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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 409–430.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the PRC's ethnic minority policy to examine the implications of the protagonist's cultural, linguistic, and geopolitical border-crossing as she comes to terms with ethnic amalgamation as a necessary mode of survival. This allows the novel to be read as a symptom of Padi Guli's status as a Sinophone Uyghur...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
... despotism. However, the Japanese supported the Mongols' desire for “self-determination” merely to use it as a vehicle for their colonial designs. Through a close reading of several texts that appeared in Sinophone magazines published in Japanese-occupied Inner Mongolia during the war, this article...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 277–297.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of the homosexual in the early modern period, as detailed by Foucault, but also the rapid transformation of the visibility and influence of same-sex practice in Sinophone communities in the last decades of the twentieth century. At the same time, by attending to the role played by these various sets...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2022
... to further this engagement with literary space-time from the rich and varied perspective of twenty-first-century Sinophone film and fiction, whose compressed and intense urbanity lends a new, sharp edge to the study of space and time in literature. The playful title “Chronotopia,” couples Bakhtin's term...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Brian Bernards Abstract Following his 1925–1931 overland trek across southwestern China to colonial Burma, Ai Wu's 1935 Travels in the South (the author's canonical collection of autobiographical travelogue fiction) represents a Sinophonic detouring of the key literary impulses of the author's May...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of Sinophone studies has shed significant light on Chinese borderland studies, particularly in the area of language and literature. But the extant paradigm of Sinophone studies tends to reject mainland China and embrace overseas Chinese-speaking communities in terms of the postcolonial, dichotomous model, thus...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... a definitive role in shaping the dynamics and critical terms of Chinese literature and culture as a whole. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 border boundary Sinophone Cold War form At the center of Kevin Kwan's (1973−) novel Crazy Rich Asians , which inspired the Hollywood hit film...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Jie Guo Abstract Reading the Taiwanese author Wu Jiwen's 1996 novel Fin-de-siècle Boylove Reader (Shijimo shaonian’ai duben), this essay considers the age-old figure of the male dan and the critical role it played in the emerging gay scene in the Sinophone world at the turn of the twenty-first...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and Sinophone literary studies range from an implicit aversion to non-Sinitic-language texts to their explicit exclusion. The consequence, however, is that texts that would otherwise be considered works of Chinese literature based on their content and/or combinations of other factors are condemned...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 102–124.
Published: 01 March 2022
... “technologies of orthography” pivoting on the Sinograph across three modalities of Sinophone expression: Taiwanese concrete poetry, transnational Chinese text-based art, and ludic mediatizations of the written script. It then speculates on the social psychological meaning of the spectacularized Sinograph...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to include sinophone perspectives from Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as images created by foreign or transcultural figures such as Lin Yutang 林語堂 (1895–1976), Princess Der Ling 裕德齡 (1885–1944), and Victor Segalen. This has the effect of creating more of a kaleidoscope of images of Beijing than a unified...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
... that even outside this explicitly science-curious genre, in more quotidian literary environments, authors likewise probe the effects of a unified space-time relative to the observer. In the following, I focus on the figure of the elevator in order to examine how two contemporary works of Sinophone fiction...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 251–254.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., pan-Asianism, Chinese nationalism, and Sinophone Malaysian identity” (105). In this chapter, the archive figures prominently as a potential repository of clues to the location of the “corpus or corpse” of Yu Dafu, who, after fleeing Singapore for Sumatra, left his home one night in 1945 and never...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... presenters, for which I served as a discussant. Prior to my travels to attend the conference, when I mentioned the title of the panel to a colleague, my interlocutor asked with some bewilderment: what might “queer renditions” from late imperial China and the contemporary Sinophone world possibly have...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... to the Red Guards, and still others to Sinophone writers in Southeast Asia. Does it make sense to call them all sinologists, especially when the younger generations consciously distance themselves from what they perceive to be an outmoded, even Orientalist way of studying China (recall Zhang's invocation...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Li Wen Jessica Tan Abstract This article examines Wei Beihua's modernist works, which have receded into the shadows of Sinophone Malayan (Mahua) literary history, in relation to Indonesian poet Chairil Anwar, to excavate a neglected route of transculturation at the height of Southeast Asia's...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of Inner Mongolia. Mandumai 滿都麥, one of the People's Republic of China's earliest post-Mao eco-writers, romanticizes indigeneity in his Mongolian-language stories (read in this article in Mandarin translation). Mongolian-Han Sinophone writer Guo Xuebo 郭雪波 juxtaposes “grassland logic” against “agrarian...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and West, is the de facto hub linking all major areas of modern Chinese literary production. To maximize this unique geocultural advantage, Prism will go further than its predecessor in boundary crossing. While including sinophone works in its purview, it will strive to initiate dialogue with Western...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the various elements that make up a certain ecosystem, and instead it may emphasize the internal tensions and contestations within that same system. First Robin Visser considers a collection of Sinophone eco-fiction from or about Inner Mongolia—including works either by ethnic Mongol authors...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., and the identity of the current government on Taiwan. The book expands on an issue raised by David Der-wei Wang in “Post-loyalism” (in Shu-mei Shih, Chien-hsin Tsai, and Brian Bernards, eds., Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader [New York: Columbia University Press, 2013], 93–116), pointing out the resonance...