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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., and gender. yeelmw@hku.hk Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 Chinese literature ghost chronotope post-socialist China urban Although the exhaustion and brutal exploitation of nature in the name of progress has been decried in recent decades, post-socialist China continues...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that predate “Xinjing” represent the bonds as unconsummated tragedies and unintentional occurrences due to strange and tragic twists of fate that unmask the corrupt nature of those main characters who are figureheads for the evil of the feudal system. Dachu youling ta 打出幽靈塔 (Fight out of the Ghost Tower...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in many of Song's examples. If the argument is organized on the basis of a kind of literary spatial discourse, it is evident only in certain moments of certain chapters. For example, when Song elaborates on the “ghost house” (haunted house?) of Yang Xingyuan in Zhang Henshui's novel Chunming waishi 春明外史...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
... such reference is to Pu Songling's Liaozhai zhiyi , a collection of tales in the tradition of zhiguai 志怪 (records of anomalies) or chuanqi 傳奇 (transmissions of the strange). On January 12, Sophia records having spent the evening telling ghost ( guiguai 鬼怪) stories at her friend Yunlin's, and this calls...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 289–292.
Published: 01 March 2021
... their ghosts are denied in pubic discourses. Conceptualizing the photo-form and its indexicality, the book presents an interdisciplinary study of contemporary Chinese culture that involves historical violence, trauma, memories, and their adaptations and remediations. Chapter 1 discusses how public secrecy...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2022
... angle on today's Chinese city. Winnie L. M. Yee, in her article “Ghostly Chronotopes: Spectral Cityscapes in Post-2000 Chinese Literature,” explores the Bakhtinian chronotope of the threshold from the perspective of contemporary Chinese novels that feature ghosts or ghostly characters. Through her...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
... by composing a poem on a garden wall, hoping to evoke Zhang's ghost to return and resolve their grievances. As the poem goes, “Your oaths became void, and friendship was no longer preserved. At the thought of you I am surrounded by melancholy in vain. / Taking up a glass of wine, I give your roaming spirit...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 188–209.
Published: 01 March 2021
... evokes the premodern “ghost,” or “the vestiges and signs of past ways of life still charged in the present.” 16 While smog life raises an important question concerning how ordinary people in China should live in the present moment of environmental precarity, it also gestures toward the more important...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... combination of various spirits, ghosts, ancestors, and supernatural forces. Li's characterization may seem to align Chinese shamanism with pantheism, but unlike the chaotic picture envisioned by pantheists, Li emphasized the importance of ritual that rationalizes and solidifies humanity's negotiations...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and dedicated Christian in the 1980s, came to enshrine Mao Zedong as national father. When Zhao Tingyang 趙汀陽 (1961–), best known for his theory of “all under heaven” ( tianxia 天下), claimed to “make the political theology of ‘China’ as such,” 8 he was conjuring up the ghost of Schmitt, who inaugurated...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
...: “In disCONNEXION , her critical eye and sharp lens examine the aesthetics of technological waste, reflecting environmental concerns, but more importantly, an anxiety about changes in the lives of workers along the south coast, whose ghosts can be sensed despite their absence from the frames.” 39 Perhaps...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 19–32.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., Biao . “ ‘You've Got to Rely on Yourself . . . and the State!’ A Structural Chasm in the Chinese Political Moral Order .” In Ghost Protocol: Development and Displacement in Modern China , edited by Carlos Rojas and Ralph Litzinger , 131 – 49 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2016...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
... as Xiang Lin's wife (Xiang Lin sao 祥林嫂). The woman had previously worked for the Lu clan, but by this point she is living on the streets as a beggar. She asks the narrator whether people become ghosts after they die, and he is deeply troubled by his inability to give her a satisfactory answer...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
...” as the inspiration for the entire sequence and quotes these lines from Shelley's 1816 poem to describe his own growth as a young poet: While yet a boy I sought for ghosts, and sped Through many a listening chamber, cave and ruin, And starlight wood, with fearful steps pursuing Hopes of high talk...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... ” In The Spectacle and the City , edited by Jeroen de Kloet and Lena Scheen , 59 – 73 . Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press , 2013 . Braester, Yomi . “ Traces of the Future: Beijing's Politics of Emergence .” In Ghost Protocol: Development and Displacement in Global China , edited by Carlos...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of the postcolonial reality of Hong Kong, Andrea Riemenschnitter draws attention to the interconnectedness of social yearnings and literary modes: “For him, to engage in a dialogue with ghosts ultimately means asking questions about the quality of human-nature relationships under the conditions of a growing...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... University Press , 2010 . Sun Yun 孫郁 . Lu Xun yu Zhou Zuoren 魯迅與周作人 [ Lu Xun and Zhou Zuoren ]. Beijing : Xiandai chubanshe , 2013 . Tsuneki, Maruo . “Ren” yu “gui” de jiuge: Lu xun xiaoshuo lunxi 「人」與「鬼」的糾葛:魯迅小說論析 [ Entanglement of “Man” and “Ghost”: A Study on Lu Xun's Fiction...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... not understand it. A few take the film to be a ghost story or a horror movie, while several describe it as abstract, contrived, biased, exoticizing, and superficial. See Douban dianying, “ Wanchonglang .” 56 Shiwan xipi, “Mazu,” n.p. 57 Sharon, “Wanchong shui,” n.p. 58 The art school...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... The heroine is dwelling in her reverie of youthful love and empty idealism. The memories of the stormy May Thirtieth Incident and her past romance keep haunting her like the ghost of the past. Mao Dun testified to the immense popularity of the novel, as well as all other popular narratives of love...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and art would be an educational tool to disseminate scientific knowledge to the younger generation, these works incorporated more and more content intended for adults and without educational value, such as romance, social critique, crime, violence, ghost stories, and soft pornography. Moreover, some works...