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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
... comes about through the discovery and extolling of the landscape. With support drawn from national discourses, the local landscape is transformed into an analogue for ethnic Koreans' native soil, and the use of national discourses to narrate their perception of local landscapes helps build a common...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 394–410.
Published: 01 September 2022
...堂集 (The Hall of Spring Arrival Collection) express regret for a life in displacement, but he also penned works about the local landscape, such as Bincheng bajing 檳城八景 (The Eight Scenes of Penang), and about his cultural interactions with local communities. Such were the complex sentiments...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 55–74.
Published: 01 December 2022
... “Humans and Soil” 人與地 opens the novel Changhe 長河 (The Long River). A long-range view and slow description of landscape draw us into a deep time line of Earth's history. The narrator delves into a submerged biophysical evolution entwined with the life conditions of local folk. Thanks to the fertility...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... tradition ( 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...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 181–187.
Published: 01 December 2022
... in fact coincided with the rise of capitalism as it reached out in the nineteenth century to all corners of the world. Goethe's world literature was confirmed by Marx's estimation of the far-reaching penetration of capitalist production into every nook and cranny of the globe, bringing down local inertia...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-range view and slow description of landscape draw us into a geological timeline. The narrator delves into a submerged natural history entwined with the life conditions of local folk. Thanks to the fertility of the soil and proper climate, there has been an overproduction of oranges along the Yuan River...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
... is slowly emerging, revealing that themes of poems from within these border areas are often parallel, 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...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the metropolitan landscape. This opening road scene maps out the general urban geography where the stories occur. Common urban sites such as the hot pot restaurant and the public school are associated with the global flow of people—local people going abroad or foreigners coming to vist, with everyday life gaining...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 87–105.
Published: 01 December 2022
... against diseases. 15 Examining stories of epidemic prevention in Yan'an, Wang Yu has shown that, faced with death and damage from the spread of typhoid and other diseases, the local party organizations and governments launched a mass campaign to popularize hygienic habits while treating the sick...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 319–336.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of Zeng's story is not only its insightful use of human-animal metaphors to depict how tobacco transforms the bodies of those who extract it. It is also Zeng's attention to art and labor, which allows readers to perceive the Mahua local as what “landscape, and its hidden forces” do to those who encounter...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 75–86.
Published: 01 December 2022
...-saving project to modify nature by exercising sovereign agency, intelligence, and labor power. The laborers seek to remodel natural landscapes and use natural resources wisely for community and human survival. The Dragon King indeed represents a superstition. But as we saw in Lu Xun's mythoecological...
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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
... portrait of the natural and social landscape of the grassland and an autobiographical account. Xie treats instead the novel as a performative form of “territory-making” that purposefully recreates a Han-centered modern nation from its geographic margins by carefully reorganizing a web of intricate...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 106–118.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., amid new alienations, past pride and solidarity. Chinese documentary films have proven an effective medium in critiquing ecological rifts and disasters, staging a stringent critique against eco-destructive economic trends. Against a visual landscape dominated by billboards, glamorous stars, and images...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 509–514.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and political happenings.” 5 Mediated by the landscapes, seascapes, and windscapes, as well as the human and nonhuman environments, the texts and the milieus of their production constitute cultural zones in which the discernible and the not-yet-discernible changes intersect. In those zones of convergence...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... flows of human, financial, and technological resources across national and regional borders. An interview with him carrying the title “Not Global, Trans-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...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 454–473.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of Chineseness, yet they simultaneously testify to a thoroughly hybridized, pluralistic metropole where different people encountered, befriended, and clashed with each other on a daily basis. The Sino-Batavian cultural landscape was firmly entrenched in the local, yet it was subtly oriented toward China through...
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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 (2022) 19 (2): 283–300.
Published: 01 September 2022
... to observe the wind/sound of a place so as to gauge popular sentiments. In other words, wind and earth have long been conceived as the constituents of not only an environment but also a habitus. Fengtu has since been used to refer to both landscape and local color, both natural variables and cultural...
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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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