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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 (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Maghiel van Crevel Abstract Battlers poetry ( dagong shige 打工詩歌), a genre whose name has mostly been rendered in English as “migrant worker poetry” to date, presents an important development in Chinese literature since the 2000s. Written by members of a new precariat that plays a key role...
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Published: 01 October 2019
figure 5 . Wang Qingsong: “Poisonous Spider,” 2005. An earlier iteration of the work entangles a migrant worker at the heart of the web. Figure 5. Wang Qingsong: “Poisonous Spider,” 2005. An earlier iteration of the work entangles a migrant worker at the heart of the web. More
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the dominant narrative embodied by the glamorous cityscape is built on the occlusion of rural-urban migrant workers and on the erasure of their urban spaces. The generative and uplifting projection of the future-oriented and linear trajectory of the global city also implies “force and domination”; 8...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the unbearable hardships and sense of helplessness shared by the citizens of post-socialist China across generations. The younger generation, its members trapped as migrant workers, is juxtaposed to the older generation that experienced the glamour of the Cultural Revolution and strive to prolong its momentum...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
...figure 5 . Wang Qingsong: “Poisonous Spider,” 2005. An earlier iteration of the work entangles a migrant worker at the heart of the web. Figure 5. Wang Qingsong: “Poisonous Spider,” 2005. An earlier iteration of the work entangles a migrant worker at the heart of the web. ...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the urban space as a guaitai 怪胎 (deformed monstrosity) (10), which rises up in front of the terrified construction workers after its completion. The narrative depicts the marginalization of Chinese rural-to-urban nongmingong 農民工 (migrant workers), a real example of China's social disparities...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... that starts with a transcultural incident and grows to encompass certain aspects of China.” 8 He dates the origin of this project to a tragic incident in Morecambe Bay near Lancaster in northwest England, where twenty-three undocumented Chinese migrant workers drowned in a rushing high tide while cockle...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... studies, such as the family, the Silk Roads, the Taiping rebels, foot binding, Street Angels , Camel Xiangzi, Mao, misty poetry, and migrant workers, to name just a random few, may or may not have a verifiable biography, but they impose themselves on sinologists much like fictional beings gather...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of bicycles.” Beijing Bicycle presents a realistic portrayal of turn-of-the-century China by framing a multispeed mountain bike as the object of desire for migrant workers and the urban underclass alike. Yet in Guan Hu's picture, Mr. Six's bike is neither tied to the working-class consciousness nor a trendy...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 215–223.
Published: 01 March 2022
... migrants, this act set the mold for future anti-Asian rhetoric associating Asians as a racialized group with criminality, cheap labor, and “lewd and immoral” sexuality, judged against Victorian bourgeois standards. The cheapness of Asian lives and the hypersexualization of Asian women once again emerged...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... is typical of Siberian Shamanism, in which the trance-worker travels in spirit to the other world to have a conversation with the fox spirit. 20 In short, if myth created a literary zone in which the author felt at ease forging his grassland saga into a nationalist epic, it was because this myth offered...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... populations are also Chinese speakers who have migrated from the mainland since the twelfth century, the presence of post-1949 migrants and the Kuomintang (KMT) government are seen as the worst form of Chinese settler colonialism rather than the result of the Cold War in Asia. In addition to the critique...