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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the characteristics of borders and frontiers, including migration and settlement, cultural hybridity, and transnationalism. It also 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...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Kyle Shernuk Abstract By interrogating the borderlands of the discipline of Chinese literature, this article argues that Chinese literary studies should recognize non-Sinitic-language literatures that engage with issues of Chineseness as proper objects of study. Prevailing frameworks in Chinese...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Jerôme de Wit Abstract Korean-Chinese literature after the establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC) predominantly eulogized the lives of farmers. Such literature portrayed farmers' lives and how, through their work, they could transform both their own livelihoods and that of the nation...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
...經 (Classic of Mountains and Seas). Dystopia and heterotopia permeate contemporary Chinese narrative literature. This fact leads one to look into the spectrum of utopian imaginary of our time and ask whether the utopian discourse as proffered by the political machine and select intellectuals...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 285–288.
Published: 01 March 2021
... studies, to “make a case for the wutuobang xiaoshuo genre as a coherent and useful analytical tool for the further understanding of early modern Chinese literature and the historical subtext whence it emerged” (30). The remaining chapters turn to close analysis of the primary texts in roughly...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Shuang Shen Abstract The current state of Chinese literary studies is undergoing a process of re(b)ordering where the nation-state is no longer seen as the only acceptable framing for Chinese literature, and existing identificatory markers of Chinese literature—locality, language, ethnicity...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 409–430.
Published: 01 October 2021
... writer who establishes herself within the dominant tradition of Chinese literature. As one of the few prominent Sinophone Uyghur writers, she inevitably becomes a token that sustains the rhetoric of Chinese literature as inclusive and diverse. Along this line of thought, the article argues that Padi...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of Europe and the United States and how Chinese academia repositioned itself in response to the adoption of Western criticism on Orientalism in the 1980s. This article also traces the institutionalization of oriental literature studies in modern China under the influence of both Soviet Russian and Western...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Maghiel van Crevel Abstract Battlers poetry ( dagong shige 打工詩歌), a genre whose name has mostly been rendered in English as “migrant worker poetry” to date, presents an important development in Chinese literature since the 2000s. Written by members of a new precariat that plays a key role...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., this article argues that he seeks to further detach literature from politics by calling for various transcendental dimensions of Chinese literary works beyond the realistic one and by paying intense attention to the literary descriptions of people's sin of complicity and their inner struggle. Liu's evocation...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... this internal bifurcation of Chinese language may point to the possibility of constructing an alternative model of world literature. Recently there has been a recent surge of interest in world literature as a new paradigm for literary studies in the global age. Literary scholars are becoming increasingly aware...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in literature. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 third zone literary subjectivity Farewell Revolution exile the god return to the classics cosmopolitanism 8 Liu Z., “Lun wenxue de zhutixing.” 9 Ibid. 10 Li, Chinese Aesthetic Tradition , x. 11 Admussen...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and assumes a sober voice as he calls for ethnic equality. Simultaneously lyrical and political, Shen's ethnically themed works are significant for forming new scholarly understandings of both May Fourth literature and the broader discourse of ethnicity, which underpins the very notion of Chineseness...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
... daxue xuebao (zhexue shehui kexue ban) 內蒙古師範大學學報(哲學社會科學版) [ Journal of Inner Mongolia Normal University (Philosophy and Social Science) ] 38 , no. 5 ( 2009 ): 27 – 37 . Shih, Shu-mei . “ Against Diaspora: The Sinophone as Places of Cultural Production .” In Global Chinese Literature...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Zong-qi Cai Abstract The term qing 情 (emotion) has lain at the core of Chinese thinking about literature from antiquity through modern times. It is of profound paradigmatic significance because each major reconceptualization of qing by literary writers and scholars almost invariably signifies...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Shi 唐湜 (1920–2005), with the formal problem of Chinese fiction: Since the New Literature movement, the production of the long novel has been very few in number. In terms of plot, many of the long novels can only be considered as an extension of short stories or medium-length novels. Seriously...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... ( 1973 ): 733 – 45 . Tanner, Harold M. China: A History , vol. 1 . Indianapolis , IN : Hackett , 2010 . Tsu, Jing , and David Der-wei Wang . “ Introduction: Global Chinese Literature .” In Global Chinese Literature: Critical Essays , edited by Jing Tsu and David Der-wei...
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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...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and psychological noumenon in Confucian aesthetics to refute the romantic and sublime figure of the proletarian subject, Liu's espousal of religious transcendence provided Chinese writers with a spiritual dimension to actualize literature's breakaway from the tutelage of the revolutionary state. Their reflections...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
... current moment in the study of modern and contemporary Chinese poetry in English was inaugurated with a break: “The differences between classical and modern poetry,” wrote Michelle Yeh, in a 1990 article in Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews , “in terms of poetic assumptions and modes...