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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Haiyan Lee Abstract This article revisits a controversy that initially unfolded three decades ago. The immediate impetus for revisiting the controversy is the thirtieth anniversary of the 1989 protests that ended in a massacre in Tiananmen Square. An intermediate reason is to reflect on how...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... accident. Cannibalism not only bewildered the mainstream TV audience, but it was also viewed as an allusion to the June Fourth crackdown on the Tiananmen student movement. This essay explores cannibalism as a method that questions the assimilation of Hong Kong into the national body politic of China. Its...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 289–292.
Published: 01 March 2021
... China. Since the post-Tiananmen crackdown in the 1990s, however, images of the Nanjing Massacre have resurged in the public eye as part of Chinese nationalist discourses. Nevertheless, historical photographs and photo-forms of the Nanjing atrocity, although they reappear on numerous occasions almost...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 1 Xu, Jueqi de shiqun , 26 . 2 McDougall, “Bei Dao's Poetry,” 233 . 3 Chen, Zhongguo xianfeng shige lu , 161, 168 . 4 Zhang, “Chongdu Bei Dao de ‘Huida,’ ” 13–15. 5 Ibid., 16. 6 For a detailed study of the Tiananmen poetry movement, see Chu, Xin shiqi...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 385–408.
Published: 01 October 2021
... in two main forms: translated and untranslated. When Wanggyel is at primary school, he is taught a famous patriotic children's song: One time we had a lesson on that song “我愛北京天安門” (I love Beijing's Tiananmen), and the first thing that came to mind was the jeep that was always parked outside our house...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialist-realist novels of Mao era. The epilogue considers representations of youth in post-Mao and contemporary literature. The scene is May Day, 1953 and tens of thousands of enthusiastic youth have gathered at Tiananmen Square. The programmed celebration over, groups of classmates stay on through...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
... political advantage. The story concludes with Chiang lying in bed, where he dreams of red flags waving in a breeze that comes from over the Great Wall, which then blows past him as he stands in Tiananmen Square. I propose that we might read “El discurso” as a new aspect of, or rather xenophonic...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... studies, as dramatically demonstrated by the old controversy surrounding Longxi Zhang's accusation against Rey Chow over her purportedly trivializing depiction of the June Fourth Tiananmen Incident in 1989. With historical distance of more than three decades, Lee goes beyond emotionally and politically...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
... in the 1930s or 1940s, starting just south of the city gates and continuing along the south-north central axis that traverses the capital from Yongdingmen Gate; next to the Altar of Heaven; through the markets around Qianmen South Road; into the corridor now remodeled as Tiananmen Square; to the Forbidden City...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 177–200.
Published: 01 March 2023
... . Huang Yunte . Transpacific Imaginations . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2008 . Klein, Lucas . “ Alors, la Chinoiserie ? The Figure of China in Theorizations of World Literature .” Literature Compass 12 ( 2015 ): 414 – 27 . Lee, Haiyan . “ Latour, Tiananmen, and Glass...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 163–176.
Published: 01 March 2023
... The Poetry of Zhang Zao 張棗的詩 (Zhang Zao de shi, 2010). The poem was dedicated to the poet Chen Dongdong 陳東東, and it marked Zhang Zao's return to China in 1996, after seven years of voluntary exile in Germany following the Tiananmen Incident in 1989. 8 Thus, Zhang Zao and Mahler are both artists...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
... suppression of the democracy movement at Tiananmen Square in 1989: “After the massacre, he hastened to bring his family Stateside. . . . When Jin later tried to visit China, his visa was repeatedly denied. He finally gave up when his mother, who hadn't seen him for almost thirty years, died in 2014. Around...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... fantasizes that she can escape from the World Park and fly over Tiananmen Square and be truly free. Taking a different approach, Tonglin Lu argues that these scenes serve as a dispositif (technology) that further externalizes and alienates the Chinese migrant workers from their own emotions. Lu explains...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... “eating man” becomes a gastronomic and political festivity in a society immersed in fanaticism and how, at its most outrageous, Lu Xun's “Kuangren riji” 狂人日記 (The Diary of a Madman) has a twenty-first-century revision. In Ma Jian's Rouzhitu , a young June Fourth protestor is gunned down in the Tiananmen...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... constructions and neon-lighted skyscrapers, landmark buildings such as the Tiananmen, the iconic political building, and other well-known edifices of “vernacular architecture” 31 —the architecture of local and traditional styles—have lost their political or traditional meanings, instead becoming just part...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., gloss over that history and jump immediately to the post-Tiananmen era, which has seen a crescendo of voices commenting on, lamenting, celebrating, and otherwise exclaiming on the pervasiveness of bad faith. When author Yu Hua 余華 (1960–) summed up “China in ten words,” two of those words were “copycat...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Tiananmen Square protests, and then taught political science in Beijing. 47 The novel follows the exploits of Chen Zhen and Yang Ke, two sent-down youth from Beijing who develop a deep appreciation of Mongolian culture during their decade-long stay with the nomads. Old Bilgee, his daughter-in-law...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... 毛澤東 (1893–1976), Zhou Enlai 周恩來 (1898–1976), and Jiang Qing 江青 (1914–91). Both the book's title and the last chapter, on the 1976 Tiananmen Incident, reminded people of the later 1989 June Fourth protests and crackdown—thereby ensuring that the book would be banned in the PRC. Aside from...