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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Ban Wang Abstract As a champion of May Fourth enlightenment and a critic of Chinese tradition, Lu Xun is less understood as a prescient critic of the myth of science and technological rationality. Walter Benjamin invoked the utopian reconciliation of humans and nature from premodern culture...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yiju Huang Abstract Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936) has remained a most prominent figure in modern Chinese literary studies, but not so in modern Buddhism scholarship. This article shows the interlacing of Lu Xun's revolutionary vision with Buddhism on three primary terrains: his indebtedness to his teacher...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... later became known as the author Lu Xun 魯迅, and his disparaging reminiscence about Meiyu caused the magazine to be all but forgotten for nearly a century. In this article, the authors use a wide variety of archival material to reconstruct the complex publishing history of the magazine, as well...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of trespasses and evictions—develop a “counterpoetics of trespass” blurring boundaries between social realist fiction and autobiographical travelogue while intertextually rerouting romantic primitivism in depictions of indigenous women through counterpoetically anemic prose. Initially taking his cue from Lu Xun...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the changes throughout the twentieth century by analyzing a selection of authorial prefaces to translated editions of three influential authors: Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936), Ba Jin 巴金 (1906–2005), and Yu Hua 余華 (1960–). All prolific preface writers, they each have, in different ways, in different periods, engaged...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Carlos Rojas Abstract Taking Lu Xun's work as its starting point, this essay examines translation as a methodology for negotiating not between different languages or dialects but rather between different voices. To the extent that some fiction attempts to manifest the voices of socially...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... into five thematic clusters. The first cluster, “Reading Ecocritically,” begins with Ban Wang's ecocritical rereading of Lu Xun's 魯迅 (1881–1936) rereading of the earliest Chinese cosmological myths to counter the discourse of progress and technoscientific rationality prevalent in the early twentieth century...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... other's (negative) reflections. But Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881−1936) must be the one who depicts the most precarious terms between Panglossianism and dark consciousness. Lu Xun's most engaging works deal with not the modernity projects as such but their setbacks, 34 not coherent social and epistemological...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 March 2022
... home, Lao Dao looks at her and is filled with hope: “He thought that he could still consider himself fortunate” 他覺得自己還是幸運的 (40). As the child personifies the ultimate stimulus of his confidence in the future, the ending evokes Lu Xun's 魯迅 (1881–1936) canonical work “Kuangren riji” 狂人日記 (Diary...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... ideological constraints.” 14 Through his meticulous study of Gao's novels, plays, poetry, essays, and ideas on literature and creative aesthetics, Liu entered another stage, in which he gradually transformed from national salvation to self-salvation, from the spiritual warrior defined by Lu Xun to a frail...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and cannibalistic mania permeating public persecutions, which reminded him of Lu Xun's 魯迅 (1881–1936) story “Shizhong” 示眾 (Public Demonstration); and he felt disoriented by the outing of Liu Shaoqi 劉少奇 (1898–1969) and other prominent figures as national traitors. When all that is solid melts into air, what is left...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... sublimity infused in literature in socialist China. In this regard, Liu's proposition of farewell to the gods also involves an endeavor to bid farewell to the romanticized self. Despite these divergences, both Lu Xun's awareness of responsibility and Dostoyevsky's consciousness of sin actually touch...
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Published: 01 March 2019
figure 13 . Members of the Popular Education Research Association (1915). Zhou Shuren (Lu Xun) is in the back row, fourth from the left. Tongsu jiaoyu yanjiuhui di-yi ci baogaoshu , Shanghai Library. Figure 13. Members of the Popular Education Research Association (1915). Zhou Shuren (Lu More
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and present, local and global converge, the author uses it to explore the larger question of how to approach the queer Sinophone. 6 See Ha Jin, “Bridegroom,” 97 . 7 Lu Xun, Zhongguo xiaoshuoshi lue , 269 . 8 Wu, Shiji mo shaonian’ai duben , 348 . 9 See Wu's epilogue in Shiji mo...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... into a modern nation, Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936) problematized nationhood as a means for Chinese people to achieve humanity in the modern world. His writings importantly suggest that the horrific infringement of humanity not only occurs out there in a barbarous, unknown culture but can also happen in one's own...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... May Fourth can be conceptualized through the practices of Chen Duxiu and Lu Xun, and the feminine May Fourth can be conceptualized through the practices of Hu Shi, Zhou Zuoren, and Cai Yuanpei 蔡元培 (1868–1940). The former is radical, while the latter is moderate. The former is revolutionary...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and recruitment—except for a few headstrong rebels. Chinese critics since late imperial times have noticed a rupture in the novel's narrative structure after the outlaws' acceptance of amnesty, and how in the later chapters the ethos of Liangshan brotherhood has changed. 23 As Lu Xun writes in an essay titled...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the new medium of the popular press, early reformers such as Liang Qichao, Hu Shi, Chen Duxiu, and Lu Xun aligned images of youth with progressive politics, Western learning, and ideas of modern selfhood. As “old youth,” this vanguard generation held up the “Gate of Darkness” through which the younger...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the image of the crowd that has no capability of political reasoning, as seen in the examples of Lu Xun's 魯迅 (1881–1936) writing on the “muddled crowd” and Gao Juefu's 高覺敷 (1896–1993) and Zhang Jiuru's 張九如 (1895–1979) work about the disqualification of the crowd as an agent of social change. Chapter 2 turns...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 102–124.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the Chinese script is manifest in Cayley's own work on algorithmic poetics. 42 In The True Story of Ah-Q: Every Page at a Time by multimedia artist Daniel C. Howe in collaboration with Cayley, 43 Lu Xun's 魯迅 (1881–1936) seminal novella “ A Q zhengzhuan ” 阿Q正傳 (The True Story of Ah Q) is remixed...
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