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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Tang shi de dufa 唐詩的讀法 (Reading Tang Poetry). The author contends not only that these writers' dealings with Tang poetry make it part of a still-living tradition but also that such engagement offers a way to understand the dynamic, rather than static, canonicity of Tang poetry. Copyright © 2021...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 19–32.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and inspiration, on the other. In juxtaposing these allusions to lice and fireflies, at both an individual and a collective level, Daideng uses these two species of insects to reflect on the constitution and structural dynamics of the human communities with which they are juxtaposed. In particular, although...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Brian Bernards Abstract Following his 1925–1931 overland trek across southwestern China to colonial Burma, Ai Wu's 1935 Travels in the South (the author's canonical collection of autobiographical travelogue fiction) represents a Sinophonic detouring of the key literary impulses of the author's May...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... 雷鋒塔 (The Fall of the Pagoda), Yi jing 易經 (The Book of Change), and Xiao tuanyuan 小團圓 (Little Reunion), to help contextualize many of the themes and dynamics explored in Chinese-language novellas like “Xinjing.” 4 Though The Fall of the Pagoda and The Book of Change were published...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... gives a chronology of his study of Buddhist texts under the influence of his friends such as Xia Zengyou 夏增佑 (1863–1923) and Song Pingzi 宋平子 (1862–1910). 7 Among the Buddhist canons mentioned, he attaches much importance to Yujia shidi lun 瑜伽師地論 (Discourse on the Stages of Concentration Practice...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
...—whether with a man de jure or with a woman tacitly—particularly can place them in a position of participating in the dynamics of ambition, liberation, and legitimacy, which constitute the essential plot of Love Eterne and its reception in Taiwan. Queer and queerness are deployed in this article...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 102–124.
Published: 01 March 2022
... testimony to the fact that a dynamic era heralds high experimentations with language and literature. By defying the linearity of reading through an emphasis on form, it impels us from the outset to take a marginal perspective on language. This is not anti-interpretation as such; 30 rather, the form-focus...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., be it called revolutionary realism, humanist realism, magic realism, romantic realism, or new realism, that science fiction writers since the 1990s have ventured to imagine and write the incredible and the impractical bespeaks a paradigmatic intervention with the canon. Indeed, at its most controversial...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and canon formation to issues of reception and circulation. David Damrosch's question of what is world literature is now regularly framed in terms of the reader and the reading context, but less attention has so far been paid to the constructed figure of the author of the works in question, and the process...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 244–255.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of highlighting the ostensibly undertheorized plight of nonhuman animals,” he nonetheless seeks out literary passages opening into moments of shared recognition, affect, and even love of the flesh throughout the African American literary canon. 26 Whether such a move can meet the challenges of the inability...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... name for Li Xuemin hereafter. After his return to Singapore from Indonesia, Wei Beihua was trying to attune his modernist sensibilities that he picked up in Indonesia to the dynamics of the postwar Mahua literary field that had been shaped by ideological concerns and revolutionary sentiments. Anwar...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the growing desire of Chinese writers to expand their narrative landscape to encompass diverse social and political causes in fiction. My analysis treats Mao Dun's monumental novel not as a canonical success but, rather, as a work that illustrates the frustrations and obstacles in the creative process. Mao...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and resistance. We believe that the bifurcated writing system has been undertheorized as a distinctive feature of modern Chinese language and culture. We hope to navigate this dense dynamics of Chinese as a living language and Chinese as a political construct in order to explore the potentiality of the Chinese...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Highlighting BL as female fantasies, canonical and contemporary BL writers have declared that male homosexuality in reality is in no way identical to the representations created by writers in the genre, and many main characters in BL, as well, distinctly dissociate their romance from homosexuality. 8...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... He enhanced the visibility of a magazine and the prestige of its contributors and the Wang Jingxuan event was enshrined in the new literature canon as a landmark debate, a turning point in the periodization of the movement's history, as told by its participants. Yet no such person existed. Qian...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
... yiqi with zhongyi 忠義 (loyalty with righteousness). 21 Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Water Margin are regarded as part of the imperial Chinese canon precisely because they draw parallels between grassroots jianghu and the establishment in terms of philosophical roots and governing...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... and reached completion in rituals and righteousness” 故變風發乎情,止乎禮義, 65 we can gain a full picture of how many early Confucians viewed the dynamic emotion-ritual relationship from opposite angles. Confucius stresses that genuine feelings (to be subsumed under emotion at later times) are what breathe life...