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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... are nothing but mind), bushi 佈施 (the bodhisattva ideal of sacrificial giving), and kong 空 (emptiness as boundless potentiality), greatly influenced Lu Xun's aesthetics. Ultimately, this article shows how revolution, the dominant mode of secularism, is theistically conditioned. The Buddhist notion of...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Frederik H. Green The Translatability of Revolution: Guo Moruo and Twentieth-Century Chinese Culture . Pu Wang . CAMBRIDGE, MA : HARVARD UNIVERSITY ASIA CENTER , 2018 . 336 PP. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 In the conclusion of his extensive and wide-ranging...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... early as 1927: “Revolution, revolutionize revolution, revolutionize revolutionized revolution, revolutionize revolutionized revolutionized.” 2 Most intriguing, at a time when “stability maintenance” ( weiwen 維穩) and “harmonious society” ( hexie shehui 和諧社會) have become catchphrases on behalf of the...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Min Qiao Abstract This article delves into Liu Zaifu's theoretical construction of subjectivity and his reflections on the dominant paradigm of revolution and enlightenment in twentieth-century China. Realizing the incompleteness and insufficiency of his contemplation on individual subjectivity...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Xiaobing Tang Abstract “The Answer,” a poem by Bei Dao first published in 1978, marks the emergence of a defiant voice in contemporary Chinese poetry and asserts skepticism as the political stance of a young generation in post–Cultural Revolution China. It also heralds a historic transition from an...
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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. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 Cold War Jin Yong martial arts cinema Cultural...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... on the original nature of literature as well as intersubjectivity. After 1989, Liu Zaifu continued his literary and cultural inquiries in Fangzhu zhushen 放逐諸神 (Exiling the Gods), Gaobie geming 告別革命 (A Farewell to Revolution, coauthored with Li Zehou), Sixiangzhe shiba ti 思想者十八題 (Eighteen...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... rationalization process that strove to replace the sacred aura of Mao's revolution with secular humanism. While humanist writers created “scar literature” to address human abuses and mass violence conducted in the name of a holy revolution, 1 reformist thinkers came to regard the religious aura of Maoism as...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... are “Wenxue geming lun” 文學革命論 (On Literature Revolution) and Kuangren riji 狂人日記 (Diary of a Madman). Its keyword is overthrow . The latter is reformist, and its representative work is Hu Shi's “Wenxue gailiang chuyi” 文學改良芻議 (A Preliminary Discussion of Literature Reform). Its keyword is reform...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., immediately preceded the Cultural Revolution, a time when radical Maoism reached its height. Eventually, the youth-related movements established during the Cultural Revolution—the Red Guards and the Rustication Movement, when over a million youth settled in the countryside—contributed both to the developing...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and radical action of revolution, Huang cautions his friend against the consequences of futile violence and sacrifice. The two then part ways; Huang travels to Berlin to learn the latest theories in Staatswissenschaft , and Li heads for Paris to witness the outcome of the French Revolution. The two...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2019
...) was discovered beneath the physical massing, which led to a revolutionized conception that “the crowd was understood to have inner desires that could be mobilized or appropriated, raw energy that could be released or repressed, and primitive instincts worthy of praise or fear” (10). This chapter...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... and World Revolution) proposed the sarcastic title of Oriental Culture school, pointing out that there is no significant differentiation between Eastern and Western cultures because every culture is determined by the Marxist relations of production. Qu Qiubai defines three features of oriental culture...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
... into radical activism with the mobilization of millions of Red Guards during the decade-long Cultural Revolution. In his analysis, Song argues that Wang's Qingchun wansui compellingly frames a key contradiction in China's youth rhetoric: How can a revolutionary movement harness the vitality and...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 212–215.
Published: 01 March 2020
... freedom to suit the need of revolution and progress. In the following chapters, The End of Liberalism as a Literary Ideal offers a thorough study of several notable liberal literary journals and newspapers in China in the late 1940s, including Wenxue zazhi 文學雜誌 (Literature Magazine) edited by Zhu...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Cultural Revolution , translated by Howard Goldblatt . New York : Penguin Books , 1996 . Ma Mingkui 馬明奎 , ed. Youmu wenming de yousi 遊牧文明的憂思 [ Troubled Thoughts on Nomadic Civilization ]. Hohhot : Neimenggu chuban jituan, yuanfang chubanshe , 2013 . Mandumai 滿都麥 . Aobao: Caoyuan...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the academic Left there is considerable unease toward identity politics as at best a distraction from the “revolution,” 11 race, gender, and sexuality have for all intents and purposes become the leitmotifs of progressive scholarship in the West and have dominated the agendas of literary and...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
... values while simultaneously initiating its own reconstruction, only then will it be possible to have a true revolution of “universal” values. Takeuchi reminds us that a cultural reversal functioning as a force of “not yet” or virtuality permits Asia to reverse European values and rewrite its own claims...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the “Invisible Writings” in Contemporary Literary History (1949–1976)]. Wenxue pinglun 文學評論 [ Literary Criticism ], no. 6 ( 1999 ): 104 – 13 . Cheng Wei 程巍 . “ Yuyan dengji yu Qing mo Min chu de hanzi geming ” 語言等級與清末民初的漢字革命 [Language Hierarchy and the Revolution of Chinese Characters in...