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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
... these high-minded, elegant heritages. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 science superstition hypocrisy correspondance mythology Like his May Fourth contemporaries, Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936) embraced the ideas of enlightenment, evolution, science, and modernity as means of saving...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... with an eternal vitality and courage. Shen believed that such vitality and courage would help cure the malaises of Chinese modernity, such as hypocrisy, materialism, and moral cowardice. For Shen Congwen, the moral ideal for modern China is uniquely located in the ethnic frontiers and cultural borderlands...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
... hypocrisies of state socialism partially explain the climate of low social trust in the Reform era. 17 This essay will, however, gloss over that history and jump immediately to the post-Tiananmen era, which has seen a crescendo of voices commenting on, lamenting, celebrating, and otherwise exclaiming...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... meeting with the “naked beauty” and follows her in order to restore her own purity. Nudity is presented as a return to one's true self and as the opposite of hypocrisy and wantonness. It is significant that Gao, as a female author, uses this story to undermine the male convention of playful ambiguity when...
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