant Responsibility Act of the Hmong Veterans’ Naturalization Act Ngô, Nguyen, and Lam ‚ Guest Editors’ Introduction 675...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 215–234.
Published: 01 February 2005
... colonial rule. Together, we rescued the islands from invasion and occupation. The names of Bataan, Corregidor, Leyte, Luzon evoke the memories of shared struggle and shared loss and shared victory. Veterans of those battles are here today. I salute...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 665–694.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to the Veterans of the Korean War: their deaths are not rendered as the neces- sary price of freedom.30 The novel’s critique of the war registers through its juxtaposition of the Korean battlefields in which so many Chicano soldiers lost their lives...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
... positions 17:3  Winter 2009 670 and the captive/tortured, as illustrated by a scene from Hwang So˘k-yo˘ng’s story “One Who Returned.” A Vietnam veteran back in Korea recalls a torture session carried...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 745–778.
Published: 01 August 1997
... upset veterans who, as “witnesses,” claim an exclusive right to narrating the wartime past: “You don’t know how it felt to have fought in Okinawa and therefore have no right to question the use of the bomb.”4 A similar drama played...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 687–707.
Published: 01 August 1997
..., for many World War 11 veterans, Hollywood World War 11 movies have become their memories, subsuming their personal images into a general script. The relationship of the camera image to memory and history, moreover, is one of contradiction...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 672–685.
Published: 01 August 1997
...- aged 35 mm negatives using newly emergent digital technology, I read in Newsweek that the Smithsonian Institution was under attack by World War 11 veterans groups for an exhibit it was planning to present on the atomic bombing...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 497–499.
Published: 01 August 2001
..., a Korean American, reports on her recent trip to South Korea and Vietnam. From 1964 to 1973, about three hundred thousand South Korean soldiers fought alongside the Americans in the war against North Vietnam. Now, she finds Korean war veterans, Korean...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 February 2021
... constituencies. Already in the early years of the Republic (1902 6), Afro- Cuban war veterans and political activists challenged gov- erning elites by vigorously denouncing the limits of the newly formed gov- ernment, which continued to reproduce marginalization along racial and class lines. War veterans...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 911–942.
Published: 01 August 2012
... in their military fatigues vividly illustrate one way that Southeast Asian Americans have struggled to recuperate troubled histories (see g. These veterans view the past through what Svetlana Boym calls “restorative nostalgia,” positions...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 633–662.
Published: 01 August 2006
.... The juancun, or villages for the families of servicemen and veterans, came into being after retrocession in 1945 and — much more noticeably — as the disordered rem- nants of the KMT evacuated to Taiwan after their defeat at the hands of positions 14...
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positions (1997) 5 (2): 605–642.
Published: 01 May 1997
... contradictory meaning of representation is fundamental to interpreting the use of the Vietnamese in American depictions of the war. Conversely, a simplistic model of representation serves the needs of numerous U.S. military veteran...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 805–830.
Published: 01 August 2012
... States and Cambodia. For example, on August far from Iraq and Afghanistan, President George W. Bush reiterated his administration’s commitment to the contemporary “war on terror” at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Kansas...