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positions (2002) 10 (3): 525–546.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Jian Xu 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Radical Ethnicity and Apocryphal History: Reading the Sublime Object of Humanism in Zhang Chengzhi’s Late Fictions Jian Xu Zhang Chengzhi is a well-known contemporary Chinese writer whose sen- timents...
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positions (2006) 14 (3): 687–715.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Howard Y. F. Choy Duke University Press 2006 “To Construct an Unknown China”: Ethnoreligious Historiography in Zhang Chengzhi’s Islamic Fiction Howard Y. F. Choy China is a polyethnic country with the Han as the dominant majority...
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positions (2015) 23 (1): 185–190.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jing Wang; Winnie Won Yin Wong This piece is an interview conducted as an e-mail Q&A by the editors with Huan Zhang in November 2013. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Sino-Japanese history digital media online pedagogy global academe visual culture Interview with 2005...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 815–838.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Eun Ah Cho Abstract This article examines the humanistic relationship between Korean Chinese and North Korean refugees on the Sino–North Korean border in Zhang Lu's film Dooman River (2010) and delineates how the ethical obligation to “our” people, or brethren ( dongpo ), is removed...
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positions (1995) 3 (3): 663–694.
Published: 01 August 1995
...Naifei Ding Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Tears of Ressentiment; or, Zhang Zhupo’s Jin Ping Mei Naifei Ding This essay is part of a project in which I read thejin ping mei (hereafter JPM), in its three seventeenth-century...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 789–812.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Nicholas de Villiers; Yongan Wu Zhang Bingjian's documentary Readymade (2008) focuses on the lives of two Mao Zedong impersonators in the People's Republic of China: Mr. Peng Tian, a forty-six-year-old farmer from Hunan Province enrolled in the performance art program of Beijing Film Academy...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 451–471.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Zhang Huiyu; Federico Picerni Abstract Over the past few years, China's cultural landscape has seen the emergence of several authors from among its migrant laborers, or “new workers.” Fan Yusu and Xu Lizhi are the most representative. Their literary production, which draws on their personal...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 816–832.
Published: 01 August 1993
...Yingjin Zhang Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Commentary Re-envisioning the Institution of Modern Chinese literature Studies: Strategies of Positionality and Self-Reflexivity Yingjin Zhang The journal Modern China recently carried a debate over...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 659–667.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Li Zhang In this essay I suggest that rather than asking whether China or Vietnam is becoming neoliberal, we might be better served by asking how Chinese or Vietnamese political and social actors make use of neoliberal ideas and techniques for their own ends. A central task of the anthropology...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 349–387.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Xudong Zhang 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Shanghai Nostalgia: Postrevolutionary Allegories in Wang Anyi’s Literary Production in the 1990s Xudong Zhang Prologue: The City at a Standstill In Zhang Ailing’s now classic 1943 short story “Sealed Off ” (“Fengsuo...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Xia Zhang In recent years, China's labor market deregulation and increasing unemployment and underemployment have hit Chinese youth particularly hard. How are Chinese urban youth responding to these new labor conditions? This article argues that they are not only creating new forms of work...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 August 1994
...Yingjin Zhang Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Engendering Chinese Filmic Discourse of the 1930s: Configurations of Modern Women in Shanghai in Three Silent Films Yingjin Zhang What the popular wisdom knows...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 423–450.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Yanshuo Zhang Abstract This article probes a long‐overlooked concept in modern China—ethnic indigeneity—to propose new ways of looking at the relationship between the Chinese nation and its multiethnic minority groups. The Western scholarly community has long held that because the Chinese state...
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positions (2018) 26 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 November 2018
... stars. The emergence of participatory cyberculture has further ethnicized or globalized transnational Chinese or Asian stars such as Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chow Yun-fat, and Ken Watanabe, who are known for their compelling, exotic images to the Westernized audience. Among others...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 155–177.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Eileen Otis In her best-selling book, Beautiful Faces Grow Rice ( Meili liandan zhang dami ), author Lu Junqing articulated an emergent aesthetic and economic logic: women's pursuit of beauty is the most certain means of achieving career success. In an industry that is rapidly growing, millions...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Peng Hsiao-yen This article centers on Zhu Tianwen, Zhu Tianxin, and Zhang Dachun, writers who were born and brought up in the “solders' villages” and have cultivated a condition of marginality that allows them to position themselves as nonbelievers—those who question the truth of any totalizing...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 403–429.
Published: 01 May 2023
... the intimate lives of one hundred women factory workers in China's Pearl River delta. Their experiences are documented—in poetic form—in Stories of Migrant Women written by China's best known rural migrant poet Zhang Xiaoqiong. The article approaches Zheng the poet as a de facto social science researcher...
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positions (2002) 10 (3): 511–524.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Zhang Chengzhi 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Translated by Andrew F. Jones Statue of a Dog Zhang Chengzhi In the best of times, you commemorate people. Sima Qian was born at the right time, and his portrayals of that wondrous epoch...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 723–737.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Zhang Yiwu Among the many theories that evaluate “made by Žižek” and “made in China,” history reveals an uncanny similarity. Both of them unexpectedly project the complexity and nuances of the capitalist imaginary in the post-cold war era of globalization. They are both sorts of “global commodities...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 99–130.
Published: 01 February 2006
...- procity of culture and power. Zhang Jingsheng (1888 – 1970), the European- trained scholar and romantic thinker, adapted elements from both the Ger- man and Confucian tradition to forge a model of aesthetic governance in a series of lectures...