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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... while only beginning to be studied as one of the major creators of modern Chinese culture. Liang Shiqiu's extensive essay writing on culinary culture (especially of Beijing) also gets short shrift in scholarship, and Song's book creates a context in which an important part of Liang's influence can...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
... came to an end in the early twentieth century, bird training was gradually adopted by the general population and soon became a cultural symbol associated with the lifestyles of old Beijingers. 11 In Mr. Six , the motif of birdcage is both metonymic and metaphorical. It is at once a see-through...
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Published: 01 October 2019
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Frederike Schneider-Vielsäcker Abstract This article examines sociopolitical commentary in contemporary Chinese science fiction literature written by authors of the post-1980s generation. With a close reading of Hao Jingfang's 郝景芳 “Beijing zhedie” 北京折疊 (Folding Beijing, 2014) and Chen Qiufan's 陳楸帆...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... logic” in his desert fiction series, illustrating how agrilogistics dominates the ecological imagination of the ethnically diverse desert-dwellers. Finally, the article analyzes the best-selling Wolf Totem by Beijing-based sent-down youth Jiang Rong 姜戎. Despite attributing desertification to Han...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... engages with Jia's film Shijie 世界 (The World; 2004) and examines the portrayal of the migrant workers and their performances in the World Park in Beijing, China. Focusing on political economy and social class, he suggests that The World renders visible the dialectic of mobility and immobility...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 264–276.
Published: 01 October 2020
... transformation in the area of same-sex relations and delineates the perspectives and values that clashed in the encounter of cultures. A key text the author examines is an official decree of 1912 that outlawed xianggong houses in Beijing, signifying the death of the custom of xianggong , which it condemned...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
...figure 1 . Old Beijing Animated. ...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 189–195.
Published: 01 December 2022
... : St. Martin's , 1999 . Cai Yuanpei 蔡元培 . Cai Yuanpei meixue wenlun 蔡元培美學文論 [Essays on Aesthetics by Cai Yuanpei]. Beijing : Beijing University Press , 1983 . Callicott, J. Baird , and Roger Ames , eds. Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought . Albany : SUNY Press , 1989...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Beijing shifan daxue zhongwen xi waiguo wenxue jiaoyanzu, Waiguo wenxue cankao ziliao , iii . 50 Chengde minzu shizhuan xuebao , “Quanguo gaodeng shifan yuanxiao.” 51 He, “Wo guo dongfang wenxue yanjiu shi yao,” 216 . 52 Wang X., Wang Xiangyuan zhuzuo ji , 2 . 53 Zhu...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., “Reconfiguring the Chronotope: Spatiotemporal Representations and Cultural Imaginations Beijing in Mr. Six ,” Xuesong Shao and Sheldon Lu focus on the chronotope of “Old Beijing” ( lao Beijing 老北京) and its quintessential incarnation in the hutong 胡同 (alleys). Through their detailed and contextual analysis...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 366–384.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the Communists might eventually eradicate the local bandits. Later on, although peasants might move to the city to become the new urban elite, the elite singer from Beijing moves to the countryside to become a peasant—a disconcerting echo of the idealistic dreams of rusticated youth. Chen Zhongshi, in turn...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in the Future,” a poem that had kept many young men and women hopeful in difficult times, in mimeographic print rather than circulated as a manuscript. Jintian would go on to publish five more of Shi Zhi's poems, all but one written in 1968, including the much cherished “This Is Beijing at 4:08” 這是四點零八分的北京...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... will be called into question later in the essay—Duanmu was born to a landlord family in reduced circumstances in the grassland of western Manchuria. When Duanmu was sixteen, his family sent him to Tianjin in China proper to attend high school. He then went to Beijing for college, majoring in history at Qinghua...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to the scene of the new millennium, observing the dystopian and heterotopian inclinations in fictional practice as opposed to the utopian aspiration in political discourse. Finally, we come to Shengshi by Chan Koon-chueng, a Hong Kong writer currently based in Beijing. The novel starts with a global...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Zhang published an article in the premier theory journal Critical Inquiry in which he took Rey Chow to task for her commentary on the June 4, 1989, massacre in Beijing. 1 Zhang stresses that his objections are categorically different from the usual complaints against the application of “Western...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... . The Origins of Totalitarianism . Orlando : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich , 1973 . Ba Jin 巴金 . Suixiang lu 隨想錄 [ Random Reflections ]. Beijing : Renmin wenxue , 1983 . Breckman, Warren . Marx, the Young Hegelians, and the Origins of Radical Social Theory . Cambridge : Cambridge University...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., and Scholem . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 1991 . Bachner, Andrea . Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture . New York : Columbia University Press , 2014 . “ Beijing tushuguan guanzhang Ren Jiyu xiansheng jianghua ” 北京圖書館館長任繼愈先生講話 [The Speech of Chief...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... , 2011 . Liu, Lydia H . “ Life as Form: How Biomimesis Encountered Buddhism in Lu Xun. ” Journal of Asian Studies 68 , no. 1 ( 2009 ): 21 – 54 . Lu Xun . Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk , translated by Yang Hsien-yi and Gladys Yang . Beijing : Foreign Languages Press , 1976...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... a solemn respect for her. 42 He recognizes her not as a deranged witch but as a progressive freedom fighter at the vanguard of the anticolonial struggle. FIGURE 1. Illustration from “My Lover” by Yuan Yunfu. From the 1963 reprinting of Nan xing ji by Ai Wu. © Zuojia chubanshe, Beijing...
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