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positions: asia critique (1 November 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: asia critique (1 May 1998) 6 (2): 345–392.
Published: 01 May 1998
...E. Taylor Atkins Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 The War on Jazz, or Jazz Goes to War: Toward a New Cultural Order in Wartime Japan E. Taylor Atkins How funny to listen to jazz music on the night before going out to kill the jazzy...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2013) 21 (2): 309–350.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Maki Kaneko This article explores Japanese artists' proactive engagement with wartime politics through the formulation of patriotic art associations during the Asia-Pacific War (1937 – 45). The main foci of this investigation are three artist collectives formed in response to the outbreak of war...
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positions: asia critique (1 May 2014) 22 (2): 301–328.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Kyle Ikeda This article examines two early pieces of literary war fiction by Okinawa's leading contemporary writer, Medoruma Shun, that deal with two kinds of unarticulated memories of the Battle of Okinawa: memory constrained by social consequence and the inexpressible memory of trauma. Both...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2009) 17 (1): 97–125.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Takeshi Kimoto At a critical time in the Asia-Pacific war, the second generation of the Kyoto School of philosophy engaged in a discourse of war represented as Sekaishi-teki tachiba to Nihon ( The World Historical Position and Japan ) (1943). This book consists of three roundtable discussions...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 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: asia critique (1 November 2015) 23 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Christine Hong As an introduction to the special issue of positions: asia critique on the unending Korean War, this opening essay calls critical attention to the war's temporal contours, shifting focus from the question of the Korean War's origins that bedeviled Korean studies throughout the Cold...
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positions: asia critique (1 November 2015) 23 (4): 785–806.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Jinsoo An This essay examines Cold War political discourse in South Korea's Manchurian action films. It opens by questioning the interpretive parameters of South Korea's cinematic war narratives, which isolate the military conflict of the Korean War (1950–53, in its conventional periodization) as...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2005) 13 (1): 157–167.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Kuang Xinnian 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Translated by Jim Bonk Preemptive War and a World Out of Control Kuang Xinnian Disregarding the opposition of France, Germany, and Russia, as well as an unprecedented tide of global antiwar...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2005) 13 (1): 177–193.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Marilyn Young Permanent War Marilyn Young If we have to use force it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see farther into the future. —Madeline Albright, Secretary of State, February 19...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2005) 13 (1): 263–283.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Sue Golding (johnny de philo) 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Raw(hide): World War IV, Part 3, the Sequel Sue Golding (johnny de philo) Where do we draw the line here between logic and experience? —Ludwig Wittgenstein...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2008) 16 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Tani Barlow; Brian Hammer Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction: War Capital Trauma The common agreement among the essays in this...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jin-kyung Lee In reconsidering South Korean military involvement in the Vietnam War between 1965 and 1973, this essay focuses on the multivalent relationship between military labor and masculine sexuality in the overlapping contexts of class stratification, nationalist economic development under...
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positions: asia critique (1 August 2009) 17 (3): 683–711.
Published: 01 August 2009
...James E. Roberson This paper maps Okinawan songs from both pre- and postwar periods that have narrated Okinawan experiences of war and prayers for peace, arguing that these songs may be heard as sites of memory that trace Okinawa's conflicted positions within the Japanese empire and state, and...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
... public discourse, historical chronologies, monuments, and music, the body of visual art about Thai state violence during the 1970s Cold War period raises some of the most relevant questions. Before the public articulation about the October 6, 1976, massacre was made possible by the twentieth anniversary...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 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: asia critique (1 August 2004) 12 (3): 759–771.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Sheldon Lu 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Commentary Beautiful Violence: War, Peace, Globalization Sheldon Lu Qin Yufen and Beautiful Violence Qin Yufen (b. 1954), a Chinese woman artist based in Berlin, Germany, cre- ated a gigantic...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 2005) 13 (1): 87–113.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Sharon Hayashi; Anne McKnight 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Good-bye Kitty, Hello War: The Tactics of Spectacle and New Youth Movements in Urban Japan Sharon Hayashi and Anne McKnight Tokyo’s Miyashita Park is usually an oasis of scrubbiness in the semiotically...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 1996) 4 (1): 90–126.
Published: 01 February 1996
...Mark T. Berger Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Yellow Mythologies: The East Asian Miracle and Post-Cold War Capitalism Mark T. Berger Introduction: The Rise of East Asia and the End of the Cold War The end of the Cold War and the ensuing...
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positions: asia critique (1 February 1997) 5 (1): 1–51.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Norma Field Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 War and Apology: Japan, Asia, the Fiftieth, and After Norma Field Post/Prelude The fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II has come and gone. So has the administration of...