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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Xuesong Shao; Sheldon Lu Abstract This article adopts Mikhail Bakhtin's conception of the chronotope to analyze the 2015 film Laopaoer 老炮兒 (Mr. Six), directed by Guan Hu 管虎 and starring Feng Xiaogang 馮小剛, exploring its representation and reconfiguration of the real as well as the imagined time...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... In their joint article, “Reconfiguring the Chronotope: Spatiotemporal Representations and Cultural Imaginations Beijing in Mr. Six ,” Xuesong Shao and Sheldon Lu focus on the chronotope of “Old Beijing” ( lao Beijing 老北京) and its quintessential incarnation in the hutong 胡同 (alleys). Through their detailed...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... groups of concepts: the cultural May Fourth and the political May Fourth, the New Culture movement and the New Literature movement, and the masculine May Fourth and the feminine May Fourth. Liu regards the May Fourth spirit as a complete failure, in terms of six symbolic signs: (1) the mass spiritual...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... China in the summer of 1989. Since his first arrival in Beijing in 1963, he had striven arduously for twenty-six years there, turning himself from an editor into one of the most influential cultural and literary leaders of China. As a seasoned insider, he was capable of steering between the Scylla...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., or just silently facing each other, one cannot be without a companion. Our society, therefore, brings together many talented ladies to edit this magazine, overseen by Ms. Gao Jianhua, the wife of Mr. Xu Xiaotian. Elegant and refined, delicate and graceful, their writings might be playful and their stories...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... an integrated part of the Chinese Disneyland. The six flashes, inserted at emotional moments for the protagonists, display an effect of double alienation. Image production and image consumption contribute to de-subjectifying migrant workers in the spectacular world by transforming them into passive observers...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2021
... dan actors' relationships do not end well. More important, none of them succeeds in maintaining a stable relationship with his patron-lover. Yuan Baozhu 袁寶珠, one of the most famous actors, becomes a successful businessman; although he remains “unmarried for his entire life,” he adopts six orphans...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Wilde, The Portrait of Mr W.H. (1899), qtd. in Ruthven, Faking Literature , 44 . 26 Cook, Arts of Deception , 22 . 27 McNicholas, Forgery and Impersonation in Imperial China , 174 . 28 See Wang, Wanzhu , chap. 1. Forged literary prizes evince a similar logic to literary...