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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
... contribution to the genre: the wedge 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...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Der Ling 裕德齡 (1885–1944), and Victor Segalen. This has the effect of creating more of a kaleidoscope of images of Beijing than a unified, archetypal image, which is appropriate to a transcultural, dialogic approach. Song divides his book into a theoretical introduction followed by five chapters...
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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 (2019) 16 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... concerning early 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...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 212–215.
Published: 01 March 2020
... 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 of liberal thought...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... over his 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...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 201–204.
Published: 01 March 2019
...) and Zhan 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...
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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...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
...,音之所由生也,其本在人心之感於物也。是故其哀心感者,其聲噍以殺;其樂心感者,其聲嘽以緩;其喜心感者,其聲發以散;其怒心感者,其聲粗以厲;其敬心感者,其聲直以廉;其愛心感者,其聲和以柔。六者非性也,感於物而後動。是故先王慎所以感之者。故禮以道其志,樂以和其聲,政以一其行,刑以防其奸。禮樂刑政,其極一也,所以同民心而出治道。 51 14 See 古者王公大人為政於國家者,情欲譽之審,賞罰之當,刑政之不過失。中情將欲求興天下之利,除天下之害 (“Feigong” 非攻 chapter in Sun, Mozi xianku , 130, 157 ); and 中情將欲為仁義...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
...), “Chengshi bian” 城市篇 (The City), “Jiedao bian” 街道篇 (Streets), and “Fuhao bian” 符號篇 (Signs). Each part deals 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...
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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 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... disturbed by real-life troubles and imperfections. Eight chapters later, however, the story develops to a point when Chu Yi discovers his affection for Yan Hang. Extremely ignorant of homosexuality and scared, Chu Yi comes to his gay roommate, Zhou Chunyang, to seek an answer, “You like Yan Hang...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... vision of communal harmony. As Catriona Kelly has noted, Russians remembering their childhood under socialism recall a happiness “born of security, familiarity, and a sense of certainty and a sense of purpose that seemed missing in the new millennium.” 7 Susan Reid's chapter on the Khrushchev era...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... parable from the Miaofa lianhua jing 妙法蓮華經 (Lotus Sutra), one of the sutras that Lu Xun acquired in 1916. The parable is from the third of the Lotus Sutra' s twenty-eight chapters, the “Piyupin” 譬喻品 (Chapter on Parables), and tells a tale of a father (Buddha) who stands outside the burning house and...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
... jushi 艾衲居士 [Aina the Layman] . “ Da heshang jiayi chaosheng ” 大和尚假意超昇 [The Exalted Monks Who Faked Transcendence]. In Doupeng xianhua 豆棚閑話 [ Idle Talks under the Bean Arbor ]. N.d. ctext.org/wiki.pl?if=gb&chapter=930428 . Aina jushi 艾衲居士 [Aina the Layman] . Idle Talk under the Bean Arbor...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... recent years, Liu may well have found in the twist of his own fate in 1989 an uncanny parallel to the drastic change of plot direction of the magnum opus starting in chapter 80. Looking back at the popularity and prestige he enjoyed in academia through the 1980s, followed by years of trials overseas, he...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... . Berkeley : University of California Press , 2012 . Santer, Eric L . The Royal Remains: The People's Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2011 . Schmitt, Carl . Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty , translated by...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... even mention the Cold War as an interpretive framework for understanding the contemporary world. Instead of returning to an event that is almost universally regarded as a closed chapter of twentieth-century history, scholars of contemporary Chinese literature are more likely to worry about the fact...