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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 264–276.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., in new Western terms, as decadent, immoral, and disgraceful. The study analyzes indigenous terms such as mojing 磨鏡 (mirror rubbing) and nanfeng 男風 (male wind) and compares them with their replacements, for example, tongxing'ai 同性愛 and tongxinglian 同性戀 (homosexuality), to illuminate the differences...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 277–297.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Carlos Rojas Abstract Taking as its starting point Michel Foucault's use of the biological species metaphor in his claim that, in nineteenth-century Europe, “the homosexual was now a new species,” this article considers the sudden explosion of homoerotic activities and cultural representations...
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Published: 01 October 2019
figure 10 . Yang Yongliang: From The New World (Laizi xindalu), 2014. Look closer and rubble reveals itself amid the timeless peaks and rivers. Figure 10. Yang Yongliang: From The New World (Laizi xindalu), 2014. Look closer and rubble reveals itself amid the timeless peaks and rivers. More
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Published: 01 March 2020
figure 2 . Headline on the morning after the July 7, 1971, demonstration. Note the newspaper's use of the Japanese word Senkaku to describe the islands, indicating support for the position of the United States and Japan. South China Morning Post , “Senkaku Rally Leads to Violence,” July 8, 197... More
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... (played by Maggie Cheung) and memories of Old and New Shanghai (both enacted by Zhao Tao), his screen images and sounds enter a constant circulation and form an intriguing multidirectional dialogue across a variety of media and genres: cinema, art photography, calligraphy, painting, poetry, and star...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Liu Zaifu; Yijiao Guo Abstract In this speech, Liu Zaifu thoroughly discusses the history of the May Fourth movement and the New Culture movement in the whole last century and the circumstances of humanity in China. In his explanation, May Fourth could be conceptualized through three different...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Frances Weightman Abstract The authorial preface to works of fiction provides a unique space for exploration of authorial self-fashioning and author-reader mediation. This article argues that, when works of fiction are translated and new prefaces written for a new readership, these prefaces can...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... and undergirds a new direction of literary production and reception. Mapping out qing' s long and complex lexical-conceptual history over the millennia is crucial to the study of Chinese literary thought, premodern and modern alike. In undertaking such a historicized macro study, this article consistently...
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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 (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Zhuoyi Wang Abstract Planetarianism, proposed by Masao Miyoshi for literature and literary studies, calls for a new sense and organization of human totality truly inclusive of all and against neoliberal division, exclusion, repression, and egocentric consumption. Ironically, it is also the global...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
... literature recuperates previously excluded expressions of Chineseness and begins writing a new branch of Chinese literary history. As case in point, the author analyzes the Spanish-language Chinese literature of Chinese Peruvian American writer Siu Kam Wen, specifically, his first collection of short stories...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to the scene of the new millennium, observing the dystopian and heterotopian inclinations in fictional practice as opposed to the utopian aspiration in political discourse. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 utopia dystopia dark consciousness enlightenment science fiction Modern Chinese...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... that an ocular turn occurs in “The Answer” and drives the aesthetic as well as political pursuits of a new generation of poets. He further argues that, in a moment still enthralled with a revolutionary sonic culture, Misty poetry disavowed aural excitement and was part of the reconditioning of the human senses...
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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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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... literature and literary history. It also proposes a cultural geography fundamentally different from the conventional center vs. periphery model. In this new mapping, a borderscape defined in terms of a site or locality, a period, or a variety of other ways could become the de facto center that plays...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... in the new millennium. The essay aims to denaturalize the idea of infectious disease by reframing it as an assemblage of multiple histories of American geopower and biopower from the Cold War to the War on Terror. In particular, Asia and Asian bodies have been targeted by US discourses of infection...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
... , the paper takes it to demonstrate how out of the old clan patriarchy in East Asia there may emerge new “homophobic” forms that rely not on a proscription of specific sex practices but rather on defending the integrity of the family surname and patrilineage. Yet its potentiality as a rollback against a Euro...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the same set of language, but the shifts between them involve actual translations, which in turn would help us gain new insights on the idea of world literature. 40 H.-W. Wang, Lun Zhonggong de wenzi gaige , 71–86 . 41 Tu, Hanzi yange zhi yanjiu , 39 . 42 Yung, Zhu zi lu , 95...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
...David Der-wei Wang Abstract Liu Zaifu is one of the most influential critics in the New Era after the Cultural Revolution. His works, such as On Literary Subjectivity (1985) and A Treatise of Character Composition (1986), inspired a generation of Chinese youth yearning for intellectual...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of heart and mind formulates a new concept of interiority via connecting the Chinese traditional concept of xin with the Western concept of inner subjectivity. In this way, Liu weaves a unique discourse of interiority into Chinese literary criticism, as a complement to and critique of the enclosed...