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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., the discourse stresses Hong Kong's exceptional status, reflecting a general anxiety that Hong Kong could be replaced by or even become just another Chinese city. This anxiety for the future is evident in an ecocritical turn, manifested in both the social realm (popular movements and organic communities...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., they still retain man's primordial creative energy—comparable to the mara spirit or even Dionysian thrust toward the metaphysical and sublime and capable of destroying the repressive feudal order. Seen in this light, Lu Xun's ecocritical turn may be seen as revolutionary. Winnie L. M. Yee's article...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 188–209.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Chia-Ju Chang Abstract This article uses a non-Western, scientific, and ecocritical perspective to explore the nature-cultural phenomenon of “smog life,” that is, outdoor activities taking place on a smog day, such as hiking, enjoying the fog, or practicing taiji . It presents a sharp contrast...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 181–187.
Published: 01 December 2022
... that these analyses of critical ecology contribute to the debate on world literature. Ecocritical discourse has the potential to go beyond and challenge the world-renowned humanist tradition, which has anthropocentric, nationalistic, and Eurocentric underpinnings. Take the example of the classical realist novel...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... at home. In time, the birth of the illicit baby turns out to be a blessing. Promising added labor power, the child gives Xiaoxiao a legitimate place in the family. Take a look at the famous story “Xiaoxiao” 蕭蕭. A child bride engaged at age twelve with a two-year-old boy, Xiaoxiao has a sexual affair...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2022
... the liberalist individual protagonist and atomist modern subjectivity. Departing from that modern discourse, Shen Congwen's writing staged a counterdiscourse from a biocentric perspective. Turning to the primeval past, folk cultures, and rural soil, Shen articulates the organic, ecological bonds of human...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 55–74.
Published: 01 December 2022
... environments. In turning the human into the divine, his work does not elevate the human but gestures toward a religious realm of meaning beyond the pale of anthropocentrism. 1 Anderson, Limits of Realism , 11. 2 Ibid. 3 Ibid. 4 Clark, Literature and the Environment , 65. 5...