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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... guanggao wei zhongxin” 民初小說期刊《眉語》刊行情況考述――以《申報》廣告為中心 [ An Inquiry into the Publishing Circumstances of the Early Republican Fiction Journal Eyebrow Talk : Focusing on Advertisements in Shenbao ]. Xueshu luntan 學術論壇 [ Academic Forum ], no. 228 ( 2015 ): 101 – 6 . Hockx, Michel . Questions...
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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 (2021) 18 (1): 285–288.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Cara Healey Hundred Days' Literature continues conversations about the significance of long-overlooked late Qing genre fiction, following in the footsteps of David Der-wei Wang's Fin-de-Siècle Splendor and Nathaniel Isaacson's Celestial Empires . One key way it distinguishes itself...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 201–204.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Chun-Ting Chang Chapter 1 introduces the members of the Zhan family and the sociocultural background of the late Qing period, focusing on discourses on gender, the important role of fiction, and the significance of geographical locales. The second chapter focuses on the Zhan parents, who...
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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 (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...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to the scene of the new millennium, observing the dystopian and heterotopian inclinations in fictional practice as opposed to the utopian aspiration in political discourse. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 utopia dystopia dark consciousness enlightenment science fiction Modern Chinese...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 9–26.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... But rarely have the two stories been examined in tandem. Furthermore, both stories feature a shared character of a dead penetrator, which is scarcely seen in homoerotic fiction of early modern China. This article first probes factors contributing to such casualties and singles out the contestation between...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., the block ( bankuai 板塊) structure, the interplay of real and fictional, and the intertextual and transmedial references, Jia explores the possibilities of representational forms and aspires to map and scan the otherwise unrepresentable totality that is global capitalism in China. In this essay, the author...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
... individualism, represented by the Hollywood science fiction model, to inclusive planetarianism. However, the film's persuasiveness is significantly limited by the double-layered restraint imposed on it by the state and the market. This article traces the turn and the restraint to their historical sources...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... For a preliminary discussion of incest in late Ming pornography, see Zamperini, “Canonizing Pornography.” 12 Idema, “Evil Parents and Filial Offspring,” esp. 24. 13 Godelier, “Afterword,” 388 . 14 Ibid. 15 Hsia, History of Modern Chinese Fiction , 407 . See also David Der-wei...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in Fiction and Film . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 1978 . Chen Pingyuan 陳平原 . Zhongguo xiaoshuo xushi moshi de gaibian 中國小說敘事模式的改變 [ The Transformations of Narrative Models in Chinese Fiction ]. Shanghai : Shanghai renmin chubanshe , 1988 . Dai Zhongjie 戴中潔 . “ Xushi jiegou de...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Mackie's Beautiful Untrue Things (2019) is a recent study of forgeries related to a single literary celebrity, Oscar Wilde. 8 Balleisen, Fraud , 14 . For a European example of fraudulence as a “cultural preoccupation” extending beyond literary fiction, see Carpenter, Aesthetics of Fraudulence...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 19–32.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., thereby triggering Zhuzi's concerns about Daideng's mental health. Daideng's messages to Yuan Tianliang, by whom she is enthralled as a result of his social status and his position as a prominent author, closely mirrors a similar series of letters and stories that the fictional Li Yidou, a PhD...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... University Press , 2006 . Guo, Jie . “ From Patriarchal Polygamy to Conjugal Monogamy: Imagining Male Same-Sex Relationships in Modern China .” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 25 , no. 1 ( 2013 ): 165 – 205 . Guo, Li . Writing Gender in Early Modern Chinese Women's Tanci Fiction...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of fiction. The vociferously productive engagement with other texts in “Shafei nüshi de riji” is informed by the dialogism that the eponymous heroine encounters in her reading of Fyodor Dostoevsky's work, which was, after all, an important source of Bakhtin's own claims about intertextuality. The diary...