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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 438–453.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Carlos Rojas Abstract This article borrows Juno Salazar Parreñas's concept of the “semi-wild” as an entry point into an analysis of Malaysian Chinese author Zhang Guixing's novels Elephant Herd (1998) and Monkey Cup (2000). Set in Sarawak, both works feature a relatively simple plotline interwoven...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 265–282.
Published: 01 September 2022
... approaches grounded in concepts of mesology, postloyalism, inter-imperiality, oceanic epistemologies, off-center articulations, and the condition of being “semi-wild.” The following four articles turn to literature from the region that is now Malaysia, and particularly what is commonly referred to as Mahua...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... are—and at the same time are seeking glory.” 19 He clearly feels empowered to take on this role of intercultural ambassador, and this is reflected in his authoritative tone. An English translation of the 1927 collection of short stories Wild Grass was given to the Commercial Press, but the draft...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., we find several references, such as Narcissus 水仙花 in the eponymous poem (1961), The Iliad in “Farewell to Rainbow” 辭虹 (Cihong; 1963), and Ceres in “Wild Field of Yellow Cauliflowers” 菜花黃的野地 (Caihuahuang de yedi; 1964). The most significant example from the period is “To Athena” 給雅典娜 (Gei Yadianna...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... uncontroversial throughout the 1910s, especially in contexts where they might be shown to wider audiences, such as at exhibitions. 26 The decision to feature nudity in Meiyu shows that the editors were aiming at more than just leisure or entertainment—they put (semi)nude images on the covers of five...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... Relatedly, precarity and waste are yoked in their relation to the natural world. As waste runs wild, it heightens our precariousness as a species. But circling things around, precarity is also the hallmark of a society without decent stewardship of objects, driven by what Zygmunt Bauman calls “the horror...
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