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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Haishanghua 's departure from the traditional circular narrative in terms of its narrative perspective, narrative time, and narrative structure and further notes that this circle-breaking pattern on the technical levels is repeated on the more profound semantic/thematic level of the novel as well...
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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 (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... (1896–1981) Ziye 子夜 (Midnight; 1933), the article examines his call for the establishment of the long novel and his strenuous efforts to “take over” the modern novel as an ideological form to narrate a teleological progression of history. How do Mao Dun's fictional narratives illuminate...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and ponders the contradictions and confluences of its narrative and intellectual paradigms. It proposes that we engage with “dark consciousness,” an idea that deals with the polemics of crisis and contingency ingrained in Chinese thought, in light of modern Chinese literary sources. The last part turns...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the cosmos, historicizes regional ecologies in order to illuminate global dynamics, and acknowledges deterritorialization. While mourning loss, it resists sentimentalizing cultural narratives that rationalize the genocide of species as inevitable. This article focuses on three contemporary eco-writers...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... narrative vision of revolution and enlightenment in modern China. 33 Ibid. 34 The term immanent transcendence is deployed by the scholar Yü Ying-shih to describe one of the important characteristics of Chinese Confucian culture. It means to focus on the inner side or the morality...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the Chinese world of letters identified China with the Orient when China attempted to accommodate itself to a Eurocentric historical narrative in the 1920s. The article further investigates how the Chinese achieved a strategic alliance with Soviet Russia in the 1950s to confront the Western cultural centers...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... was produced from the borderland and how this work exposes the precariousness and contradictions inherent in the grand narrative of modern nationhood. 43 Hsia, “Korchin Banner Plains,” 351 . 37 Rhoads, Manchus and Han , 268–70 . 38 Lu and Guan, Dangdai Manzu zuojia lun , 7...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., they inadvertently created new narratives that exacerbated existing tensions and divisiveness instead. 18 Kim Ch'angkŏl, “Saeroun maul,” 36 . 19 Ibid., 31. 20 Kim Ch’ŏl, “Abŏji-ŭi bimil,” 27 . 21 Kim Ch'angkŏl, “Saeroun maul,” 35 . 22 Kim Ch'angkŏl, “ “ Maŭr-ŭi sŭngni...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... readily apparent, these four essays, if anything, are deeply committed to problematizing any notion of an overarching queerness and instead seek out richly contextualized readings of queer moments that defy assimilation to any reductionist, triumphalist, or presentist narratives. They are, in short...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... shot was coined in response to Yasujirō Ozu's 小津安二郎 (1903–1963) work by the critic Noël Burch: “I call these images pillow-shots, proposing a loose analogy with the ‘pillow-word’ of classical poetry.” A “pillow shot” is a cutaway from the narrative to a visual element, often a landscape or an empty...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... up: and you cannot give me up!” 我不放棄你,你是不會放棄我的!, 1 Xu Xiaohan yells threateningly at her beloved as he tries to repel her advances. These words rip at the seams of the narrative of “Xinjing” 心經 (The Heart Sutra), one of the most fascinating and scandalous and yet least discussed short stories...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 19–32.
Published: 01 March 2019
... as director of Cherry Town's newly established Office of Comprehensive Social Management, a recurrent concern in the narrative involves the lice that plague the townspeople. Although a persistent object of annoyance for the locals, these lice consistently resist efforts to eradicate them and instead become...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 277–297.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., and the gender-queer lizards with which she is fascinated, on the other, the narrative complicates this parallel by describing the protagonist's relationship with a local hunter whom she meets on the mountain. The hunter helps her locate one of the rare anzhuozhenni and then demands that she have sex with him...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... cultural concatenations of orientalism and biopower. This official narrative about the origins of infectious disease underpins contemporary pandemic discourse. Encapsulated by Stewart's eminently quotable line, pandemic discourse puts into circulation a host of themes with subtle yet far-reaching...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... as a solution. Even if they die, their deaths do not belong to them. This is another form of alienation. 29 In the narrative, Tao's colleague receives a promotion and uses her authority to demean Tao. However, by the end of the story, she seems to have reconciled with Tao. She acknowledges that nothing...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 188–209.
Published: 01 March 2021
... or viewing smog life as yet another of the usual suspects in a narrative consisting of patriotism, authoritarian suppression, or coercion, this article takes greater interest in going against the grain of the usual ecocritical and political analysis. Before I offer my own interpretation of smog life, let...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the main narrative of the Iliad , I maintain that the description of the images wrought by Hephaestus functions mainly as a subnarrative to the main story, as well as a change of narrative pace, thus serving as a thematic and stylistic foil to the ensuing battle scene in which Achilles kills Hector...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... , 516 ), Lee's criticism holds weight. As Hong Zicheng 洪子誠 writes, Ai Wu's post-1949 stories impose a unidimensional ideological framework on the narrative voice, losing their ability to make the type of subjective “discoveries about society and life” that characterized Travels in the South ( Hong...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 366–384.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and Ana C. Cara , 285 – 305 . Jackson : University Press of Mississippi , 2011 . Anagnost, Ann . National Past-Times: Narrative, Representation, and Power in Modern China . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 1997 . Anzaldúa, Gloria . Borderlands / La Frontera . San Francisco...