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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
... “going beyond the Western Pass” ( zou xikou 走西口), see Gibbs, “Going beyond the Western Pass,” 13 . 52 Leung, Contemporary Chinese Fiction Writers , 188 . 53 Yasumoto, “Lu Yao wenxue zhong de guanjian ci.” 43 Li, “Tangwu jian da,” 4–5 . 44 Gao, “New Official History...
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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 (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
...-formed. In doing so, they instantiate the dynamics of bordering China in the present as it was in the longue durée of the past. The special issue represents a collaborative effort of Kyle Shernuk, Miya Xie, and David Wang. We would like to express our gratitude to Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese...
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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
...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): 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 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Frederik H. Green The Translatability of Revolution: Guo Moruo and Twentieth-Century Chinese Culture . Pu Wang . CAMBRIDGE, MA : HARVARD UNIVERSITY ASIA CENTER , 2018 . 336 PP. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 In the conclusion of his extensive and wide-ranging...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... 1 When considering prefaces written specifically for translated texts, which travel across national borders, a new dimension is added: that of the translated work and its new imagined readership. The authorial preface, long privileged in Chinese literary tradition, allows the author to discuss...
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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 (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 (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
...,” Chinese scholars have also been inspired to reconceptualize the notion of the Orient in recent decades. By examining the formation of the notion of dongfang 東方 (the Orient) through journal publications, academic disciplinary construction, and the writing of oriental history, this article observes how...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 385–408.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Christopher Peacock Abstract From early works such as “Ralo” (1997) to the more recent “Black Fox Valley” (2012), the acclaimed Tibetan author Tsering Döndrup has demonstrated a consistent interest in the impact of the Chinese language on Tibetan life. This article examines the techniques...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Yanshuo Zhang Abstract This article investigates the underexamined ethnic motifs of the modern literary master Shen Congwen's 沈從文 fictional creations. In the field of Chinese literary scholarship, Shen is widely recognized as a leading figure of the May Fourth “native soil” literary tradition...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... took advantage of the peripheries of both Western and Chinese cultures to discover the location of the “third zone” from which to return to the original self and the pure heart influenced by Zen Buddhism. In his third life journey, he completely identified with a cosmopolitan status, which enabled him...
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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...