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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... to different moments in Hong Kong history. The author finds that the ecocritical turn in Hong Kong literature has opened a new space for Hong Kong's postcolonial identity. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 Hong Kong literature nature ecocritical turn ecotopian post-1997 Since...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ban Wang Abstract Contemporary environmental crises have their origin in the anthropocentric view of humans as separable from and superior to the natural world. Anthropocentrism also marks the realist author of modern Chinese fiction. Departing from that human-centered view, Shen Congwen's work...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Ban Wang Abstract As a champion of May Fourth enlightenment and a critic of Chinese tradition, Lu Xun is less understood as a prescient critic of the myth of science and technological rationality. Walter Benjamin invoked the utopian reconciliation of humans and nature from premodern culture...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 188–209.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Chia-Ju Chang Abstract This article uses a non-Western, scientific, and ecocritical perspective to explore the nature-cultural phenomenon of “smog life,” that is, outdoor activities taking place on a smog day, such as hiking, enjoying the fog, or practicing taiji . It presents a sharp contrast...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... By exploring the sociohistorical context that gives rise to such modern narratives, this article draws links between Han's pioneering experimentations with Haishanghua and the rise of literary naturalism in the West. In this way, the author sheds light on the significance of this atypical novel...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... area of northeastern China that borders Inner Mongolia and was occupied by Japan in the early 1930s. The novel has been read by many as a realistic portrait of the natural and social landscape of the grassland and as an autobiographical account of the author's family history. This article disagrees...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 256–270.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., the amorphous nature of the social drives the demand for collective health and safety through the excision of Blackness as a contagion or coercive element. References Andone, Dakin and Omar Jimenez . “ Judge Drops Third-Degree Murder Charge against Former Officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 271–284.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., called “the destiny of the community of man with nature.” What are the material forces immanent to that destiny? What does it do to our mental health to engage them directly? The three works analyzed answer these questions in creative, powerful ways. Like many of us who teach in the humanities, Ronchi...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Belinda Kong Abstract This essay deploys the concept of pandemic as a set of discursive relations rather than a neutral description of a natural phenomenon, arguing that pandemic discourse is a product of layered histories of power that in turn reproduces myriad forms of imperial and racial power...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Winnie L. M. Yee Abstract Although the exhaustion and brutal exploitation of nature in the name of progress has been decried in recent decades, post-socialist China continues to use economic gains to justify the destruction of the majority of the populace and their environment. This article focuses...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... theoretical significance of some major qing reconceptualizations. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 qing (emotion) qing (nature) cognitive theory of emotion Chinese literary theory Mao Shi xu The term qing 情 (emotion) has lain at the core of Chinese thinking about literature...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... literature reinvokes primordial human-nature bonds to combat the contemporary obsession with science, technocratic elites, and domination of nature and humans, in ways that anticipate Benjamin's similar moves about two decades later. Wang's ecocritical rediscovery of Lu Xun is thought provoking as it leads...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the humanities and humanistic social sciences and the quantitative social sciences and natural sciences.” 2 This article illustrates ecology as method by examining how Sinophone eco-fiction from Inner Mongolia, marginalized from a Hanspace perspective, 3 conveys relational dynamics between humans...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... complicates his previous discussion on the subjectivity of literature. Similar to Gao, Liu was also enthralled by Zhuangzi 莊子and Zen Buddhism, which fostered a genuine aesthetic attitude toward life and literature. As a result, the particular animus of his effort is to advocate for the original nature...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2022
... approach is typical of all premodern Chinese thinking, the conclusion drawn by Gomel and Wu that a unified space-time is neither counterintuitive nor relevant only to the field of natural science is significant. Though Bakhtin's schema of typological chronotopes may seem a little too generalizing...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... was not labeled a rightist. Up to today, we are allowed to say only that people are the sum of social relations, but not the sum of individual existences. From the 1950s to the 1970s, instead of discussing humanity, individuality, subjectivity, spirituality, and intelligence, we could talk only about party nature...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and creativity” now that nature is being forced to evacuate the terrain. 8 Euroamerica may apparently have reached “peak stuff”—the notion that consumption has reached its zenith—but as the dumping ground for so much foreign waste until recently, China is still very much processing the consequences...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... view of autonomy, Liu Zaifu developed his theory of subjectivity in the realm of literature. But when Li aimed to replace a nature-centered ontology with a human-centered ontology to reassert the primacy of subjectivity in cosmology he emphasized the sociohistorical dimensions of human subjectivity...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the fundamentally joined nature of fictional time and space and explored the implications of this spatiotemporal unity in an essay titled “Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel” (1937). His premise was that “in literature and art itself, temporal and spatial determinations are inseparable from one...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the polymorphous bond between mother and son that differently plays out in so many narratives from the late Tang onward; one has only to think of Mulian's 目連 story to see how the rhetoric of filial piety could be used to express, mask, and transcend the mother-son romance and the sexualized nature...
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