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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Lucas Klein Abstract Examining how contemporary poets raised in China are looking at classical Chinese poetry from the Tang—in particular, the poetry and the figure of Li Bai 李白 (701–762)—this article questions the epistemological divide, common to scholarship, between premodern and modern Chinese...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 102–124.
Published: 01 March 2022
... . Eagleton, Terry . Humour . New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , 2019 . Gu, Wenda 谷文達 . Forest of Stone Steles: Retranslation and Rewriting of Tang Poetry . http://wendagu.com/installation/forest_of_stone_steles/forest_of_stone_steles01.html (accessed February 6 . 2022 ). Gu...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on his translations; as an editor, his literary judgment can be seen in the anthology of Tang poetry and collections of such modern Chinese writers as Zhou Zuoren 周作人 (1885–1967), Xu Zhimo 徐志摩 (1897–1931), Xu Dishan, 許地山 (1894–1941), and Zheng Chouyu 鄭愁予 (1933–). 3 See Xi, “Yang Mu.” 4 He...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 304–309.
Published: 01 March 2021
... was more persuaded after reading his discussion of Tang's depiction of the lovers' dreams and magisterial survey of Chinese discourses on emotion-realms. He begins with a topos of “winds” ( feng ) as found in the Book of Poetry and then pivots to a topos of dreamscapes as articulated first by Zhuangzi...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 310–313.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., from the immediately following Southern dynasties to Tang and Song, all the way to our own times, to reconstruct their significance. The book's discussion is anchored by colorful events, personages, and writings in these two historical periods, but Tian makes it clear from the beginning...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 201–204.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... In the conclusion, Widmer mentions Tang Baorong 湯寶榮 (1863–1935), who adapted Zhan Xi's experiences in his novel and knew Zhan Kai personally and whose influence marks the transition from Xi to Kai. Both Tang and the Zhan brothers had experienced in childhood the long absence of their fathers and were strongly...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Xiaobing Tang Abstract “The Answer,” a poem by Bei Dao first published in 1978, marks the emergence of a defiant voice in contemporary Chinese poetry and asserts skepticism as the political stance of a young generation in post–Cultural Revolution China. It also heralds a historic transition from...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... shizi” should not be regarded as the first Mahua modernist poetry. See Wen, “Yu Chen Yingde tan ‘di yi shou xiandaishi’,” 255-9 ; Tang Eng Teik, “Cong Mahua wentan di yi shou xiandai shi tanqi,” 348 . 5 Ng, “Zhanhou xiandai,” 68 . 6 Wong and Huang, “Youyu de Nanyang qundao,” 134...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
...: For the Chinese living in North America and Iowa in those days, the biggest concern of course was the Baodiao movement. The movement began in the University of California, Berkeley, spreading to San Francisco, New York, and Chicago. Guo Songfen and Tang Wenbiao of Berkeley, along with Wang Yu in Chicago, passed...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of Literature, 2015), Zenyang du wenxue: Wenxue huiwu shiba dian 怎樣讀文學:文學慧悟十八點 (How to Read Literature: Eighteen Points of Zen Comprehension on Literature, 2018), and Shenme shi rensheng: Guanyu rensheng lunli de shi tang ke 什麼是人生:關於人生倫理的十堂課 (What Is Life: Ten Lessons on Life Ethics, 2017), Liu Zaifu...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 293–299.
Published: 01 March 2021
... is the literary genre traditionally most associated with repetition as a conscious stylistic element” (2), he says, so when poets in English rhyme plaster and alabaster , or Tang poets rhyme liu 留 (stay) with you 憂 (sorrow), their formal features at once highlight sonic repetition and semantic difference...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... different constellations of backgrounds, temperaments, expectations, tastes, values, and goals, and for that reason they are “reprised” 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...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... 18 van der Oye, Russian Orientalism , 10 . 19 Qu, “Dongfang wenhua yu shijie geming.” 20 Lee, “Incomplete Modernity,” 41 . 21 Jenco, “Culture as History,” 34 . 22 Jindai Zhongguo Fojiao jiansuo , “Tang Dayuan.” 23 Tang D., “Dongfang wenhua jueze tan...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... intertextual references to a wide range of Western and Chinese literary masterworks, including Pu Songling's 蒲松齡 (1640–1715) Liaozhai zhiyi 聊齋誌異 (Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio), Tang Xianzu's 湯顯祖 (1550–1616) Mudan ting 牡丹亭 (Peony Pavilion), and Gustave Flaubert's (1821–1880) Madame Bovary...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of Hong Kong's Cantonese radio actors participated in the film productions, including Li Wo/Lei Ngor 李我 (1922–), Ai Wen/Ngai Mun 艾雯 (1931–1989), Zhong Weiming/Chung Wai-ming 鍾偉明 (1931–2009), Deng Jichen/Tang Kee-Chan 鄧寄塵 (1912–1991), and Yin Fangling/Wan Fong-Ling 尹芳玲 (?–?). 6 Chion, Audio-Vision...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... , 2007 . Li, Wai-yee . “ Poetry and Diplomacy in Zuo Tradition ( Zuozhuan ) .” In How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context: Poetic Culture from Antiquity through the Tang , edited by Zong-qi Cai , 13 – 29 . New York : Columbia University Press , 2018 . Liu, Jane Qian . Transcultural...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... ji , 1 . 19 Huang, “Ai Wu piaobo zai Miandian,” 263 ; Ng, Three Exotic Views of Southeast Asia , 138 ; Tang, History of Modern Chinese Literature , 319 . 20 Ai Wu, Nan xing ji , 14 . 21 Ng, Three Exotic Views of Southeast Asia , 138 . 22 Ai Wu, Nan xing ji , 33...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 385–408.
Published: 01 October 2021
... specifically Tsezhung “township” or zhang , a phonetic loan of the Chinese xiang 鄉. The same applies to official titles: the township head is the zhang krang ( xiangzhang 鄉長), and Wanggyel's father serves as the secretary ( hru'u ci ; C.: shuji 書記) of the Party Committee ( tang u ; C.: dang wei 黨委...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of language to turn low into high and ugly into beautiful: the subalterns have given poetic and elegant labels to their wretched food. “Water-weed” ( shuitai 水苔) is deliciously named “Slippery Emerald Soup” ( hualiu feicui tang 滑溜翡翠湯), and elm leaves are graced with “First-at-Court Gruel” ( yipin dangchao...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... veneration of nature seems different but is a late development: the nature cult did not become a dominant motif until the Jin and Tang dynasties, under the influence of Taoism and Buddhism. The poems of Shijing 詩經 (Book of Songs) treat nature as a backdrop that provokes the inner feelings of the poet, who...