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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... 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 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
...?,” 79 . Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 border boundary Sinophone Cold War form At the center of Kevin Kwan's (1973−) novel Crazy Rich Asians , which inspired the Hollywood hit film by the same title, lies a mystery symbolized by a patch of land not locatable on Google Maps...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... (played by Maggie Cheung) and memories of Old and New Shanghai (both enacted by Zhao Tao), his screen images and sounds enter a constant circulation and form an intriguing multidirectional dialogue across a variety of media and genres: cinema, art photography, calligraphy, painting, poetry, and star...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... this essay also argues that the garbage takeover is part of a sustained practice of appropriation, effacement, even cruelty in the artistic representation of precarity in China. China's wasteworks are art forms born at the tense interface between different class actors, and they disclose fraught fears...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Yomi Braester Abstract Diverse artifacts in contemporary Chinese visual culture—from urban screens to architectural models, art exhibits, and viral media—share a panoramic breadth. This article suggests, however, that we should regard panorama not as a preordained form but as a discursive construct...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Internet kuso , the paper takes it to demonstrate how out of the old clan patriarchy in East Asia there may emerge new “homophobic” forms that rely not on a proscription of specific sex practices but rather on defending the integrity of the family surname and patrilineage. Yet its potentiality as a...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Belinda Kong Abstract This essay deploys the concept of pandemic as a set of discursive relations rather than a neutral description of a natural phenomenon, arguing that pandemic discourse is a product of layered histories of power that in turn reproduces myriad forms of imperial and racial power...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
... dynamics of translingual and transcultural appropriation of its forms? Where is the agency in these dynamics? What is the relationship between political and literary considerations in the writing and reading of these novels? And what has been the impact of this type of advocacy fiction in different...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2019
... investigation, aesthetic depiction, and political investment” (4) and highlights its “cultural salience and forms of intelligibility” (6) within modern China's revolutionary transformations. His study aptly captures the ambiguities, instabilities, and profound anxieties and disorientation that characterized the...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Buddhist: A Monstrous Ekāyana. ” Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture 3 , no. 2 ( 2016 ): 400 – 428 . Leys, Simon . The Hall of Uselessness . New York : New York Review Books , 2011 . Liu, Lydia H . “ Life as Form: How Biomimesis Encountered Buddhism in Lu Xun. ” Journal of...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... reimagine an earlier one (Fan Kuan's, or that of the unidentified later Song dynasty artist working in the Fan Kuan tradition), Zhang is invoking an artistic practice with deep roots in Chinese art history. That is to say, whereas imitations in the context of Western art are often viewed as either a form of...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... common debt to Romantic idealism. Advocated by Benjamin and other Frankfurt school critics, substantial rationality, a form of spiritual correspondence between nature and man, seems just another iteration of the Romantic conception of nature, following expositions on the human-nature relationship by post...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
... weight is Song's literary study of the “Chinese Bildungsroman,” a form utilized by writers who actively deployed youth rhetoric in their stories of individual development and maturation against the backdrop of changing social and historical conditions. Chronologically, the study's seven chapters span...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... as various forms of rewriting, intellectual transcoding, and ideological reversals. Guo's long literary career, as Wang illustrates in his study, is as inseparably intertwined with the practice of translation as it is with the Chinese Revolution per se. The various acts of translation Guo engaged in...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... influential monograph, Li traced the origins of Chinese aesthetics and its manifold manifestations in various art forms, from cave engravings of the prehistoric period to Confucian rituals and music of the Qin-Han era. He observed that the Confucian “structure of feelings” ( ruxue qinglijiegou 儒学情理結構) is...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
... ultimately recontained and order reinstated in the world of Liaozhai zhiyi , see Li, Enchantment and Disenchantment , 98 . 42 Ding Ling, Ding Ling quanji , 69 ; Barlow, I Myself Am a Woman , 73 . 43 The short story structured as a diary is itself an imported literary form, with its first...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... concerning early modern literary production written in classical Chinese and the second tracing the transformation of Taiwanese literary production into Japanese and various forms of vernacular, primarily Mandarin and Southern Min. Chapters 1 and 2 both focus on the generation of Taiwanese literati who...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
... pressure on those values to register the linguistic and cultural difference of the foreign text, sending the reader abroad.” 3 In Lu Xun's case, his early translations were attempts to introduce foreign ideas in a form that would be easy for Chinese readers to digest, and he pursued them at a moment...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... different aesthetic forms—from which to reflect upon his previous role as an enlightener and validate a “neutral value position” ( jiazhi zhongli 價值中立) to reinforce individual freedom of expression. The identification with a unique third zone sparked several significant transformations in his second life...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... essay written in the form of personal memoir, interweaving the firsthand experience with intertextual references, historical records, and literary anecdotes. It provides a guide for a renewed articulation of Hong Kong and its way of situating itself. How does the shift toward nature allow for more...