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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 (2021) 18 (1): 293–299.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Goldsmith (1961–)for his reading (in an event co-organized by John Cayley of the Digital Arts program at Brown) of the autopsy report of Michael Brown (“the unarmed black teenager who was shot dead by police on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri” [151]) and against conceptualist Vanessa Place's...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 139–162.
Published: 01 March 2023
... . Bei Dao 北島 . Notes from the City of the Sun: Poems by Bei Dao . Edited and translated by Bonnie S. McDougall . Ithaca, NY : China-Japan Program, Cornell University , 1983 . Bei Dao 北島 . Old Snow; Jiu xue 舊雪. translated by Bonnie S. McDougall and Chen Maiping . New York : New...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
... as a reformer for principles worth preserving and formulating the new political program for the country's future” (22). She also underscores other key literary features of the text: the plot is set in present time; the places are real urban localities in the modern world; contemporary political problems provide...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of “civilization” that have breached the communities of the uplands since the nineteenth century in the guise of missionary agendas, government programs of liberation, and, more recently, economic boosters and nongovernmental organizations. Issues of agency, self-determination, and cultural and environmental...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialist-realist novels of Mao era. The epilogue considers representations of youth in post-Mao and contemporary literature. The scene is May Day, 1953 and tens of thousands of enthusiastic youth have gathered at Tiananmen Square. The programmed celebration over, groups of classmates stay on through...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... from nascent Eastern studies programs and departments in China. Finally, the proliferation of Said's Orientalist theory in the 1990s led many Chinese intellectuals to recognize that many past Chinese discourses about the East were in fact subscribed by Western Orientalism. This recognition seems...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 117–138.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of scholars who translate Russian literature into Chinese. 14 For decades, there was only a handful of Russian scholars and translators in Taiwan, such as Meng Shihuan 孟十還 (1908–?), who was the founding chair of the Russian program at the National Chengchi University; Wang Zhaohui 王兆徽 (1922–), who...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 409–430.
Published: 01 October 2021
.... 11 The “Common Program of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Congress” that was adopted provisionally before the drafting of the constitution included articles declaring the new government's commitment to the equality of all nationalities and to protect the rights of ethnic minorities...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
...” (SKSYL2019–05). It is also the result of the project “Sinophone Minority Literature Studies” (2019M653454), which was funded by the Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China and Thousand Talents Program of Sichuan Province. I would like to thank David Wang, Uradyn E. Bulag, Shu-mei Shih, Hang Tu, Kyle Shernuk...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 87–105.
Published: 01 December 2022
... privileged health program skewed in favor of elites and urbanites and divorced from the wellbeing of ordinary people. The medicine of the “barefoot doctor” entails the ecological understanding of the human body in sync with nature and is rooted in affective labor in healing the rifts between humans...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 374–393.
Published: 01 September 2022
... that there's even such a program. If you complain , you may be regarded as interrupting, no, interfering with government policy ” 老弟,有得聽就‘偷笑’了。你去 complain,弄不好變成干擾——不,干涉政府的 policy 了. 44 This admonition demonstrates a fear of reprisal for questioning state policy and satirically indicts the patronizing...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
... set about editing a collection of Xu's poetry, as he hesitated between following the poet's own program and using his farewell Weibo post, which had reached his followers at 0:00 hours on October 1, after his death in the early afternoon of the previous day. 24 The post simply read “A new day” 新的一天...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... series of the Languages and Cultures Programme at the University of Otago in May 2018. I thank Cecilia Novero, my colleague in German Studies at Otago, for sharing with me her theoretical articulation of the Dada antidiets arts, cannibalism, and the bourgeois hegemony. I also thank the Nordic Institute...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Clayton, “Consumption of Radio Broadcast Technologies in Hong Kong,” 697 . 12 “ZEK Weekly Program Forecast.” 13 Fu, “More than Just Entertaining,” 4–5 . 14 Also known in Chinese as Lidi hushing 麗的呼聲. 15 Clayton, “Consumption of Radio Broadcast Technologies in Hong Kong...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... literary history were required textbooks for passing not only examinations in literature courses but also entrance examinations for master's and PhD programs. Thus, it is not surprising that these books enjoyed great popularity in the Chinese book market. Such teaching methodology was directly adopted from...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of feudal traditions and superstitions. But the tension between political religiosity and enlightenment reason can hardly be overcome through a normative program of cultural modernization. Although the ethos of the post-Mao literary and intellectual culture was ostensibly secular in orientation, its...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... inspired the rise of missionary reform programs by middle-class white women, who with their house-to-house Chinatown visits aimed to “rescue” fallen prostitutes as well as heathen housewives by instructing them in the ways of Christian civilization and cleanliness. 82 Clearly, the medical...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 135–150.
Published: 01 December 2022
... lies further behind TerraGreen Recycling and bears the novel's title, “Waste Tide.” A clandestine program sponsored by the military-industrial-scientific complex of the Cold War, the goal of Project Waste Tide engages in research and development of a biochemical weapon of mass destruction. Dr. Suzuki...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 119–134.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and disaster. An intellectual superstructure is born. At universities, the brick becomes a subject of study and trendy interdisciplinary research for social and natural sciences. The study programs and academic departments mushroom. All kinds of technoscientific discourses and accounts are heaped on this low...