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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... by the labels they were once given. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 magazine culture women's literature obscenity nudity censorship This article aims at understanding and interpreting the complex publishing history of a unique modern Chinese magazine. Meiyu 眉語 (Eyebrow...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... artistic circles (independent cinema and literature). This article looks at Hong Kong literature—Wu Xubin's 吳煦斌 (1949–) stories, Dung Kai-cheung's 董啟章 (1967–) literary experiments, and a recent edited volume about plants—to determine how ecotopian imaginaries and cultural identities are closely linked to...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Fourth movement. The first group is the difference between the cultural May Fourth and the political May Fourth. The cultural May Fourth started at the end of 1915 with the symbol of the magazine Xin qingnian 新青年 (New Youth), which was titled La Jeunesse upon its first publication in September 1915...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... biopolitical history. In popular culture as much as public health arenas, Asia is frequently depicted as the birthplace of one wave of infectious disease after another. A 2004 issue of Time magazine typifies this bio-orientalist pandemic imagination: the cover image shows a giant egg about to be hatched...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Margaret Hillenbrand Abstract This article explores the relationship between precarity, waste, and the ragpicker in contemporary Chinese visual culture. It asks first why precarity has come so little and so late to the theoretical scene in China, a society in which precarious experience is so rife...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Yomi Braester Abstract Diverse artifacts in contemporary Chinese visual culture—from urban screens to architectural models, art exhibits, and viral media—share a panoramic breadth. This article suggests, however, that we should regard panorama not as a preordained form but as a discursive construct...
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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 (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Laikwan Pang; Chun-Kit Ko Abstract This essay argues that the two main types of contemporary Chinese scripts, complicated characters ( fantizi 繁體字) and simplified characters ( jiantizi 簡體字), are sites of heavy cultural and political contestation. The two script systems witness the internal...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... [ Collected Drawings of Eileen Chang 1936–1946 Shanghai ]. Hong Kong : Chen Mi Ji Cultural Production , 2007 . Cole, Alan . Mothers and Sons in Chinese Buddhism . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 1998 . Ding Yamin 丁亞民 , dir. Shanghai wangshi 上海往事 [ The Legend of Eileen Chang...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
... not actually started, by a hoax. The story goes that in 1918, Xin qingnian 新青年 (La Jeunesse), the flagship publication of the New Culture Movement, was generating only a lackluster response to its calls to literary revolution. The magazine had carried essays arguing for classical Chinese to be...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
... with the Hong Kong government to showcase mainland artists and exhibitions in Hong Kong. Gu also started a new magazine called Wenhua jiaodian 文化焦點 (Cultural Focus) in January 1989, dedicated to cultural criticism and Chinese culture, that ran only for a few issues. 47 In 1991, he established an...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 212–215.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Modernity with a Cold War Face (2013) and David Wang's The Lyrical in Epic Time (2015). Taken together, these books will help readers gain greater understanding of the complex literary and cultural responses to the Cold War antagonism in mid-twentieth-century China from various different perspectives...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
... suicide—which, at the time, had squeezed out other perspectives on Haizi in deafening fashion. The topos Yeh so pointedly avoids has been with us forever in various cultural traditions. I mean the death of the poet, of “unnatural” causes, preferably violent and tragic, and its tendency to block out...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Qichao 梁啟超 (1873−1929) published Xinzhongguo weilai ji 新中國未來記 (The Future of New China) in the newly founded fiction magazine Xin xiaoshuo 新小説 (New Fiction). The novel opens with an overview of a prosperous China in 2062, sixty years after the novel's fictive publication date of 2002. As citizens of...