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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
... within modernity, but this concept of religion has little to do with religious institutions, ecclesiastic hierarchy, or dogmatism. Rather, by looking to “superstition” ( mixin 迷信), Lu Xun is searching for a genuine faith in a world of chicanery, duplicity, and hypocrisy. He is looking for some form...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of the May Fourth agenda of liberating Chinese men and women from the shackles of arranged marriages and freeing them from the hypocrisy and transactional values of the traditional marriage institution. The entire May Fourth generation of writers were obsessed with the liberating potential and exhilarating...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 428–437.
Published: 01 September 2022
... to the dominant persona, revealing the boss's hypocrisy with empty Chinese moral values that are of no practical help to Lucy. In Pan Yutong's story “Xuejiama dutou” 雪嘉瑪渡頭 (Segamar Pier), the ethnically Dusun protagonist Nafushan is a woman from the state of Sabah who serves as a contract-wife for several...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 167–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
...: “You made me see the beauty of the story, of her death. It's, it's pure sacrifice. He's not worthy of it, but what can she do? She loves him so much.” Song points out his hypocrisy while breaking the fourth wall: “It's one of your favorite fantasies, isn't it? The submissive Oriental woman...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2022
... hypocrisies in that implementation. Chinese Exclusion is the most tangible historical instance of American policy refusing Asian bodies rights it grants other residents, but it was also evident in the Cold War, when US anti-Communism prompted the nation to engage in surveillance measures comparable to those...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 March 2022
... is primarily motivated by his own careerism reveals politicians' hypocrisy and their use of empty rhetoric, such as the “Chinese Dream,” to legitimize the communist leadership. In the course of the narrative, the text sarcastically draws a rather positive picture of China's future government, one...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
... a strong case to be made that the institutionalized 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...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... 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 writing about female nudity. Gao turns nudity into a metaphor for innocence...
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