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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Winnie L. M. Yee Abstract The often-heated debates concerning Hong Kong's literary representations all take as a premise that Hong Kong has an urban identity, defined by its mythic transformation from a fishing village to a metropolis. On the return of the sovereignty to mainland China in 1997...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and gender identity. The author also examines how BL “poaches” official and mainstream cultures, resulting in their considering BL the primary fictional vehicle of homosexuality. She therefore suggests that the trend of conflating BL with homosexuality and the deliberate homosexualization of BL in both texts...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the present,” an emotional structure that continues to shape the contours of literature, academic discourse, and identity formations in ways of which we are not always fully conscious. Hence the Cold War is best understood as a “cultural palimpsest” where the old dilemma of communism versus anticommunism...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 277–297.
Published: 01 October 2020
... are positioned and thereby to narrativize the subject's own identity. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 same-sex desire Dung Kai-Cheung Chiu Miao-Chin Chu T'ien-wen Wang Xiaobo Homosexuality appeared as one of the forms of sexuality when it was transposed from the practice of sodomy...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
... or encountered before. Ding Ling uses these intertexts to shed light on Sophia's negotiations with the New Woman's identity, as well as with the medium of the written word. At the same time, Sophia's diary is perennially in dialogue with anticipated readers or interlocutors. The story's thematization of reading...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... European academia to investigate how reimagining the Orient has enabled Chinese scholars to reorient Chinese literature within the genealogy of world literature. This article thus aims to shed light on the Chinese reconfiguration of Chinese cultural identity in an ongoing negotiation between East and West...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
... neoliberal economy that lays the only realistic foundation for such a totality, albeit under negative circumstances. This economy has caused a rapid environmental deterioration that involves everyone on the planet, regardless of identity. Human beings are left with just two choices: either collectively forge...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 300–303.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and Chineseness/identity. Orientalism: Using this postcolonial lens, Du Chunmei's rendering of Gu Hongming challenges existing models of both Orientalism and Occidentalism. Du illustrates Gu Hongming's atypical brand of “double Othering,” in which he “projected an ideal image of Chinese civilization based...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... (2002), Shu-mei Shih's Visuality and Identity (2007), Axel Schneider and Viren Murthy's The Challenge of Linear Time (2014), and Daniel Bell's The China Model (2015) have also been freighted with controversies. 6 The fault lines in these controversies are never simply between theory and reality...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Square crackdown on June Fourth in 1989. This reading is specific to the generation of Hong Kong people whose sense of Chinese national identity and ethical righteousness materialized in their compassion for the students who sacrificed their lives in the Tiananmen student movement, as well...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2021
... institution in their attempts to capture male same-sex love, activities, desires, and identities. Why did they have to turn to the “old days”? Why did these works not resort to a more recent past for usable figures, symbols, and modes? And, importantly, what does the obsession with the male dan at the turn...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... networked connectivity as well as questions of identity, belonging, political conflict, and societal transformation.” 19 These issues understood in the context of the continuous processes of reconfiguration and rebordering of the Chinese-language cultural landscape can be taken up as subjects of inquiry...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 264–276.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of identity but as a sexual behavior that, like the act of drinking or masturbation, could be practiced by not just a certain social group but any member of the population. In the final analysis, homosexuality was not the opposite side of heterosexuality, with the two deadlocked in a dualism, but part...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., and the identity of the current government on Taiwan. The book expands on an issue raised by David Der-wei Wang in “Post-loyalism” (in Shu-mei Shih, Chien-hsin Tsai, and Brian Bernards, eds., Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader [New York: Columbia University Press, 2013], 93–116), pointing out the resonance...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., bodily discipline, and patriarchal national identity construction in martial-law Taiwan. As is well known, the general definition of queerness revolves around the lives, politics, and practices of gay and lesbian people and communities, whereas queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz famously theorized...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... as immanent perils. Thus it is that the ragpicker, as a combinant identity in which waste and precarity meet, is a methodological archetype for our age. She or he is not simply an icon of poverty in the Global South but a personage in which “the condition of our time” is crystallized. In a world rife...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
... closely tied to particular political realities. Throughout her study, Yeh explores several interrelated questions. First, how can one define the identity of a “world genre” like the political novel? Does it maintain its identity as it crosses borders, and how is this done? What are the dynamics...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
... be considered in light of what one critic has identified as “an epistemological impasse,” “an encounter with what can't be assimilated to any systematic understanding .” 2 The elucidations of diverse articulations of same-sex desire and sex in early modernity come “before identity and the formation...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... a growing awareness in Hong Kong of the human-nature bond and increasing prominence of this bond in the continual reconception of Hong Kong's identity by literary writers. By closely examining three noteworthy texts produced in the late 1970s, 1990s, and 2010s, Yee accentuates the trajectory of this gradual...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... praises from curators and scholars around the world since the late 1980s. Nonetheless, even though Ten Thousand Waves is intended to project translocality that highlights fluid boundaries and identities and to mobilize spectatorship that enables an interactive audience to switch from gazes to glances...