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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Winnie L. M. Yee Abstract The often-heated debates concerning Hong Kong's literary representations all take as a premise that Hong Kong has an urban identity, defined by its mythic transformation from a fishing village to a metropolis. On the return of the sovereignty to mainland China in 1997...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Hazel Shu Chen Abstract In 1950s and early 1960s Hong Kong, radio permeated in everyday life as a major source of entertainment and information. It subsequently gave rise to a peculiar genre in Cantonese cinema, film adaptations of “airwave novels” ( tiankong xiaoshuo dianying 天空小說電影), which...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 224–235.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Grace En-Yi Ting Abstract This article draws on Judith Butler's theories of violence and grief in order to outline a self-reflexive narrative of teaching and speaking about the Atlanta shootings of March 2021 as a queer and feminist studies scholar of Japanese studies in Hong Kong. The article...
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Published: 01 March 2022
Figure 1. A flying Hong Kong Junk selling Thai food in New York in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element (1997). More
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Lorraine Wong Abstract Tian yu di 天與地 (When Heaven Burns, 2011), a primetime television series that was screened in Hong Kong from November 2011 to January 2012, tells the story of a young rock band struggling with the memory of having eaten a fellow bandmate in order to survive a mountaineering...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
...James Shea Abstract This article examines the Hong Kong writer Gu Cangwu 古蒼梧 (1945–) and his grassroots activism during the Cold War, namely, his appropriation of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program (IWP). At the IWP from 1970 to 1971, Gu grew critical of US foreign policy...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Mingyi's short story “The Ninety-Ninth Floor” and Hong Kong writer Dorothy Tse's “Mute Doors,” this article proposes the term time-space as a suitable concept for dealing with discrete sections of space-time in literature and goes on to explore the elevator as a prime example of such an explicitly temporal...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of Chinese-language literature, film, music, radio, and newspapers produced between 1946 and 1991 in the PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. 1 Very few scholars, however, ever apply the concept of the Cold War to materials produced after 1991. The commonly accepted view is that the Cold War...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to shu tong wen , underlined by typical nationalist thinking. Some scholars contend that regions using fantizi , like Taiwan and Hong Kong, should switch to jiantizi , 65 while others advocate establishing fantizi as the only official Chinese written system on both sides of the Taiwan Strait...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
...–10, 2019, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 1 Guo, Moruo wenji , 10:3 . 2 Lu, Jottings under Lamplight , 146 . 3 Mao, “May 4th Movement.” 4 Cao, Story of the Stone , 3:576 . 5 Ibid., 1:134. References Cao Xueqin . The Story...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of cannibalism. In particular Wong considers a recent Hong Kong television series that explores the aftermath of an incident in which three young members of a band consumed the flesh of a fourth bandmate after the group lost their way in a blizzard. The majority of the series is then set eighteen years later...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2022
... protestors in Hong Kong. “Fight for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong,” the tweet read, immediately drawing attention both because of the unexpected solidarity between an American sports team and an Asian metropolis, as well as its clumsy implementation. 1 In recent years, NBA athletes have become...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Zong-qi Cai Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 On behalf of the entire editorial team, it is my honor and pleasure to inaugurate Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature , a biannual peer-reviewed journal published by Duke University Press for Lingnan University of Hong Kong...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... that finds its mirror image in the all-star, mostly Asian real and fictive celebrity guest list at the rich princeling Colin Khoo's wedding, featuring such luminaries as Faye Wong, the “Greta Garbo of Hong Kong,” and Tracy Kuan, supposedly the Barbra Streisand of Asia. Yet ironically, while this shift may...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... at Lingnan University of Hong Kong in the summer of 2019. In planning this special issue, I wanted a broader perspective and issued an open call for papers, hoping for a real cross section of innovative scholarship pursued by scholars of diverse theoretical interests. When all the proposals were collected, I...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
...–) as Mazu. An award-winning, internationally recognized Hong Kong film star, 25 Cheung has taken screen roles in Hong Kong and French cinemas that embody displacement, vulnerability, and multiple identities, for instance, in Song of the Exile 客途秋恨 (Ketu qiuhen; dir. Ann Hui 許鞍華 [1947–], 1990...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the emotional torment and failures of both women even more visible and tragic to the audience. In a show of callous sense of entitlement, for example, Dew thinks nothing of gambling away in one evening at the mahjong table the private fellowship that Lute brings her during her mother's short visit in Hong Kong...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
... visited Taiwan. However, the displaced life experience of Ling as a girl who had been adopted and traveled through Guangdong, Fujian, and Hong Kong due to war and poverty left space for manipulating the interpretation of her jiguan . In Taiwan, various townsmen associations ( tongxianghui 同鄉會) were...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to include sinophone perspectives from Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as images created by foreign or transcultural figures such as Lin Yutang 林語堂 (1895–1976), Princess Der Ling 裕德齡 (1885–1944), and Victor Segalen. This has the effect of creating more of a kaleidoscope of images of Beijing than a unified...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
...' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan , edited by Maud Lavin and Ling Yang , 45 – 62 . Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press , 2017 . Yang, Ling , and Xu, Yanrui . “ Chinese Danmei Fandom and Cultural Globalization from...