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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 411–427.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Ng Kim Chew; Po-Hsi Chen Abstract The historical relationship between the categories of Malayan Communist fiction and People's Republic of China revolutionary historical fiction remains to be clarified, just as the Malayan Communist revolution was covertly, but undeniably, connected to the Chinese...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 285–288.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Cara Healey Hundred Days' Literature: Chinese Utopian Fiction at the End of Empire, 1902–1910 . Lorenzo Andolfatto . BOSTON : BRILL , 2019 . 238 PP. Copyright © 2021 Lingnan University 2021 Lorenzo Andolfatto's Hundred Days' Literature: Chinese Utopian Fiction at the End...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 385–408.
Published: 01 October 2021
... experiments to their logical conclusion: a condition of forced bilingualism, in which the author demands of his readers fluency in Chinese in order to access his Tibetan language fiction. This critique of the Sino-Tibetan linguistic crisis puts the author's work into conversation with global postcolonial...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Frederike Schneider-Vielsäcker Abstract This article examines sociopolitical commentary in contemporary Chinese science fiction literature written by authors of the post-1980s generation. With a close reading of Hao Jingfang's 郝景芳 “Beijing zhedie” 北京折疊 (Folding Beijing, 2014) and Chen Qiufan's 陳楸帆...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of space and time to the study of the (fictional) city, this article employs an analysis centered on the figure of the elevator to explore how literary narratives can help expand our understanding of space-time as an intuitive and quotidian fact of existence. In a comparative study of Taiwanese author Wu...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the Fiction Section, under the leadership of Zhou Shuren, had agreed on the criteria by which they would assess all works of fiction that came their way. These criteria were first published in the December 1915 issue of Jiaoyu zazhi . 15 At the outset, the criteria divide all fiction into eight categories...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2022
... on a day-to-day basis. In fiction, however, the implications of relativity and warped spacetime can be introduced into quotidian scenarios to form a textual link between the seemingly diverse chronotopes of universe and living room. Here space can become not just theoretically but perceivably mutable...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 474–490.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Josh Stenberg Abstract Hei Ying 黑嬰 (1915–1992) wrote prolifically about the “southern isles,” where he—a Hakka from Sumatra—was born. Written for a sophisticated urban readership in China that was curious about the exotic and erotic Nanyang, Hei Ying's 1930s fiction foregrounds questions of Chinese...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 374–393.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Brian Bernards Abstract Starting in the 1970s, flash fiction developed into an outsized literary practice relative to other Sinophone forms in Singapore. Flash fiction's smallness and brevity cohere with the fast pace of urban Singaporean life and transformation of its cityscape...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 491–508.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Shirley O. Lua Abstract This article surveys contemporary Filipino Chinese authors' interest in speculative fiction. Many of the authors of this burgeoning movement were included in the anthology Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology (2012), edited by Charles A. Tan...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Frances Weightman Abstract The authorial preface to works of fiction provides a unique space for exploration of authorial self-fashioning and author-reader mediation. This article argues that, when works of fiction are translated and new prefaces written for a new readership, these prefaces can...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of fictional genre to enlighten the reading public. Yet their “education of the novel” was far from complete, as New Literature writers found fictional expressions primarily in the form of the short story, with strong undertones of individualism, subjective lyricism, and elitism. By focusing on Mao Dun's 茅盾...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 201–204.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Chun-Ting Chang Fiction's Family: Zhan Xi and Zhan Kai, and the Business of Women in Late Qing China Ellen Widmer Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center , 2016 . 329 pp. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 In this book examining the transition from traditional...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Xi Tian Abstract Originating in Japan, “boys love” (BL) manga and fiction that focus on romantic or homoerotic male-male relationships are considered by most of their writers, readers, and scholars to be primarily by women and for women and are purposely differentiated from gay fiction and manga...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... things” ( wanwu 萬物). In this essay, the author examines distinct ways in which fictional writers imagine relational dynamics between humans, nonhuman animals, regional ecosystems, and the cosmos to theorize ecology as method. Ecology as method works to radically decenter anthropocentric understandings...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Carlos Rojas Abstract Taking Lu Xun's work as its starting point, this essay examines translation as a methodology for negotiating not between different languages or dialects but rather between different voices. To the extent that some fiction attempts to manifest the voices of socially...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Brian Bernards Abstract Following his 1925–1931 overland trek across southwestern China to colonial Burma, Ai Wu's 1935 Travels in the South (the author's canonical collection of autobiographical travelogue fiction) represents a Sinophonic detouring of the key literary impulses of the author's May...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 301–318.
Published: 01 September 2022
... production, the article proposes to understand popular forms such as romance fiction as arising from and coconstituting a regional Sinosphere that can only be understood, following Laura Doyle's recent study, as inter-imperial. Offering a reading of the Hong Kong writer Liu Yichang's romantic fiction...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the methodological questions at the heart of that controversy are still very much alive as the protean field of Chinese studies continues reinventing itself in relation to theory. A still deeper reason is to rethink, via Bruno Latour, the status of fiction in the age of posttruth and fake news—a task incumbent upon...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ban Wang Abstract Contemporary environmental crises have their origin in the anthropocentric view of humans as separable from and superior to the natural world. Anthropocentrism also marks the realist author of modern Chinese fiction. Departing from that human-centered view, Shen Congwen's work...