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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
... that focuses centrally on male same-sex relations, Phoenixes Flying Together offers a vital example of early modern queer literary tradition by illustrating fluid male-male bonds and hybrid ideals of homosexuality. Such textual representations shift Confucian cardinal relations, redefine the power of nanse...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2021
... two decades of the twentieth century see an explosion of literary and filmic portrayals of male same-sex relations in the larger Chinese-speaking world, but many of these representations turned to “old,” “traditional,” and “premodern” figures and modes of male-male relations in their effort to capture...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... has generally been analyzed for its representation of (queer) sexuality, the essay shows that it is the Cultural Revolution and its Cold War legacies that explain the emergence of its main character. 7 Cronin, World the Cold War Made, 115 . 6 K.-H. Chen, Asia as Method . 5...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of sympathetic literary presentations of queer individuals' self-awakening. Analyzing four famous novellas by writers from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China, Rojas identifies a common trait in their texts: a persistent juxtaposing of story with journal passages, of first-person with third-person narration...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... gays, some especially chastise gay men for marrying straight women, 16 and some see gay men's destruction of traditional families. 17 In this queer discourse of BL, there is still a wide range of attitudes toward different sexualities, from highly conservative opinions to very open ones. Under...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in common? As it turns out, I would submit, a great deal. However, as these essays demonstrate, such common threads do not derive from a unified sense of Chineseness, a “genealogic connection” between queer pasts and presents, or from an “unchanging traditionality” or a “copycat modernity.” As will become...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
... with the military masculinities of the Kuomintang (KMT), the ruling party of martial-law Taiwan. 5 Although the film does not directly depict LGBT characters, this study uses queerness as an analytic phrase to capture how the unsettling of traditional gender roles catalyzed a “queer” imagination that resisted...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 277–297.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in Greater China beginning in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The article focuses in particular on four literary works dating from around 1994 that examine queer individuals in relation modern institutional structures associated with disciplines of biology/science, reportage/media, medicine/activism...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 264–276.
Published: 01 October 2020
... argues that xianggong lost its popularity because the war brought about changes in social environment that began to favor female prostitution over xianggong . 23 The death of the xianggong tradition was signified in 1912 by an official decree that outlawed xianggong houses in Beijing...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in my eyes. Hah! Sophia has a lover!” 這時他在我的眼裏,是一個傳奇中的情人。哈,莎菲有一個情人了! 45 This passage conflates a traditional Chinese genre with Western literary elements: she parrots Emma Bovary, who in a moment of amorous exultation exclaims, “I have a lover! I have a lover!” 46 As René Girard has argued, Emma...