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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 177–200.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., and invalidate the cross-cultural, experiential knowledge at the heart of China studies. By making scholarly betweenness legible and visible, the work of scholar-poets takes steps toward an interimperial style in both poetry and criticism, a meeting place in language that can accept in migration from many...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to think about the intersection of scholarship and poetry as they are embodied by scholar-poets who live in North America and navigate the interimperial spaces. Drawing on Laura Doyle's theorization of interimperiality as constant negotiations with multiple empires, Admussen's study leads us to think about...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
... poetry of contextualization and desacralization should not be controversial to sinologists or scholars outside of the Chinese-speaking world, but against a contemporary Chinese context in which the words of Li Bai or other classical Chinese poets are at least as likely to be exalted as examined, we...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 March 2023
... in another direction, between the poet as ethnographer, on the one hand, and scholars such as Jaguścik, Sun, and Zhou, on the other. Thus, for battler poetry and especially for Zheng Xiaoqiong, Sun's article is an eye-catching instance of cultural translation in Pym's definition as communication between...
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Prism (2023) 20 (2): 315–340.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Prize in 2010. “Bruise style,” aka “crap style” [as in “cut the crap”]” 廢話體, is named after the poetry of Wuqing, the penname of Zheng Gongyu 鄭功宇 (b. 1978). Qianqian (“shallow-shallow”) is named after Jia Qianqian 賈淺淺 (b. 1979), poet and scholar who is the daughter of the famous writer Jia Pingwa 賈平凹 (b...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 26–53.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of the recurring tropes of “categorical associations” ( lianlei ) and poetic empathy that structured late Qing poets' encounters with the “new world.” In his insightful remarks concerning a poem in the Shijing 詩經 (Book of Songs), the prominent scholar Qian Zhongshu 錢鍾書 (1910–1998) elaborates on this trope...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... langren yin 西班牙浪人吟 [ Romancero Gitano ]. Taipei : Xiandai wenxue chubanshe , 1966 . Zhang Huijing 張惠菁 . Yang Mu 楊牧 [ Yang Mu ]. Taipei : Unitas , 2002 . One salient feature of Yang Mu is his dual identity as a major poet and an eminent scholar. 2 In fact, he has been hailed...
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Prism (2023) 20 (2): 341–366.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and algorithmic preselection? Have we been vigilant enough in preserving underestimated voices, so as to leave enough heuristic opportunities for future readers to rewrite history? Scholars of classicist internet poetry, just like their poets, are thus confronted with the impossible task of untangling...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 310–313.
Published: 01 March 2021
... main chapters, that the continued appeal and vitality of Jian'an 建安 (196–220) and the Three Kingdoms 三國 (220–265) in Chinese history was due as much to the pivotal role the two periods played in initiating new changes as to the enthusiasm and efforts of numerous writers and scholars in later periods...
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Prism (2023) 20 (S1): 204–219.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., some late Qing scholars began to theorize literary creation in terms of how it could help reverse the course of China's rapidly accelerating decline. To many, literary creation could effect this salvation only if driven by new kinds of powerful emotion. Among proponents of this new thinking about...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., “rhyme is as secure on its throne as it ever was,” as poet and scholar Anthony Madrid points out. 37 And in song, Shana Redmond writes in Anthem , “the listening audience and political public [can] merge.” 38 Can rhyme help unite the art of these poems with greater political activism in English...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... writer, as Wei Beihua's friend had introduced him as “the most famous young poet of Indonesia's poetry scene” 印尼詩壇上名聲最響亮的青年詩人. 10 While scholars have contrasting views regarding the accuracy of this account, the veracity of this meeting is perhaps less important than the symbolic significance it holds...
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Prism (2023) 20 (S1): 96–121.
Published: 01 December 2023
...) and published after his return to Japan. Specifically, “Lun Wen Yi” consists of writings by two leading Tang poet-critics, Wang Changling and Jiaoran 皎然 (720?–798?). The first half—which also appears in the Shige 詩格 (The Norm of Poetry)—comprises Wang Changling's theoretical discussion on poetry. The second...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 225–247.
Published: 01 March 2023
... supercrip (invoking the terminology preferred by disability studies scholars). Indeed, the utility of Yu's narrative stems from her identity as disabled as well as her identity as a poet. I use the term inspirational to intentionally foreground what disability studies scholars call “inspirational porn...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 117–138.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to geopolitical reasons. This article begins with an overview of the introduction of Russian literature into Taiwan in the twentieth century. Then it focuses on the Russian imaginary in modern Chinese poetry in Taiwan as represented by two major poets: Ya Xian and Yang Mu. Rather than an influence study...
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Prism (2023) 20 (S1): 179–203.
Published: 01 December 2023
...-images ( yixiang 意象). Although many scholars consider the lyrical tradition ( shuqing 抒情, or the expression of qing ) central to classical Chinese literature, qing did not figure prominently in the theorization of literary creation until the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Ming-Qing discourses...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
... uncharted territories brush in hand, or a demonic court poet with a fiery imagination, more interested in dazzling his audience than in producing dry maps and sober documents. He is an editor, scholar, and commentator, and his “Sandu fu ” 三都賦 ( Fu on the Three Metropolises), at least partly and in theory...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Mark Bender Abstract Since the 1980s ethnic minority poets writing in the borderlands of Southwest China and Northeast India emerged on the world stage from within currents of dramatic environmental, political, economic, and demographic change, cresting in momentum by the 2010s. Within...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of Emptiness . By pointing to such echoes in the poem's wording, the scholars go against the grain of the poets' and translators' desire: they restore the allusiveness and historicity of meanings that seventy years of English translation had been refining down to a perfect solitary vividness of word...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 139–162.
Published: 01 March 2023
... events, the surrounding world, for one of the most intensely interior poets in contemporary world poetry.” 36 For Weinberger, the interiority and “complexity” of Bei Dao's poetry made it difficult to translate. 37 Writers and scholars like Palmer, Weinberger, and Maghiel van Crevel seek...