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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Winnie L. M. Yee Abstract Although the exhaustion and brutal exploitation of nature in the name of progress has been decried in recent decades, post-socialist China continues to use economic gains to justify the destruction of the majority of the populace and their environment. This article focuses...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... project of autonomy and individuality” in post-socialist China. 9 Liu realized the incompleteness and insufficiency of his contemplation on subjectivity in literature. He thus turned to examine the complex relationship between subjects and objects, self and others, and to explicate the controversial...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... ): 1 – 22 . Chumley, Lily . Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Post-socialist China . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2016 . Davis, Mike . Planet of Slums . London : Verso , 2006 . Dooling, Amy . “ Representing Dagongmei (Female Migrant Workers...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and experiential category, among other roles serving as a rationale for the widespread rustication movement of the Cultural Revolution. 40 As we see in Wang Meng's work, writers and filmmakers working in the post-Mao era have zeroed in on labor and its implications in socialist China, suggesting not only...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
... construction” conferred to them both responsibility and privilege. Yang Mo's 楊沫 (1914–95) Qingchun zhi ge 青春之歌 (The Song of Youth; 1958, rev. 1960), the most complete Bildungsroman in terms of plot, marks the beginning of the socialist Bildungsroman in China. Mingwei Song presents the ideological imperatives...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
...) to subjectivity of literature ( wenxue de zhutixing 文學的主體性), inspired a generation of post-Mao writers to search for the artistic and aesthetic functions of a new literature as against the socialist literary orthodoxy. Although Liu's literary theory was embedded in nineteenth-century European humanism...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
... published in the years immediately following the establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC), one can find numerous stories that eulogize the lives of farmers as being able to transform both their livelihoods and the socialist nation through working on their own lands. At a time when the communist...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 409–430.
Published: 01 October 2021
... programs while integrating them into the fabric of the modern socialist nation. 13 The amalgamation policy was designed to integrate ethnic minorities into the newly formed socialist China. Literacy programs were implemented to help minorities preserve their mother tongues, despite the difficulty...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to put into practice their political credentials and develop these credentials into the substance of Hong Kong subjectivity. In a post-1997 context, locally oriented protest movements emphasizing self-governance and local community resistance instead of China's democratization have created a new...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... seen in contemporary Chinese cinema. If rural-urban antagonism structured the ideological and moral tensions during Mao's socialist China, then the city's triumph embodies not only the economic achievement of post-socialist/post-revolutionary China, but also its newfound ideological and cultural...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Tolstoy in the May Fourth movement had expanded Chinese culture's vision of the world. However, that vision has now shrunk to a national one, allowing the existence only of China's socialist core values. No mention of universal values will be permitted, and the notion of universal values per se has become...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... industrialization, of post-socialist reforms, and even of the sweeping market forces,” and indeed, “different modes of production or consumption,” are rendered visible. 6 What is remarkable about Jia's early works is that he locates the contradictions of reform-era China in the county-level city. In his...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., and the Gender Politics of a Legendary Queer Icon in Post-Mao China .” In Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan , edited by Maud Lavin , Ling Yang , and Jing Jamie Zhao , 101 – 27 . Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press , 2017...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... consolidate the communist regime and speed up economic upgrading. In addition, more than twenty thousand Chinese students, technicians, and scholars studied in or visited the Soviet Union. 42 The Soviet model was crucial to China in its socialist transformation. It provided direct and hands-on guidance...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
... imaginary in contemporary Chinese urbanism: a visual emphasis on expansive space by scaling the built environment up and down, thereby recalibrating social relations and relocating civic engagement to virtual spaces. References Amad, Paula . “ From God's-Eye to Camera-Eye: Aerial Photography's Post...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 125–156.
Published: 01 March 2022
... that of the West, so to make up for the lag in China's cultural growth there is a need to integrate post-Enlightenment theories and sciences that originated in the West long ago. 109 With the same objective of enhancing China's ability to modernize effectively, Zhang Dongsun identified the time disparity...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to five cases of reception by ethnic Chinese viewers, respectively situated in East Asia, West Europe, and North America. 55 The first case is a Chinese article posted on the popular Douban dianying 豆瓣電影 (Douban Movies) website in China and based on the ShangART Gallery exhibit between May and June...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the “improvements” in the new socialist society post-liberation. Not venturing beyond China, these stories lack the transborder perspective and sense of trespass that make the original 1935 volume unique. Instead, Ai Wu narrowly describes the improved lives of the type of marginal figures in southwestern China...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 385–408.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Paradigms for the Defence of the Tibetan Language .” In On the Fringes of the Harmonious Society: Tibetans and Uyghurs in Socialist China , edited by Trine Brox and Ildiko Beller-Hann , 209 – 34 . Copenhagen : NIAS , 2014 . Roche, Gerald . “ The Tibetanization of Henan's Mongols: Ethnicity...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
... denied permission from the Urban Council to stage a demonstration at the park, so the police intervened with force. Accounts of the violence in the South China Morning Post included a photograph of a beaten protestor being carried away ( fig. 3 ). 62 During the weeks of public outcry that followed...
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