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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 285–288.
Published: 01 March 2021
... studies, to “make a case for the wutuobang xiaoshuo genre as a coherent and useful analytical tool for the further understanding of early modern Chinese literature and the historical subtext whence it emerged” (30). The remaining chapters turn to close analysis of the primary texts in roughly...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 300–303.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Melody Yunzi Li Gu Hongming's Eccentric Chinese Odyssey . Chunmei Du . PHILADELPHIA : UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS , 2019 . 251 PP. Copyright © 2021 Lingnan University 2021 This book guides us through Gu Hongming's eccentric odyssey with extensive readings of rich...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Lucas Klein Abstract Examining how contemporary poets raised in China are looking at classical Chinese poetry from the Tang—in particular, the poetry and the figure of Li Bai 李白 (701–762)—this article questions the epistemological divide, common to scholarship, between premodern and modern Chinese...
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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 (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Kyle Shernuk Abstract By interrogating the borderlands of the discipline of Chinese literature, this article argues that Chinese literary studies should recognize non-Sinitic-language literatures that engage with issues of Chineseness as proper objects of study. Prevailing frameworks in Chinese...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Jerôme de Wit Abstract Korean-Chinese literature after the establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC) predominantly eulogized the lives of farmers. Such literature portrayed farmers' lives and how, through their work, they could transform both their own livelihoods and that of the nation...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the methodological questions at the heart of that controversy are still very much alive as the protean field of Chinese studies continues reinventing itself in relation to theory. A still deeper reason is to rethink, via Bruno Latour, the status of fiction in the age of posttruth and fake news—a task incumbent upon...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Zong-qi Cai Abstract The term qing 情 (emotion) has lain at the core of Chinese thinking about literature from antiquity through modern times. It is of profound paradigmatic significance because each major reconceptualization of qing by literary writers and scholars almost invariably signifies...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
...David Der-wei Wang Abstract This article seeks to analyze the contested conditions of modern and contemporary Chinese utopia, as a political treatise, a literary genre, and a social imaginary. It takes a historical perspective from which to describe the rise of utopia in the late Qing era...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Géraldine Fiss The Chinese Political Novel: Migration of a World Genre . Catherine Vance Yeh . CAMBRIDGE, MA : HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS , 2015 . 429 PP. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 This book illuminates the “steep, short and international career...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Frederik H. Green The Translatability of Revolution: Guo Moruo and Twentieth-Century Chinese Culture . Pu Wang . CAMBRIDGE, MA : HARVARD UNIVERSITY ASIA CENTER , 2018 . 336 PP. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 In the conclusion of his extensive and wide-ranging...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... 1 When considering prefaces written specifically for translated texts, which travel across national borders, a new dimension is added: that of the translated work and its new imagined readership. The authorial preface, long privileged in Chinese literary tradition, allows the author to discuss...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Jie Lu Abstract A reading of the cinematic representation of the global city in Chinese “new urban films” and in rural-migrant films leads this article to focus on the plurality and dialogism among different chronotopes produced collectively across these films. The article argues that the global...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 March 2022
... on the lives of Chinese people and the ways in which urban spaces, which are the result of a long-term ideologically and economically driven development paradigm, are rendered spectral and uncanny by contemporary Chinese writers. Specters serve as common tropes for social injustice, personal vendettas...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Frederike Schneider-Vielsäcker Abstract This article examines sociopolitical commentary in contemporary Chinese science fiction literature written by authors of the post-1980s generation. With a close reading of Hao Jingfang's 郝景芳 “Beijing zhedie” 北京折疊 (Folding Beijing, 2014) and Chen Qiufan's 陳楸帆...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 102–124.
Published: 01 March 2022
... “technologies of orthography” pivoting on the Sinograph across three modalities of Sinophone expression: Taiwanese concrete poetry, transnational Chinese text-based art, and ludic mediatizations of the written script. It then speculates on the social psychological meaning of the spectacularized Sinograph...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 251–254.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Valerie Levan vlevan@uchicago.edu Rethinking the Modern Chinese Canon: Refractions across the Transpacific . Clara Iwasaki . Amherst, NY : Cambria , 2020 . 230 pp. Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 On encountering Clara Iwasaki's Rethinking the Modern Chinese...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 255–259.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Jie Guo guoji@mailbox.sc.edu Going to the Countryside: The Rural in the Modern Chinese Cultural Imagination, 1915–1965 . Yu Zhang . Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press , 2020 . 294 pp. Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 Yu Zhang's Going to the Countryside...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 260–263.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Nick Stember nas53@cam.ac.uk Manhua Modernity: Chinese Culture and the Pictorial Turn . John Crespi . Oakland : University of California Press , 2020 . 197 pp. Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 Taking the humble manhua (cartoon) periodical as his subject...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Jasmine Yu-Hsing Chen Abstract This article explores how gendered Chineseness is represented, circulated, and received in Huangmei musical films for audiences in martial-law Taiwan. Focusing on Love Eterne (1963), the analysis examines how theatrical impersonations in the film provided a “queer...