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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Kenny K. K. Ng Abstract This article examines the promises and predicaments of May Fourth writers in their experimental writing of the “long novel” ( changpian xiaoshuo 長篇小說) as a Chinese brand of the modern epic. May Fourth intellectuals showed a conscious effort to institute a new brand...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... article approaches intertextuality in a Bloomian vein in that he focuses on the anxiety and frustration suffered by Mao Dun 茅盾 (1896–1981) during and after the writing of his long novel Ziye 子夜 (Midnight) as a Chinese modern epic. But here we have a kind of anxiety of influence different from what...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
... that resonates with belief systems in the Eastern Himalayas and within writings and poetry from the borderlands of the Eastern Himalayas. 25 In this part of Asia, such local beliefs may also have connections to more dominant worldviews that have shaped cultures and individual poets. Modern-style poetry thus...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... , 2009 . Xi Mi 奚密 . “Yang Mu: Taiwan xiandai shi de game-changer” 楊牧:臺灣現代詩的 Game-Changer [Yang Mu: Game-Changer in Modern Poetry in Taiwan] . In Shiren Yang Mu: Lianxiqu de yanzou yu bianzou 詩人楊牧:練習曲的演奏與變奏 [ Yang Mu the Poet: Etudes and Their Variations ], edited by Chen Fangming 陳芳明 , 1...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... book The Lyrical in Epic Time , Wang writes, “How one generation of Chinese intellectuals, literati, and artists negotiated the multiple strains of shuqing and lyricism and brought a unique discourse of the Chinese modern is the focus of this study.” 5 To set up a broad frame of reference...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of the frontier epic, the second concludes the novel with the anticipation of a strong and sovereign modern nation. In this way, in the continuity from ethnic hierarchy to national resistance, the frontier author completes his territory-making project through literature. With stories and styles that were...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists through the 1949 Crisis . New York : Columbia University Press , 2015 . Xia Zhongyi 夏中義 . Xinchao xue'an 新潮學案 [The Academic Case in the New Tide]. Shanghai : Sanlian shudian , 1996 . Yu Ying-shih 余英時 . Neizai chaoyue zhilu: Yu...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... monograph on the literary and cultural-political legacy of the Chinese intellectual Guo Moruo 郭沫若 (1892–1978), Pu Wang discusses a peculiar short story that Guo wrote in 1925. Titled “Marx Enters the Temple of Confucius” (Makesi jin wenmiao 馬克斯進文廟), the story is set in modern Shanghai, where Marx...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 212–215.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in Taiwan in 2012, this monograph has received attention and appreciation from a number of famous scholars in China and the United States. Many issues Hu deliberated also tie in with later books such as Xiaojue Wang's Modernity with a Cold War Face (2013) and David Wang's The Lyrical in Epic Time (2015...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of Missouri Press , 1999 . Wang, David Der-wei . The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists through the 1949 Crisis . New York : Columbia University Press , 2015 . Wang, Hui . “ Depoliticized Politics: From East to West.” In The End of the Revolution: China...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of modernity, 22 as illustrated by the mandate of nation building and the demands of volition, reason, collectivity, and virility. Rhetorically, it finds manifestation in macroscopic ( hongguan 宏觀) imagery, the “sublime figure,” 23 and the “epic” representational system. To be sure, these scholars...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of Europe and the United States and how Chinese academia repositioned itself in response to the adoption of Western criticism on Orientalism in the 1980s. This article also traces the institutionalization of oriental literature studies in modern China under the influence of both Soviet Russian and Western...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in critiques of modernity. Similarly, Lu Xun conjured up images of the ancient world where rural folks lived in reciprocity with nature, worshiped supernatural beings, and observed time-honored rituals. Lu Xun linked the myth of progress and technology to a destructive chorus of “malevolent voices...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Beihua did not reject realism or underestimate the role of literature in nation building. This article argues that Wei Beihua's idea of modernism is premised on an artist's affective and self-reflexive engagement with realism, which gives rise to a dialectical tension. The tension between his advocacy...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the enormous burden of explaining and justifying China's membership in the modern international community.” 4 In 1990, Stephen Owen famously noted what for him was the negative effect of globalization on contemporary Chinese poetry, where the translatability of language became a goal. In Owen's words...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 411–427.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Longfei 彭龍飛, 1936–], Liu Jun 流軍 [Lai Yongtao 賴湧濤, 1940–], Yu Chuan 雨川 [Huang Junfa 黃俊發, 1940–], and Ding Yun 丁雲 [Chen Chun’an 陳春安, 1952–]); and (3) works by modernism-inclined writers who are neither leftists nor MCP members (including Xiao Hei 小黑 [Chen Qijie 陳奇傑, 1951–], Li Zishu 黎紫書 [Lim Pow Leng 林寶玲...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... chubanshe , 2010 . Crespi, John . Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China . Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press , 2009 . Dong Yingchun 董迎春 . “ ‘Guangchang’ de yinyu xushi yu zhengzhi touzhi: Bei Dao shige de huayu tezheng xinlun” 「廣場」的隱喻敘事與政治透支:北島詩歌的話語特...