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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
... this word does not sound nice at all!” 19 The discovery of the local landscapes and the purge of colonial-era elements in the language serve a narrative function intended to create political agency for the Korean-Chinese population; it is through their labor and efforts on behalf of the community...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 244–247.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and cultural apparatuses that facilitate labor extraction and capital accumulation. Nation-states police people, coopt their aspirations for better lives, maximize their productive capacity, and minimize political agency. They facilitate the production of culturalist identities that both enable and are enabled...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... those feelings have turned out to be perilously deceptive. Instead, for real security in a post-complacency age, we must place our trust in and cede our political agency to strong authority structures that rule for our own good. This discourse casts unguardedness and optimism as near-fatal blunders...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 225–247.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of the translator is to facilitate this love between the original and its shadow, a love that permits fraying, holds the agency of the translator and the demands of her imagined or actual audience at bay. The politics of translation from a non-European woman's text too often suppresses this possibility because...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... ( 2008 ): 102 – 34 . Lu, Jie . “ Constructing Agency: Challenges and Possibilities in Chinese New Left Literature .” In China and New Left Visions: Political and Cultural Interventions , edited by Ban Wang and Jie Lu , 121 – 37 . Lanham, MD : Lexington Books , 2012 . Ma, Weijun...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the competing ideological forces of politics, language, and gender. It further explores how its female audience, who were the primary consumers of radio and film melodramas, related to the story's voice and agency. The selection of these two films for close reading is by no means arbitrary. As the earliest...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of translingual and transcultural appropriation of its forms? Where is the agency in these dynamics? What is the relationship between political and literary considerations in the writing and reading of these novels? And what has been the impact of this type of advocacy fiction in different cultural, social...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... were not the ripple effects but, rather, the beginnings of world history. Nor do they believe that the internal politics of East Asia actually made a difference in the course of the war. The denial of East Asian agency works hand in hand with the construction of Asian subjects as indistinguishable...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... threads that runs through all four essays arises from a shared methodology: all essays focus on literary and filmic texts and the associated methods of close reading; at the same time, these essays also delve into the social, cultural, and political contexts that animate specific details of these cultural...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... .” Chinese Studies Association of Australia Newsletter , no. 31 ( 2005 ). ciw.anu.edu.au/new_sinology/index.php . Bell, Daniel . The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2015 . Chow, Rey . “ Introduction...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 301–318.
Published: 01 September 2022
... acknowledging individual agency both in terms of one's ability to recognize the entangled power relations in which he or she is situated, and the everyday struggles that prevent one from becoming a mere pawn of superpower struggles or interstate politics. According to Doyle, the inter-imperial condition...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
... a narrow definition of method. “Asia as method” challenges colonial power only to affirm the power structure by placing it in the hands of those who speak for Asia, as the new bearers of method. Chen focuses on the subjects of discourse and aims at reconstituting their disenfranchised agency. “Asia...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 75–86.
Published: 01 December 2022
... production stems initially from the critique of religious alienation, which allows external and transcendent forces to exercise power over humans, thus alienating them from their own power and agency. 18 Rather than a conquest of nature, the water project represents a necessary life-affirming and life...
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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 (2022) 19 (1): 240–243.
Published: 01 March 2022
...” extends beyond sound to incorporate all senses and dimensions of perceptual experience, a kind of total poetry that forms a rebuttal to many of the ideologically or politically pitched ideas in circulation in post–May Fourth literary criticism of the time, ideas that pale in comparison to Shao's poetics...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
... promoted Ling as a model patriotic actress, it was her background, similar to many Taiwanese adopted daughters, that attracted the most attention from female audiences. This female empathy and the queer subjectivity arguably disturbed the Kuomintang's political propaganda. Hence, this study adds...
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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. 13 Bauman, Liquid Life , 3 . 14 Neilson and Rossiter, “Precarity as a Political Concept,” 54 . 15 Ibid. 16 Ibid. 17 Munck, “Precariat...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 248–250.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., as a long-standing practice, allows people not in power to partake in memory formation guided by their conscience and confidence. Studies of Maoist China usually feature one of the political campaigns from 1949 to 1976, such as the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Anti-Rightist Campaign, the Great Leap...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the pivotal terms and concepts associated with youth as a symbol for national rejuvenation. Utilizing the new medium of the popular press, early reformers such as Liang Qichao, Hu Shi, Chen Duxiu, and Lu Xun aligned images of youth with progressive politics, Western learning, and ideas of modern selfhood...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... that Mengna can demonstrate her agency by having the final say about what she likes and, more importantly, having the ability to create her own excellent piece of work. Mengna's agency in picking her own suitor challenges the idea of the disenfranchised masses as passive subjects or recipients of art, thereby...