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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 428–437.
Published: 01 September 2022
... other ethnic minorities, focusing on four approaches to forging counter-discourses used in the literary representation of minorities: binary opposition, rhetorical questions, paradoxical statements, and bystander narration. The discussion of each narrative strategy is supported by examples from works...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
... comes about through the discovery and extolling of the landscape. With support drawn from national discourses, the local landscape is transformed into an analogue for ethnic Koreans' native soil, and the use of national discourses to narrate their perception of local landscapes helps build a common...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 409–430.
Published: 01 October 2021
...E. K. Tan Abstract Published in 2015, Padi Guli's A Hundred Years of Bloodline tells the story of Fatima, a Uyghur woman's journey to unpack her family history while struggling to understand the status of ethnic minorities in the larger fabric of multiethnic China. The novel concludes...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Mark Bender Abstract Since the 1980s ethnic minority poets writing in the borderlands of Southwest China and Northeast India emerged on the world stage from within currents of dramatic environmental, political, economic, and demographic change, cresting in momentum by the 2010s. Within...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
...” or “written in Sinographs.” Shu-mei Shih coined the notion of the Sinophone to designate both ethnic minority cultures in China and cultures of settlement and immigration outside China that speak a Sinitic language. 2 Until now, most research on Sinophone literature has looked at literature written outside...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... was produced from the borderland and how this work exposes the precariousness and contradictions inherent in the grand narrative of modern nationhood. Copyright © 2021 Lingnan University 2021 Northeastern Writers Group Manchu Manchuria autobiography ethnic minority This article reconsiders...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of China (ROC) in 1911; and from the Soviet-inspired “ethnic minorities” ( shaoshu minzu 少數民族) system, implemented after the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC), to the latest promotion of China as a solidarity of “Multinationalities” ( duominzu guojia 多民族國家). Meanwhile, scholars have...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... with the industrializing and secularizing metropolitan life in France by resorting to the Indigenes on the island of Tahiti and the cultural energies that they represent. Even though Shen Congwen's fictional work displays similar thematic concerns, since the author himself was an ethnic minority writer well versed...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... groups, classified as fifty-five “minority nationalities” (or “ethnic minorities,” a more recent translation of minzu that weakens the term's territorial connotations). Concerned with unifying the nation-state, the PRC sets ideals of national unity ( minzu tuanjie 民族團結) against national split-ism...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 366–384.
Published: 01 October 2021
... intellectuals have not only envisioned China's ethnic minorities as below yet moving upward through vertical stages toward the “modern” Han, 10 but have also extended the “backwardness” formerly ascribed to barbarians to contemporary portrayals of the rural Han, depicting them as “feudal” and “uneducated...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 224–235.
Published: 01 March 2022
... to how “Asian American studies as a minority discourse de-essentializes the meanings of race when the discipline is transplanted in a place where Asians constitute a racial, if not ethnic, majority.” 7 The constructed nature of the “Asian” of Asian American identity becomes particularly clear within...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 265–282.
Published: 01 September 2022
... triumphal tone, Malayan communist fiction is instead characterized by its focus on failure, specifically the Malayan Communist Party's ultimate failure to carry out a revolution. In “Counter-discourse: Strategies of Representing Ethnic Minorities in Sinophone Malaysian Literature,” Boon Eng Khor uses...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of controversy, for instance, whether the term Sinophone literature should be reserved for “the Sinitic-language communities and cultures outside China as well as ethnic minority communities and cultures within China where Mandarin is adopted or imposed,” 15 or whether it should also include the Chinese...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 474–490.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Orientalism (though this tendency was no doubt an inspiration and a reinforcement); it is also part of the same phenomenon that ultimately produces the transgressive PRC ethnic minority women of, for instance, Gao Xingjian's 高行健 Lingshan 靈山 (Soul Mountain). In the words of Dru C. Gladney: “The objectified...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 283–300.
Published: 01 September 2022
... needs to be reconceptualized in terms of vibrant or vanishing communities of Sinitic-language cultures rather than of ethnicity and nationality. One discerns in Shih's endeavor a complex of theoretical efforts, from postcolonial criticism to minority studies, from humanist Marxism...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 337–354.
Published: 01 September 2022
... ethnically Chinese) Communist insurrection, is arrested, and is sentenced to death. On the execution ground, he faints when the firing squad ready their guns, only to awaken on a boat delivering him to a remote island, inhabited by some of Malaya's ethnic minority peoples. He learns that a “most cherished...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 491–508.
Published: 01 September 2022
... portraits of Chineseness, delineate the specificity of the Filipino Chinese experience grounded in minority history, and foreground ethnicity as a key player and vital component of speculative fiction in today's globalscape. Lauriat draws on the conventions of speculative fiction to localize Chineseness...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2022
... contemporary Asian American hate requires a more explicit focus on countering invisibility. This objective, necessitated by the ways in which ethnic Asians have been systematically elided and rendered as foreign throughout US history, should focus exclusively on educating Americans about Chinese Exclusion...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of alienation despite being part of the majority ethnic community. The positionality of its members therefore marks a paradox, as grievances about social estrangement are more often associated with minorities. To account for this atypical psychology of estrangement from one's own ethnic community requires...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... set of guidelines regulating internet programs and content in almost all areas, including politics, history, religion, tradition, ethnic minorities, sex and sexuality, and violence. Together with incest and sadomasochism, homosexuality is categorized as “abnormal sexual activity,” and its...