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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the methodological questions at the heart of that controversy are still very much alive as the protean field of Chinese studies continues reinventing itself in relation to theory. A still deeper reason is to rethink, via Bruno Latour, the status of fiction in the age of posttruth and fake news—a task incumbent upon...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 177–200.
Published: 01 March 2023
... been taking place underneath and inside the transnational study of Chinese culture is not immediately visible to those who only read scholarship. In most cases, scholarly identity as poet is paratextual, haptic, a function of poetic texts passed hand to hand; the bottom of a CV, perhaps, that nobody...
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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 (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... and undergirds a new direction of literary production and reception. Mapping out qing' s long and complex lexical-conceptual history over the millennia is crucial to the study of Chinese literary thought, premodern and modern alike. In undertaking such a historicized macro study, this article consistently...
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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 (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 (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 (2022) 19 (1): 125–156.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Jianmei Liu Abstract This article contributes to the study of the cultural politics of Thirdspace in modern China, which exerted a far-reaching influence on Chinese intellectual history, literature, and culture. Although the term the third space was coined by Homi K. Bhabha, the leading figure...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 319–336.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and Indonesia respectively, was one Nanyang connection, but these writers have been discussed separately within Mahua and Yinhua 印華 (Indonesian Chinese) contexts. Ba Ren, in particular, is studied as a leftist writer who contributed artistically to the Indonesian and Chinese revolutions in the 1940s and 1950s...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
... from the widely known Chinese legend The Butterfly Lovers , 2 which follows female protagonist Zhu Yingtai as she disguises herself as a man to attend a male-only school. At the school, she meets a man, Liang Shanbo, and they develop feelings for each other during their three years of studying...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of progress and technoscientific rationality prevalent in the early twentieth century. This opening article aptly exemplifies our collective endeavor to cross boundaries between modern and premodern studies, between Western and Chinese literary and cultural theories. Just as Walter Benjamin's (1892–1940...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and emotional investment), and politics (e.g., the rise of mass politics and participatory publics)—that worked together in shaping the modern Chinese crowd discourse. One of the well-known storylines that dominates modern Chinese studies is that the rise of the individual during the May Fourth period...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 248–250.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Enhua Zhang History and memory have been the foci of Chinese studies during the past two decades in the Anglophone sphere. Informed by New Historicism and the trauma theories that flourished after World War II, scholars in Chinese studies have reached a consensus on the role of power in both...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
... relations, suggesting a productive approach to examining the text as a model of early modern queer Chinese literary traditions. Current scholarship in Sinology and Asian studies has embraced the notion of the “early modern” in diverse contexts to address historical periods ranging from late Ming to the Qing...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... take the place of the puissance paternelle (power of the father) in the new Republic? 2 In Chinese studies, anthropologist Aihwa Ong deployed the notion of family romances to examine what she called the “collective and unconscious images of family order that underlie public politics.” 3...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 428–437.
Published: 01 September 2022
... . 9 For the most comprehensive study of Chinese Peranakans, see Tan, Baba of Melaka . 10 Qiu, “Baba yu Niangre.” 11 Ibid., 62. 12 Mo, “Hong shalong,” 27 . 13 Ibid. 14 Ibid. 15 Pan, Zuoye Xingchen , 223–50 . 16 Ibid., 225. 17 Li, “Lazi fu...
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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): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yiju Huang Abstract Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936) has remained a most prominent figure in modern Chinese literary studies, but not so in modern Buddhism scholarship. This article shows the interlacing of Lu Xun's revolutionary vision with Buddhism on three primary terrains: his indebtedness to his teacher...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and debates triggered by the film deserves a separate study. As far as this article is concerned, suffice it to note that the plagiarism charges were politically motivated and not credible and that political motives to attack The Wandering Earth actually ranged from opposing Chinese nationalism to defending...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 117–138.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to geopolitical reasons. This article begins with an overview of the introduction of Russian literature into Taiwan in the twentieth century. Then it focuses on the Russian imaginary in modern Chinese poetry in Taiwan as represented by two major poets: Ya Xian and Yang Mu. Rather than an influence study...