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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... struggle in the 1980s was to reconstruct the subjectivity and dignity of people. After going abroad, he started the second struggle in exiling the gods, by which he endeavored to free himself from the four major spiritual chains: revolutionary thinking, the idolatry of nation, all the political ideologies...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in literature. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 third zone literary subjectivity Farewell Revolution exile the god return to the classics cosmopolitanism 8 Liu Z., “Lun wenxue de zhutixing.” 9 Ibid. 10 Li, Chinese Aesthetic Tradition , x. 11 Admussen...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... . newscentre.cityu.edu.hk/media/news/2002/12/01/confession-consciousness-chinese-literature . Liu Zaifu 劉再復 . Daguan xinde 大觀心得 [Grand View Notes]. Hong Kong : Tiandi tushu gongsi , 2010 . Liu Zaifu 劉再復 . Fangzhu zhushen 放逐諸神 [Exiling the Gods]. Hong Kong : Tiandi tushu gongsi , 1994 . Liu Zaifu...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... on the high hopes and bitter outcomes, grand projects and failed expectations, that informed China's century-long pursuit of modernity. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 subjectivity literary heart exile the revolution farewell to gods third space On the early morning of June 4, 1989...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... was predicated upon the archetypal divine person, a theological linkage characterized by a symbiosis between the infinite God and its incarnation in finite humanity. 27 The profundity of individual personality could thus never be reduced to the singular subject championed by Enlightenment thinkers. 8...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to the ahistorical setting at the beginning. Rather, it points to a future that holds no promise of either economic prosperity or moral salvation. In this way, I argue, Han exiles his characters to an irreversible modern timeline. More than one scholar has noticed the deromanticizing ( fei chuanqihua 非傳奇化...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the conflicted history of ethnic and spatial relations with the legend of a human-God relationship. It mentions Qing's immigration ban only tangentially, while framing the Han people's transgression as a doomed exile and a divine ordeal. Practically, myth-making allows the author to imagine a story from...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the reward of eternal unity with God. 19 Contending that scholarship has underestimated the importance of happiness to the coherence of these ideologies, Abbinnett claims that each ideology gains its power from forming the subject as susceptible to representation. Siding with Adorno, he argues...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to different “ways of exercising power over men” and different “political dream[s]”: “The leper was caught up in a practice of rejection, of exile-enclosure . . . those sick of the plague were caught up in a meticulous tactical partitioning . . . the great confinement on the one hand; the correct training...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., create textual urgency and dramatic conflicts, or foreshadow the characters' spatial movements, such as Wushuang's escape from pursuing patrons, his self-exile from a pressing domestic sphere, or Yishao's self-estrangement from a rapacious and controlling royal heir. Strong and determinate heroes...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... another. When the dreamland proves to be a facade for the wasteland, utopia betrays its dystopian nature. Ge Fei packages his trilogy in a circuitous symbolism, such that it appears less provocative when compared with the works of two exiled writers, Cao Guanlong 曹冠龍 (1945−) in the United States...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., exile in the broadest sense, and so on—but also a maniacal, almost sacrificial devotion to the art that can resemble martyrdom. 12 By contrast, for Xu Lizhi, inasmuch as the standard version of this vision is now linked to his name, I would venture that this is mostly projection, on the cusp...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 385–408.
Published: 01 October 2021
... throughout is code-switching, the incorporation of more than one dialect, register, or language (here Chinese and Tibetan) within an utterance. This is a phenomenon that has already been discussed at length in the context of linguistics, translation studies, and in exile political discourse; 24 it is what...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... perspectives of sand, nonhuman animals, plant species, Mongolians, and Han as multispecies components of a desert ecosystem. An exiled Han scientist attempts to remediate the ravages of Han agrarian practices adopted by Mongolian pastoralists by creating a green biosphere around a Buddhist temple in the desert...