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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
...) and artistic circles (independent cinema and literature). This article looks at Hong Kong literature—Wu Xubin's 吳煦斌 (1949–) stories, Dung Kai-cheung's 董啟章 (1967–) literary experiments, and a recent edited volume about plants—to determine how ecotopian imaginaries and cultural identities are closely linked...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and later in his 2012 faux memoir Jiu jian 舊箋 (Old Letters). Born in Guangdong Province in 1945, Gu Cangwu (whose legal name is Koo Siu-sun 古兆申) moved as a young child with his family to Hong Kong, where he became a prominent writer, poet, and editor. He earned BA and MA degrees in literature from...
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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 (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): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... readily than other locations. For instance, engagement with political and geographical borders is a prominent theme in Sinophone literature from Southeast Asia during the Cold War period. In addition, it is hard to imagine geographical and symbolic borders not playing a role in the formation of Hong Kong...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in post-1949 Hong Kong. 1 In the opening passage, the protagonist—a writer who produces popular literature to survive in a commercial society—is laboring at his desk. Tired, bored, and dispirited, he tells the reader, “I turn on the radio. God calling.” 2 Liu's association of the radio...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Talks on the Simplification of Chinese Characters ]. Hong Kong : Sanlian shudian , 1985 . Damrosch, David . “ World Literature in a Postcanonical, Hypercanonical Age .” In Comparative Literature in the Age of Globalization , edited by Haun Saussy , 43 – 53 . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
...,” National University of Singapore, May 27–28, 2016; “Literature and Cultural Translation in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan during the Cold War,” Lingnan University, March 6–7, 2015; and “Transpacific China in the Cold War,” University of Texas at Austin, April 18–19, 2013. 2 Many historians recognize...
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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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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... land by writing graffiti on the walls of Hong Kong. 44 Deleuze and Guattari, “What Is a Minor Literature?” 20 . 45 Tian yu di , episode 28 , originally aired December 30, 2011. 46 Lam, “Nianshao wuzhi,” 303 . 47 Hui and Lau make the argument about the shared...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2019
... with Western counterparts, both individual theorists and scholarly journals. For this purpose a forum called “Theory in Comparative Perspectives” will be established to include short essays, interviews, and conversations guiding us to globalize our thinking about literature and culture. Hong Kong's unique...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., on the one hand, and Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other Sinophone regions, on the other. Pang and Ko are specifically interested in the ramifications of China's decision in the 1950s to adapt simplified versions of many Chinese characters. Although in principle this simplification process was carried out in order...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... overview of other urban literature from mainland China besides that of Beijing, as well as images of Beijing in literature from after 1949, in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Song's introduction sets up the argument as a study of the literary configuration of space: “I aim to explore...
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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 (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of Incest in Jin Ping Mei and Honglou Meng . ” In Paradoxes of Traditional Chinese Literature , edited by Eva Hung , 123 – 45 . Hong Kong : Chinese University Press , 1994 . Pollak, Ellen . Incest and the English Novel, 1684–1814 . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2003...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... 劉再復 . “ Confession Consciousness in Chinese Literature .” Interview conducted at the City University of Hong Kong, December 1 , 2002 . newscentre.cityu.edu.hk/media/news/2002/12/01/confession-consciousness-chinese-literature . Liu Zaifu 劉再復 . Daguan xinde 大觀心得 [Grand View Notes]. Hong...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
... sanshinian 回顧香港電影三十年 [ Looking Back at Hong Kong Cinema over the Past Thirty Years ]. Hong Kong : Joint Publishing , 1989 . Chen, Yeong-Rury . “ An Investigation of the Huangmei Opera Film Genre: The Audience's Perception of Ling Po's Male Impersonation .” In (En)Gendering Taiwan: The Rise...
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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...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... As the camera repeatedly highlights the benevolent looks of Mazu, the viewer gradually comes to realize another translocal link established by the star performance of Maggie Cheung 張曼玉 (1964–) as Mazu. An award-winning, internationally recognized Hong Kong film star, 25 Cheung has taken screen roles in Hong...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... reality in China but also as a prelude to his contemplation of literature for its own sake instead of subordinated to politics, revolution, concepts, or commercial purpose. Published in Hong Kong in 1995, Farewell to Revolution is a collection of dialogues between Li Zehou and Liu Zaifu...