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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... Orientalism Orient Edward Said China Soviet Union In 1978 Edward Said, a Palestinian American scholar teaching at Columbia University, published his provocative book Orientalism and commenced an era of self-reflection about cultural representations of the Orient in the Western world. 1 In 1982...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 117–138.
Published: 01 March 2023
... poetry in Taiwan has received little scholarly attention. One reason for the phenomenon is historical and geopolitical. For decades, especially from 1949 to the end of the 1980s, the Soviet Union was seen as the “Evil Empire” and was shunned by the Nationalist regime in Taiwan. Another reason...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 293–299.
Published: 01 March 2021
... performance writing or conceptual poetics in the Soviet Union and the Anglophone world today? Or do I give each chapter equal weight, perhaps feigning expertise and risking intimidation of Chinese literature specialists not caught up on Caribbean culture or Soviet samizdat? One of the implications of Edmond's...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... others have followed up with further critiques of the complicity of psychoanalysis with capitalism and the general tendency within the culture of capitalism to valorize happiness, a parallel deconstruction of happiness under socialism—especially in relation to the Soviet Union—has taken place. 6...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... blocs and China's alliance with the Soviet Union, the East gradually evolved into a broad geopolitical concept encompassing all countries in the Middle East and Asia, with China placed first at its center (in Soviet discourse about the Orient) and later outside it as evidenced by the exclusion of China...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of 1941 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. East Asia was involved, but only as the “hot” battleground for a series of proxy wars between the United States and the USSR. With the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the USSR, history has decidedly moved into a post–Cold War, “post...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... that the concept (and its corresponding methodologies) should be expanded to include not only tensions within Asia itself, but also phenomena following the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. In their coauthored essay “Script as Method,” Laikwan Pang and Ko Chun-kit use the Chinese writing system as a lens...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 March 2023
... article that examines the presence or absence of Russia in modern Chinese poetry produced in Taiwan, by focusing on two cases, Ya Xian and Yang Mu. Yeh argues that the scarcity of Russia in poetry in Taiwan is due to the geopolitical tension across the Taiwan Strait; that is, the Soviet Union was seen...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... voices that were not in harmony with the central ideology” were regarded as dissident voices of the other. 12 Similarly, Liu held that Chinese literature from the 1950s to 1970s heavily, if not entirely, relied on a particular foreign “ism” introduced from the Soviet Union. Moreover, in the new era...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 301–318.
Published: 01 September 2022
... dynamics of this period. “Relationality” here pertains to Malaya/Malaysia's relationship not just with the major players in the Cold War (i.e., the US, the Soviet Union, and China), but also with fellow new states in Southeast Asia, specifically Indonesia and the Philippines. As the above discussion shows...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 139–162.
Published: 01 March 2023
... between their experiences traveling through rural China in the Cultural Revolution and Kerouac's and Aksyonov's accounts of similarly disaffected youths traveling across, respectively, the United States of America and the Soviet Union. The translated texts offered new models for writing, while...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., and class struggle, no culture, community, or compromise. The literature of this period was also full of dogmas and theories directly copied from the Soviet Union, such as the theory of class, theory of reflection, theory of typicality, socialist realism, and the combination of revolutionary realism...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... colonial context, Ai Wu's access to Anglophone newspapers and literature expanded, exposing him to the works of the Soviet socialist realist author Maxim Gorky in English translation. 37 The Soviet Union was the dominant literary model for the League of Left-Wing Writers, but unlike most of its...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... leftists, who contended that the Chinese script contained many ideological and even moral values. As Andrea Bachner points out, Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936) and Hu Yuzhi 胡愈之 (1896–1986) associated Chinese characters with images of death and disease. 9 During his two visits to the Soviet Union, Qu Qiubai 瞿秋白...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
... bind the ethnically disparate populations administered by the Qing dynasty through the creation of an ethnonationalist “Chinese nation” ( Zhonghua minzu 中華民族) to Sun Yat-sen's 孫中山 (1866–1925) advocacy of the principle of “Five Races under One Union” ( wuzu gonghe 五族共和) at the founding of the Republic...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
... One Union,” the earnest Mongols trusted and supported it. Unexpectedly, the KMT government then treated Mongolia as a foreign area, resorting to extreme political trickery for two decades: “Under the tyranny of the warlords and local officials, our chairman De struggled for the autonomy, which appeals...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 87–105.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and Soviet models of modernization. Although medicine is a biochemical process subject to the scientific criteria of truth, the films show that politics always intervenes and inheres at its core. When a mobilized population strives to adjust and regulate biomedical relations between humans and nonhuman...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
...), planning to catch up to the scientific and technological level of the Soviet Union and other developed countries within ten years. 13 In the upsurge of interest in science following this call, the translation and creation of science fiction literature flourished. Moreover, the Great Leap Forward...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... is that this condition goes far beyond the Soviet Union and other former communist states in its scope—that we are all postsocialist now—then the same is self-evidently true of precarity, which in many ways is as pertinent to China as postsocialism is to the contemporary United States. 20 Precarity and postsocialism...
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