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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 304–309.
Published: 01 March 2021
... with explorations of theoretical and philosophical works in several languages. Each of its main chapters draws on several disciplines to explore “genealogies” of emotion-realms, morals, playgrounds, knowledge, and time-space, respectively. Chapters 1–3 are largely concerned with historical developments within China...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
... chapter. The book is based on a wealth of research and insightful readings of a multitude of sources. It also features a variety of visual images that illustrate the author's analyses. In chapter 1, “Forming the Core,” Yeh begins by introducing the reader to Benjamin Disraeli's (1804–81) Young England...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... sandstorm, trailing along the white plaster alleys, to once more bow its head and search for that lost romance among the indigo curtains, swastika-pattern balusters, and thresholds of old shops. (127) or For each chapter, Song usually fixes on a central idea or tension, such as “warped,” “ide(c...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... long career hence demarcated a “precarious zone of revolutionary imaginaries” (7) that impacted and shaped each episode of the Chinese revolutionary experience. Wang's study consists of six chapters, the first three of which form part 1 of the monograph. Titled “The Translingual Making of a Chinese...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... modern literary production written in classical Chinese and the second tracing the transformation of Taiwanese literary production into Japanese and various forms of vernacular, primarily Mandarin and Southern Min. Chapters 1 and 2 both focus on the generation of Taiwanese literati who bridged Qing rule...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2019
... line of narrating the emergence of the crowd as an intellectual discourse among Chinese intelligentsia (chaps. 1 and 2), and the fictional representations of the crowd by modern Chinese writers, most of whom are left-wing writers (chaps. 3–5). Chapter 1 points out that the establishment of psychology...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 300–303.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and Chineseness/identity. Chapter 6, “Projections on a Chinese Screen,” and chapter 7, “To Reverence the King,” offer beautiful readings of the personal and textual interactions between Gu and two British authors who traveled to the East: W. Somerset Maugham and Edmund Backhouse. Du demonstrates the heavily...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 212–215.
Published: 01 March 2020
... capitalism and communism, these events led to the escalation of the Cold War between capitalist and communist countries and thereby contributed to the emergence of a new world order. Freedom , though not without controversy, had become a key word of the time. In chapter 1, Hu follows the strand...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 293–299.
Published: 01 March 2021
... performance writing or conceptual poetics in the Soviet Union and the Anglophone world today? Or do I give each chapter equal weight, perhaps feigning expertise and risking intimidation of Chinese literature specialists not caught up on Caribbean culture or Soviet samizdat? One of the implications of Edmond's...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 201–204.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Kai 詹塏 (1861?–1911?), both novelists who wrote about themes related to social reforms; second, the Wei family, the main characters in a novel of Zhan Xi's; and third, as referring to a “ ‘family’ of genres that helped to shape the reformist novels of Zhan Kai” (8). Chapter 1 introduces the members...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 285–288.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., a contribution not only of scholarship but also of pedagogical value, particularly to instructors and students of Qing dynasty literature and history. Chapters 4 and 5 further elaborate the strengths and limitations of late Qing utopian fiction as a genre, taking Wu Jianren's 吳趼人 (1866–1910) Xin shitou ji...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 289–292.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., as the emergence and resurgence of old and new media constantly revise public perceptions and intellectual landscapes. Continuing the discussion of digital remediations, chapter 4 focuses on the Tank Man photograph and its iconic Tiananmen legacy in China. The chapter's core case studies include reincarnations...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... In the epilogue, too eager to know the denouement of the story, a fervent reader visits Huayeliannong in his study, asking for the draft of the book after chapter 64. Huayeliannong answers firmly that “with these sixty-four chapters my book has exhausted the topic; it's completed” 吾書六十四回,賅矣,盡矣. 22 If the book...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... “gives rise to rivalry, leads to undermining social differentiation and order, and ultimately ends up in acts of cruelty” 必出於爭奪,合於犯分亂理而歸於暴, 21 Xunzi draws a logical conclusion that human nature is evil. In his “Xing'e” 性惡 ([Human] Nature Is Evil) chapter, he presents a cogent argument explaining why...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
...). But by then the young Wang Meng was already in a Xinjiang labor camp, a victim of the Hundred Flowers and Anti-Rightist Campaigns. As Song shows in this final chapter of Young China , the exuberance of national victory was tamed by the ideological imperatives of late 1950s, only to be rechanneled into radical activism...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... to the mythical scenes discussed in previous pages, the novel includes many more scenes of supernatural occasions; a whole chapter, for instance, is devoted to the Buddhist ceremony the protagonist's mother holds for his father after his death (chapter 16). Throughout the novel, the narrator exhibits a consistent...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 310–313.
Published: 01 March 2021
... main chapters, that the continued appeal and vitality of Jian'an 建安 (196–220) and the Three Kingdoms 三國 (220–265) in Chinese history was due as much to the pivotal role the two periods played in initiating new changes as to the enthusiasm and efforts of numerous writers and scholars in later periods...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... inaccessible to the broad masses and had hardly any significant impact in competition with popular urban fiction. The bulk of popular narratives for China's urbanites continued to be vernacular novels in chapter formats ( zhanghuiti xiaoshuo 章回體小說) that still dominated urban literary scenes. This article...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... with a representation of the city of Victoria. Within each part are chapters that can be read as isolated works or holistically. With his assertion that “every place on a map is a displace” 每一個地圖上的地方也是取替地, 31 Dung challenges the fixity of a place and its meaning, and he draws attention to the paradoxical nature...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that disassociates BL from gayness. By romanticizing the characters and their unique love, the readers obtain a sense of satisfaction and reach an ideal status of being that is not disturbed by real-life troubles and imperfections. Eight chapters later, however, the story develops to a point when Chu Yi...