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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... reckoning with the specter of orientalism that refuses to go away despite his previously audacious repudiation of stereotypes and clichés and his professed engagement with cosmopolitanism and globalization. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 Isaac Julien evocative translocality mobile...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Xiaolu Ma Abstract Since Edward Said published his seminal study on Orientalism, the notion of the Orient has been heavily discussed and hotly debated in both the Eastern and Western worlds. While early studies of Orientalism mainly underline Western fantasies of an exotic East as the West's “other...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... China's alliance with the Soviet Union, the East gradually evolved into a broad geopolitical concept encompassing all countries in the Middle East and Asia, with China placed first at its center (in Soviet discourse about the Orient) and later outside it as evidenced by the exclusion of China from nascent...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and biosecurity as frontiers of bioterrorism and the diseased other. A contemporary example of this bio-orientalism can be seen around the 2003 SARS epidemic, in which global discourses projected the source of contagion onto Asia and Asians. Pandemic as method can thus serve as a theoretical pathway...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Der Ling, Victor Segalen, and the Views from Near and Afar,” focuses the discourse on images of Beijing and particularly the Forbidden City (the “Great Within”) that demonstrate the differences created by ambiguous cultural identity or alterity, Orientalism, and cosmopolitanism but also limitations of...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., massacre in Beijing. 1 Zhang stresses that his objections are categorically different from the usual complaints against the application of “Western theory” to “Chinese reality” that used to issue from “some backwater quarters of sinology beclouded by the influence of Orientalism.” 2 Rather, he takes...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... remnants of feudal traditions and superstitions. But the tension between political religiosity and enlightenment reason can hardly be overcome through a normative program of cultural modernization. Although the ethos of the post-Mao literary and intellectual culture was ostensibly secular in orientation...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... intellectual discourse around loyalism in colonial Taiwan. Tsai's monograph engages with the existing scholarship on colonial Taiwanese literature, but with a different orientation from such well-known works as Leo Ching's Becoming Japanese and Faye Yuan Kleeman's Under an Imperial Sun that have located...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 212–215.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., they could not turn a blind eye to the social sufferings and tragedies of their time. The liberal ideal is essentially oriented toward the preservation of the self, but the prevailing existence of social suffering stimulates among these writers a strong sense of sympathy and a readiness for self-giving...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... not as an autonomous category but rather as a set of discursive relations. In particular Kong notes that US discourses of infection and contagion often tend to target Asian bodies and regions, reflecting a logic that Kong calls bio-orientalism. In this way Kong uses the discursive nexus of pandemic to...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the global BL culture has been generally considered a female-oriented fan culture by its practitioners, scholars, and the public, BL's increasing interweaving with homosexuality and sexual minorities in China requires scholars to reread and redefine BL practice in its Chinese context. 4 Part of a...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
... looking intently at others, trying to catch the look in their eyes, or imagining how she looks in their eyes. Her every word, thought, and action are, as Bakhtin writes of Dostoevsky's dialogically oriented characters, “accompanied by a continual sideways glance at another person,” 4 and this glance is...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 264–276.
Published: 01 October 2020
... shows that it has been a well-documented and well-known phenomenon in those societies for millennia.” 12 Echoing Jennings's view, Cuncun Wu observes: “A survey of Chinese documents reveals a broad acceptance of sexual orientation, including male-male and female-female love. Confucian moralists did...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Wang, Transpacific Articulations , 66, 73 . 12 Ibid., 41. 11 Klein, Cold War Orientalism , 23 . 10 University of Iowa News Service, “1967: UI Press Release.” 9 The grant was US$7,000 (US$50,000 today) over two years. Ibid., 112–13. 8 Bennett, Workshops of...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Americans. Against this concept of democracy, fascism, communism, and oriental despotism appear as interchangeable examples of totalitarianism—unfortunate moments when tyrants rise and the people are either unable to make decisions for themselves or ideologically brainwashed to accept them. 12 But...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
... battlers poetry at large. At this point, it bears noting that there are generally good grounds for equating the speakers and protagonists in battlers poetry with its authors, if not for exact biographical detail then minimally as regards the range and the orientation of their human experience; also...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... : State University of New York Press , 2002 . Wang, C. H. From Ritual to Allegory: Seven Essays on Early Chinese Poetry . Hong Kong : Chinese University Press , 1988 . Wang, C. H. “ Toward Defining a Chinese Heroism .” Journal of the American Oriental Society 95 , no. 1 ( 1975...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... strategic fabrication and control of a bounded sphere of connectivity, constitutes a reality of (affective) orientation, power and ease, thereby expressing desire for protective distance from the outside world.” 32 The crucial issue here thus is not so much that “all identities are constructed” but that...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
... continuous change, Mizoguchi instead treats Europe, China, and Japan as three separate entities, arguing that “Asia is not the Orient that exists within a European understanding, but rather it is another world independent of—or at least it should be independent of—Europe,” in hopes of addressing the...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... Their arguments bespeak newly gained confidence in China's postsocialist modernity, “oriented toward salvaging and recovering positive aspects of the Chinese intellectual tradition against what [they] regard as the indiscriminate destruction from the tradition from the May Fourth [Movement] onward.” 18...