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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... University 2020 third zone literary subjectivity Farewell Revolution exile the god return to the classics cosmopolitanism In 2015, the twenty-sixth year of his exile to the United States, Liu Zaifu 劉再復 (1941–), a renowned contemporary Chinese intellectual who took a leading role in launching...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... eclipsed under the broad label of his return to Chinese classical traditions. Third, Lu Xun's engagement with the Buddhist scriptures remained private within his circle of friends. Publicly, Lu Xun was generally critical of religious identity, especially when it conveys dogma and orthodoxy. While...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., and the identity of the current government on Taiwan. The conclusion of the book, “Towards a Postloyal Criticism,” provides an interpretive framework in thinking through the term postloyalism and its interactions with culture, nationalism, ethnicity, and language. Tsai returns to Taiwan's particular...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., the poet is a sympathetic witness to the vicissitudes and sorrows in life. Like the other poems of the sequence, “To Athena” is a young poet's “musing on life.” For decades, Yang Mu's poetry has been distinguished by its creative reinterpretations of Chinese classics, often in the form of dramatic...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
... to ritualized asceticism, and from aristocratic (and thus vulgar) display of wealth to a royal celebration of purity and introspection. I now return to the passage immediately preceding the description of the shield. My translation of the last line demands some commentary, which in turn may serve...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
... resemblance to what Shengqing Wu has referred to as “translations of tradition”: “The suppressed has returned, but in hybridized form or under the guise of the Other.” 78 But Wu is discussing classical-style poetry in the modern era, where the use of form translates less, to my mind, than the modern...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... be viewed only in light of a postmodern counteraesthetic. His position obscures the historical context of cultural production and reception and overlooks a group of later classics that emerged from this “paracinematic” spectatorship. It is beyond the scope of this article to discuss fully every radio...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 304–309.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., it combines wide-ranging readings of vernacular plays and novels, canonical texts and their commentaries, classical tales, letters, notebook jottings, poetry, and classical prose with explorations of theoretical and philosophical works in several languages. Each of its main chapters draws on several...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... twenty years, he has turned more and more vigorously to Chinese intellectual classics, finding wisdom in not only the Daoist teaching, such as “return to the infant heart,” but also Chan Buddhism of self-erasure and nothingness. Still, it is the school of the heart/mind ( xinxue 心學) of Confucianism...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 271–284.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of classical physics' belief in “the void” and thus challenges the erasure of colonial and ecological suffering in nuclear New Mexico. 10 Hayashi, Toriniti kara Toriniti e , 131 . The original has twice been translated into English, first by literature scholar Kyoko Selden in 2008 and again...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... as a reference, we could call it a literary return ( wenxue fenghuan 文學奉還), which means (a) to integrate the text and language that were once separated, (b) to transform the literary language from classical Chinese to vernacular Chinese, and (c) to return literature to the broad masses of ordinary...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Poems), in Owen, Poetry of Du Fu , 360 . 48 “Mengzi,” in Van Norden, Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy , 149 ; Li, Mengzi zhushu , 358 . 49 He, Zhanguoce zhushi , 955 . 50 Legend has it that Xi Shi returned from the defeated Wu kingdom and to the Yue kingdom...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and elliptical information” but, rather, probes into the deeper semantic/thematic meaning underlying its use of other modern narrative techniques. For a more rounded and accurate discussion, I adopt the three vectors that scholars in both modern and classical fields emphasize in their examinations of the Chinese...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... into the world of the classic Shanhai jing , where immortals and monstrous creatures, bizarre vegetation and astonishing landscapes interact and form a robust, ever-changing world. Dystopia became an even more noticeable genre in the new century. 40 The renowned avant-garde writer Ge Fei's trilogy...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
... . Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 1987 . Li Oufan 李歐梵 . Tiewu zhong de nahan 鐵屋中的吶喊 [ Voices from the Iron House ], translated by Yi Huimin 尹慧珉 . Hong Kong : Sanlian , 1991 . Liu, Ken . “ The ‘Heroic Translators' Who Reinvented Classic Science Fiction in China .” Gizmodo , April...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
... The film then segues into Mr. Six facing off against the pickpocket and insisting that he return the ID card after taking the cash. The audience first hears Mr. Six's off-screen voice, “Why would you do that?” Then an over-the-shoulder shot shows his back silhouette. As the dialogue continues, the camera...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., self-strengthening socialist New China. When French readers have read my novel, they may enhance their understanding of us.” 31 He then returns to the autobiographical, describing how France was where he began his writing career, and recalls, “In February 1927 I first came to France and all was new...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... into patronization or worse.” 13 Patronization is certainly an attribute of orientalism, which exoticizes and essentializes the oriental other through persistent stereotypes. In a preemptive move, Julien is quick to cite his track record: “I wanted to return to the question of iconic stereotypical representations...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... it robbed. This love-faith remains hidden from the soldiers until the story's ending. Toward the end, the girl commits suicide by swallowing a piece of gold, a motif from the classical Dream of the Red Chamber and probably an act of defiance against the arranged marriage. The story leaps from...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 167–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
... by South Korean actress Bae Doona, becomes sentient and finds the box in which she arrived as merchandise. She ditches her maid's outfit, and begins exploring Tokyo and pursuing an independent life. Her “owner,” on discovering this, asks her to return to the status of a lifeless doll, “the normal, plain...
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