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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Géraldine Fiss The Chinese Political Novel: Migration of a World Genre . Catherine Vance Yeh . CAMBRIDGE, MA : HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS , 2015 . 429 PP. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 This book illuminates the “steep, short and international career...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... by both commentators and practitioners. However, BL's increasing interweaving with homosexuality and sexual minorities in China requires scholars to reread and redefine BL practice in its Chinese context. This article discusses some of the recent transformations of the BL genre in China, examines...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Maghiel van Crevel Abstract Battlers poetry ( dagong shige 打工詩歌), a genre whose name has mostly been rendered in English as “migrant worker poetry” to date, presents an important development in Chinese literature since the 2000s. Written by members of a new precariat that plays a key role...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Hazel Shu Chen Abstract In 1950s and early 1960s Hong Kong, radio permeated in everyday life as a major source of entertainment and information. It subsequently gave rise to a peculiar genre in Cantonese cinema, film adaptations of “airwave novels” ( tiankong xiaoshuo dianying 天空小說電影), which...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
...David Der-wei Wang Abstract This article seeks to analyze the contested conditions of modern and contemporary Chinese utopia, as a political treatise, a literary genre, and a social imaginary. It takes a historical perspective from which to describe the rise of utopia in the late Qing era...
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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 (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 (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Martin Svensson Ekström Abstract The author argues that the Greek tradition of ekphrasis and the Chinese genre of fu 賦 share at least two essential characteristics: they are devoted to exhaustive descriptions and are manifestly nonmetaphorical. The six texts under scrutiny—Mei Sheng's fu poem “Qi...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 9–26.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Zhaokun Xin Abstract Li Yu's two huaben stories, “A Male Mencius's Mother Raises Her Son Properly by Moving House Three Times” and “House of Gathered Refinements,” stand out from the writer's brief yet highly novel dabbling in the genre thanks to their similar concern with male same-sex desire...
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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
... at this time. Her sons' sympathy with her feelings and with women in general became an important feature of their work. Zhan Xi helped Wang publish in the literary supplement of Shenbao 申報 (Shanghai Journal). Though the genre was traditional, Wang was one of the first women to contribute to China's emergent...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
... that fit the historical definition of panorama painting—in contemporary Chinese visual culture? The proliferation of battle panoramas provides such a case, and it shows that panoramas narrowly defined are marginal to the urbanist discourse at hand. In the late twentieth century, a new painting genre...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
... . Hsieh, “ Kanojo wa doko e .” 33 Lianhebao , “Yangnulei,” 3 . 34 Fang, “Ling Po lai,” 8 . 35 Zhengxin xinwenbao , “Liang Xiongge you Taiwan,” 6 . 36 Yen, “Hechu baode sanchunhui,” 6 . 37 Chen, “Investigation of the Huangmei Opera Film Genre.” 38 Liu X...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... . Fanshan xuji 樊山續集 [ Fanshan's Further Collection ]. Archive.org/details/02106614.cn . Accessed on March 16 , 2018 . Findeisen, Raoul David . “ From Literature to Love: Glory and Decline of the Love-Letter Genre .” In The Literary Field of Twentieth-Century China , edited by Michel Hockx...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 271–284.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to thirty-three temples on the Miura Peninsula, described in Hayashi's 1999 novella Nagai jikan o kaketa ningen no keiken 長い時間をかけた人間の経験 (The Experience of Someone Who Took a Long Time). In this sense the Trinity trip is a third attempt. 7 For an overview of the genre, see Treat, Writing Ground...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 289–292.
Published: 01 March 2021
... genre it creates, as running “directly against the grain of both memory and privacy” (90). She indicates that, in Liu's book, information appears to be a carefully selected keyword to replace the presumed significance of memory; thus, Liu's characterization of the family album as private photos...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the tables in a power relationship with a military adversary, the commercial market, or a neglectful public. Hoaxes also engage with the power of aesthetic expectations, including genre expectations, narrative expectations, and what might be sympathetically termed the tyranny of cliché. A hoax...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 293–299.
Published: 01 March 2021
... is the literary genre traditionally most associated with repetition as a conscious stylistic element” (2), he says, so when poets in English rhyme plaster and alabaster , or Tang poets rhyme liu 留 (stay) with you 憂 (sorrow), their formal features at once highlight sonic repetition and semantic difference...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... there. But recently signs have emerged that the PRC government no longer tolerates Hong Kong as the publishing haven for censored materials, as demonstrated by the arrest—both inside and outside the PRC border—of personnel of the Causeway Bay Bookstore and a few other publishers that specialize in this genre...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... in the genre of bodyworks that emerged in China in the late 1990s is effaced in many of the works I have referenced in this article. The result is that waste—the effluvium of precarity, in both physical and metaphysical ways—is also partially demobilized as a subject for political art. This is not to say...
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