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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
...-Chinese literature 1950s literature local landscape political agency minority identity References Anderson, Benedict . Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism . London : Verso , 1991 . Berman, Marshall . All That Is Solid Melts into Air . New...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... ( xiangtu wenxue 鄉土文學) and is usually labeled as a “regionalist” writer: scholars concur that Shen's work presents the local colors of the peoples and cultural landscapes of West Hunan, his native place. 5 Like many other native soil writers of his generation, such as Lu Xun and Zhou Zuoren, Shen...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., in the last or next hundred years. 52 This “unwritten life” sinks its roots in the millennial entwinement of the local folk's archaic ways of living with the soil, landscape, and the earth. Human labor and behavior, instead of transcending the biological needs of survival, are deeply in tune...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., with common concerns, though local characteristics. Issues of identity, cultural representation, and agency jostle with the palpable shifts from rural to urban landscapes, from natural forests and free-running waterways alive with species to vistas of devastated forests, increased croplands, and water tables...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... such as the Tiananmen, the iconic political building, and other well-known edifices of “vernacular architecture” 31 —the architecture of local and traditional styles—have lost their political or traditional meanings, instead becoming just part of the metropolitan landscape. This opening road scene maps out...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... area of northeastern China that borders Inner Mongolia and was occupied by Japan in the early 1930s. The novel has been read by many as a realistic portrait of the natural and social landscape of the grassland and as an autobiographical account of the author's family history. This article disagrees...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and local responses, and between state imposition and indigenous articulation. The most important medium under discussion is language in its crystallized form, literature. These essays project a kaleidoscopic vista in which borderlands are instituted and imagined, delimited and deleted, traversed and trans...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-local” is not meant to deny the global as a prevailing condition of contemporary life but, rather, to envision the translocal as an effective way of interrogating the global. 17 In Ten Thousand Waves , Julien repeatedly evokes translocality by means of the dominant water motif and star performance...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 201–204.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the Zhan family and the sociocultural background of the late Qing period, focusing on discourses on gender, the important role of fiction, and the significance of geographical locales. The second chapter focuses on the Zhan parents, who supported each other's literary activities. Wang's unpublished poetry...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the theoretical paradigm in question, a methodology-based approach attends simultaneously to both objects and theories—including both ways in which objects are constituted by specific sets of theoretical assumptions and the ways in which theoretical paradigms often rely on the objects and localities out of which...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 255–259.
Published: 01 March 2022
... imaginings about the rural, providing a clear picture of how changes in the political and ideological landscape shaped the aesthetics of representing the rural. Compared with her treatment of the aesthetic, Zhang's discussion of the relationship between the rural and the modern is more energetic. Indeed...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... (butter cartons, mineral water bottles, DHL banners, dog food sacks, hospital IV drips and blood bags) and the far vaster mass of the unidentifiable to claim the plastic matter that can be shredded, rendered into slurry, and finally kerneled into small hard pellets that are then sold to local plastics...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 188–209.
Published: 01 March 2021
... (love of air), reminding us of a still lively, localized, nonmodern air consciousness and imagination that originated in the traditional Chinese cosmo-spiritual-materialist concept of qi (material force or vital energy, which is “the ultimate constituent of all things in the world—it is the stuff...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 102–124.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Conversely, locale-specific languages or language varieties (e.g., Welsh, Pittsburghese, Singlish, Kongish) can be invoked as laconic metacultural expressions of vernacular identity 11 within the political economy of linguistic commodification. 12 Language as it is fetishized is most clearly...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... shot was coined in response to Yasujirō Ozu's 小津安二郎 (1903–1963) work by the critic Noël Burch: “I call these images pillow-shots, proposing a loose analogy with the ‘pillow-word’ of classical poetry.” A “pillow shot” is a cutaway from the narrative to a visual element, often a landscape or an empty...
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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...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
... as characteristic of the city (as opposed to the horizontal pastoral landscape) and pointed out that this difference radically affects the ways we inhabit space. 10 While several languages indirectly recognize the kinship of time and space by using the domain of one to speak of the other (such as “back...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 264–276.
Published: 01 October 2020
... elsewhere that the belief in China's tolerance of homosexuality could, when carried too far, lead to the fallacy of substituting a part for the whole, or elevating a local truth to a universal falsehood. 16 Chinese homosexuality was not a single, uniform, or unchanging discourse, and any all-encompassing...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 167–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., this article analyzes the manifestation of the ideas of yellow peril and yellow fever in recent films and television series. The spectatorial aspect of racism has both fetishized Asian bodies and erased Asianness from content creators' visual landscapes. These case studies reveal that racialized thinking...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... building and focuses on the local experiences after the 1970s as the key to understanding the city's literature. 14 These spaces of experiences must be set in the context of Hong Kong's literary traditions and history, which can be traced back to the influx of southbound writers from mainland China who...