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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
... these high-minded, elegant heritages. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 science superstition hypocrisy correspondance mythology Like his May Fourth contemporaries, Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936) embraced the ideas of enlightenment, evolution, science, and modernity as means of saving...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., coedited a newsletter produced in the IWP offices, participated in political demonstrations, and published correspondence in Hong Kong in support of the Baodiao movement. The author argues that Gu's activities co-opted a Cold War institution to promote collective political action among the Chinese diaspora...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... itself or is generated solely by the corresponding theoretical framework. Our objective, accordingly, is to propose methodologies that can be delinked from the objects or phenomena that inspired them and can be productively applied to a broader array of issues. Beyond this attention to methodology...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 19–32.
Published: 01 March 2019
... elements are revealed to play a crucial role in the constitution of their corresponding structures. In his wide-ranging oeuvre, Jacques Derrida uses a variety of metaphors to articulate this sort of deconstructive logic, but one of the most prominent is that of the parasite, and particularly the virus...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... idealism. Advocated by Benjamin and other Frankfurt school critics, substantial rationality, a form of spiritual correspondence between nature and man, seems just another iteration of the Romantic conception of nature, following expositions on the human-nature relationship by post-Kantian German idealists...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
... fictional characters correspond to the sociopolitically awakened state that Lu Xun seeks to bring about through his fiction, others are instead reminiscent of the allegory's “sound sleepers.” A paradigmatic example of the former would be the protagonist of Lu Xun's short story “Kuangren riji” 狂人日記 (Diary...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., and to this “purification” of the courtly discourse correspond the purifying rituals made by the emperor. Second, more specifically—and admittedly also more speculatively—the passage from literalness to metaphoricity is bound up with the topics of purification and fasting and, conversely, with the “economic” themes...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... that there were also many materials that were written but could not be published at the time, and therefore we should read these materials carefully to gain a more comprehensive picture of the corresponding literary landscape. 29 Another scholar, Wang Jinghui 王敬慧, asserts that Mo Yan 莫言 (1955–), the first...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., corresponds to the political crisis of his time, the urgent need for change, and the modern age's growing commitment to empiricism. 19 What we see in Zhang's speech is a creative shift toward the social realm and political activism in religious expression. Through promoting the Buddhist ideas of bushi...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 188–209.
Published: 01 March 2021
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... is tied together in the form of “five methods of imagining Beijing,” which correspond neatly to the above-mentioned chapters: (1) a “warped hometown,” (2) a “city of snapshots and manners,” (3) “an aesthetic city,” (4) “an imperial capital in comparative and cross-cultural perspective,” and (4...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... diseases” is itself the stuff of urban legends—one that, as far as the records indicate, originated in this very 1989 conference on emerging viruses, in a personal correspondence between none other than Henderson and Morse. 47 Henderson had apparently heard the remark secondhand, from unnamed people who...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., as was recognized even by Westerners; therefore, oriental nations such as China, Japan, and India should unite for the survival and welfare of all human beings. 35 Tagore's position corresponded with the pan-Asianism that contrasted Western materialism with Eastern spiritualism. 36 Although...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of this privileging of the genre, a two-volume collection of his prefaces and postfaces from 1936 was published by Shandong Pictorial Publishing House in 2004. This collection begins by reprinting some correspondence between Lu Xun and his editor, during the last four months of Lu Xun's life, in response...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 277–297.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... They are ovoviviparous, and can give birth to two or three little lizards at a time” 單性,全雌性品種。春季繁殖,雌性間進行假性交配。卵胎生,一次可產兩或三條小蜥. 8 The description clarifies, however, that the animals are actually not monosexual but, rather, hermaphroditic: each individual has functioning gonads corresponding to both sexes, and after...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of Asia the Invincible, in reality the historical relationship between Jin Yong and Maoist politics was extremely complex. What I am characterizing here is therefore not a one-to-one correspondence between the novel's features and Mao's Cultural Revolution, as if it were simply a roman à clef...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and democratic than other Asian nations and territories. However, if we consider this question from the concept of a bloc asia, then Taiwan's status as the first in Asia to achieve marriage equality might lead to the assertion that Asia itself does not exist—suggesting that the corresponding ranking of first...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
...) poets” (corresponding to van Crevel's Earthly and Elevated dichotomy, respectively), which makes his treatment of Li Bai and other Tang poets in Tang intriguing. 39 As Simon Patton and Naikan Tao write in the introduction to their translation of Yi Sha, Starve the Poets! , Yi Sha “fervently...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 385–408.
Published: 01 October 2021