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positions: asia critique

positions: asia critique is an independent refereed journal, published quarterly by Duke University Press, widely known for its prize winning special issues and innovative scholarship. Tani Barlow, Chao Professor in the Department of History at Rice, is senior and founding editor of the journal, which celebrates its 25th birthday in 2017.

positions is a forum of debate. Contributors, editors, and readers advocate placing cultural critique at the center of historical and theoretical practice, under the guiding premise that criticism has to be self-critical. Scholars of  "Asia," cognizant of the social, intellectual, and profound political changes, the intensifying global flows of labor and capital in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, are the producers and consumers of positions. Open to new trends, positions supports emerging priorities in scholarship, teaching, and criticism.