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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 (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Xiaobing Tang Abstract “The Answer,” a poem by Bei Dao first published in 1978, marks the emergence of a defiant voice in contemporary Chinese poetry and asserts skepticism as the political stance of a young generation in post–Cultural Revolution China. It also heralds a historic transition from...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 293–299.
Published: 01 March 2021
... a book on contemporary Anglophone, Russian, and Chinese poetry, do I focus on Chinese-language writers Yang Lian 楊煉 (1955–), Yi Sha 伊沙 (1966–), and Hsia Yü 夏宇 (1956–), whose contexts we likely know better than we do those of Kamau Brathwaite (1930–2020), Dmitri Prigov (1940–2007), and contemporary...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
... published an essay on “Asian Copper” 亞洲銅 (Yazhou tong), one of the best-known poems of Haizi 海子 (1964–89). 2 Yeh's reading of the poem leads to a lucid discussion of Haizi's oeuvre and its place in contemporary mainland-Chinese poetry. 3 She never mentions the poet's suicide—which, at the time, had...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the enormous burden of explaining and justifying China's membership in the modern international community.” 4 In 1990, Stephen Owen famously noted what for him was the negative effect of globalization on contemporary Chinese poetry, where the translatability of language became a goal. In Owen's words...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
... (often hybridized with pop music, Chinese lyrics, and stage costumes) are often held in smaller urban centers like Xichang 西昌 in southern Sichuan or in full-blown ethnic tourist venues. 5 Contemporary poets sometimes share the stage with performers of traditional oral poetry or folk songs and have...
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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 (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and reinterpretations of classical Chinese poetry and history. By illuminating the “convergence of translation and historical interpretation” (37), Wang argues that the perpetual translation of historical time into now-time is not only intrinsic to the experience of revolution but also essential to “revolutionary...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., Marxism, and Cultural Theory,” 25 . 26 Ibid., 44. 27 Tu, “Le yu zui,” 22–27 . 28 Ibid., 27–29. 29 Gu, Liu Zaifu xueshu pingzhuan. 30 Ibid. References Admussen, Nick . Recite and Refuse: Contemporary Chinese Prose Poetry . Honolulu : University...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... itself in words. 詩者,志之所之也,在心為志,發言為詩,情動於中而形於言。 53 This passage strikes us as a rephrasing of Shi yan zhi 詩言志 (“Poetry expresses intent”), generally thought to be the oldest Chinese statement on poetry, purportedly made by the legendary Emperor Shun 舜 and recorded in the Shang shu 尚書 ( Book...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 240–243.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., though, mention is made of Edith Sitwell and, uncharacteristically for much of this work, two Chinese literati, one a contemporary of Shao (Qian Zhongshu 錢鍾書, 1910–98), and the other from the Qing dynasty (Weng Fanggang 翁方綱, 1733–1818). The reference is to a discussion of “texture” 肌理 in poetry, an idea...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a PhD in Chinese literature from the University of Hong Kong. Gu also received a scholarship from the French government to study contemporary French literature and philosophy at the Sorbonne in 1981. Gu cofounded various literary journals, including Pan ku 盤古 (1967...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... requiems—in both English and Chinese—and foregrounds Zhao Tao's goddess character as a witness traversing Shanghai of the 1930s through the socialist years of the 1950s to contemporary Shanghai. Albeit still haunting, the sound effects of both the police rescue and the poetry recitation are much clearer...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the greatest poets in the Chinese-speaking world. To date, he has published fifteen books of original poetry (including a verse drama), most of which are collected in three tomes. His poetry has been the subject of more than a dozen studies, including one book in English and fifteen theses in Chinese. 1 He...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... that he has also referred to a myriad of writers in his critical writings, such as the Soviet poet Vladimir Vladimirovich (1893–1930), the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–92), and Chinese poets such as Wen Yiduo 聞一多 (1899–1946) and Guo Moruo 郭沫若 (1892–1978) in his treatise of Mahua poetry. 51 Like...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ban Wang Abstract Contemporary environmental crises have their origin in the anthropocentric view of humans as separable from and superior to the natural world. Anthropocentrism also marks the realist author of modern Chinese fiction. Departing from that human-centered view, Shen Congwen's work...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of Transnationality . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 1999 . Sieber, Patricia . “ The Crucible of Space, Time, and Words: Female Same-Sex Subjectivities in Contemporary Chinese Language Contexts .” In The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature , edited by Ellen L. McCallum and Mikko...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... sections on Princess Der Ling and Victor Segalen. In sum, this book is of great value to the evolving study of modern and contemporary Chinese culture, particularly in responding to recent emphases on global and cosmopolitan perspectives and intercultural interactions, but also in creating a context...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... us to think more deeply about Lu Xun's self-positioning vis-à-vis contemporary Western thought on the one hand and traditional Chinese thought on the other. In my view, the ecocritical bond between Benjamin and Lu Xun is by no means accidental but a consequence of their common debt to Romantic...
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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...