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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... different scripts. These cases also illustrate the heavy censorship involved in contemporary PRC literature, and the authors are particularly interested in demonstrating the meanings of the option of fantizi publication toward many PRC writers. The two scripts could not be understood as simple variations...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... women's literature obscenity nudity censorship This article aims at understanding and interpreting the complex publishing history of a unique modern Chinese magazine. Meiyu 眉語 (Eyebrow Talk, also translated as “Eyebrow Signals”) was launched in November 1914. Its editor was Gao Jianhua 高劍華...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 289–292.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of Tank Man on social media and smartphone apps. Political cartoons of the figure, briefly reviving between Weibo's launch in 2009 and the intensification of the online crackdown during the Xi Jinping era, were regarded as “the nightmares of the censorship system,” because drawings and satire were...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... censorship on (re)presentation of homosexuality in literature and film, Chinese BL was born into and grows from a significantly different sociopolitical environment from that of Japanese BL and English slash. While in Japan and the Anglo-American world gay fiction, manga, and porn are genres targeting...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
... his works have increasingly become subjected to a combination of overt political censorship (e.g., Wei renmin fuwu 為人民服務 [Serve the People!, 2005]), 16 self-censorship (e.g., Dream of Ding Village ), 17 and a process of “soft censorship” whereby publishers preemptively decline to accept...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 248–250.
Published: 01 March 2022
...) is a taboo subject, and even remembering victims in the unprecedented flood in Henan Province recently is forbidden, any effort to remember the losses and casualties during the socialist period will unavoidably encounter heavy censorship. In the foreseeable future, China will be even less tolerant of any...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
....” 37 Du, “Censorship, Regulations, and the Cinematic Cold War in Hong Kong.” 38 The novel was published in 1958, years after the radio drama (1952) and the Cantonese film (1953). It is an explicit reworking of Lang Wan's radio drama, intended to take advantage of the film's overwhelming...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
... to eschew censorship. Returning to the Water Margin allusion, exalting duty and loyalty to the government is against the very principle of yiqi that the name juyi ting entails. Because of this, Song Jiang 宋江, after succeeding the late Chao Gai as the leader of the outlaw band, renamed Chao Gai's Juyi...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., the revival was too late to create a true science fiction renaissance. Film censorship, tightened in the early 1990s, had begun to target the entertainment films to cleanse “spiritual pollution.” But most damning was the arrival of Hollywood science fiction films. In 1994 and 1995, the PRC began to open...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... Although in principle this simplification process was carried out in order to help increase literacy levels in China, in practice, when combined with the strict censorship policies that China began implementing around the same period, it yielded a system wherein many texts can only be published in one...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to act. Instead intensified censorship since Xi Jinping's 習近平 (1953–) appointment as president and general secretary of the CCP in 2012 has significantly curbed protests. Zhao Liang 趙亮 (1971–) only managed to produce his apocalyptic environmental film Beixi moshou 悲兮魔獸 (Behemoth, 2015) in IMAR through...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... by a loosening of thought control. It is no exaggeration to say that Xi Jinping's regime has taken a great leap backward when it comes to freedom of speech and intellectual autonomy. Looking at the increasing measures of censorship and crackdown, Liu Zaifu indicates that, to “remain independent, an intellectual...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Inquiry , in his rumination on public art and censorship in the United States, to the very essay by Chow that Zhang finds so exasperating. 14 Chow, for the most part, has succeeded in transcending the twin evils that she decries in an essay on how Chinese studies constructs Chineseness: “geopolitical...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of not the Maoist sublime but the “most sublime hysteric” as defined by Slavoj Žižek. 43 Shengshi is predictably censored in China. But the lesson one draws from Chan's novel should not be limited to political allegory or censorship. Rather, the fact that, among all media and discursive genres, Chan has...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
...,” 6 . 36 Wei, “Yinni shiren K. Anhua,” 9 . 25 Lu, “Yinni wenhua de xingcheng,” 6 . 26 Lu, “Yinni wenhua de maodun yu chongtu,” 7 . 27 “Aku” was first published under the title “Semanggat” (Spirit) during the Japanese occupation to avoid censorship. In the poem...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., “Political Lyric.” Qin's use of the term workers poetry is likely tactical. His central concern is clearly with battlers poetry, but explicitly making this his frame of reference would likely have led to censorship. Tellingly, poetry from the Mao era is tucked away in an appendix in Wo de shipian...
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