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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
... to ritualized asceticism, and from aristocratic (and thus vulgar) display of wealth to a royal celebration of purity and introspection. comparative poetics fu poetry ekphrasis Homer Xunzi What follows are interpenetrating and hopefully synergistic readings of six texts drawn from the Chinese...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
... “static canonicity,” wherein “a certain text is accepted as a finalized product and inserted into a set of sanctified texts literature (culture) wants to preserve.” Contrary to this, and more poetic, as I think Liu means it, is “dynamic canonicity,” in which “a certain literary model manages to establish...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 293–299.
Published: 01 March 2021
... historian of the Caribbean and of the African diaspora who was, in addition to being an influential poet, professor emeritus of comparative literature at New York University at the time of his death, only months after Make It the Same was published. Edmond bases his reading of Brathwaite's poetics in his...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... are a powerful and creative expression of his poetics as a whole. Going beyond the traditional model of influence study, the article proposes a theoretical framework of cross-cultural intertextuality, creative rewriting, and cultural translation. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 Yang Mu Greek...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and Confucius—with the help of an interpreter—discuss the compatibility and comparability of Marxism and Confucianism. This historical fantasy, which Wang describes as a “rhetorical performance of transcultural anachronism” (282), perfectly epitomizes Guo's literary and cultural project throughout much...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of Hawai'i Press , 2009 . Dong Yingchun 董迎春 . “ ‘Guangchang’ de yinyu xushi yu zhengzhi touzhi: Bei Dao shige de huayu tezheng xinlun” 「廣場」的隱喻敘事與政治透支:北島詩歌的話語特徵新論 [ Metaphorical Narration of the “Square” and Political Overdraft: A New Essay on the Characteristics of Bei Dao's Poetic Discourse...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... The “phenomenal state” gestures toward an aesthetic of poetic language linked to an ecological sensibility. This poetic sensibility entails a deeply resonant and intertwined relation between humans and the natural world. The term phenomenal recalls phenomenology, an aesthetic inquiry into humans' experiential...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of all kinds. The fourth cluster, “Inventing Comparative Strategies,” features two articles showcasing new comparative strategies for studying Chinese poetics. Martin Svensson Ekström's article is a three-phase theoretical inquiry into ekphrasis (exhaustive and verbose description), grounded...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... This journal is jointly sponsored by the Centre for Humanities Research and the Chinese Department of Lingnan University and the Forum on Chinese Poetic Culture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. It is a new incarnation of the Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese ( JMLC ) founded in 1997...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., Zhang has specifically promoted faxiang 法相 (dharma characteristics) in his call to revolution. Faxiang was historically seen to be a lesser pursuit compared to faxing 法性 (dharma nature). Zhang's engagement with the ever-changing phenomena, rather than the metaphysical pursuit of thusness...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 285–288.
Published: 01 March 2021
... is in its devotion to studying the texts in the context of Qing dynasty literature and history, rather than constantly looking forward toward the May Fourth literary revolution. At the same time, the book fills a gap left in other comparative utopian studies like Douwe Fokkema's Perfect Worlds , which...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... . “ ‘To Popularize the Nude in Art’: Comstockery Reconsidered .” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 1 , no. 3 ( 2002 ): 195 – 224 . Qian, Nanxiu . Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui and the Era of Reform . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2015...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... for and latent fear of the indigenous woman's perceived primitivism. With respect to its discursive configuration of the indigenous woman on China's multicultural southwestern frontier, Ai Wu's Travels in the South can be compared to canonical works by Shen Congwen 沈從文, especially as both writers deploy...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
... period. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 Ding Ling intertextuality May Fourth Bakhtin Dostoevsky A person never coincides with herself. One cannot apply to her the formula of identity A ≡ A. —Mikhail Bakhtin, Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics This article examines Ding...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... . References Ban Gu 班固 , comp. Han shu 漢書 [ History of the Former Han ]. Beijing : Zhonghua shuju , 1962 . Cai, Zong-qi . “ Poetry and Ideology: The Canonization of the Book of Poetry ( Shijing ) during the Han .” In How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context: Poetic Culture from Antiquity...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
... – 56 . Farley, Paul , and Michael Symmons Roberts . Deaths of the Poets . London : Jonathan Cape , 2017 . Finch, Annie . “ Formalism .” In Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics , edited by Roland Greene , 4th ed. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2012...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... performance. In addition to evaluating new concepts and new techniques at work in the cross-fertilization of cinema and other visual media in the new millennium, this article complicates Julien's celebrated political poetics by highlighting his problematic reception by ethnic Chinese spectators...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Chineseness as poetic, romantic, and feminine. Collectively, the film envisioned an alternative Chineseness that enabled the audience to develop a more approachable, fluid sense of what it meant to be Chinese that differed from the KMT's official vision. This reimagining of Chineseness begins with how...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
...,” contributing to China's growing sense of complacency and eventual backwardness compared to other advanced nations. Liang, “Zhongguo jiruo suyuan lun,” 413 . Copyright © 2021 Lingnan University 2021 Shen Congwen ethnicity May Fourth literature borderland spirituality References Boym...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Hang Tu Abstract This article offers a reconstruction of the intellectual dialogue between Kantian aesthetician Li Zehou 李澤厚 (1930–) and humanist literary critic Liu Zaifu 劉再復 (1941–). By comparing Li's ruminations on “cultures of pleasure” ( legan wenhua 樂感文化) and Liu's treatises on “literatures...