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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Charles A. Laughlin Mapping Modern Beijing: Space, Emotion, Literary Topography . Weijie Song . NEW YORK : OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS , 2018 . 306 PP. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 The study of urban literature, or of the city in literature, in the case of China...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
... to the leisure class. As the Qing Dynasty 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...
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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 (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 (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 (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
...figure 1 . Old Beijing Animated. ...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... literature. This categorization formed the foundation for departmental divisions within Chinese colleges throughout the second half of the twentieth century. 48 In 1959, the Beijing shifan daxue zhongwen xi waiguo wenxue jiaoyanzu 北京師範大學中文系外國文學教研組 (Division of Foreign Literature, Department of Chinese...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the City Red ; Scheen, Shanghai Literary Imaginings ; Song, Mapping Beijing ; Zhang, City in Modern Chinese Literature and Film . 11 This shift is described in detail by Robin Visser in her brilliant work Cities Surround the Countryside . 12 I use the term time-space...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 366–384.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., and an elite Beijing singer in the early People's Republic who becomes a northern Shaanxi peasant after the Cultural Revolution—each form gendered symbols of place, resonating with Michael Woods's “land-as-woman” metaphor, which draws parallels between beautiful landscapes and female bodies. 27 If we...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... ( 1978 ): 1 – 2 . Chen Chao 陳超 . Zhongguo xianfeng shige lun 中國先鋒詩歌論 [ On Chinese Avant-Garde Poetry ]. Beijing : Renmin wenxue chubanshe , 2007 . Chu Qinghua 初清華 . Xin shiqi wenxue changyu yanjiu 新時期文學場域研究 [ A Study of the Literary Field in the New Period ]. Beijing : Renmin...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... in other works in the field of border studies. For example, see Nail, Theory of the Border , 1–15 ; Donnan and Wilson, Borders , 5–9 . 8 Kong, Duanmu Hongliang zhuan , 56–61 . 9 The book was finished in 1933, but was turned down by Beijing publishers because Duanmu refused to make...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... America; 2000) pictures a postapocalyptic scene of China and the world; whereas Chan Koon-chung's (1952−) 陳冠中 Shengshi 盛世 (The Fat Years; 2009) imagines a China immersed in the jubilant mood of amnesia, Ma Jian's 馬建 (1952−) Rouzhitu 肉之土 (Beijing Coma; 2010−) envisions a China as monstrous and mystical...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in Beijing. 1 Zhang stresses that his objections are categorically different from the usual complaints against the application of “Western theory” to “Chinese reality” that used to issue from “some backwater quarters of sinology beclouded by the influence of Orientalism.” 2 Rather, he takes issue...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... 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 Press , 1999 . Cai Yuanpei 蔡元培 . “ Meiyu...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Alter, Robert . Necessary Angels: Tradition and Modernity in Kafka, Benjamin, 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...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... , translated by Yang Hsien-yi and Gladys Yang . Beijing : Foreign Languages Press , 1976 . Lu Xun . Jottings under Lamplight , edited by Eileen J. Cheng and Kirk A. Denton . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2017 . Lu Xun . Luxun riji 鲁迅日記 [ Lu Xun's Diary...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... 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. Figure 1. Illustration from “My Lover” by Yuan Yunfu. From...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... hitting his ears like a tidal wave. On top of that, there was the music of the pipa coming from afar. It seemed to be a virgin courtesan singing an aria from a Beijing opera, but he had no idea which house it came from. . . . Two men next door were smoking opium and talking with great relish about...
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