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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
... 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 (1890?–?), also known...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 289–292.
Published: 01 March 2021
...,” that is, what the public generally knows but may not be spelled out? In Negative Exposures , Margaret Hillenbrand applies Michael Taussig's notion of public secrecy to contemporary China to argue that public secrecy is a neglected force, along with but unlike censorship and amnesia, that structures...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... understanding and imagination of gender and sexuality. On the other hand, because of the heavy 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...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
... approved and went through a single print run but then was not approved for any additional printings.) 18 Beginning with The Four Books , several of Yan's novels have been subjected to this sort of “soft censorship.” For a more general discussion of this trend, see Yan, Chenmo yu chuanxi . Also...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 248–250.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the socialist period will unavoidably encounter heavy censorship. In the foreseeable future, China will be even less tolerant of any memorial space given to catastrophes of its own past. In light of the constraining political atmosphere, Li's vision about a future memorial museum of the cataclysms that played...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Koushushi Zhou Zexiong xiansheng fangtanlu.” 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...
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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
... 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 its movie...
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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 (2023) 20 (1): 117–138.
Published: 01 March 2023
... in 1959. 12 More often than not, translations of Russian literature were published under pseudonyms made up by the publishers. 13 However, state censorship was never airtight, and occasionally the identities of PRC translators, such as Ge Baoquan 戈寶權 (1913–2000), Cao Ying 草嬰 (1923–2015), and Gao...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to block a coal transport caravan trespassing on IMAR pastureland. Infuriated cyberactivists called for May 10 to be declared “Herders' Rights Day.” 57 The government publicly denounces such atrocities but fails to act. Instead intensified censorship since Xi Jinping's 習近平 (1953–) appointment...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 151–163.
Published: 01 December 2022
... behavior and sentiments deemed disturbing and erratic. While AI technologies may help the government be sensitive to the general sentiments and demands of the population, they facilitate the censorship and repression of dissenting opinions, criticism, and protests. 1 Hao, Renzhi bi'an , xii...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... 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 has...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... China or seek out sinological scholarship. Note, for example, the nod by the editor of Critical 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...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
...; There is something I dislike in your future golden world; I do not want to go there. 有我所不樂意的在你們將來 的黃金世界裡,我不願去。 44 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...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 374–393.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of prose. Addressing flash fiction's specific appeal in contemporary China, Aili Mu and Julie Chiu attribute the increasing practice of the form to its compatibility with mobile technology and device independence, suggesting that flash fiction offers “relative freedom from censorship not enjoyed...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... 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, the narrator describes himself as “a wild, solitary beast exiled from his pack” (aku ini binatang jalang / dari...
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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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