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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
... Taiyan's Sino-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...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Nietzsche's superman and saviors. See Lee and Liu, Gao Xingjian , 48 . 27 Ibid., 48; also see Liu and Lin, Zui yu wenxue , 416 . 28 Liu and Lin, Zui yu wenxue , 197 . 29 Ibid. 30 Ibid., 198. 31 In Liu's view, the consciousness of self-repentance derives from...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
... leave him disillusioned. Song argues that Ni Huanzhi , like the modern short stories that also circulated at this time, had the impact of influencing “how the ideas, emotions, and consciousness of young people [were] structured and articulated” (116). Following the discussion of Ni Huanzhi , each...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... knowledge and practices and the borders created by Hanspace. Guo Xuebo's desert fiction, in particular, unleashes 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...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of gazes with the “eyes of future generations” at the end of the poem brings forth a historical consciousness on a much broader scale and affirms the necessity of vision in extending our imagination beyond the present. Yet more immediately, for many of Bei Dao's contemporaries, this turn to the “eyes...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and reception hidden behind his auteurist aura, an aura that has migrated largely intact from the large screen in a dark movie theater to multiple midsize screens in an interactive art gallery or museum setting. Julien conceives of Ten Thousand Waves not merely as “a film about China” but also as “a film...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... 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 communicating between the national and the foreign and proactively coalescing different historical...
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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 (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... , 2000 . DVD. Lu, Tonglin . “ Fantasy and Reality of a Virtual China in Jia Zhangke's Film The World .” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 2 , no. 3 ( 2008 ): 163 – 79 . Lukács, György . History and Class Consciousness . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press , 1971 . Marchetti, Gina . Citing...
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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 (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... as dark as “the long night.” In short, she is portrayed as a sympathetic witness to human suffering. In a 2004 lecture he gave at the University of Tokyo, Yang Mu recalled the circumstances of the composition of the poem. It was inspired by a bronze statue of Athena in a photograph that he had seen...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... individual who does not take on the mission of saving the world and who realizes he needs to walk out the dark shadow of the inner mind of the self. Gao's avant-garde use of three pronouns— I , you , and he —to represent the same character also inspired Liu to delve into intersubjectivity, which intensely...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... images of modern American life. For the Chinese critic, James Joyce's (1882–1941) modernistic technique of the stream of consciousness is not the most striking achievement in Ulysses . Rather, Zhao claimed, Joyce puts too much emphasis on the technique of stream of consciousness, so the reader might...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of Chinese people's consciousness on the issue of humanity and individuality. However, have we earned the right to be human after the May Fourth movement? No, Chinese are still unlike humans. The value system of humanity still does not exist. The awareness of spiritual sovereignty still does not exist...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... after he exits the plotline soon after the beginning of the novel? It is possible to argue that the narrative consciousness throughout the novel is precisely Huayeliannong's, only that he takes on a third-person persona to recount what he has dreamed. This, however, fails to account for his reemergence...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... uncritically or exposing its darkness, both film types, through their own vantage points—though not necessarily from a high point—consolidate, to use Lefebvre's term, the city, mapping the contours of diversified urban spaces by means of everyday stories and urban narratives. 12 While depicting...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and a year from today when darkness comes 等明年今日天黑時 stick it deep in the jungly weeds on my 插在我荒草萋萋的 grave. 墳頭 1 The speaker in this poem is on his way out from this life. He removes essential parts of his own body and presents these as a gift to someone who is seeing him off or bidding him...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... in the 1980s, the circumstances concerning the Manchus and other ethnic minorities in China had changed drastically. Newly implemented minority policies after the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) had induced a surge of self-identified ethnic populations and a heightened consciousness of ethnic culture...