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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 125–156.
Published: 01 March 2022
... China but also adds new insights to our understanding of the divergent spiritual journeys that Chinese intellectuals have taken in response to the national crisis. hmjmliu@ust.hk Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 middle politics the third route Thirdspace cultural interactionism...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... – 409 . Lui, Tai-lok . “ Rearguard Politics: Hong Kong's Middle Class .” Developing Economies 41 , no. 2 ( 2003 ): 161 – 83 . Novero, Cecilia . Antidiets of the Avant-Garde: From Futurist Cooking to Eat Art . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2010 . Rojas, Carlos...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 203–214.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of colonial intimacies, ornamentalism, and techno-orientalism, this article relies on the figure of the visor-wearing ajumma , a Korean word referencing a middle-aged woman. As a transnational and transhistorical framework emerging from the messy interstitial spaces between theory and reality, the concept...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of a homogenous Singapore Chinese community. Functioning as identification labels to position school graduates from one language stream in relation to the other, the two terms jointly allude to divergent values, cultural dispositions, social statuses, political affinities, and worldviews. Scholars such as Huang...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 244–255.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., Boisseron, and Jackson thus address urgent questions about how power is structured by racial states, as well as within academic discourse. Such writings model a future for animal studies scholarship that can engage racialized social and political dynamics in the context of growing forms of environmental...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 March 2022
... world of future Beijing. The members of the middle class enjoy their privilege, while Third Space remains intact—cycle after cycle in the rotating city. As the student's plan for the political participation of people from Third Space is merely a strategy to convince Lao Dao of his good intentions...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the “global city formation is a political and economic process, a self-conscious goal” pursued by urban elites and government, 9 which often results in socioeconomic inequalities. This has also been the case of China's global cities, an integral part of the national development project promoted...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... rethinking of qing has traversed not only all China's dynastic periods but also the tumultuous early and middle decades of the twentieth century, when jettisoning traditional concepts and modes of thought was the politically correct thing to do. Indeed, “ shuqing [抒情, expressing emotion] took on a new...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... engages with Jia's film Shijie 世界 (The World; 2004) and examines the portrayal of the migrant workers and their performances in the World Park in Beijing, China. Focusing on political economy and social class, he suggests that The World renders visible the dialectic of mobility and immobility...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the middle of the nineteenth century. During the warlord period (1911–27), Chinese military and political pressure on the Mongols was uneven and depended on the capacities of the various warlord regimes that bordered or included Mongol territory. 12 After the Northern Expedition (1926–28), the newly...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 188–209.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, to name just a few, offers an opportunity to rethink not only the global carbon-based economy and modern ideas of progress, but also the politics of air and the existential meaning of breathing in an age of air pollution. In examining cultural responses to and attitudes...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 289–292.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to the extent of overexposure, mostly point in similar directions. Hillenbrand identifies a “stable epistemology of the Massacre,” one that reassures the narrative of China's political establishment and its nationalistic propaganda. Despite the event's current status as an “ex-secret,” ways to discuss...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and national histories amid globalization and dramatically shifting political landscapes.” 10 It is therefore not surprising to admit that the presence of ghosts is a powerful challenge to histories and memories. The idea of a frozen moment halts the frenetic speed of progress, haunting the movement...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 212–215.
Published: 01 March 2020
... into the changing dynamics within China's literary environment in this crucial historical period. The middle and late 1940s were particularly difficult times for China, as well as the rest of the world. After the end of World War II, a series of significant events occurred, most notably Winston Churchill's...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... has generally been analyzed for its representation of (queer) sexuality, the essay shows that it is the Cultural Revolution and its Cold War legacies that explain the emergence of its main character. There are two separate political subtexts for the film: one is the Cultural Revolution...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., and contingencies embedded therein. As such, borderland studies seeks to examine the affective and cognitive responses to circumstances ranging from political mutations to psychological provocations, from environmental shakeups to territorial alterations. When we come to the borderlands of China...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 409–430.
Published: 01 October 2021
... essay . . . I am even more convinced that an author's thought process is a deadlier tool than the literary techniques she possesses—Padi Guli's thought process is different from ours. Many years later, as she approaches middle age, she continues to use a thought process that belongs to her mother tongue...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... (1948–) writes philosophically eclectic eco-fiction that reveals fault lines in rights discourses that abstract “nature,” “indigeneity,” and “ethnicity.” Instead he highlights the violence inherent in what philosopher Timothy Morton calls agrilogistics . Finally, Beijing political science professor...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
... actor at the fifty-second Golden Horse Awards. 1 Unlike the middle-class subjects in his light-hearted comedies, Feng's Mr. Six is a former hooligan living among the ranks of Beijing's underclass commoners in a hutong 衚衕 (narrow alleyway) neighborhood where he is respected as the kingpin. Mr. Six's...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... based on their subject matter: education, politics, philosophy and religion, history and geography, the natural sciences, social affairs, fables and jokes, and “miscellaneous.” Within each category, works can receive one of three quality rankings: upper rank 上等 ( shangdeng ), middle rank 中等 ( zhongdeng...
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