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positions (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 (2015) 23 (4): 837–849.
Published: 01 November 2015
... violence—committed by US forces, the South Korean police, military, and right-wing groups, as well as by leftist guerillas and the Korean People's Army—offer unique insight into what he calls the war politics that established and consolidated North and South Korea. Rather than ending the war, the armistice...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 683–711.
Published: 01 August 2009
... between the United States and Japan. Especially in the long postwar period, these songs have invoked memories of the past and dreams for the future in making politically significant present-day claims. Memory and Music in Okinawa: The Cultural Politics of War and Peace James E. Roberson...
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positions (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 (2005) 13 (1): 215–234.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Reynaldo C. Ileto Philippine Wars and the Politics of Memory Reynaldo C. Ileto When Anglo-American forces invaded Iraq last year, my immediate reac- tion was one of déjà vu. It was the Philippines circa 1900 all over again. Of course...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 19–50.
Published: 01 February 2010
... 21 This essay uses the expression “1970s Cold War” to signal how the fallout of U.S. wars in Indochina and influential U.S. counterinsurgency policies in Southeast Asia resulted in one of the most violent and politically polarized...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 801–851.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... Consequently, the Taiwanese veterans were absent in postwar discourse of veterans and public memory of the war. This politically imposed amnesia in the public memory served as a form of amnesty for the Taiwanese veterans, allowing the Kuomintang (KMT) government to redeem these former enemies and re-represent...
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positions (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 (2013) 21 (1): 161–187.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Chih-ming Wang Intrigued by the question of diasporic return, this article is concerned with the cultural politics of what I call “homecoming stories” of the Vietnamese diaspora. In order not to be confused with the imaginary returns that have been practiced in many Vietnamese-US writings, such as...
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positions (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 (2017) 25 (2): 389–429.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the two series delves into issues of photography theory, on questions of indexicality and performativity, and the relations between photographic images in specific cultural climate. The author analyzes how these images may indicate the political fluctuations between the Asia-Pacific War, the 1970s...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 301–328.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and the Battle of Okinawa There is little doubt that the Battle of Okinawa holds a central place in Medoruma’s life, writing, and political thought.9 As the son of two survivors of the battle, Medoruma grew up hearing tales about the war and...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 97–125.
Published: 01 February 2009
... realized in its pure form. A crucial condition here is the political aims of war. In this regard, Clausewitz’s famous remark on such aims must be regarded as a dialectical synthesis of the pure concept of war and its real conditions: “We see...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 695–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Monica Kim This article examines the struggle over sovereignty on the Korean peninsula from the US occupation through the Korean War not over the usual stakes of geopolitical territory but, rather, over the politics of recognition surrounding the capacity of the individual postcolonial subject. By...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 November 2015
... spatial distinction that obtained between the imperial eye of the bomber and the ground-­level target in the 1950s, the cognitive structure of the Korean War, as an Orwellian “peace that is no peace,” has had lasting temporal and political...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Joyce C. H. Liu This essay discusses what I define as the psyche politics employed in the discourse of identity and of subjectivity in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945), and how the use of such politics of psyche recurred in postcolonial Taiwan, especially in the discourse of...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 99–114.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Étienne Balibar Since the dawn of modernity, there have been two competing “models” to think and represent politics: war (and more generally conflict, or struggle, as in Machiavelli) and commerce (in the broad sense this term had in the classical age, for example in Kant and Montesquieu). These two...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
... this debate may be familiar within contemporary feminist discourses, communist feminisms that stretched across the Cold War divide were no less conflicted about what to do with sex difference, most explicitly represented by sexual violence and biological motherhood. Even as communist states implemented...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of this “return” of themes that had been repressed for political reasons since the end of the war. Trần Anh Hùng was born in Vietnam in 1962. He and his family left as refugees at the end of the war in 1975. Cyclo , filmed on location in the first large-scale foreign production in Vietnam, marked his...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 663–668.
Published: 01 August 2005
...- rialism as such. The materialist dialectic must be confronted with the big situations. We must proceed by way of major situations: the war, wars, whose laws we can formulate, which are the laws of politics in war and, what is more...