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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Ekström, Origins of Chinese Literary Hermeneutics . Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 comparative poetics fu poetry ekphrasis Homer Xunzi What follows are interpenetrating and hopefully synergistic readings of six texts drawn from the Chinese and Western canons of poetry...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
... may not like the book because it is not scholarly, though at times it does indicate an awareness of some scholarly consensus. In a moment of comparative poetics, for instance, Jin explains, “Unlike poetry in the West, which traditionally is rooted in divine inspiration from a poetic Muse, Chinese...
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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 (2022) 19 (1): 240–243.
Published: 01 March 2022
... as a “so-called ‘poet’” (xvii). This is not to say there are no issues with Tian's study, some of them significant. Going in, I was both intrigued by and skeptical of the idea of a comparative study of poetic musicality, as such a discussion would have to address in some detail how the phonic qualities...
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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 a young generation in post–Cultural Revolution China, “The Answer” 回答 (Huida) by Bei Dao 北島 (1949–) continues to resonate with poetry readers today, even though by the mid-1980s some younger poets had already vowed to “pass Bei Dao” and rejected the poetics, or a noble heroics of commitment and self...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
...). As Huang sees them off, he catches “the fragrance of wildflowers in the breeze” (64) and feels the urge to ask for a memento of the occasion, which is a wreath of flowers that the young woman still holds. The story ends with a poetic elevation that turns libidinal and natural vitality onto a sacred plane...
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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
... with Western counterparts, both individual theorists and scholarly journals. For this purpose a forum called “Theory in Comparative Perspectives” will be established to include short essays, interviews, and conversations guiding us to globalize our thinking about literature and culture. Hong Kong's unique...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... . Davies, Lu Xun's Revolution . 48 For a transcultural study of Buddhist poetics of emptiness, see Stalling, Poetics of Emptiness . For the role of emptiness in Chinese traditional aesthetics, see selected essays on China in Leys, Hall of Uselessness . 49 It is interesting to observe...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 102–124.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., Poetics . Leiden : Brill , 2015 . Li, Wei , and Zhu Hua . “ Tranßcripting: Playful Subversion with Chinese Characters .” International Journal of Multilingualism 16 , no. 2 ( 2019 ): 145 – 61 . Mitchell, W. J. T. Picture Theory . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1994...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., by the flowers or under the moon, for those of refined taste and poetic temperament. What say you, you poor wretches who are caged like birds? And what say you, you ambitious females cackling together? We hope that those with discerning views will instruct us, to our good, good fortune! 花前撲蜨宜於春;檻畔招涼宜於夏;依帷望月宜於秋...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 285–288.
Published: 01 March 2021
... 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 mostly elides...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... simultaneous romantic yearning 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...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of space and time to the study of the (fictional) city, this article employs an analysis centered on the figure of the elevator to explore how literary narratives can help expand our understanding of space-time as an intuitive and quotidian fact of existence. In a comparative study of Taiwanese author Wu...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
... cannot apply to her the formula of identity A ≡ A. —Mikhail Bakhtin, Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics This article examines Ding Ling's 丁玲 (1904–1886) practice of intertextuality in her famous 1927 story “Shafei nüshi de riji” 莎菲女士的日記 ( Miss Sophia's Diary ) by means of the concept of dialogism...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... nature. “Sounds coming out of one's natural disposition,” writes he, “are genuine and therefore capable of moving people's hearts” 凡聲其出於情也信,然後其入撥人之心也夠. 45 Comparing music with crying, he further elaborates on the affective power of music that comes straight from one's heart: §16 Perfect music must...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
... compares the tiny, depressing space in “Rented Room” 出租室 (Chuzu shi [195]). In “Mystery Novel” 懸疑小說 (Xuanyi xiaoshuo [123]), he buys a flower vase online and has it couriered to where he lives—and when this takes a long time, he explains that this is because the poor courier boy needs to find him inside...
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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...