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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of sin” ( zuigan wenxue 罪感文學), the author shows how religious ethics became a crucial medium for them to reflect on the theologico-political aspects of Chinese revolutionary culture. In particular, Li's cultures of pleasure were grounded in the May Fourth aesthetic discourse that highlighted...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Géraldine Fiss The Chinese Political Novel: Migration of a World Genre . Catherine Vance Yeh . CAMBRIDGE, MA : HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS , 2015 . 429 PP. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 This book illuminates the “steep, short and international career...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 385–408.
Published: 01 October 2021
... literatures and the politics of resistance to language hegemony. By demonstrating the Tibetan language's capacity for literary creation, the story effectively resists the hegemony it depicts, even while it suggests that the Tibetan literary text itself is in the process of being fundamentally redefined by its...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 409–430.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the role of native informant by laying bare the politics of representations involved in accessing knowledge of the others. Padi Guli's position as a native informant is a precarious one that she adopts in her writing to depict a shifting Uyghur identity and culture that evolves along with state discourse...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., coedited a newsletter produced in the IWP offices, participated in political demonstrations, and published correspondence in Hong Kong in support of the Baodiao movement. The author argues that Gu's activities co-opted a Cold War institution to promote collective political action among the Chinese diaspora...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Xiaobing Tang Abstract “The Answer,” a poem by Bei Dao first published in 1978, marks the emergence of a defiant voice in contemporary Chinese poetry and asserts skepticism as the political stance of a young generation in post–Cultural Revolution China. It also heralds a historic transition from...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
...,” or “politicization of politics.” Literature, as Lu Xun would have it, engages one not only with social and political virtues versus evils, or utopia versus dystopia, but also with the “stratagem of unnamable entities” ( wuwu zhizhen 無物之陣)—the amorphous existence of nothingness. For Lu Xun, revolutionary zeal...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Laikwan Pang; Chun-Kit Ko Abstract This essay argues that the two main types of contemporary Chinese scripts, complicated characters ( fantizi 繁體字) and simplified characters ( jiantizi 簡體字), are sites of heavy cultural and political contestation. The two script systems witness the internal...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... groups of concepts: the cultural May Fourth and the political May Fourth, the New Culture movement and the New Literature movement, and the masculine May Fourth and the feminine May Fourth. Liu regards the May Fourth spirit as a complete failure, in terms of six symbolic signs: (1) the mass spiritual...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... performance. In addition to evaluating new concepts and new techniques at work in the cross-fertilization of cinema and other visual media in the new millennium, this article complicates Julien's celebrated political poetics by highlighting his problematic reception by ethnic Chinese spectators...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... accident. Cannibalism not only bewildered the mainstream TV audience, but it was also viewed as an allusion to the June Fourth crackdown on the Tiananmen student movement. This essay explores cannibalism as a method that questions the assimilation of Hong Kong into the national body politic of China. Its...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... brittle life experience begins and ends in a society that has tried to eliminate class as a category of political action and analysis. 45 For more on the first two categories, see Eschenburg, “Fixing Identities.” 46 During the socialist period, of course, the worker reigned dominant in poster...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., this article argues that he seeks to further detach literature from politics by calling for various transcendental dimensions of Chinese literary works beyond the realistic one and by paying intense attention to the literary descriptions of people's sin of complicity and their inner struggle. Liu's evocation...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to transcend political and cultural boundaries. Liu's three distinct roles at three different stages of life—a Chinese scholar, an exile, a cosmopolitan—exemplify a fluctuating spiritual odyssey of a Chinese intellectual whose profoundly multifarious oeuvre is intertwined with his quest for personal freedom...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and real life have ultimately extended the cultural identity of BL, as well as its political meaning, and in practice have created a porous culture that welcomes gender diversity and helps increase the visibility of the gay community, revealing a significant social and cultural shift that cannot be ignored...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and embedded frames of storytelling and thereby reconfigure patrilineal norms of personal, familial, societal, and political relations. Ultimately, when engaged in conversation with global queer discourses, early modern Chinese vernacular narratives foster a culturally situated understanding of queer...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... engages with Jia's film Shijie 世界 (The World; 2004) and examines the portrayal of the migrant workers and their performances in the World Park in Beijing, China. Focusing on political economy and social class, he suggests that The World renders visible the dialectic of mobility and immobility...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
... The Butterfly Lovers. Distinct from the ROC and the PRC that politicalized Confucianism in ways that strengthened their nation building, the reception of Confucianism in Hong Kong was more related to a cultural civilization and its relationship to individuals' lives rather than to politics and ideology...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... aimed to understand China's ethnic diversity and to articulate such diversity into the nascent nation-state that direly needed to subsume ethnic differences under the political agenda of forging a unitary, polyethnic modern nation. Departing from such nationalist desires of politicizing minzu...
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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...