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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of fictional genre to enlighten the reading public. Yet their “education of the novel” was far from complete, as New Literature writers found fictional expressions primarily in the form of the short story, with strong undertones of individualism, subjective lyricism, and elitism. By focusing on Mao Dun's 茅盾...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and assumes a sober voice as he calls for ethnic equality. Simultaneously lyrical and political, Shen's ethnically themed works are significant for forming new scholarly understandings of both May Fourth literature and the broader discourse of ethnicity, which underpins the very notion of Chineseness...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., “Apostrophe, Translatability, and the Origins of Guo's Lyrical Politics,” Wang argues that especially Guo's translation of Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem “Ode to the West Wind” embodies a belief that “poetic expression is an active affirmation of subjectivity, but it is also a passive process automated...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... to Western lyricism, defined in the vein of romanticism and revolutionism.” 1 In current Chinese literary studies, the phrase shuqing chuantong 抒情傳統 (lyrical tradition) has already become a designation of a middle to early-late twentieth-century trend of literary creation and criticism, involving...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... [Impetuous Youth]. In Cichang: Hou jiuqi Xianggang liuxing geci lunshu 詞場:後九七香港流行歌詞論述 [ Scene of Lyrics: Discourse of Post-1997 Hong Kong Lyrics ], by Liang Weishi 梁偉詩 , 299 – 303 . Hong Kong : Infolink , 2016 . Law Wing-sang . Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of the captivated audience. Accompanied by a traditional operatic troupe and a violin, she starts singing about the melancholy of the lovelorn while the camera freezes on her in a static close-up. The operatic piece that she sings is a vernacularized version of the print novel's original lyrics. 24 The emotional...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... by performing ad hoc physical or intellectual labor (like cleaning toilets or teaching Chinese) while remaining a conspicuous outsider (his writing of trespass); and a counterpoetic interplay—progressively intensifying the farther the narrator travels—between lyrically romantic frontier primitivism...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 366–384.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of equilibrium. 30 The songs flatten time in what Amy Herzog calls the “musical moment” that “lies outside the stream of narrative time,” a “lyric present” that Jonathan Culler notes can conjure up a “discursive time” where different periods, subjectivities, and viewpoints converse. 31 Each woman's song...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 394–410.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., erected a monument, and published a collection of tributes. In addition, the Chinese-language teacher Guan Zhenmin 管震民 (1880–1962) composed elegies, prefaces to monument inscriptions, and the lyrics for “Fuxing ge” 復興歌 (Song of Reestablishment), the “Zhuidaohui ge” 追悼會歌 (Memorial Service Song...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... lyrical feelings, refined metaphors, and symbolic prototypes. I wanted to create another syntax, through which to explore unknown or unusual concepts, especially abstract concepts such as melancholy and loneliness, to find out if a different mode of thinking could find an appropriate art form to express...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
... view of the social significance of contemporary Chinese poetry as this has developed over the years, a schematic periodization could run from the political lyric of the Mao era to the early avant-garde poetry of the late 1970s and the 1980s, specifically the obscure poetry whose authors enjoyed...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Song; 1957) marks a further movement toward interiority and away from national concerns. Known for its lyrical depiction of personal awareness and emotion, this novel of education, romance, and self-realization became a best seller in both Hong Kong and Taiwan. Following the discussion of Ni...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 310–313.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., in the hands of such towering literary and cultural figures as Su Shi 蘇軾 (1037–1101), whose rhapsodies and song lyrics on Red Cliff essentially cemented the latter's historical heritage for the modern reader. (The triumvirate of the Three Kingdoms imaginaries, Bronze Bird Terrace, Red Cliff, and Zhuge Liang 諸葛...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 212–215.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in Taiwan in 2012, this monograph has received attention and appreciation from a number of famous scholars in China and the United States. Many issues Hu deliberated also tie in with later books such as Xiaojue Wang's Modernity with a Cold War Face (2013) and David Wang's The Lyrical in Epic Time (2015...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
...], no. 6 ( 2002 ): 14 – 23 . Tu Hang 涂航 . “ Hui dao Kangde: Li Zehou yu bashi niandai de qimeng sichao ” 回到康德:李澤厚與八十年代的啟蒙思潮 [Back to Kant: Li Zehou and the Question of Enlightenment in Post-Mao China]. Sixiang 思想 [Reflection], no. 34 ( 2017 ): 35 – 59 . Wang, David Der-wei . The Lyrical...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
... during the 1970s, a shift from his earlier, lyric-driven verse, and he composed poems explicitly critical of US foreign policy. He also viewed the Baodiao movement as setting a precedent for future social movements in the city. His sense of the movement's significance was expressed in a 2004 interview...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
....” 18 Li, Lishi bentilun , 172–74 . 19 Ibid., 174. 20 Li, Huaxia meixue , 18 . 21 For scholars' views on Li's conception of affection, see D. Wang, Lyrical in Epic Time , 357–59 ; and Jia, “Li Zehou's Doctrine of Emotion.” 22 Li, Shiyong lixing yu leganwenhua , 55...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... million Chinese people will all become sages like Shun and Yao” 春風楊柳萬千條,六億神州盡舜堯, as Mao's lyrical line goes. In contrast, Liu has drawn a more ambiguous picture of socialist humanity. He argues about the prolonged, intertwined relationships between virtue and evil and the “spiritual wounds” that humans...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
... in the 1980s, Jidi broke open the door for voices of ethnic minority poets with his powerfully lyrical poetry, written in Chinese, that often draws on imagery of traditional Yi culture. Many poets of the Liangshan School of Nuosu Yi poets have drawn on his works for themes and templates. 29 Absorbing...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... proposed that Wei Beihua's Liuxing is “probably the earliest modernist short story collection in Mahua literary history” 恐怕是馬華文學中最早的現代主義小說. They suggested that the Mahua literary field was unable to fully appreciate Wei Beihua's works as they were an amalgamation of the lyricism of Indonesian modernism...