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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 265–282.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Carlos Rojas Abstract Opening with a discussion of Singaporean artist Charles Lim Yi Yong's multiyear art project SEASTATE (2005–), this introduction uses Singapore's recent land reclamation efforts to reflect on more general processes of world building in Sinophone Southeast Asia. More...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 283–300.
Published: 01 September 2022
... or Sinophone Southeast Asia, not only because it boasts the largest Chinese-speaking population outside of mainland China (as many as 34 million as of 2019), but also because it encapsulates almost all issues that concern Sinophone studies. Through five modules—“Winds,” “Islands,” “Straits,” “Peninsulas...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 337–354.
Published: 01 September 2022
... with the ocean as a condition of being on a terraqueous globe. The oceanic epistemologies in Sinophone literatures from littoral East and Southeast Asia allow us to rethink fundamental questions of being, identity, and history. They build upon, but methodologically move beyond, the critical apparatus offered...
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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 (2022) 19 (2): 374–393.
Published: 01 September 2022
... In Southeast Asia, the inaugural World Sinophone Flash Fiction Conference 世界華文微型小說研討會 was held in Singapore in 1994. Since then, numerous Southeast Asian cities, including Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Bangkok have hosted the conference. 11 The relatively novel use of shan xiaoshuo 閃小說 (a literal...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... into a projection of a Chinese leftist national cause, Ai Wu ultimately sublimates his romantic desires into an allegory for Burma's anticolonial resistance movement. Copyright © 2021 Lingnan University 2021 Ai Wu Sinophone Southeast Asia colonial Burma transborder primitivism leftist internationalism...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... literature of some localities register sensitivity toward border dynamics more readily than other locations. For instance, engagement with political and geographical borders is a prominent theme in Sinophone literature from Southeast Asia during the Cold War period. In addition, it is hard to imagine...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., from Inner Mongolia to Tibet, and from Nanyang 南洋 (Southeast Asia) to Nanmei 南美 (Latin America). It reflects on the recent, interdisciplinary growth in understanding the characteristics of borders and frontiers, including migration and settlement, cultural hybridity, and transnationalism. It also...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 301–318.
Published: 01 September 2022
... the implications of this concept for an exploration of Sinophone cultural production in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia during the Cold War. Viewing the world according to a set of rigid binary oppositions, which is how we conventionally perceive the Cold War, cannot capture the palimpsest of relationality...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 509–514.
Published: 01 September 2022
... repository” of Sinophone Nanyang/Southeast Asian literary and cultural humanities. Though the conceptual genesis of Zone of Convergence is tied to Singapore, the work, through its allusive links with the oceanic, conveys an expansive sense of Island Southeast Asia as well. Enacting Lim's idea...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., the literary discourses by and about the Chinese-educated, which document and portray hybridized Chinese cultural institutions in colonial and postcolonial locations in Southeast Asia, will enable us to grasp the dialectics between structures of feeling—the competing modes of emergent thought orientations...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of) Mao's teachings as they were represented in translations that circulated globally. 58 Oyen, “Communism, Containment and the Chinese Overseas,” 59–93 . While Meredith Oyen's argument is specific to Southeast Asia, it also recognizes the global competition for the allegiance of overseas Chinese...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 319–336.
Published: 01 September 2022
... space to write. I also thank my two reviewers and the organizers and participants of the following workshops for their feedback: “Between Mobility and Place-Making: The Worlds of Southeast Asia in Modern Chinese Literature,” Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore and Duke...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
...” by different beings and in different manners. Some are drawn to Tang poetry, others 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...
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Prism (2023) 20 (2): 442–461.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in Hong Kong as the most influential throughout the Sinophone worlds in Southeast Asia and beyond. Intriguingly, the White Snake iconography popularized by the phenomenally successful 1992 Taiwanese TV series Xin Bainiangzi chuanqi 新白娘子傳奇 (New Legend of the White Snake) again points to the aesthetic...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., while those produced by the Global South (“indigenes”) merely reflect the essence of their societies of origin. Thus while Mizoguchi sought a pluralistic framework to disrupt dyadic East-West paradigms, ecology as method recognizes that Inter-Asia is itself pluralistic. It aims to further the incomplete...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Man-Eaters of India, China, and Southeast Asia . Jefferson, NC : McFarland , 2012 . Ngangom, Robin S. , and Kynpham S. Nongkynrih , eds. Dancing Earth: An Anthology of Poetry from Northeast India . New Delhi : Penguin Books India , 2009 . Nongkynrih, Kynpham Sing . “ The Writer...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 474–490.
Published: 01 September 2022
... it be Ling Jishi in Ding Ling's 丁玲 “Shafei nüshi de riji” 莎菲女士的日記 [Miss Sophie's Diary] or Fan Liuyuan in Eileen Chang's 張愛玲 “Qingcheng zhi lian” 傾城之戀 [Love in a Fallen City], Chinese men from or associated with Southeast Asia appear in Republican Chinese texts as alluring, sexually and linguistically...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., Bruce . Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American–East Asian Relations at the End of the Century . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2012 . Day, Tony , and Maya H. T. Liem , eds. Cultures at War: The Cold War and Cultural Expression in Southeast Asia . Ithaca, NY : Cornell...