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positions (2003) 11 (2): 361–393.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Tina Mai Chen 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Proletarian White and Working Bodies in Mao’s China Tina Mai Chen Infused with the spirit of May Fourth critique of the enfeebled Chinese body politic of the past, a young Mao Zedong joined the chorus...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 345–368.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Urs Matthias Zachmann Duke University Press 2007 Blowing Up a Double Portrait in Black and White: The Concept of Asia in the Writings of Fukuzawa Yukichi and Okakura Tenshin Urs Matthias Zachmann Questioning the East/West Binary in Meiji Intellectual History...
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positions (1997) 5 (3): 709–744.
Published: 01 August 1997
...Geoffrey M. White Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Moving History: The Pearl Harbor Film(s) Geoffrey M. White For mainstream America, World War 11 remains largely the “good war.” Hut events such as compensation for interned...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 581–606.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Linda White Abstract The koseki 戸籍 (family or household registry) has long served as a material representation of the conceptual structure of Japanese family relations. Membership in a family has been stipulated and proved through registration in a koseki document defined through a shared surname...
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positions (2012) 20 (3): 763–792.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of the very fraught politics of the film's production process itself. This collaborative piece stages conversations and critiques so as to be stylistically consistent with the ensemble nature of film production, bringing together the voices of a Hmong antiracist media activist, a white academic in media...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 499–524.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Alvin Yapan The article problematizes the trend in the sex films Kesong puti ( White Cheese , 1997), Talong ( Eggplant , 1999), Kangkong ( Water Spinach , 2000), and Itlog ( Egg , 2002) to derive their titles from agricultural produce and contextualize their narratives within the agricultural...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 631–657.
Published: 01 August 2020
.... Through an intertextual reading of two of the most popular revolutionary operas in 1970s communist East Asia— The Flower Girl from North Korea and The White-Haired Girl from China—it attends to the diverse strategies in addressing the “woman question” and the possibilities as well as limits opened up...
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positions (2015) 23 (2): 287–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
...” of sorts. They perceived Russia as 1) a European country that in many ways looked most similar to Asia, and particularly Korea; 2) a mighty modern nation-state that simultaneously seemed to be hopelessly backward, even in comparison to colonial Korea; and 3) a country with a racially white population...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 411–434.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Sylvia Li-chun Lin This essay examines the current state of Taiwanese culture through the project of restoration of history, focusing on a corpus of literary works that represent Taiwan's 2/28 Incident and its aftermath, the White Terror. Post-martial law Taiwan witnessed the birthing of a new...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1067–1093.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., also results in the highlighting of white/nonwhite racial tension and an attraction/repulsion toward racial impurity. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 The Modern Girl and the Vamp: Hollywood Film in Tanizaki Jun’ichirô’s Early Novels Deborah Shamoon...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 11–49.
Published: 01 February 2013
.... Such critical interventions have succeeded in calling into question the seeming immutability of “black-and-white” racial distinctions, which most scholars have conventionally understood as the most important justificatory and operational logic of colonial rule. However, when viewed from a historical perspective...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 131–159.
Published: 01 February 2014
... racialization” in both elite and popular imaginations of modern femininity. While those who want to project an image of being modern are eager to conform to a white ideal of beauty, they fixate their contrastive other in a fragmentary image of blackness. The realization of this logic is partly achieved through...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 303–332.
Published: 01 February 2016
... suggests that while such actions appear to subvert dominant racial hierarchies that privilege white skin, revealing potential spaces of resistance to racialized preconceptions about kinship, they in fact rely on essentialized notions of race and beauty and reflect new articulations of biological race...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 131–164.
Published: 01 February 2006
... Indians, Australian Aborigines or Pacific Island- ers? The answer in each case is, no. Essentially, the scope of intermixing is limited to Whites, preferably Americans.1 positions 14:1 © 2006 by Duke University Press. positions 14:1  Spring...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 113–177.
Published: 01 February 1998
... Introduction: A Movable Feast In 1992, large black-and-white posters of a black man, his gaze staring out at commuters, began appearing on train station platforms throughout Tokyo. At one station, an entire row of advertising space was devoted...
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positions (1996) 4 (3): 519–567.
Published: 01 August 1996
... turning into political hegemony.6 The statements of these leaders mirror the views of “hereditarian” psy- chologists who hold to a hierarchy of intellect with East Asians on top, whites in a close intermediate position, and all others...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 421–437.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., enter to center stage; they pose as, respectively, a stereotypical black guy (“Afrinoy Latino (“Chicanoy and white guy (“Chad While a voice-­over observes that the search for cultural identity can be confusing for young Filipino...
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positions (2003) 11 (1): 183–215.
Published: 01 February 2003
... years earlier than the (all-white) All Star Ameri- can Major League baseball team.4 Ever since the American media played up derogatory remarks on African Americans by Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party politicians in the 1980s...
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positions (2003) 11 (1): 91–133.
Published: 01 February 2003
... story, “Yezonghui li de wuge ren” [Five in a nightclub], and introduces the nightclub of the story’s title. Tablecloths: white linen, white linen, white linen—white On the white linen: dark beer and black coffee—darkness, black...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 161–201.
Published: 01 February 2014
... shot, the hands of the policeman placed behind his back are the only bright white spots on the screen beside the two streetlamps. In the third long shot of the policeman, he moves his hands to the front. His hands positions 22:1  doi 10.1215...