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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Jasmine Yu-Hsing Chen Abstract This article explores how gendered Chineseness is represented, circulated, and received in Huangmei musical films for audiences in martial-law Taiwan. Focusing on Love Eterne (1963), the analysis examines how theatrical impersonations in the film provided a “queer...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 366–384.
Published: 01 October 2021
.... Whether it is the bridge in Rensheng , Simeizi's “discomfort,” or the last singer's liminal identity, these sites of transgressive hybridity challenge mainstream Chinese assumptions favoring Confucian cultivation and socialist urban modernity, as well as romantic ideas of going to the People. On the one...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
...David Der-wei Wang Abstract This article seeks to analyze the contested conditions of modern and contemporary Chinese utopia, as a political treatise, a literary genre, and a social imaginary. It takes a historical perspective from which to describe the rise of utopia in the late Qing era...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of translation to China's struggle with modernity is to the field of modern China studies. This book, which in itself is an epitome of translingual practice in that Wang seemingly effortlessly navigates between sources in Chinese, English, and German, provides readers with the conceptual framework...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Géraldine Fiss The Chinese Political Novel: Migration of a World Genre . Catherine Vance Yeh . CAMBRIDGE, MA : HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS , 2015 . 429 PP. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 This book illuminates the “steep, short and international career...
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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 (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 (2021) 18 (1): 300–303.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Melody Yunzi Li Gu Hongming's Eccentric Chinese Odyssey . Chunmei Du . PHILADELPHIA : UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS , 2019 . 251 PP. Copyright © 2021 Lingnan University 2021 This book guides us through Gu Hongming's eccentric odyssey with extensive readings of rich...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Lucas Klein Abstract Examining how contemporary poets raised in China are looking at classical Chinese poetry from the Tang—in particular, the poetry and the figure of Li Bai 李白 (701–762)—this article questions the epistemological divide, common to scholarship, between premodern and modern Chinese...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., a territorial gateway, a contact zone, a liminal terrain, a “state of exception,” and an imaginary portal. In eleven essays, this issue explores the intersection of ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and ecological dynamics that inform the cartography of the Chinese borderland, from the Northeast to the Southwest...
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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): 260–263.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Nick Stember nas53@cam.ac.uk Manhua Modernity: Chinese Culture and the Pictorial Turn . John Crespi . Oakland : University of California Press , 2020 . 197 pp. Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 Taking the humble manhua (cartoon) periodical as his subject...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 March 2022
... on the lives of Chinese people and the ways in which urban spaces, which are the result of a long-term ideologically and economically driven development paradigm, are rendered spectral and uncanny by contemporary Chinese writers. Specters serve as common tropes for social injustice, personal vendettas...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 255–259.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Jie Guo guoji@mailbox.sc.edu Going to the Countryside: The Rural in the Modern Chinese Cultural Imagination, 1915–1965 . Yu Zhang . Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press , 2020 . 294 pp. Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 Yu Zhang's Going to the Countryside...
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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 (2022) 19 (1): 251–254.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., in the process of which they use his image “to suit the ends of Japanese apologism, pan-Asianism, Chinese nationalism, and Sinophone Malaysian identity” (105). In this chapter, the archive figures prominently as a potential repository of clues to the location of the “corpus or corpse” of Yu Dafu, who, after...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Jie Lu Abstract A reading of the cinematic representation of the global city in Chinese “new urban films” and in rural-migrant films leads this article to focus on the plurality and dialogism among different chronotopes produced collectively across these films. The article argues that the global...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 394–410.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Ko Chia-Cian; Sun Pingyu Abstract As a Chinese-medium educational institution, Chung Ling High School (CLHS) in Penang enjoyed an illustrious reputation in the Malayan era. During the fall of Penang in World War II, the deaths of eight teachers and forty-six students from CLHS marked a painful...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 491–508.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Shirley O. Lua Abstract This article surveys contemporary Filipino Chinese authors' interest in speculative fiction. Many of the authors of this burgeoning movement were included in the anthology Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology (2012), edited by Charles A. Tan...