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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 on the...
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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 (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 of...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... accident. Cannibalism not only bewildered the mainstream TV audience, but it was also viewed as an allusion to the June Fourth crackdown on the Tiananmen student movement. This essay explores cannibalism as a method that questions the assimilation of Hong Kong into the national body politic of China. Its...
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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 in...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
... intertextuality during the May Fourth period. This article examines Ding Ling's 丁玲 (1904–1886) practice of intertextuality in her famous 1927 story “Shafei nüshi de riji” 莎菲女士的日記 ( Miss Sophia's Diary ) by means of the concept of dialogism, which Mikhail Bakhtin (1895–1975) claims to be an inherent quality of...
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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 the...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
...–) Sifenzhisan de Xianggang 四分之三的香港 (Three-Fourths of Hong Kong; 2014) and Ye Xiaowen's 葉曉文 Xun hua 尋花 (In Search of Flower; 2014–16). The other path takes nature as the subject matter of a story and as a channel for personal responses to political conditions. Examples include Leung Ping-kwan's 梁秉鈞 (aka Ye Si...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
... own position. 5 Takeuchi noted a key difference between the two types of Asian modernization found in Japan and China, in that ever since the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Japan has adopted Westernization as its primary form of exogenesis, while in China, ever since the May Fourth Movement of 1919...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... others' shadows and stop relying on borrowed Western themes, concepts, systems, 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...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2019
... techniques 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...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... Their arguments bespeak newly gained 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...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 201–204.
Published: 01 March 2019
... landscape of the late Qing” (5). The Zhan brothers' idea of the novel as a medium for changing people's opinions, though not the most serious genre, may be “evidence of a period of adjustment—between earlier in the Qing, when the novel was regarded as a lesser (or more unmannerly) form, and the May Fourth...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... evil in the eyes of the May Fourth activists. The ideological apparatus that the activists employed in the East-West culture debate was drastically different from that of the alleged Oriental Culture school members. Qu Qiubai's article “Dongfang wenhua yu shijie geming” 東方文化與世界革命 (Oriental Culture...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Poems of the New Wave in Poetry ]. 2 vols. Beijing : Beijing University May Fourth Literary Society , 1985 . Li, Dian . The Chinese Poetry of Bei Dao, 1978–2000: Resistance and Exile . Lewiston, NY : E. Mellon Press , 2006 . Li Oufan 李歐梵 . “Ji qin you shu de juli gan (xu Wuye...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... cannibalism. In particular Wong considers a recent Hong Kong television series that explores the aftermath of an incident in which three young members of a band consumed the flesh of a fourth bandmate after the group lost their way in a blizzard. The majority of the series is then set eighteen years later, in...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... historiography and his borrowing from foreign literatures differ from that of, say, Zhou Zuoren 周作人(1885–1968), another giant of the May Fourth Period whose intellectual trajectory likewise cannot be separated from translation? But this question in itself is evidence of just how relevant Wang's exploration of...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Cheng-Nan 沈政男 . “ Wusi yundong weijing zhi gong: Jiantizi cai shi jinbu de zhongwen wenzi, dan xuduo Taiwan ren gao bu qingchu zhuangkuang ” 五四運動未竟之功:簡體字才是進步的中文文字,但許多台灣人搞不清楚狀況 [The Unfinished Project of the May Fourth: Simplified Characters are Progressive, but Many Taiwanese Don't Know about It...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... (associations of miseries and benevolence). In other words, Western viewers may understand formal innovation but have little knowledge of China's cultural and historical specificities. 59 The fourth case is an English review posted on Asian CineVision and based on the Museum of Modern Art exhibit. It...