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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... [ The New Situation of Oriental National Liberation War ]. Shanghai : Shangwu yinshuguan , 1950 . Meng Zhaoyi 孟昭毅 . Dongfang wenhua wenxue yinyuan 東方文化文學因緣 [ The Karma of Oriental Culture and Literature ]. Changchun : Jilin daxue chubanshe , 1996 . Meng Zhaoyi 孟昭毅 . “ Dongfang wenxue...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 319–336.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Nicholas Y. H. Wong Abstract This article proposes resource extraction politics as a lens to analyze the relationship between Malaysian Chinese (or Mahua) literature and the global literary economy. Rather than ascribe Mahua literature to its present national boundaries and diasporic communities...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... nationalist movements during the 1950s. Unlike Anwar's modernist poems that thrive in Indonesia, Wei Beihua's works were considered outliers during a period when realist literature was deemed an effective tool for social mobilization in postwar Malaya. Nonetheless, it is critical for us to recognize that Wei...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
... literature 1950s literature local landscape political agency minority identity Before the Japanese empire collapsed in 1945, a significant number of Korean writers had moved to Japanese-occupied Manchukuo (1932–1945), inspired by Japanese monetary incentives and imperial propaganda that proclaimed...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 301–318.
Published: 01 September 2022
... a hard time accepting the proliferation of popular literature of the 1950s and 1960s. With respect to the Hong Kong–Singapore/Malaya connection, the literary publications that have so far received the most attention are the journal Chao Foon 蕉風, which championed chun wenxue 純文學 (pure literature...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the narrator's lament over the vulgarity of superficial popular culture and the absence in late 1950s Hong Kong of any real literature with profound “interior truth” ( neizai zhenshi 內在真實), he involuntarily, even self-indulgently, conjures up a collage of the cityscape by means of various affective, tactile...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 411–427.
Published: 01 September 2022
... . Mahua wenxue de xianshizhuyi chuantong 馬華文學的現實主義傳統 [The Realist Tradition in Malayan Chinese Literature]. Singapore : Honglu qiye wenhua , 1976 . He Guimei 賀桂梅 , ed. “50–70 niandai wenxue” yanjiu duben 「50–70年代文學」研究讀本 [Handbook of “1950s–1970s Literature”]. Shanghai : Shanghai shudian...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
... examines the boundaries of literature as it manifests itself in multiple forms of media and mediation. The Chinese equivalents to “borderland” include expressions such as bianjiang 邊疆, bianchui 邊陲, bianjing 邊境, and biandi 邊地, among others, all denoting the highly contested space in which people...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... In the edited volume Petrified Utopia: Happiness Soviet Style , authors trace a simplified, standardized version of happiness promoted by the state and embraced by individuals. In the positive emotions encouraged through literature, art, film, advertising, and daily life practices such as cooking, the volume...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 117–138.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to a department in 1994. Given the particular sociopolitical conditions, it is understandable that the vast majority of translations of Russian literature in Taiwan from the 1950s to the 1980s were not done by local translators. Rather, they came from either Hong Kong or pre-1949 mainland China. For example...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the invasion of uncivil language. After one hundred years, the achievement of the New Literature movement is far from ideal. Especially in the 1950s–1970s, Chinese literature was severely politicized and stereotyped. The literature in those thirty years was a complete failure. Most works possessed no aesthetic...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Youth by several years. Huang's 1915 articles, written while onboard a steamship to America, voiced one of the earliest calls for the awakening of the “souls” of the Chinese people as the key to national reform. In the early 1950s, a call for youth to become the “leading force of national...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Gushi xinbian 故事新編 (Old Stories Retold), Wang shows how the progenitor of modern Chinese literature reinvokes primordial human-nature bonds to combat the contemporary obsession with science, technocratic elites, and domination of nature and humans, in ways that anticipate Benjamin's similar moves about...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... is also the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious National Award for Culture and Art in Taiwan (2000), the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature in the United States (2013), and the Cikada Prize in Sweden (2016). The poet's account explains the rather unusual representation of the Greek...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
...) and artistic circles (independent cinema and literature). This article looks at Hong Kong literature—Wu Xubin's 吳煦斌 (1949–) stories, Dung Kai-cheung's 董啟章 (1967–) literary experiments, and a recent edited volume about plants—to determine how ecotopian imaginaries and cultural identities are closely linked...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... from foreign literatures differ from that of, say, Zhou Zuoren 周作人(1885–1968), another giant of the May Fourth Period whose intellectual trajectory likewise cannot be separated from translation? But this question in itself is evidence of just how relevant Wang's exploration of the centrality...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 255–259.
Published: 01 March 2022
...’ and ‘industrial-as-artisanal’” (178). With its focus on socialist films from the 1950s and the first half of the 1960s, chapter 6 looks at a different kind of crossing: young people's railway travel from cities to China's frontier regions, where they devote themselves wholeheartedly to transforming wasteland...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... voices that were not in harmony with the central ideology” were regarded as dissident voices of the other. 12 Similarly, Liu held that Chinese literature from the 1950s to 1970s heavily, if not entirely, relied on a particular foreign “ism” introduced from the Soviet Union. Moreover, in the new era...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... emergency and biosecurity can be retold from the perspective of a critical geopolitics, however. Charting alternative origin stories for this discourse yields three key moments in US geopolitical history: the post-9/11 War on Terror, the late 1980s–90s post–Cold War period, and the 1950s early Cold War era...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Petrus Liu Abstract This essay proposes a reconceptualization of the Cold War as a critical methodology for the study of contemporary Chinese-language cultures and literatures. Arguing that the Cold War is not over but simply transformed, the author redefines it as an enduring “problematic...