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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Liu Zaifu; Yijiao Guo Abstract In this speech, Liu Zaifu thoroughly discusses the history of the May Fourth movement and the New Culture movement in the whole last century and the circumstances of humanity in China. In his explanation, May Fourth could be conceptualized through three different...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... anniversary of the June Fourth democracy movement, as well as Liu's self-exile; the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (1949); and most important, the centennial of the May Fourth movement (1919). Juxtaposed against one another, these dates compel us to reflect...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Zhang Taiyan 章太炎 (1868–1936), his immersion in a wide range of Buddhist texts before the May Fourth movement, and a close reading of selected poems from Yecao 野草 (Wild Grass) in light of Buddhist philosophy. The author argues that Yogācāra conceptions promoted by Zhang, wanfa weixin 萬法唯心 (all phenomena...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... state that left him with little choice of destination. Moreover, the stories themselves subordinate this vaguely defined destination to his itinerary, as Ai Wu recollects in the preface to Bajiao gu 芭蕉谷 (Banana Vale), a subsequent short story volume published in 1937: “After the May Fourth Movement...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the Tiananmen legacy, may function as a method to explore modes of relationality between Hong Kong and Mainland China. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 cannibalism TV drama series Tiananmen student movement June Fourth crackdown Hong Kong–Mainland China integration Tian yu di 天與地...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 255–259.
Published: 01 March 2022
...” as intersecting with three major discourses between the May Fourth Movement and the eve of the Cultural Revolution: enlightenment, revolution, and socialist industrialization. The six chapters of the book are chronologically organized into three parts, each of which focuses on one of these discourses and related...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... during the prewar period. See Foulcher, Pujangga Baru , 1 . 17 Anwar, “Hoppla!,” 174 . 18 Teeuw, Modern Indonesia Literature , 125 . 7 Teoh, “Bianzhe xu,” xi . 8 For a discussion of the May Fourth movement and its political and cultural reverberations in Singapore, see...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., and philosophical positions. Ever since the May Fourth movement, Chinese literary theories have been heavily dependent on borrowed Western theories and gradually submitted to the monist tyranny of aesthetics during the revolutionary period. Although we have started to learn from the diversified modern...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and publication systems, through which the imposition of the Chinese language and the Sinitic script became possible. The May Fourth Movement of 1919 further signaled the start of the Chinese enlightenment, in which modern Chinese literature played an important role in the struggle against tradition and, as one...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... their prominence in the formation of Shen's literary career, the ethnic dimensions of Shen's works have largely escaped the critical scrutiny of scholars of Chinese literature, who almost unanimously categorize Shen Congwen as a “native soil” ( xiangtu 鄉土) writer. In the heat of the May Fourth movement, when...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Westernization as its primary form of exogenesis, while in China, ever since the May Fourth Movement of 1919, there has been an inverse emphasis on the nation's resistance to foreign aggression as its primary form of endogenesis. As a result, although Japan appeared to join the ranks of modern nations...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... confidence in China's postsocialist modernity, “oriented toward salvaging and recovering positive aspects of the Chinese intellectual tradition against what [they] regard as the indiscriminate destruction from the tradition from the May Fourth [Movement] onward.” 18 As Jiang Qing's book title...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Kenny K. K. Ng Abstract This article examines the promises and predicaments of May Fourth writers in their experimental writing of the “long novel” ( changpian xiaoshuo 長篇小說) as a Chinese brand of the modern epic. May Fourth intellectuals showed a conscious effort to institute a new brand...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
...) tendency in Haishanghua. 44 I further note that this deromanticization largely results from the breaking of circular narratives, which in turn features a shift from the construction of a wondrous plot to the creation of rounded characters—a shift that Chen believes started with the May Fourth...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and emotional investment), and politics (e.g., the rise of mass politics and participatory publics)—that worked together in shaping the modern Chinese crowd discourse. One of the well-known storylines that dominates modern Chinese studies is that the rise of the individual during the May Fourth period...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of world culture lies in the rejuvenation of Chinese culture” 世界未來文化就是中國文化的復興. 25 Disillusioned by the outcome of Western modernity, their insecurity drove these members back to Chinese traditional wisdom as a solace, but this became a source of evil in the eyes of the May Fourth activists...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 244–247.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of nonnational community in post-1980s Taiwan (Chun-yen Wang). Finally, the fourth section, “Beyond Neoliberal Borders: From Biopolitical Spaces to an Affective Community,” shifts the discussion of biopolitics toward the environment, urbanism, media ecology, and new materialisms. Yuriko Furuhata argues...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of sin” ( zuigan wenxue 罪感文學), the author shows how religious ethics became a crucial medium for them to reflect on the theologico-political aspects of Chinese revolutionary culture. In particular, Li's cultures of pleasure were grounded in the May Fourth aesthetic discourse that highlighted...
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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 (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the interrogation of real and fictional; and fourth, through the intertextual and transmedial references. I maintain that Jia deploys these aesthetic devices and representational forms in an attempt to map and scan the otherwise unrepresentable geopolitical-economic totality. This article concerns how Jia extends...