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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 224–235.
Published: 01 March 2022
... briefly explains how teaching about this occurrence of anti-Asian violence in East Asia might lead to important discussions of multiple imperialisms within/around Asia, while providing background on the broader potential of Asian American studies for pedagogical contexts within Asia. However, through...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 215–223.
Published: 01 March 2022
... . 4 Croly, Miscegenation . 3 Kubrick, Full Metal Jacket. 2 Page Act of 1875 . 1 Honderich, “Atlanta Spa Shootings.” At the center of the labyrinth we come face to face with the Minotaur of anti-Asian violence, a stark reminder of how notions of race, “us...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2022
... position. 3 This strange intrusion of professional sports into US-China relations may seem an odd anecdote to begin a discussion of our current era of anti-Asian violence, but it is a telling example of how American tendencies to position China as the antithesis of liberal democracy only expose...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 157–166.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Kim, Soon Chung Park, and Yong Ae Yue (two white customers at one of the spas, Delaina Ashley Yaun and Paul Andre Michels, were also killed). In the discussions that followed the tragedy, many commentators drew links between these killings and a larger pattern of anti-Asian violence in the United...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 256–270.
Published: 01 March 2021
... health determinates but of structurally imposed violence. In the United States, rampant forms of anti-Asian violence began emerging. 1 Furthermore, Black and Native peoples were significantly more likely to die from COVID-19, 2 though again, I stress this was a product not of biological difference...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
... attempt to overcome Cold War determinations on their country and themselves.” 20 He gives an example of the Berkeley Baodiao organization's publication Zhanbao 戰報 (The War Report), which “represented a Third World anti-imperialist critique that enabled a transpacific re-articulation of Asian America...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 203–214.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... And yet, in the wake of the 2021 shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, which primarily targeted women of Asian descent, the notion of ornamentalism is rendered nearly irrelevant in the face of ghastly violence against hard-working, nonornamental bodies of Asian/Asian American women. Navigating through the debris...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and the most appropriate analytic optic for understanding contemporary Chinese cultures. Our inability to view it as such is the consequence of three interrelated problems and entrenched assumptions: a generalization of imperial history as world history that obscures the agency of Asian subjects and states...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 301–318.
Published: 01 September 2022
... that the magazine published three kinds of stories: “1) stories that depict anti-Communist themes; 2) stories that combine anti-Communist messages with love stories; 3) popular love stories” 一是反共故事; 二是反共與愛情結合的故事; 三是通俗的愛情故事. Wang further explains that “to use the language of the USIA, the first two types...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
...). As the bodies of the Southeast Asian women shift from those of seductresses to sexual victims, 33 Ai Wu's alter-ego subtly disengages from this gendered Han ethnocentric primitivism to develop an anti-imperialist stance premised upon neither redeeming the misunderstood Chinese nor taking cues about the non...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... for Asian Studies , 2012 . Davies, Gloria . Lu Xun's Revolution: Writing in a Time of Violence . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2013 . Furth, Charlotte . “ The Sage as Rebel: The Inner World of Chang Ping-lin. ” In The Limits of Change: Essays on Conservative Alternatives...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... with the sociopolitical world in new and innovative ways while reenergizing the borders both inside and outside literature, so as to rethink history and imagine new ways of being. 1 Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians , 157, 192 . 2 Mezzadra and Nielson, Border as Method , ix. 3 Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... That is to say, an imagined geography of pandemic Asia does not thereby transform actual Asian territories and bodies into spaces of a “terror formation,” exceptional violence, or camp life à la Mbembe's colony. 73 For a historical analogue that illuminates alternative orders of biopower over Asian bodies...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to a public outcry. As Lisa Yuk-ming Leung suggests, the campaign for a diverse TV culture was part of a series of social movements in the decades following the handover in 1997—including the Queen's Pier Preservation Campaign in 2005, the Choi Yuen Village/Anti-Express Rail Movement in 2009, and the Anti...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 102–124.
Published: 01 March 2022
... . Brook, Peter . The Empty Space . New York : Touchstone , 1996 . Cayley, John . “ Digital Wen: On the Digitization of Letter- and Character-Based Systems of Inscription .” In Reading East Asian Writing: The Limits of Literary Theory , edited by Michel Hockx and Ivo Smits , 277 – 94...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
...永烈 (1940–) recounts, by walking on eggshells he was often able to maneuver his writing to circumvent censorship, but there are also times when he could only rely on publishers in Hong Kong and Taiwan: Take, for example, my eight-hundred-thousand-word study The Origin and End of the Anti-Rightists...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in Love Eterne became popular music in Taiwan, many patriots argued that “the romantic Huangmei musical songs overwhelm the sound of anti-Communism. The survival of the nation is at stake, but countless unthinking people only cry for the tragic love story instead of the lost territory.” 44 The masses...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... Representatives of the other Asian, African, and Latin American nations are either silently sitting in the back seats or nowhere to be found. The film boasts about Japan's technological achievements, which supposedly “put the other countries to shame.” In particular, the film claims that the Japanese “have met...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... “mark[s] a flexible space for the expression of all aspects of non (anti-, contra-) straight cultural production and reception. As such, this cultural ‘queer space’ recognizes the possibility that various and fluctuating queer positions might be occupied whenever anyone produces or responds to culture...