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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 411–427.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Ng Kim Chew; Po-Hsi Chen Abstract The historical relationship between the categories of Malayan Communist fiction and People's Republic of China revolutionary historical fiction remains to be clarified, just as the Malayan Communist revolution was covertly, but undeniably, connected to the Chinese...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 265–282.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... In the following article, “Why Does a Failed Revolution Also Need Fiction? On the Mahua Genre of Failed Revolutionary Historical Fiction,” Ng Kim Chew uses Chinese communist fiction to reexamine the genre of Malayan communist fiction. Ng notes that unlike Chinese communist fiction, which tends to be defined by its...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 301–318.
Published: 01 September 2022
... , in which it is stated that “the story is written in response to the suggestion of USIS Singapore that there be more stories with Malayan Chinese settings and the anti-communist theme treated in a subtle manner to avoid being branded as ‘sheer propaganda.’” 30 The fact that the USIA encouraged writers...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and is obsessed with the borders between literature and social reality. He considers his own stories such as “The Year I Returned to Malaya” to be Magong shuxie 馬共書寫 (writings on Malayan communists) to distinguish them from Magong wenxue 馬共文學 (Malayan communist literature), the latter of which, for him...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... to political developments, such as the Malayan Emergency (1948–60) that was launched by the British colonial government to quell the communist insurgency, the independence of the Federation of Malaya in 1957, and Singapore's attainment of self-governance in 1959. These events fueled literary debates...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 319–336.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., or to trace the Mahua ur-text, which can be alternately attributed to the first local-born writer who writes in Chinese, a foreign-born writer who writes about local topics, or someone who writes using Malayan language and style, loosely defined—my essay instead revisits the inter-imperial, ecological...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2022
...) and “Shen Yulan tongxue” 沈郁兰同學 (Fellow Student Shen Yulan), both of which were written amid the fervor of decolonization in the 1950s by He Jin 賀巾, a student activist who later joined the Malayan Communist Party. Composed in the vein of socialist realism, the two short stories, which portray the idealism...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 283–300.
Published: 01 September 2022
... during the era of May Fourth Enlightenment. As such, Lim and Koh each created a “mythology,” à la Roland Barthes's definition, of China. 24 Their Malayan/European experience served as an incentive rather than an impediment to their search for the Chinese dreamland. In sharp contrast to Lim's...