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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... groups of concepts: the cultural May Fourth and the political May Fourth, the New Culture movement and the New Literature movement, and the masculine May Fourth and the feminine May Fourth. Liu regards the May Fourth spirit as a complete failure, in terms of six symbolic signs: (1) the mass spiritual...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
... critique seeks to transpose its object of analysis into the language of criticism. Moreover, just as a translational method may ultimately be most interested in moments of translational failure, an approach that views analysis as itself a form of translation will be similarly attuned to the possibility of...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... book titled Gaobie geming 告別革命 (A Farewell to Revolution). In the midst of great uncertainties and anxieties, new currents of thought produced heated exchanges on the failure of the 1980s enlightenment project, on the waning halo of the humanist spirit, and on the resurgence of Chinese...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... failure and reorienting the traumatized political unconscious” (100). In chapter 2 Wang further illustrates how Guo's close reading of Goethe's Faust profoundly impacted his own political lyric that he composed in the wake of the April 12 Incident. Dissecting Guo's use of the words Rhine Wine in...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
...下,我想他一定可以從我的眼睛裏得些不快活去。為什麼他不可以再多的懂得我些呢? 20 In spite of persistent failures of perception, Sophia clings to the belief that if only one would look properly, then eyes could not only communicate the state of one's mind but also even transmit that state into the other person's mind. Aware that...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... undermined by what Ng calls an “intertextual loophole”: his unwitting use of their forms or even ideas when depicting things traditional. Ironically, as Ng suggests, all these imperfections or failures in form, bemoaned by author and critics alike, seem to match the novel's content: Chinese early modern life...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the 1980s, from which to denounce the Chinese Communist Party's interference in and ideological domination of literary production. Liu Zaifu argues that the failure of revolutionary literature in modern China is not mainly because of its radical themes but, rather, its dogmatic mode of writing and...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
... [146]), written in July 2013, portrays another one of the typical settings in battlers poetry, namely, the migrant worker's journey into, and out of, the city. Xu's negotiation of this subject matter stands out by its conciseness, original imagery, and a sense of failure that is not primarily a public...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... shuqing from Qu Yuan 屈原 (34–278 BCE) through the 1970s. The fact that Wang had to sketch this genealogy points to a deplorable failure of scholars of premodern Chinese literature to reconstruct a comprehensive qing genealogy. Despite its centrality to Chinese literary thought, however, the term...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... everything is driven by money. The iconic modern buildings, such as the city hall and churches, only remind one of the power struggles and conflict in the past—a record of bygone victories and defeats, successes and failures. Modern culture has created the orthodox canons of literature and art and used...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... chaos and to the eventual failure of the Maoist vision of continuing or permanent revolution. 11 The central role of youth suggests a powerful temporal element: what is at stake is the future, and the attitude of the young is crucial. Key texts in the national journal Zhongguo qingnian 中國青年 (China...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... sufferers, and the anxiety-ridden attempt (or the failure of such an attempt) to salvage the sufferers. One critical difference is the position of the personified Lu Xun compared with that of the Buddha: Lu Xun seems to be inside the house with the sufferers. This position significantly embodies the...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... explanations or policy proposals, this worldview, he argues, is deeply ideological: it “comes equipped with a moral economy and historical narrative, explaining how and why we find ourselves in the situation that we do now, identifying villains and heroes, ascribing blame for failures and credit for triumph...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... homophobic; its failure to address AIDS also further isolates its characters from gay lifestyle and ignores the political dimensions of sexual preference. 10 The convention of distinguishing BL romance from gay stories was largely adopted by Chinese BL as well, as original Chinese-language BL...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that no matter how concrete and weighty the transactions between mother and daughter in this novel, the economic nuances seem at the same time to make the emotional torment and failures of both women even more visible and tragic to the audience. In a show of callous sense of entitlement, for example...