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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., and history, but this book was an excellent opportunity to designate the important place for her in the cultural scene she deserves without having been a prolific literary author. The same can be said for the discussion of Zhang Henshui, so often marginalized for his “popular” profile and traditional...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 212–215.
Published: 01 March 2020
... been treated with more brevity. In addition, for the convenience of the reader, the book should have included appendices with lists of the literary newspapers and journals discussed in the book. Despite these minor faults, The End of Liberalism as a Literary Ideal is a very valuable addition to the...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Shuang Shen Abstract The current state of Chinese literary studies is undergoing a process of re(b)ordering where the nation-state is no longer seen as the only acceptable framing for Chinese literature, and existing identificatory markers of Chinese literature—locality, language, ethnicity—are...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Zong-qi Cai Abstract The term qing 情 (emotion) has lain at the core of Chinese thinking about literature from antiquity through modern times. It is of profound paradigmatic significance because each major reconceptualization of qing by literary writers and scholars almost invariably signifies and...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 19–32.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Carlos Rojas Abstract Taking Jia Pingwa's 2013 novel Daideng 帶燈 (The Lantern Bearer) as its focal point, this article considers a series of allusions to insects in this and other works. The article takes these references to insects in Jia's literary publications as a starting point for reflecting...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... conversation with a wide array of other sources, first and foremost the middle and late Qing literary heritage that so greatly occupied and influenced Chang's own literary universe and pursuits, as well as the westernized literary milieu in which she lived and operated in 1940s Shanghai. References...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., this article argues that he seeks to further detach literature from politics by calling for various transcendental dimensions of Chinese literary works beyond the realistic one and by paying intense attention to the literary descriptions of people's sin of complicity and their inner struggle. Liu's...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
...David Der-wei Wang Abstract This article seeks to analyze the contested conditions of modern and contemporary Chinese utopia, as a political treatise, a literary genre, and a social imaginary. It takes a historical perspective from which to describe the rise of utopia in the late Qing era and...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Jianmei Liu Abstract This article aims to investigate the roles Liu Zaifu has played in his three voyages of life. As an outspoken writer and public intellectual who rose to prominence in China during the early 1980s, Liu was a typical pioneer and enlightener, as well as a leading literary theorist...
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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, the...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
... is often said to have high social significance but low aesthetic value. This convenient dyad is unsatisfying in that it simplifies the text's relation to reality—which is more highly charged for battlers poetry than for many other literary genres. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 Xu...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Liying Sun; Michel Hockx Abstract The magazine Meiyu 眉語 (Eyebrow Talk), published from 1914 to 1916 and edited by Gao Jianhua 高劍華, was China's first literary magazine edited by a woman and targeted at a female audience. It was also the first modern magazine to pay extensive attention to nudity and...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
... an array of Chinese writings and films. It argues that the hoax is a useful concept to explain certain practices, styles, and trends in Chinese literary history. Further it proposes that the hoax offers a theoretical paradigm for rethinking more venerated categories, such as creativity, art, and...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yiju Huang Abstract Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936) has remained a most prominent figure in modern Chinese literary studies, but not so in modern Buddhism scholarship. This article shows the interlacing of Lu Xun's revolutionary vision with Buddhism on three primary terrains: his indebtedness to his teacher...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... with the concept of a global literary readership and marketplace and negotiated their respective places within it. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 authorial prefaces world literature Lu Xun Ba Jin Yu Hua Recent debates on world literature have shifted from discussions of text...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
...David Der-wei Wang Abstract Liu Zaifu is one of the most influential critics in the New Era after the Cultural Revolution. His works, such as On Literary Subjectivity (1985) and A Treatise of Character Composition (1986), inspired a generation of Chinese youth yearning for intellectual...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Hang Tu Abstract This article offers a reconstruction of the intellectual dialogue between Kantian aesthetician Li Zehou 李澤厚 (1930–) and humanist literary critic Liu Zaifu 劉再復 (1941–). By comparing Li's ruminations on “cultures of pleasure” ( legan wenhua 樂感文化) and Liu's treatises on “literatures...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 277–297.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Greater China beginning in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The article focuses in particular on four literary works dating from around 1994 that examine queer individuals in relation modern institutional structures associated with disciplines of biology/science, reportage/media, medicine/activism, and...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... all of us who call ourselves literary scholars. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 theory Chinese studies Tiananmen Bruno Latour fiction In this article, I revisit a controversy that initially unfolded three decades ago. The immediate impetus for revisiting the controversy is...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
... dynamics of translingual and transcultural appropriation of its forms? Where is the agency in these dynamics? What is the relationship between political and literary considerations in the writing and reading of these novels? And what has been the impact of this type of advocacy fiction in different...