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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Robin Visser Abstract In “China as Method,” Mizoguchi Yūzō argues that “a world that takes China as method would be a world in which China is a constitutive element.” Similarly, a world that takes ecology as method is a world in which humans are a constitutive element, one of “the ten thousand...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the Chinese writer's recovery of the mythical and ecological images from the past in the critique of modernity. Confronted with the fetishism of progress and technology in China's early modernization, Lu Xun sought to uncover and redeem primordial images from archaic traditions. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan...
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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): 19–32.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on a set of parasitic or supplementary relationships as they relate to an interrelated set of sociopolitical, ecological, and literary concerns. Through this attention to parasitic relationships, the article uses Jia Pingwa's works to pursue a critical reassessment of the relationship between individual...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... evinces a biological perspective and affirms an ecological understanding of life in which the writing self must trace its roots to and reciprocate with other organisms and all-encompassing nature. The animistic language of Shen's writing delves into the ecological and bodily foundation of beauty and arts...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
... these borderlands of the Eastern Himalayas, burgeoning populations, propelled by sociopolitical agendas, ecological disasters, and other factors, stress borders and resources in areas increasingly open to exploitation by regional and international corporations and governments. Minority poetic voices throughout...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... narratives of ecotopian visions. As Ernest Callenbach (2006) has shown, these visions are of harmonious cohabitation, where ecological communities are a copresence in a multispecies world. Ecotopian visions depart from the urban, superior, and anthropocentric view of the city's identity; instead, they take...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... that each rely on different sets of assumptions and presuppositions, and one of our objectives is to help reassess how these conceptual categories are constituted in the first place. The essays in this issue can be divided into three groups that address a set of translational processes, ecological...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 244–255.
Published: 01 March 2021
...' or whole ecological systems' adaptations to changing environments. For Jackson, following the historian of slavery Stephanie Smallwood, this concept is useful for thinking about the history of anti-Black forms of colonial governance that use “black(ened) flesh” for experimenting with the possibilities...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 271–284.
Published: 01 March 2021
...-and-philosophers . Barad, Karen . “ Troubling Time/s and Ecologies of Nothingness: Re-turning, Remembering, and Facing the Incalculable .” In Eco-deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy , edited by Matthias Fritsch , Philippe Lynes , and David Wood , 206 – 48 . New York : Fordham...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., linguistic, cultural, and ecological dynamics that inform the cartography of the Chinese borderland, from the Northeast to the Southwest, from Inner Mongolia to Tibet, and from Nanyang 南洋 (Southeast Asia) to Nanmei 南美 (Latin America). It reflects on the recent, interdisciplinary growth in understanding...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 244–247.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of nonnational community in post-1980s Taiwan (Chun-yen Wang). Finally, the fourth section, “Beyond Neoliberal Borders: From Biopolitical Spaces to an Affective Community,” shifts the discussion of biopolitics toward the environment, urbanism, media ecology, and new materialisms. Yuriko Furuhata argues...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of microbes. According to Dubos, microbial evolution was far from stable or linear but radically unpredictable and disruptive, and since humans are locked in an unremitting coevolving ecology with microbes, there can be no final overcoming of them. Cooper sees in Dubos's germ theory “an alternative vision...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 256–270.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the collective order of things is defined and produced through the repetitious embrace and removal of Blackness as an object of the will of others. In “Blackness and the Pitfalls of Anthropocene Ethics,” Axelle Karera interrogates discourses of disaster and crisis in relation to perceptions of ecological...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of literature and cinema studies, this new sense of totality generated a turn of critical orientation toward the planet. In 2009, the publication of Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge marked the first book-length academic engagement with ecological consciousness in Chinese-language...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... 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 is an exercise of ecocriticism on the more practical plane of urban ecology, tracing...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... change our social point of origin, and thus as a zone of mounting interclass conflict. In The Mushroom at the End of the World , her study of what the complex global trade in matsutake mushrooms reveals about ecology, capitalism, and survival amid the ruins, Anna Tsing writes, “We hear about...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 385–408.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Döndrup, Handsome Monk , 53 . 13 For more on this “ecological construction” project and its impact on the lives of Tibetan pastoralists, see Yeh, “Green Governmentality.” 2 The story was first published in 2019 in his collection Black Fox Valley ( Wa nag lung ba ). 3 Raine...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... at the National Academy of Social Sciences in 1985 signaled his ascendance to the top of academic leadership in China. This was also the time when root-seeking and avant-garde movements rose to overhaul the literary mentality and ecology that had been dominated by socialist realism. Liu's own works...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
...-first-century urbanism has formed a media ecology expressed by multimedia panoramic views that render the city through transformations of scale. Although ideology, by definition, remains unseen, sometimes the visual reasoning of power is laid bare through its arbitrary, even absurd workings...
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