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Editor's Introduction

Editor's Introduction 24:3 August 2016 fakery contributes to the most longed for achievement of all, making China's own national brands. Tyrell Haberkorn's "Engendering Sedition: Ethel Rosenberg, Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul, and the Courage of Refusal" invokes another historical temporality, of salutary future political models resurrected out of the past. Here the question is how to evaluate two sedition cases separated in almost every way except for the fact that both the accused were female. Haberkorn deftly shows that despite era, space, and type of national crisis, the Rosenberg and Daranee cases overlap because two anomalously "seditious" women found themselves unapologetically refusing to perjure themselves. What the essay shows once it works through the particulars of the law, legitimate dissent and normativity in gender performance, is that disproportionate punishment -- death in one case, and cruel and unusual imprisonment in the other -- helps to clarify the contemporary stake. It draws our contradictions more tightly and makes a model case for what Haberkorn calls scholarly work that aims to be seditious, precisely in order to challenge so-called crises, routinely manufactured. When Sandra So Hee Chi Kim's essay on "Suji Kwock Kim's `Generation' and the Ethics of Diasporic Postmemory" questions understanding of what is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png positions asia critique Duke University Press

Editor's Introduction

positions asia critique , Volume 24 (3) – Aug 1, 2016

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Abstract

24:3 August 2016 fakery contributes to the most longed for achievement of all, making China's own national brands. Tyrell Haberkorn's "Engendering Sedition: Ethel Rosenberg, Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul, and the Courage of Refusal" invokes another historical temporality, of salutary future political models resurrected out of the past. Here the question is how to evaluate two sedition cases separated in almost every way except for the fact that both the accused were female. Haberkorn deftly shows that despite era, space, and type of national crisis, the Rosenberg and Daranee cases overlap because two anomalously "seditious" women found themselves unapologetically refusing to perjure themselves. What the essay shows once it works through the particulars of the law, legitimate dissent and normativity in gender performance, is that disproportionate punishment -- death in one case, and cruel and unusual imprisonment in the other -- helps to clarify the contemporary stake. It draws our contradictions more tightly and makes a model case for what Haberkorn calls scholarly work that aims to be seditious, precisely in order to challenge so-called crises, routinely manufactured. When Sandra So Hee Chi Kim's essay on "Suji Kwock Kim's `Generation' and the Ethics of Diasporic Postmemory" questions understanding of what is

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