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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and their (in)ability to express both Han and non-Han identities becomes even more intriguing. The term Sinophone means “Chinese-speaking” or “written in Sinographs.” Shu-mei Shih coined the notion of the Sinophone to designate both ethnic minority cultures in China and cultures of settlement and immigration...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... specific groups, there is no widely accepted, independent literary and art genre about homosexuality in contemporary China. In other words, even though some works on sexual minorities do exist, the nonnormative sexualities and gender identities do not have official and mainstream channels to claim...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
...-Chinese literature 1950s literature local landscape political agency minority identity References Anderson, Benedict . Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism . London : Verso , 1991 . Berman, Marshall . All That Is Solid Melts into Air . New...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 409–430.
Published: 01 October 2021
... relations could move in one of two directions: toward a western region of plural monoculturalism in which ethnic minority groups emphasize their cultural identities above those of the nation and limit their potential to take on multiple roles in national development, or toward a western region of harmonious...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and literature. 39 In the literary world, many writers with a minority background that had previously been suppressed were encouraged to restore their ethnic identities by such means as recovering their ethnic names, focusing their literature on ethnic cultures and traditions, and so on. 40...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 167–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., in that the former involves choices made to counteract the erasure of minorities, bringing actors' identities into intentioned, meaningful interactions with plot elements, whereas the latter perpetuates racism by equating social justice with the absence of stereotyping in selection processes. 9 Some actors...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 224–235.
Published: 01 March 2022
... to how “Asian American studies as a minority discourse de-essentializes the meanings of race when the discipline is transplanted in a place where Asians constitute a racial, if not ethnic, majority.” 7 The constructed nature of the “Asian” of Asian American identity becomes particularly clear within...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
... (Tibetan), and many others. 3 Most ethnic minority poets from this area write and publish in Standard Chinese—thus making them “Sinophone” poets. 4 Many of these poets, straddling rural and urban identities, are active in large cities such as Chengdu, Kunming, and Guiyang. In recent years, ethnic...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of literature and politics and contemplates the tortuous paths through which a minority ethnic group attempts to recuperate its ethnic identity under the double burden of Han despotism and Japanese colonialism. ...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 366–384.
Published: 01 October 2021
... . 23 Ibid., 6. 24 Gao, Zuihou yige Xiongnu , 163 . Hereafter, references to Zuihou yige Xiongnu are given in parentheses in the text as ZYX . 13 Joniak-Lüthi, Han , 105 . See also Heberer, China and Its National Minorities ; Thierry, “Empire and Minority in China.” 14...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... in place its own borders that are yet to be critically confronted. It remains a matter of controversy, for instance, whether the term Sinophone literature should be reserved for “the Sinitic-language communities and cultures outside China as well as ethnic minority communities and cultures within China...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... , 2019 . Zhang, Yanshuo . “ Beyond Minority: Ethnicity, Modernity, and the Invention of the Qiang Identity in China .” PhD diss., Stanford University , 2018 . Zhuang Xueben 莊學本 . Qiangrong kaochaji: Sheying dashi Zhuang Xueben ershi shiji sanshi niandai de xibu renwen tanfang 羌戎考察記:攝影大師莊學...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., in contrast to outsider or foreigner (especially ‘imperialists’). The PRC term shaoshu minzu 少數民族 is used to identify indigenous groups, classified as fifty-five “minority nationalities” (or “ethnic minorities,” a more recent translation of minzu that weakens the term's territorial connotations...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... fictional events can take place.” 27 This overarching chronotopic structure that has emerged in new urban films is what I would call the chronotope of the global city. Spatialized from the cityscape, bars, night clubs, workplaces, and event venues, these locations form the minor chronotopes of the road...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 385–408.
Published: 01 October 2021
... will be made in the text as Wa . English quotations are taken, with some minor edits, from the present author's published translation of the story ( Tsering Döndrup, “Baba Baoma” ). 27 In his short story “Notes of a Volunteer AIDS Worker” (“E ’gog rang ’dun pa zhig gi zin thun”), originally published...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2021
... . 31 Chiang, “(De)Provincializing China,” 21–30 . 32 For a recent overview of the history of the tongzhi identity and discourse in Taiwan, see Chi, Tongzhi wenxueshi . 33 For an excellent discussion on the role of the male dan in forging male homosocial bonds, see Volpp...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Square crackdown on June Fourth in 1989. This reading is specific to the generation of Hong Kong people whose sense of Chinese national identity and ethical righteousness materialized in their compassion for the students who sacrificed their lives in the Tiananmen student movement, as well...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the present,” an emotional structure that continues to shape the contours of literature, academic discourse, and identity formations in ways of which we are not always fully conscious. Hence the Cold War is best understood as a “cultural palimpsest” where the old dilemma of communism versus anticommunism...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
... alternative possibilities to the majoritarian identity construction that institutionalizes minorities' (particularly women's) subjectivity in family, society, and nation. This article broadens the interpretation of queerness in three main directions. First, it is treated as an aesthetic embodiment...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2022
... there lurks the assumption that although the Western consumer belongs to a numerical minority, he is entitled either to own or to expend (or both) the majority of the world resources. Why? Because he, unlike the Oriental, is a true human being. — Edward Said, Orientalism In May 2021, as Seattle...
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