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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 (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
...; 2010) constitute his trilogy Diqiu wangshi 地球往事 (Chronicles of the Earth). It assumes an epic scope that spans over millions of years and ought to be regarded as one of the most ambitious works in contemporary Chinese fiction. Mixing the Cultural Revolution and Star Wars, historical pathos and outer...
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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 (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., Shen was invested in enlivening the lifeworlds of his home region and investigating its cultural, moral, and historical depths in the form of fiction. As Jeffery Kinkley points out, Shen's literary finesse in depicting regional cultures in West Hunan and the significance of his work in projecting...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 319–336.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., the article locates its formation in inter-imperial nodes of trafficked labor and art production, as well as a global system of colonial plantations. The article revisits Zeng Huading's 曾華丁 (1906–1942) short story (1928) and Ba Ren's 巴人 (1901–1972) historical drama (1949) about the myth of five Chinese...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in historical change. 2 His ideological discourse exemplified the growing desire of Chinese writers to expand their narrative landscape to encompass diverse social and political causes in fiction. My analysis treats Mao Dun's monumental novel not as a canonical success but, rather, as a work that illustrates...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 265–282.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... In the following article, “Why Does a Failed Revolution Also Need Fiction? On the Mahua Genre of Failed Revolutionary Historical Fiction,” Ng Kim Chew uses Chinese communist fiction to reexamine the genre of Malayan communist fiction. Ng notes that unlike Chinese communist fiction, which tends to be defined by its...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
... as historical fiction and other kinds of fantastic narratives 35 —and its reception brings attention to the perceived importance of nationality, identity, and language. Of Siu's first seventeen short stories, only three do not explicitly deal with questions of Chineseness, which is a fact that has been called...
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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 (2021) 18 (1): 285–288.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Reform ( Wuxu bianfa 戊戌變法), not simply because they emerged from a shared historical context (exiled reformer Liang Qichao 梁啟超 [1873–1929] was at the vanguard of late Qing utopian fiction) but also because both genre and movement were contradictory, transitional, short-lived, somewhat naive...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 236–239.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and memoirs, from reportage to documentary fiction. Chen sees her project as an “archaeological work” to unearth hidden remembrances and testimonies of the historical calamity of the Mao years, to fathom “the psychological, the behavioral, and the sociocultural ramifications of such deep historical trauma...
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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 (2022) 19 (2): 374–393.
Published: 01 September 2022
... in other media.” 9 In the Sinophone literary world outside mainland China, flash fiction's emergence is regionally and transnationally linked according to analogous timelines, yet its developmental trajectories are distinctly localized with content tailored to their historical, translingual...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... maneuvering between the historical and the fictional by citing the changing status of Manchu people in modern China. In Duanmu's time, Manchu identity was harshly suppressed in China proper, and in Manchuria to a lesser degree. 36 After the Qing dynasty fell in 1911, one year before Duanmu was born...
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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 (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 (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... Historically speaking, both Japanese BL and slash fiction in the English-speaking world have contributed to the development of Chinese BL. Hence, any discussion about the ongoing reflexive trends of Chinese BL cannot be conducted effectively without briefly examining the distinctions among Japanese BL, slash...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
...). For Chang's original illustrations to this and other stories, see Chang, Zhang Ailing de hua . 3 For an exhaustive historical and critical assessment of late Qing fiction, see D. Wang, Fin-de-Siècle Splendor ; and D. Wang, Monster That Is History . For an introduction to Chang's oeuvre and its...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of Shanghai) demonstrates the problematic of an “atypical” novel and the challenges it poses to the notion of Chinese literary modern. Under the guise of a jiu xiaoshuo 舊小說 (old novel), it pioneered experimentations that deviate from traditional paradigms of fiction writing, on the one hand, and predated...
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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...