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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... spectatorship fantastic orientalism nameless labor This article explores “ways of seeing” China in Ten Thousand Waves 萬重浪 (Wan chong lang; 2010), a fifty-minute, nine-screen moving-image installation by Isaac Julien (1960–), which premiered at the seventeenth Sydney Biennale in May 2010...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the structure of feeling of a time. They share the fantastic mode of a grand narrative, and it is this mode that brings us to rethink utopia and its literary manifestation in contemporary China. Ironically enough, when turning to contemporary Chinese fiction per se, one finds few works that can be described...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and the soundtrack goes quiet, indicating a different perception of time and a slower pace of life. 7 With stark contrast between the front street and back alley, the two faces of hutong , Mr. Six announces its past-oriented take regarding the traditional-modern dialectics. 8 The film then segues...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 March 2022
... that haunt the characters are often space-oriented, in spite of their ages or professions. For Hu Mali and Jian Chisheng, the train ride to Beijing during the Cultural Revolution, where love and youth is conjoined with movement, is such a space. Emotions escalate as the train progresses and as the society...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... for the tourists. This is true for Tao, who performs as an Indian princess (though she has never been to India). This is also true for Anna, who has to leave behind her children in Russia and make money in China. A transnational migrant worker, Anna plays the role of a self-Orientalizing and self-exoticizing...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
...” of Pindar's lofty ode. As in almost all myths, the mother of the hero plays the passive role of the receiver of the divine seed and fades into the background once the baby is born and the focus shifts to his fantastic adventures and superhuman feats. This is not only true of Greco-Roman mythology—where...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese , 291 . 73 Owen, “What Is World Poetry?,” 29 . 74 Yeh, “New Orientation to Poetry,” 88 . 75 Owen, “What Is World Poetry?,” 30 . 76 Though I am broadly arguing against rigid periodization, I find a relevant observation...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
... good grounds for equating the speakers and protagonists in battlers poetry with its authors, if not for exact biographical detail then minimally as regards the range and the orientation of their human experience; also, this poetry regularly features protagonists named after its authors...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
...). “ Identity, Culture, and Resistance in Two Stories of Siu Kam Wen .” In Alternative Orientalisms in Latin American and Beyond , edited by Ignacio López-Calvo , 146 – 55 . Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars , 2007 . Yen, Huei Lan . Toma y Daca: Transculturación y presencia de escritores Chino...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Qing texts (such as Li Boyuan's), which betray their “ambitious scope but incomplete structure,” could be studied as a “new, ‘half-baked’ epic form that contains realistic, lyrical, parodistic, and even fantastic elements.” 15 In this light, Mao Dun's fiction could be seen as a continuation...