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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... 39 In the postsocialist context, however, the phenomenon tells us something more. Insofar as Chinese socialist literature has been prescribed in terms of realism, be it called revolutionary realism, humanist realism, magic realism, romantic realism, or new realism, that science fiction writers...
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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 (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 (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 (2022) 19 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., and gender. yeelmw@hku.hk Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 Chinese literature ghost chronotope post-socialist China urban Although the exhaustion and brutal exploitation of nature in the name of progress has been decried in recent decades, post-socialist China continues...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 285–288.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Cara Healey Hundred Days' Literature: Chinese Utopian Fiction at the End of Empire, 1902–1910 . Lorenzo Andolfatto . BOSTON : BRILL , 2019 . 238 PP. Copyright © 2021 Lingnan University 2021 Lorenzo Andolfatto's Hundred Days' Literature: Chinese Utopian Fiction at the End...
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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 (2023) 20 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 March 2023
... literature, they were written in classical Chinese and premodern forms. Island translates them into stiff free-verse academic English, asking English-language readers to imaginatively project poetic beauty onto the originals. Other translations, such as Teow Lim Goh's Islanders (2016) and Jeffrey Thomas...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Cheow Thia Chan Abstract Recent studies on Singapore Chinese literature have employed analytical lenses such as the Sinophone and postloyalism, which are exogenous to the historical and everyday experiences in the region that produced the texts. This article proposes using the lens of the Chinese...
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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
... . Cheah, Pheng . What Is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2016 . Chen, Ping . Modern Chinese: History and Sociolinguistics . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1999 . Chen Sihe 陳思和 . “ Shilun dangdai wenxueshi (1949...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... . Yuedu Meiguo 閱讀美國 [ Reading America ]. Hong Kong : Mingbao chubanshe , 2002 . Liu Zaifu 劉再復 and Lin Gang 林崗 . Chuantong yu Zhongguo ren 傳統與中國人 [ Tradition and the Chinese ]. Beijing : Sanlian shudian , 1988 . Liu Zaifu 劉再復 . Zui yu wenxue 罪與文學 [ Sin and Chinese Literature...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 225–247.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Hangping Xu Abstract This article advances a critical account of Chinese internet poetry as performative speech acts by focusing on the rise of Yu Xiuhua as a “crip” figure. Then, discussing Yu's poetry as world literature via translation, it posits a performative framework of translation...
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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): 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 (2023) 20 (2): 297–314.
Published: 01 September 2023
...-garde Sinophone classicism digitality and materiality Avant-garde literature ( xianfengwenxue 先鋒文學) seems to have become a bygone era in the history of Chinese literature. In the 1980s, a group of seminal writers like Can Xue 殘雪 (b. 1953), Yu Hua 余華 (b. 1960), and Su Tong 蘇童 (b. 1963) emerged...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Movement of 1919 further signaled the start of the Chinese enlightenment, in which modern Chinese literature played an important role in the struggle against tradition and, as one aspect of that tradition, despotism. In response to this movement, many literary magazines written by minority groups emerged...