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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Carlos Rojas Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 In 1960 Japanese scholar of Chinese literature Takeuchi Yoshimi gave a pair of lectures titled “Asia as Method,” in which he considered how one might engage with Western theory from an East Asian perspective. In this intervention...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Robin Visser Abstract In “China as Method,” Mizoguchi Yūzō argues that “a world that takes China as method would be a world in which China is a constitutive element.” Similarly, a world that takes ecology as method is a world in which humans are a constitutive element, one of “the ten thousand...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
...—are subject to radical rethinking. This article proposes a paradigm of border as method for Chinese literary studies, following the lead of Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson's volume by the same title. Border as method refers to a reflexive glance at the cognitive bordering that we as knowledge producers...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and biosecurity as frontiers of bioterrorism and the diseased other. A contemporary example of this bio-orientalism can be seen around the 2003 SARS epidemic, in which global discourses projected the source of contagion onto Asia and Asians. Pandemic as method can thus serve as a theoretical pathway for examining...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... accident. Cannibalism not only bewildered the mainstream TV audience, but it was also viewed as an allusion to the June Fourth crackdown on the Tiananmen student movement. This essay explores cannibalism as a method that questions the assimilation of Hong Kong into the national body politic of China. Its...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... is rewritten into a contemporary idiom of colonialism versus self-determination. After developing the concept of Cold War as method, the second part of the essay offers a concrete example through a critical reading of Swordsman II , a 1992 martial arts film adapted from Jin Yong's 1967 novel. While the film...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Christopher Rea Abstract The hoax is universally condemned as an underhanded method—a transaction that, while sometimes clever in design or execution, is injurious. Hoaxers act in bad faith, exploiting, and thus diminishing, the social trust society needs to function. Hoaxes harm individuals...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of Lu Hsun , translated by Yang Hsien-yi and Gladys Yang , 126 – 44 . Beijing : Foreign Languages Press , 1960 . Schleiermacher, Friedrich . “ From ‘On the Different Methods of Translating ,’” translated by Waltraud Bartscht . In Theories of Translation: An Anthology of Essays from...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of taking Taiwan or Asia as a counter-method. The paper starts with an examination of Takeuchi Yoshimi's 1960 “Asia as Method” in light of the two possible Asias—Asia as entity and Asia as method—suggested in Koyasu Nobukuni's poststructuralist reinterpretation. It then moves on to the two possible methods...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to emphasize the importance of holding onto a mentality of translation instead of the mind-set of convergence to explore the vigor, difficulties, and creativity of post-1949 Chinese cultural productions. Scripts might be the most important, yet most invisible, method used to transmit Chinese literary...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
... that posits an imaginary vantage point. Panorama as method notes the use of scale, recording of the skyline, and mediation of the cityscape. The article asks what material conditions and ideological circumstances allow for the existence of the images at hand and what brings us to identify them as panoramic...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... collates the annals of intemperance, the capharnaum of waste.” 3 To this, Benjamin responds with the following gloss: This description is one extended metaphor for the poetic method, as Baudelaire practiced it. Ragpicker and poet: both are concerned with refuse, and both go about their solitary...
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Published: 01 March 2022
Figure 2. The word SPRING written using square-word calligraphy as a method. Calligraphy by Zhang Rui. Author's image. More
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
... , and demonstrate queer identifications beyond heteronormative relations. Reading women's tanci through the intersectional lenses of early modernity, queer theory, and narrativity, this study examines such narratives as an inspiration to initiate a more contextualized epistemological, historical, and methodical...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and, importantly, among audiences back in Hong Kong, amplified political resistance against both the United States and the United Kingdom. An examination of Gu's writings, including his correspondence, poems, and 2012 faux memoir Jiu jian 舊箋 (Old Letters), in relation to Kuan-hsing Chen's model of “Asia as method...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 337–354.
Published: 01 September 2022
... that allows their authors to critique (neo)colonial violence, the irruption of modernity, and especially the rigors of land-based and supposedly stable epistemologies. Against these, Rapongan and Ng posit what I call oceanic epistemologies, that is, systems and methods of knowledge drawn from and intertwined...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... Such practices, which are also sometimes described as mindfulness techniques, encourage participants to understand wellness as a state of mind wherein if a person mirrors the behavior or speech of what qualifies as wellness, then they will also become well themselves. Drawing on methods from critical consumer...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 102–124.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Figure 2. The word SPRING written using square-word calligraphy as a method. Calligraphy by Zhang Rui. Author's image. ...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 244–255.
Published: 01 March 2021
... domination of animals becomes a critical component of the field imaginary of animal studies, depicted as an underrepresented site of humanistic inquiry. To understand these developments, I analyze the formation, methods, and futures of animal studies as a field along three lines of discussion. First, I...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 March 2022
... choose how to live.” 「就這麼,游著遊著,一輩子也就過去了。」 . . . . . . 「我們也一樣可憐,也許更可憐。」 她輕輕地歎了口氣。 「也許這就是人生的隱喻吧,幸好我們還能選擇自己的生活。」 (125) The method of “time sense dilation” not only has severe side effects on the nurses' bodies, but also widens the gap between rich and poor. This satirical depiction of social...