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positions (2021) 29 (2): 267–290.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Yiren Zheng Abstract This article examines the role of whistling as an elusive voice in the literary world from around the third century onward. It argues that as an alternative to normalized forms of vocal, musical, and poetic expression, whistling destabilized, blurred, and reconfigured notions...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 535–566.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Hajime Nakatani Duke University Press 2006 The Empire of Fame: Writing and the Voice in Early Medieval China Hajime Nakatani Jacques Derrida’s assault on phonocentrism has altered the very ground on which one addresses the question of orality...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 467–494.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Xiaobing Tang Duke University Press 2006 Echoes of Roar, China! On Vision and Voice in Modern Chinese Art Xiaobing Tang First published in the December 1935 issue of Modern Prints, journal of the Modern Prints Society based in Guangzhou...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2014
... voice against the Chinese education system, high official culture, and mainstream discourse. Furthermore, rendered in regional languages, these rap songs are infused with distinctive local knowledge and the sensibilities of a specific place. The songs articulate a distinct musicalized, collective local...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 489–515.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Luke Robinson This article addresses the use of the human voice in contemporary Chinese independent documentary in relation to xianchang . Broadly analogous to the Anglophone concept of “liveness,” xianchang is a shooting practice that interrogates questions of immediacy (being “on the scene...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 817–845.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Etsko Kasai The effects of the Asia-Pacific War (1931–1945) still linger through the region. Among those many factors that prolong the “life” of this war is the Japanese inability to recognize other peoples’ losses. Seventy-three years after the end of this war, these victims’ voices widely resound...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 741–767.
Published: 01 November 2023
... emphasizes an approach to governmentality that examines its reliance upon media production and its projection. In particular, it addresses the role of the voice and a ventriloquizing function of subjectivity conveyed through the mechanically iterative nature of narrative media. It is within these terms...
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positions (2019) 27 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 May 2019
... or adheres to hegemonic beliefs and practices. This article analyzes 1970s South Korean radio culture by juxtaposing one of the most popular radio docudramas of that decade, Pŏpch’ang yahwa ( Anecdotes of Law and Order ), with Ch’oe In-hun’s linked novel The Voice of the Governor General to suggest that even...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2018
... distinctions. For Asian studies cases that feature unavoidable deliberations about trustworthy scientific knowledge, a science and technology studies (STS) lens can help contextualize technological mediation, methodologies involving nonadult humans who do not necessarily have authorial voices...
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positions (2019) 27 (3): 437–468.
Published: 01 August 2019
... operation of affective politics between Korean housemaids and Japanese expatriates in the domestic arena. This article argues that the hybridized images of the Korean housemaids in Japanese families not only poses one specific form of the gendered subaltern whose voices were fragmented and refracted...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 November 2019
... fiction paints a more realistic picture of the late Ming state by involving heterogeneous voices of the “other.” Collectively, the four narratives represent various images of the Ming Empire, revealing the authors’ deep apprehension of the Mings’ identity, their political criticism of the state...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 65–86.
Published: 01 February 2020
... artists found a space to voice their female subjectivities, and still they struggled to resist the slippery essentialism of a “women’s art” fad. The new millennium saw women artists expanding their thematic horizons, breaching important political and social issues as well as such subjects as ecology...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 815–840.
Published: 01 November 2020
... is tricked into sexual slavery, The End of August is read against a number of discursive paradigms that govern the debate on comfort women both in Korea and Japan. The article argues that, by drawing on postcolonial ways of understanding history, memory, and trauma, The End of August gives voice to those...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 841–868.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the provincial confines of media theory to a more global, materialist trajectory. This article connects the televised broadcast of Singapore’s independence in 1965 to early enthusiasm for radio’s disembodied voice during the colonial, interwar period. The discussion then examines how Amir Muhammad’s 2007...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 163–182.
Published: 01 February 2021
... society, and the public imagination, ensuring that Penan voices are heard on issues as varied as access to education, the predations of logging companies, and the existential questions of land tenure. In setting aside space for a Penan storyteller to speak in his own eloquent words, this article is itself...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 743–784.
Published: 01 November 2015
... as vehicles for “dissident” North Korean voices in place of an extant samizdat literature. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 North Korea human rights defector memoir National Endowment for Democracy North Korean “second culture” Kang Chol Hwan Helie Lee Manufacturing Dissidence...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 643–653.
Published: 01 August 2009
... to build bridges of communication between Taiwanese Han and Aborigines. What is needed instead is a sincere commitment to supporting the expression of a multiplicity of evolving voices and experiences, which must include Taiwan's indigenous peoples. This essay calls for a sustainable training and funding...
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positions (2017) 25 (3): 439–468.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in a small way to rectifying the absence of women's voices in the literature on postwar Japanese intellectual life. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Shisō no kagaku American pragmatism common man's philosophy Tsurumi Kazuko life composition movement References Amano...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 7–29.
Published: 01 February 2011
... in the process. A major argument throughout this essay is to pay closer attention to questions of method—the dominance of the language of statistics and numbers in India, for instance, compared with the ethnographic voices in Rapp's account. Rather than search for a global ethical answer to the question...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 109–131.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Theodore Hughes Beginning with The Square ( Kwangjang , 1960) and the linked novel Voice of the Governor-General ( Ch'ongdok ŭi sori , 1967, 1968, 1976) and moving through two early 1970s works, A Day in the Life of Kubo the Novelist ( Sosŏlga Kubossi ŭi iril , 1970–72) and The Tempest ( T'aep'ung...