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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 (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
... an array of Chinese writings and films. It argues that the hoax is a useful concept to explain certain practices, styles, and trends in Chinese literary history. Further it proposes that the hoax offers a theoretical paradigm for rethinking more venerated categories, such as creativity, art, and value...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the representational problems between fiction, locality, and modernity? For Mao Dun and his May Fourth contemporaries, modernity at large was expressed in a teleological mode of time and progress, both in the rhetoric of modernity and in fiction writing. The article reflects on Mao Dun's creative and ideological...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Chinese sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth is an important case for illustrating what complex forms the idea of planetarianism may take in a concrete ideological and creative context. The author argues that the film's future imagination bears laudable potential to promote a turn from exclusionist...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 271–284.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., called “the destiny of the community of man with nature.” What are the material forces immanent to that destiny? What does it do to our mental health to engage them directly? The three works analyzed answer these questions in creative, powerful ways. Like many of us who teach in the humanities, Ronchi...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
... as interconnected strands in a world literature” (5). It is also an important resource because it showcases a large number of texts from the late Qing, which further deepens our understanding of the diversity and creativity of literary imagination at this time. To trace the creative cultural hybridity that gave...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... on the nature of creativity and cultural representation itself. To the extent that fiction itself may be viewed as a kind of hoax—an attempt to convince readers to accept (even if only provisionally) a set of counterfactual propositions—literary and cinematic portrayals of hoaxes may therefore be viewed...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... as an embodiment of creative freedom, Liu is mainly concerned with the subjectivity of the writers, the human characters, and the readers and critics. For him, a subject contains two different roles, the realistic subject and the artistic subject, which he also referred to as the mundane role and the genuine role...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
... based on elements such as historical period, political movement, and legislative form, while the latter is an unpredictable event that is realized through a process of creative folding, unfolding, and refolding. The former highlights a process of differen c iation, while the latter instead emphasizes...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
... with the mobilization of millions of Red Guards during the decade-long Cultural Revolution. In his analysis, Song argues that Wang's Qingchun wansui compellingly frames a key contradiction in China's youth rhetoric: How can a revolutionary movement harness the vitality and creativity of youth while keeping...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 310–313.
Published: 01 March 2021
... culture mixed with aspirations for greatness. This started immediately with Cao Pi 曹丕 (187–226) remembering his friends after the deadly 217 plague, followed two centuries later by the talented and innovative poet Xie Lingyun 謝靈運 (385–433), whose creative imitation of the Jian'an masters set the tone...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... to emphasize the creative agency of subjugated or colonized peoples in selecting and reinventing cultures that were transmitted to them via a dominant or metropolitan center. This process is often seen as a process of negotiation between the colonizers and the colonized, which was why Mary Louise Pratt argued...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... array of Guo Moruo's literary and scholarly works from all of his creative periods and by discussing them successively in relation to global literary currents as well as to China's encounter with modernity in the twentieth century, Wang makes visible the intrinsic centrality of translation to Guo's...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... was reviewing its broadcasting policy and considering more free-to-air TV licenses in addition to the two licenses held by TVB and Asia Television (ATV). The drama anchors Hong Kong's subjectivity in a site of cultural production, as the public was becoming increasingly aware of how creative and quality TV can...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Schelling and Hegel, Wordsworth as neo-Platonist, and others. Notably, the same Romantic idealism, its destructive-creative strain in particular, is explicitly articulated and enshrined in Lu Xun's essay “Moluo shili shuo” 摩羅詩力說 (On the Power of Mara Poetry) and seems also to undergird the unabashed...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... formulations for both creative writing and translating, stating: “I write articles, and publish works, because I have something that I want to say, and I hope that my pen will do some good for the society I live in. I translate foreign works from previous generations, also simply to express my own innermost...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... movement to broker alliances between these diverse cohorts: between creatives and factory workers, between artists and migrants, and so on. Theorists of precarity have been keen to show that even as endemic uncertainty smothers life chances, it can “hold the potential to contribute to a political...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... where, in the words of Georges Bataille, “the animal is in the world like water in water.” 19 As Shen's favorite natural image, water—rain, waterways, stream, and river—flows into his writing as a significant stream of his creativity. In the essay titled “Wode xiezuo yu shui de guanxi” 我的寫作與水的關係...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... historical moments. While such utopian visions are often closely connected to science fiction, those highlighted in this article rely on nature to bring a new creative spirit to Hong Kong's cultural imagination. Our discussion of ecotopias also borrows from Jameson's notion that utopian thinking...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... writings reflect the legacy of the Han Chinese Ming loyalist settlers by writing the Qing dynasty out of their history. In doing so, Tsai defines Taiwanese postloyalist identity as one based on “creative hermeneutics and temporal rupture” (269). The conclusion of the book, “Towards a Postloyal...