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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 283–300.
Published: 01 September 2022
...David Der-wei Wang Abstract This essay seeks to reconsider the current paradigm of Sinophone studies, which is largely based on theories from postcolonialism to empire critique. While Sinophone studies derives its critical thrust from confronting China as a hegemonic force, some approaches have...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Cheow Thia Chan Abstract Recent studies on Singapore Chinese literature have employed analytical lenses such as the Sinophone and postloyalism, which are exogenous to the historical and everyday experiences in the region that produced the texts. This article proposes using the lens of the Chinese...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
... lost its valence and transformed into yi . “Bordering” the Chineseness of China has been a far more mercurial experience than what would have been expected by dogmatic historians. The recent emergence of Sinophone studies has shed significant light on Chinese borderland studies, particularly...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 337–354.
Published: 01 September 2022
... . “ The Concept of the Sinophone .” PMLA 126 , no. 3 ( 2011 ): 709 – 18 . Shih, Shu-mei . “ What Is Sinophone Studies? ” In Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader , edited by Shu-mei Shih , Chien-hsin Tsai , and Brian Bernards , 1 – 16 . New York : Columbia University Press , 2013...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... studies, including studies such as Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific , Global Chinese Literature: Critical Essays , and Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader . For sure, literary scholars and historians of modern China have engaged in trans-local studies of Chinese...
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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 (2021) 18 (2): 409–430.
Published: 01 October 2021
... China .” In Leibold and Chen , Minority Education in China , 27 – 44 . Schiaffini, Patricia . “ On the Margins of Tibetanness: Three Decades of Sinophone Tibetan Literature .” In Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader , edited by Shu-mei Shih , Chien-hsin Tsai , and Brian Bernards...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of theoretical approaches—feminist studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, cultural studies, Sinophone studies, to name the most obvious. Taken together, these essays explore how queer formations intersect with heteronormative institutions and discourses in new and unexpected ways. One of the common...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 319–336.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and the Politics of Colonial Narratives .” Representations no. 3 7 (Winter 1992): 151 – 89 . Tee, Kim Tong . “ Sinophone Malaysian Literature: An Overview .” In Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader , edited by Shu-mei Shih , Chien-hsin Tsai , and Brian Bernards , 304 – 14 . New York...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2021
... from the various norms and currents of the imperial project. 23 Chiang's critique of cultural particularism in Chinese and Sinophone studies sheds light on the Taiwanese author Wu Jiwen's mid-1990s creative rewrite of a Qing novel. Rather than as authentic raw material that captures historical...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... is commendable. Scholars of late imperial literature and Taiwanese literature will find this volume of particular interest. 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...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 102–124.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Sinograph Sinophone studies spectacle fetish carnivalesque This article discusses the ideological implications of reading Sinophone literary art through the lens of the spectacle. The idea of “spectacle” was famously proposed by Guy Debord in relation to the conditions of production in capitalist...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... and social media and with scholars traversing borders and spreading their careers across continents. Many unlikely alliances and collisions have thus ensued. Another notable development in the transnationalization of Chinese studies is the rise of Sinophone studies—an offshoot of cultural studies modeled...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 374–393.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Brian Bernards Abstract Starting in the 1970s, flash fiction developed into an outsized literary practice relative to other Sinophone forms in Singapore. Flash fiction's smallness and brevity cohere with the fast pace of urban Singaporean life and transformation of its cityscape...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
... China, though a few studies of minority Sinophone literature in China have been done from a postcolonial perspective. As Shih points out, “The relationship between narrative and empire from literary perspectives within the Qing, and the modern and contemporary consequences and iterations...
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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
... by British colonial authorities in Burma for his Sinophone newspaper writings in support of a local anti-imperial movement. Determined not to surrender to a “feudal” marriage system, Ai Wu dreamt of following in the footsteps of the cosmopolitan May Fourth intellectuals whose studies abroad inspired him. 12...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 265–282.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., and three others that straddle two or more contemporary nations. First, David Der-wei Wang's “Of Wind, Soil, and Water: On the Mesology of Sinophone/Xenophone Southeast Asian Literature” proposes that Southeast Asian Sinophone literature may be approached via a paradigm of mesology, or “the study...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 301–318.
Published: 01 September 2022
... the market-driven kind, has been a symptomatic lacuna in scholarly studies that testifies to the different social conditions that shape literary history writing in disparate Sinophone spheres. Even as modern literary histories from Hong Kong and Singapore/Malaysia have pushed back against a prioritization...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... while only beginning to be studied as one of the major creators of modern Chinese culture. Liang Shiqiu's extensive essay writing on culinary culture (especially of Beijing) also gets short shrift in scholarship, and Song's book creates a context in which an important part of Liang's influence can...