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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
...-Chinese literature 1950s literature local landscape political agency minority identity References Anderson, Benedict . Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism . London : Verso , 1991 . Berman, Marshall . All That Is Solid Melts into Air . New...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 244–247.
Published: 01 March 2022
... political agency. They facilitate the production of culturalist identities that both enable and are enabled by the expansion of capitalism. Culturalist identities, capitalist mode of production, and state power stand in transitive, mutually enabling relationships with one another. “Imperial aesthetics...
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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 (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... to Roots or Vice Versa: Transformation of Urban Space in China's ‘New Urban Films.’ ” Asian Cinema 19 , no. 2 ( 2008 ): 102 – 34 . Lu, Jie . “ Constructing Agency: Challenges and Possibilities in Chinese New Left Literature .” In China and New Left Visions: Political and Cultural...
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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
... topic of historical interest, one that is best discussed by historians and political scientists working in dusty archives. But this bifurcation of Cold War historiography and contemporary Chinese cultural studies is a consequence of a static conceptualization of the Cold War as a time frame rather...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... commitments. Longxi Zhang finds it frustrating that instead of confronting the dramatic events and the larger political and social forces that had shaped them in Beijing, Rey Chow concerns herself primarily with their portrayals in Western media, decrying its proclivity to turn turmoil and crises...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Filial Love During the High Qing . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center , 2019 . Fong, Grace S. Herself an Author: Gender, Agency, and Writing in Late Imperial China . Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press , 2008 . Freccero, Carla . Queer/Early/Modern . Durham, NC : Duke...
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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. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 garbage waste picker precarity artwork class tension An eleven-year-old girl, small for her age, cuts out...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (2022) 19 (1): 248–250.
Published: 01 March 2022
... 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 Forward, and the Cultural Revolution. Li applies a holistic and coherent view of Mao's era by privileging...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... . 49 Oxenford, Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret , 66 ; Wei, “Xieshi de shi,” 8 . 50 Wei, “Xieshi de shi,” 8 . 51 Lou, “Kaituo mahua wenyi xieshi de daolu.” 52 For a discussion of the cultural politics in Lu Baiye's works and his paradoxical views...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
... it in bounds politically and ideologically? As this example illustrates, Young China combines two main lines of inquiry. The first is a cultural history of youth as trope and symbol in the discourse of Chinese national reform and revolutionary movements. Of equal weight is Song's literary study...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 157–166.
Published: 01 March 2022
... through foreclosure,” it is this same process that “constitutes the possibility of agency in speech,” which in turn “suggests that agency is derived from limitations in language, and that limitation is not fully negative in its implications.” Butler concludes that it is precisely through a focus...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... by men, especially in its portrayal of female characters, their romantic desires, and their ability to exercise some agency in pursuing their own life choices, albeit still confined by and ultimately subscribing to patriarchal values. 7 Another impression of the journal, frequently found...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... suggest that this has now increased to over forty languages. 47 Individual agency within this process is not my primary concern here, as I am looking instead at how the author's image is constructed through the production of these texts. Given the number of times that Yu Hua's translated prefaces...