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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... evinces a biological perspective and affirms an ecological understanding of life in which the writing self must trace its roots to and reciprocate with other organisms and all-encompassing nature. The animistic language of Shen's writing delves into the ecological and bodily foundation of beauty and arts...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 203–214.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Suk-Young Kim Abstract Lotus blossoms, dragon ladies, K-pop beauty queens, and crazy rich Asians . . . these are the jaded stereotypes distilled by the prevalent popular imaginary surrounding Asian/Asian American women. Despite their varying temperaments, they tend to focus on the particular...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2022
... studies as well as critical race feminist theory, the author argues that contemporary wellness practices expose somatic, rather than literary, forms of Orientalism. rsputcha@uga.edu Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 Orientalism wellness race beauty femininity Always...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the charm of a beautiful man?” 65 The “half-eaten peach” ( yutao 餘桃) is a well-recognized allusion for male same-sex attractions and refers to the love between Squire Mi Xia 彌瑕 and the Duke Ling of Wei (534–493 BCE). 66 Comparing Wushuang to the overindulged Mi Xia, who cast his half-eaten peach...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Fourth period of valorizing Western ideas, it is very likely that he was influenced by the Enlightenment ideas of passion, the primitive, and beauty. 53 Because l’état primitif lies outside of temporality, it becomes an eternally true human state, a healthy and idealized state that Shen attributes...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Leisure), in which a “woman-in-the-picture” is described as bringing a lawsuit against Zheng Mantuo, demanding that he stop putting her naked body on the cover of fiction magazines, turning her “unblemished” ( qingbai ) beauty into an obscenity. The reference to Meiyu is clear, since no other fiction...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 264–276.
Published: 01 October 2020
... shi 曖昧的歷程——中國古代同性戀史 (Pursuit of Beauty: History of Traditional Chinese Homosexuality), we now have a relatively clear picture of male homosexual behaviors in traditional China. The earliest known male-male sexual relationship was between rulers and beautiful boys, with evidence ranging from...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... envisions it as working: “I'm very interested in seducing audiences into scenarios or tableau that they might not usually be drawn to or interested in. So I want to deploy beauty to perform as a quality of critique .” 53 Nevertheless, I contend that a gap still exists between beauty and critique...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... two years before. 14 The poet was “fascinated by the verdigris on the statue.” Besides the poem, he also recorded the image in prose, in which he described her “blue eyes, cold beauty, often dressed as a warrior in awesome armor, holding a spear and a shield.” All of these attributes are subtly...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... listed last. For him, poetry was only for poetry's sake. (6) The sixth sign is the failure of aesthetic practice. Aesthetics and aesthetic education are indeed vital to our life. Through our own experiences we can learn that what people sense first is beauty. When we go shopping, we will first search...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... : University of Chicago Press , 2011 . Volpp, Sophie . The Worldly Stage: Theatricality in Seventeenth-Century China . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center , 2011 . Widmer, Ellen . The Beauty and the Book: Women and Fiction in Nineteenth-Century China . Cambridge, MA : Harvard...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., “Human beings, in their observation of phenomenon and in their investigation of the material world, felt as though everything embodied some mysterious properties from which we derive everything that is beautiful and ingenious.” 33 The beautiful is more than a matter of aesthetics; it entails...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Zehou 李澤厚 . Lishi bentilun 歷史本體論 [ Historical Ontology: Five Essays ]. Beijing : Sanlian shudian , 2008 . Li Zehou 李澤厚 . Mei de licheng 美的歷程 [ The Path of Beauty ]. Beijing : Sanlian shudian , 2009 . Li Zehou 李澤厚 . Shiyong lixing yu leganwenhua 實用理性與樂感文化 [ Pragmatic Reason...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... And write with beautiful snowflakes: believe in the future. 用美麗的雪花寫下:相信未來 17 Feeling an intimate emotional chord suddenly struck, Bei Dao inquired about the author and realized how remote and empty the so-called revolutionary poetry that he used to chant, accessible and resounding as it may have...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and inspiring for the audience in Taiwan at the time. Indeed, since Shaw Brothers tended to support the ROC regime during the Cold War, it might be understandable to conclude that “the good and the virtuous (inadvertently, also the most beautiful) embodied Chinese traditions [were] encapsulated in a series...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
... there; (2) a feast with exquisite culinary treats; (3) horses of extraordinary beauty; (4) a sightseeing tour that ends with a spectacular banquet; (5) a grand hunt followed by a drinking party; and (6) an expedition to witness the mighty tidal bore at the River Qu. These six scenes are described...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 188–209.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., they go about their lives as usual and continue to find everyday beauty, pleasure, happiness, and even meaning in smog days. So as not to overly romanticize their aerophilic bias, it should be said that smog life practitioners are often seen wearing masks to protect themselves from the toxic air: a token...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... In front of him, I wouldn't utter a word of complaint even if I was turned into a grain of dust. I even felt that a person like him, who had a noble background, beauty, and power, no doubt also had the secret path to wisdom. He must be fearless. 35 Lin's admiration, however, disappears when he...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 215–223.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of naming in the mode of the “Black is beautiful” movement of the 1960s. Doing away with Latinate pretensions, mixed race would no longer be a label to stigmatize, but one to embrace with pride and for empowerment. The movement pushed for the overturn of monoracialism, by enabling individuals to claim...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., sometimes there are scenarios like this. The romance between the main characters always seems more beautiful and charitable after they are slandered and denounced by society. But when this scenario is unfolded in front of her eyes, it has nothing to do with “beauty.” It does not even deserve decent...