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positions (1993) 1 (1): 194–223.
Published: 01 February 1993
...James A. Fujii Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Writing Out Asia: Modernity, Canon, and Natsume Soseki‘s Kokoro James A. Fujii I was invited to present a paper at a symposium held at the National University of Singapore...
positions (2012) 20 (1): 159–171.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Rolando B. Tolentino The article maps out a political place for positions based on the idea of “writing to the future” or a political wager on the future precisely because of the valences of failure in the present. Using Alain Badiou's idea of truth and the state, and citing the conditions...
positions (2013) 21 (3): 547–577.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Robert Oppenheim This article makes a case, in the study of Korea's colonial modern transition, for supplementing the examination of writings with attention to historical modalities of writing itself considered as a material inscriptive practice, and thus also for the interdisciplinary engagement...
positions (2013) 21 (4): 801–851.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Press 2013 (ReWriting History of the Second World War: Forgetting and Remembering the Taiwanese-Native Japanese Soldiers in Postwar Taiwan Shi-chi Mike Lan Writing history is more than remembering and recording what happened in the past...
positions (2014) 22 (2): 517–540.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to an alternate ideological position. Through a close reading of two of his works, “Suzuki, Miyakoyama, Yasojima” (1935) and “The Novelist Who Cannot Write a Novel” (“Shôsetsu no kakenu shôsetsuka,” 1936), this article investigates the “position” Nakano turned “to” and the critical potency of his thinking...
positions (2003) 11 (1): 241–257.
Published: 01 February 2003
...Françoise Vergès 2003 by Duke University Press 2003 Writing on Water: Peripheries, Flows, Capital, and Struggles in the Indian Ocean Françoise Vergès Current discussions about globalization often ignore the ﬂows of capital that travel south to south...
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...
positions (2006) 14 (3): 633–662.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Margaret Hillenbrand Duke University Press 2006 The National Allegory Revisited: Writing Private and Public in Contemporary Taiwan Margaret Hillenbrand The idea for this article began some time ago when I gave a presentation on questions...
positions (1995) 3 (1): 69–96.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Hu Ying Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 The Translator Transfigured: lin Shu and the Cultural logic of Writing in the late Qing Hu Ying It might seem that the translator ought, despite or perhaps because of his or her oath...
positions (1996) 4 (3): 595–636.
Published: 01 August 1996
...Carole Cavanaugh Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 Text and Textile: Unweaving the Female Subiect in Heian Writing Carole Cavanaugh Attention to appearance, design, adornment, and color culminated in the tenth and eleventh...
positions (1998) 6 (2): 394–438.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Lingzhen Wang Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Retheorizing the Personal: Identity, Writing, and Gender in Yu Luojin’s Autobiographical Act Lingzhen Wang Yu Luojin was widely regarded as China’s most controversial woman...
positions (1999) 7 (1): 253–267.
Published: 01 February 1999
...Venkat Rao Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Commentary Writing Orally: Decolonization from Below Venkat Rao Gaddar is not the name of the person whose work I am discussing here but, rather, of a movement and of a party...
positions (2000) 8 (2): 465–497.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Tomiko Yoda 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Literary History against the National Frame, or Gender and the Emergence of Heian Kana Writing Tomiko Yoda A number of narrative tales and diaries written during the mid-Heian period are counted among...
positions (2020) 28 (4): 815–840.
Published: 01 November 2020
... whose stories previously went unheard, thus allowing for a reading as a statement against the shelving of inconvenient pasts. Broken Narratives, Multiple Truths: Writing History in Yu¯ Miri s The End of August Kristina Iwata- Weickgenannt The Exhibit Lauded Freedom of Expression. It Was Silenced...
positions (2021) 29 (2): 423–450.
Published: 01 May 2021
... cultural consciousness exhibited by the non‐Han people such as the Qiang people from southwest China. The article argues that minority groups like the Qiang are enthusiastic about “enterprising” their ethnic identities by writing minority histories into the foundational myths of a multiethnic, unified...
positions (1994) 2 (2): 250–273.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Thomas LaMarre Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Writing Doubled Over, Broken: Provisional Names, Acrostic Poems, and the Perpetual Contest of Doubles in Heian Japan Thomas LaMarre It has now become nearly impossible to think of writing in early...
positions (1995) 3 (1): 224–254.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Nina Cornyetz Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Nakagami Kenji‘s Mystic Writing Pad; or, Tracing Origins, Tales of the Snake, and the land as Matrix Nina Cornyetz The celebrated medieval poet Matsuo Bash8 is most famous for his...
positions (2008) 16 (3): 601–628.
Published: 01 August 2008
... and vocabularies specific to a hybrid colonial culture. It is the more contoured and ambivalent dynamics of colonial race relations that the senryu poetry brings forth, which, in turn, questions the existing narratives of Japanese colonialism. Duke University Press 2008 Writing Colonial Relations of Everyday...
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...
positions (2018) 26 (3): 483–515.
Published: 01 August 2018
.... Unfortunately, many critics failed to grasp the dilemmas of the present conditions insofar as they turned away from cinema and its role in constituting the present. Critical writings on art tended to adhere to a modern imagination privileging autonomy: an observer and a discrete work, as with literature...