on 'Asia' and its global

Escalating twenty-first-century crises have created an urgent need for direct interaction among scholars and readers. We aim to renovate how we debate, organize, and inform.

praxis is community debate to grasp onto an emergent question on ‘Asia’, offering readers an opportunity to shake things up; an orientation, political strategy, or a tactical dispute. praxis engages opinion broadly and solicits immediate response.
episteme addresses current crises in ‘Asia’ and responding movements. We provide critical reflections and philosophical reconsiderations of events as they unfold, seeking to emphasize transformations agitating ‘Asia’ and the world.
eikon works at the edges of political engagement in the arts. Experiments in thought, image, and politics exposed to a theory-driven political art open unknowns. The politics of aesthetics is a politics we cannot escape.

about the latest issue of positions: asia critique

Offering a fresh approach to East Asia and Asian American studies, positions employs theoretical and multidisciplinary methods in creating a provocative forum for vigorous debate. Through expansive scholarly articles, commentaries, poetry, photo spreads, and political and philosophical debates, contributors consider a broad variety of pressing questions from a striking range of perspectives. Thematic issues of positions tackling new, often pathbreaking areas of concern—or traditional areas of concern from a fresh vantage point—are interspersed with general issues offering original scholarship that crosses disciplinary and topical boundaries. The breadth and pace of the journal ensure that readers are challenged as well as informed.

editorial collective

Tani Barlow
Arnika Fuhrmann
Katsuya Hirano
Rebecca Karl
Suzy Kim
Fabio Lanza
Lan Li
Aminda Smith
Gavin Walker
Angela Zito

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