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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and ponders the contradictions and confluences of its narrative and intellectual paradigms. It proposes that we engage with “dark consciousness,” an idea that deals with the polemics of crisis and contingency ingrained in Chinese thought, in light of modern Chinese literary sources. The last part turns...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
...-Japanese Personal Networks and the Rise of Yogācāra in Modern China. ” In Transforming Consciousness: Yogācāra Thought in Modern China , edited by John Makeham , 64 – 100 . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2014 . Kaldis, Nicholas . The Chinese Prose Poem: A Study of Lu Xun's “Wild Grass...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
...-sheng . The Crisis of Chinese Consciousness: Radical Antitraditionalism in the May Fourth Era . Madison : University of Wisconsin Press , 1979 . Liu Zaifu 劉再復 . “ Confession Consciousness in Chinese Literature .” Interview conducted at the City University of Hong Kong, December 1 , 2002...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 151–163.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., a hermeneutic process of interpretation, plumbs the dark and unknown depths of the psyche embedded in family, social, and cultural contexts, fully aware of the limits of consciousness to reach out to the obscure but dynamic recesses of the unconscious body. But the AI analyst presumes to be omniscient about...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 474–490.
Published: 01 September 2022
... have typically assigned his work to the New Perceptionist Movement 新感覺派, 1 a literary tendency that focused on cosmopolitan, urban life and made use of stream-of-consciousness techniques. Less well known and seldom reread are Hei Ying's Nanyang 南洋 (South Seas) works, though they arguably occupy...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 491–508.
Published: 01 September 2022
... remarks, “Even the dead want it” (7). In contrast, Mia goes home with a flock of followers on her heels. All their eyes are on her as she delivers a special treat to their devotees: she dances naked and with wild abandon in the darkness of her bedroom. She cries out, “You made me. All of you. You make...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... As “old youth,” this vanguard generation held up the “Gate of Darkness” through which the younger generation might escape the old society and enter the new. Song vividly retells this story of national origins with fresh details, including those of lesser-known actors, such as Yung Wing 容閎 (1828–1912...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the possibilities of what Morton calls dark ecology by radically contextualizing the carbon imaginary of the Anthropocene as mere figure. As Shuang Shen argues in this special issue, geopolitics is a historical process of bordering. If borders are interfaces connecting or separating disparate entities...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... is however eerily soundless. Any agitating sound or voice is erased from both past legacy and present endeavor, and the purposeful search becomes a quiet, if also internalized, individual effort. 39 In the specific historical context of the poem, this recasting of the recent past as “dark night” agreed...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Road,” 55 . 52 Clark, “Urban Archaeologies,” 53–54 . 53 Rich, “Long Road,” 64 , emphasis added. 54 Darke, “Territories,” 81 , emphasis added. 55 For Chinese online sources, I have considered only substantial online reviews of Ten Thousand Waves and have excluded short...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Confucius and Marx in China, he further contends that Guo's entire cultural-political endeavors stretching from the heyday of the New Culture Movement of the 1920s to the dark days of the Cultural Revolution embody the “interpretative mechanism intrinsic to the Chinese Revolution, imaginatively...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 164–180.
Published: 01 December 2022
... science and deepens awareness of the importance of astronomy. Exposure to vast spaces enables Martians to turn “their eyes toward the celestial dome from the start. The night sky was also the day, and darkness was also light. They understood the sky the way those who lived in valleys understood mountains...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 188–209.
Published: 01 March 2021
...-garde smog art counterpart. What has undergirded smog life is a collective ecological unconsciousness—the premodern “mist” consciousness—that is suppressed in “smog modernity,” of which scientific discourse pertaining to topics such as toxic smog ( mai ) has become the predominant way of conceptualizing...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to the inevitable, an equable, practical frame of mind,” Adorno castigated the practice of psychoanalysis, which trains the suffering to accommodate themselves to the conditions that led to their unhappiness. 2 In vivid metaphoric language, he criticized the erasure of sadness and despair: “The dark closets have...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 135–150.
Published: 01 December 2022
... in ventilation, the air was impure, heavy, and lacking in oxygen, filled with dust and the smell of the machine oil, which almost everywhere smears the floor. These conditions have earned the epithet the “dark Satanic mill.” 15 Waste Tide links environmental crises to global capitalism, interstate...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Consciousness , narrating the story from the migrant worker's perspective enables the viewer to simultaneously access the perspectives of the tourists and the migrant workers. 19 Observing the world from the point of view of the migrant workers, the viewer can gain a more complex and three-dimensional...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the oral and spoken in audiovisual space, in particular the embodiment and representation of the radio acoustic. The voice-over, indicative of the radio unconscious in the film, registers the existence of a consciousness already programmed by radio sounds that reconfigures the economy of filmic diegesis...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., productive body and its needs—constitutes for Marx the abiding infrastructure of human history. —Terry Eagleton The Anthropocene is fueling ecocritical literature and shaping environmental consciousness. The term Anthropocene marks a geological age dominated by Homo sapiens , whose action and impact...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... goddess. “To Athena” is a collection of somber vignettes of personas and scenes that evoke loss and destruction. For example, in the third section, the images of burying “many sweet birthdays” under fallen flowers and leaves and “coloring Eirene a dark red of late autumn” are ominous and reinforce...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the field. By rediscovering Lu's critical consciousness and internal conflicts, as well as his iconoclastic spirit, Liu delineates a different image of Lu as a lonely forerunner remarkably perceptive about some of the deepest problems and most dangerous tendencies in traditional Chinese society, many...