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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
... despotism. However, the Japanese supported the Mongols' desire for “self-determination” merely to use it as a vehicle for their colonial designs. Through a close reading of several texts that appeared in Sinophone magazines published in Japanese-occupied Inner Mongolia during the war, this article...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 135–150.
Published: 01 December 2022
... for power, the advanced technologies are accelerating the alienation of humans from their bodies, from one another, and from nature. banwang@stanford.edu Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 colonialism metabolic rift biopiracy class posthumanity Large-scale industry...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Clara Iwasaki A Passage to China: Literature, Loyalism, and Colonial Taiwan Chien-Hsin Tsai Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center , 2017 . 356 pp. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 A Passage to China by Chien-Hsin Tsai focuses on the literary...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Brian Bernards Abstract Following his 1925–1931 overland trek across southwestern China to colonial Burma, Ai Wu's 1935 Travels in the South (the author's canonical collection of autobiographical travelogue fiction) represents a Sinophonic detouring of the key literary impulses of the author's May...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 438–453.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., while simultaneously using Indigenous peoples to reflect on the way in which overlapping colonial legacies have shaped the region's sociopolitical structures. In her anthropological study on orangutan rehabilitation in Sarawak, Parreñas notes that the technical term typically used in the scientific...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., this time not in the name of imperialism, but communism. Although such stories reflect themes that one finds in Chinese literature from that period, stories written by Korean-Chinese authors are distinct because they do not shy away from depicting their shared historical experiences under Japanese colonial...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 454–473.
Published: 01 September 2022
... (The Poem of the Park) narrates everyday life at the parks of the colonial metropole, including the opportunities these urban spaces provide for illicit encounters between men and women. Pantoen tjapgome (The Quatrain of the Lantern Festival) describes the festivities of an important holiday...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... is rewritten into a contemporary idiom of colonialism versus self-determination. After developing the concept of Cold War as method, the second part of the essay offers a concrete example through a critical reading of Swordsman II , a 1992 martial arts film adapted from Jin Yong's 1967 novel. While the film...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
... as disclosed in Kuan-Hsing Chen's Asia as Method —one adopts an “Asian studies in Asia” approach with an inter-referencing system; the other foregrounds a dynamic process of turning and hybridizing that occurs between Western colonial powers and local structures—to warp up the similar differentiation of Area...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... flourished in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. According to the records of the Hong Kong Film Archive, from 1949 to 1968 there were ninety-three film adaptations of radio novels and dramas. Besides drawing the historical contours of the radio-film network in the postwar colonial city, this article studies two...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 203–214.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of colonial intimacies, ornamentalism, and techno-orientalism, this article relies on the figure of the visor-wearing ajumma , a Korean word referencing a middle-aged woman. As a transnational and transhistorical framework emerging from the messy interstitial spaces between theory and reality, the concept...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 319–336.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., the article locates its formation in inter-imperial nodes of trafficked labor and art production, as well as a global system of colonial plantations. The article revisits Zeng Huading's 曾華丁 (1906–1942) short story (1928) and Ba Ren's 巴人 (1901–1972) historical drama (1949) about the myth of five Chinese...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 474–490.
Published: 01 September 2022
... in the tropics rehearses European colonial (or Han majority) views of the impulsive, sultry native, an image that is contrasted with Republican Chinese primness. The bourgeois woman awakening to Chinese ethnonationalism and rejecting sensuality in favor of patriotism makes her an ancestor to the sexless heroines...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 337–354.
Published: 01 September 2022
... that allows their authors to critique (neo)colonial violence, the irruption of modernity, and especially the rigors of land-based and supposedly stable epistemologies. Against these, Rapongan and Ng posit what I call oceanic epistemologies, that is, systems and methods of knowledge drawn from and intertwined...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... (1967–) literary experiments reflect the preoccupations of this period. In his works the legitimacy of colonial rule is challenged by breaking the chain of signification. The discrepancies between English and Chinese street names uncover the suppressed heterogeneous voices of history. The third...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
...: Discourse of Post-1997 Hong Kong Lyrics ], by Liang Weishi 梁偉詩 , 299 – 303 . Hong Kong : Infolink , 2016 . Law Wing-sang . Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese . Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press , 2009 . Law Wing-sang . “ Northbound Colonialism...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 491–508.
Published: 01 September 2022
... codes of the uncanny, its nightmares of terror chained to Philippine colonial histories and neocolonial realities, and to the remote culture in tengsua (in Mandarin, Tangshan 唐山—this is a term lan lang use to refer to China) that troubles the memories and the lore of Filipino Chinese grandparents...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 283–300.
Published: 01 September 2022
... discourse could easily suggest that Zhou's imperial mission was an attempt to subjugate the Cambodian kingdom, and his record is couched in the genre of colonial exoticism in modern terms. However, a closer look from a perspective of Sinophone/xenophone mesology reveals more. Although Zhou framed his...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... telling scenes of biopower will change. For Giorgio Agamben's models of sovereign power and bare life, the intractable historical prototype would be the Nazi death camps; for Achille Mbembe's necropower, slavery and colonialism; and for Brian Massumi's ontopower, the post-9/11 War on Terror. What...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 224–235.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the actual region of Asia. This unsettling of identity can lead students to critically examine problems of race/ethnicity and colonialism in their own local/national contexts. This is a challenging act of pedagogy that not only requires that students learn about unfamiliar histories of Orientalism...