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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): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... As Lawrence Venuti explains, “Schleiermacher allowed the translator to choose between a domesticating method, an ethnocentric reduction of the foreign text to target-language cultural values, bringing the author back home, and a foreignizing method, an ethnodeviant pressure on those values to register...
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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): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... metaphor for the poetic method, as Baudelaire practiced it. Ragpicker and poet: both are concerned with refuse, and both go about their solitary business while other citizens are sleeping; they even move in the same way. . . . This is the gait of the poet who roams the city in search of rhyme-booty...
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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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of post-1949 Chinese cultural productions. Scripts might be the most important, yet most invisible, method used to transmit Chinese literary productions. This essay calls attention to the uniqueness of contemporary Chinese scripts so as to shed a light on the cultural-political particularities of Chinese...
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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): 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 (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 (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 (2021) 18 (1): 244–255.
Published: 01 March 2021
... violence. As such, the comparison between racial slavery and human 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...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
...). This is the version that was digitized by the Shanghai Library. The second print run of the first issue, held in a spare set at the Shanghai Library, is identical to the first except for the color of the calligraphy on the cover, which now appears in white, presumably indicating a slightly cheaper method...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... with her reduction of the tragedy to Western media representations and her chiding of Chinese students for their naive faith in liberal democracy. Also wielding Western theory, he interrogates Chow's ideological assumptions and advocates a critical method that does not obscure “the brutal reality...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... is tied together in the form of “five methods of imagining Beijing,” which correspond neatly to the above-mentioned chapters: (1) a “warped hometown,” (2) a “city of snapshots and manners,” (3) “an aesthetic city,” (4) “an imperial capital in comparative and cross-cultural perspective,” and (4...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of spaceship vision. The film 2012 (2009; dir. Roland Emmerich), for example, presents a survivor selection method without even the facade of fair play present in When Worlds Collide 's lottery system. Instead, tickets to the arks (in this film, gigantic boats to survive a global flood) are sold to the rich...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... threads that runs through all four essays arises from a shared methodology: all essays focus on literary and filmic texts and the associated methods of close reading; at the same time, these essays also delve into the social, cultural, and political contexts that animate specific details of these cultural...