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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
...—are subject to radical rethinking. This article proposes a paradigm of border as method for Chinese literary studies, following the lead of Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson's volume by the same title. Border as method refers to a reflexive glance at the cognitive bordering that we as knowledge producers...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
... these borderlands of the Eastern Himalayas, burgeoning populations, propelled by sociopolitical agendas, ecological disasters, and other factors, stress borders and resources in areas increasingly open to exploitation by regional and international corporations and governments. Minority poetic voices throughout...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... area of northeastern China that borders Inner Mongolia and was occupied by Japan in the early 1930s. The novel has been read by many as a realistic portrait of the natural and social landscape of the grassland and as an autobiographical account of the author's family history. This article disagrees...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... courage and aesthetic perfection in his vision of a wholesome China. Through his ethnically themed novellas and short stories, Shen is both heir to and questions the Confucian tradition of locating a civilizational “other” in the non-Sinitic/non-Han border regions. The article further reveals how Shen...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 366–384.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Levi S. Gibbs Abstract This article looks at three contemporary novels where songs sung by rural women from the border region of northern Shaanxi Province evoke cultural and temporal hybridities, fusing social continuity with the threat and promise of change. The novels alternately portray untamed...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 409–430.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the PRC's ethnic minority policy to examine the implications of the protagonist's cultural, linguistic, and geopolitical border-crossing as she comes to terms with ethnic amalgamation as a necessary mode of survival. This allows the novel to be read as a symptom of Padi Guli's status as a Sinophone Uyghur...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the same set of language, but the shifts between them involve actual translations, which in turn would help us gain new insights on the idea of world literature. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 border censorship translation script world literature Border is a prominent feature...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
...-formed. In doing so, they instantiate the dynamics of bordering China in the present as it was in the longue durée of the past. The special issue represents a collaborative effort of Kyle Shernuk, Miya Xie, and David Wang. We would like to express our gratitude to Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 157–166.
Published: 01 March 2022
... to border control worldwide, with many countries stringently restricting entry by nonresidents (and, in some instances, even locking out their own citizens and residents for extended periods of time), and this increased vigilance about border security has inevitably helped fuel nationalist and xenophobic...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 244–247.
Published: 01 March 2022
... regional borders. That said, several of the contributions exceed the editorial framework and venture into a myriad of centrifugal routes, in turn channeled into four sections. The first, “Beyond Boundaries: Theorizing Aesthetics in East Asia since 1945,” encompassing essays by Naoki Sakai, Petrus...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
... closely tied to particular political realities. Throughout her study, Yeh explores several interrelated questions. First, how can one define the identity of a “world genre” like the political novel? Does it maintain its identity as it crosses borders, and how is this done? What are the dynamics...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to an array of other topics and fields. For instance, from the year 2013 alone, we find Neilson and Mezzadra's Border as Method , Ruth Levitas's Utopia as Method , and Catherine McKinnon's essay for Signs , “Intersectionality as Method.” In each case the emphasis on method is both programmatic...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Chinese and communist credentials. The consequence of this flight of fancy, however, is the extension of the PRC's red legacy to a time and place beyond the national and temporal borders of the original event. Another way we might discuss the red legacies invoked by “El discurso” is with respect...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... boundaries. Indeed, the very definition of theory —a set of ideas capable of fruition in places other than their place of germination—requires it to cross all manner of borders. 30 For complicated historical, cultural, and political reasons that exceed the scope of this article, China has not generated...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... about indigenous communities such as the Shan, Kachin, and Burman, as well as nonindigenous Indian Sikhs and chettiars (the money-lending caste), Westerners, Eurasians, border-crossing Han Chinese male merchants (men who “travel into barbarian territories” [ zou yifang 走夷方]) in Upper Burma...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... sent-down youth ( zhiqing 知青) such as Jiang Rong, who moved from urban centers to ethnically diverse border regions during the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), appropriates indigenous ecological perspectives to criticize Maoist destruction of the environment and concomitant undermining of neo...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and reified as second nature. In his writing, descriptions of nature—trees, rivers, mountains, and animals—are a powerful and ubiquitous presence. Shen's fictional characters live in the midst of nature and make a living out of it. We may cite an oft-quoted scene in Bian cheng 邊城 (Border Town). Describing...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
... such as Rong Xiang tried to deny the discrimination of Mongols by the Han during the war, Sechin Jagchid's words remind us that despotism and discriminatory practices can still coexist under colonial conditions. The Chinese generally spoke of the alien peoples on China's four borders: the eastern yi 夷...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 224–235.
Published: 01 March 2022
... their positions for “self-enhancing purposes,” arguing that “border-crossing intellectuals and scholars must use their radically multiple positions to destabilize the production and circulation of value from any one given locational standpoint as preparation for transpositional dialogues in transnational...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 285–288.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of a puzzle” collectively forming a collaborative textual network. These texts “participate in the construction of a unique, imaginary landscape by unfolding along each other's borders, as if each novelist were developing one particular section of a shared narrative thread, picking it up where it had been...