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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Manchu, Duanmu makes unconventional choices of both themes and literary styles to imply a calculated embrace of a modern nation by an ethnic other. Through a close examination of the spatial-textual negotiations in the novel, the article delineates how a classic work of nationalist literature...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 283–300.
Published: 01 September 2022
... has been used as a blanket term to describe variegated forms of conquest, oppression, and hegemony in such a way as to lose its historical specificity and critical rigor. For one thing, in view of the fact that the Qing is an empire established by the Manchus, who by Shih's definition should have been...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the “Inner Jasags Mongolia” containing six leagues of twenty-four tribes and representing a total of forty-nine banners under Manchu dominance in the early ages of the Qing Dynasty. Later it became the general name for the Mongolian area located to the south of the Gobi Desert. Inner Mongolia was autonomous...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
...” and is therefore in direct opposition to the farming villages that are the only genuine sites of production for the nation. 7 Such anti-urbanism can also be found in the Manchukuo Korean writer Kim Ch'angkŏl's (1911–1991) essay, “Manchu-Korean Literature and the Passion of Writers,” which was published...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Biography of Zhang Taiyan ]. Taiyuan, Shanxi : Sanjin chubanshe , 2014 . When Zhang Taiyan 章太炎 (1869–1936), an anti-Manchu revolutionary and master of the Chinese classics, was released from his imprisonment in Shanghai, he went to Japan at Sun Yat-sen's invitation and was welcomed by an estimated...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
... consciousness, and indigenous culture. Miya Qiong Xie's essay reconsiders the modern Manchu-ethnic Chinese writer Duanmu Hongliang 端木蕻良 (1912–1996) and his saga Ke'er qinqi caoyuan 科爾沁旗草原 (The Korchin Banner Plains; 1939) from a contested borderland perspective. The novel has been hailed as a realistic...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
... with bird training. Training birds is a cultural activity that dates back to the Qing Dynasty as a favored pastime of Manchu aristocrats. Back then, tilong jianiao 提籠架鳥 (carrying birdcages and keeping birds on perches) was a hobby and a privilege that belonged to the leisure class. As the Qing Dynasty...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2022
...- yimin 遺民. 31 In the story, Fu Ting presents a layered identity that encompasses this polysemy of yimin . First, though he is considered “Chinese” in Singapore, Fu is actually an ethnic Manchu who is distantly related to Pu Yi, the last Qing dynasty emperor, thereby making him an “alien” to the Han...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to mitigate starvation. Although Mongol nomads in the southeast of the region had long practiced “casual cultivation” to supplement their livelihood from foraging and hunting, “Han-style cultivation,” as official Manchu documents refer to it, restricted mobility vital to herding populations, creating...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 117–138.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang dynasty established the Heishui (literally, “black water”) Protectorate 黑水都護府 here, with Boli as the capital, but it was given self-rule by the indigenous Mohe 靺鞨 people, who, later, under the name of Jurchen (Nüzhen 女真 in Chinese), were the ancestors of the Manchus. In 1858...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of how to locate the epic momentum in modern Chinese narrative. Jaroslav Průšek claims that modern Chinese literature “following the First World War and the Manchu period” quintessentially epitomizes a turn to subjectivism and individualism so that “subject feeling dominates and often breaks up the epic...