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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 411–427.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Ng Kim Chew; Po-Hsi Chen Abstract The historical relationship between the categories of Malayan Communist fiction and People's Republic of China revolutionary historical fiction remains to be clarified, just as the Malayan Communist revolution was covertly, but undeniably, connected to the Chinese...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 265–282.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... In the following article, “Why Does a Failed Revolution Also Need Fiction? On the Mahua Genre of Failed Revolutionary Historical Fiction,” Ng Kim Chew uses Chinese communist fiction to reexamine the genre of Malayan communist fiction. Ng notes that unlike Chinese communist fiction, which tends to be defined by its...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Yu Zhang Revolutionary Waves: The Crowd in Modern China Tie Xiao Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center , 2017 . 286 pp. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 The crowd—be it a politicized cohesive body of the people as a revolutionary force of historical...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 255–259.
Published: 01 March 2022
... it, instead, from the perspective of the city-to-countryside move or, to be specific, “intellectuals, reformers, revolutionaries, leftist journalists, and idealistic youth crossing the increasing gap between the city and the countryside” (1). Zhang treats the practice of “going to the countryside...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... Gassmann , 185 – 94 . Bern : Peter Lang , 1998 . Anderson, Marston . The Limits of Realism: Chinese Fiction in the Revolutionary Period . Berkeley : University of California Press , 1990 . Bulson, Eric . “ Joyce's Geodesy .” Journal of Modern Literature 25 , no. 2 ( 2001–2 ): 80...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
...; 2010) constitute his trilogy Diqiu wangshi 地球往事 (Chronicles of the Earth). It assumes an epic scope that spans over millions of years and ought to be regarded as one of the most ambitious works in contemporary Chinese fiction. Mixing the Cultural Revolution and Star Wars, historical pathos and outer...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... tension that manifests in his meta-fictional short stories, as we have explored earlier. As a writer, Wei Beihua did not shy away from representing the traumatic realities and the struggles of the people during war or revolutionary times. He even used a quote from Goethe (1749–1832) in his treatise...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... depoliticizing endeavor, the critical issue here is that if all writers and their fictional figures are theoretically presumed to be spiritually transcendental and artistically perfect, then why should revolutionary subjects and romantic roles be excluded? To put it another way, when Liu repudiated...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., Shen was invested in enlivening the lifeworlds of his home region and investigating its cultural, moral, and historical depths in the form of fiction. As Jeffery Kinkley points out, Shen's literary finesse in depicting regional cultures in West Hunan and the significance of his work in projecting...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... While the fictional communities featured in these works represent social formations that have been systematically erased from the historical record, Yan Lianke makes a concerted attempt to recreate their voices and to dramatize the predicaments that they face. Paralleling Yan's attention...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 285–288.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Reform ( Wuxu bianfa 戊戌變法), not simply because they emerged from a shared historical context (exiled reformer Liang Qichao 梁啟超 [1873–1929] was at the vanguard of late Qing utopian fiction) but also because both genre and movement were contradictory, transitional, short-lived, somewhat naive...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
... as historical fiction and other kinds of fantastic narratives 35 —and its reception brings attention to the perceived importance of nationality, identity, and language. Of Siu's first seventeen short stories, only three do not explicitly deal with questions of Chineseness, which is a fact that has been called...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 474–490.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Josh Stenberg Abstract Hei Ying 黑嬰 (1915–1992) wrote prolifically about the “southern isles,” where he—a Hakka from Sumatra—was born. Written for a sophisticated urban readership in China that was curious about the exotic and erotic Nanyang, Hei Ying's 1930s fiction foregrounds questions of Chinese...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... maneuvering between the historical and the fictional by citing the changing status of Manchu people in modern China. In Duanmu's time, Manchu identity was harshly suppressed in China proper, and in Manchuria to a lesser degree. 36 After the Qing dynasty fell in 1911, one year before Duanmu was born...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yiju Huang Abstract Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936) has remained a most prominent figure in modern Chinese literary studies, but not so in modern Buddhism scholarship. This article shows the interlacing of Lu Xun's revolutionary vision with Buddhism on three primary terrains: his indebtedness to his teacher...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., therefore, has to be historically grounded; instead of invoking merely the politics of the “other,” it has to critically contemplate on the “other's others,” so as to render a “thick” appraisal of any given subject. We call the fluid, heterogeneous horizons adjacent to the Sinosphere the Xenophone...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2022
... on a day-to-day basis. In fiction, however, the implications of relativity and warped spacetime can be introduced into quotidian scenarios to form a textual link between the seemingly diverse chronotopes of universe and living room. Here space can become not just theoretically but perceivably mutable...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 366–384.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and political change. 3 Rural women in particular can act as “Janus-like figure[s],” both victims and agents of change, thereby uniquely positioning them to speak across historical periods and ideological worldviews. 4 Northern Shaanxi, with its history of interethnic interactions and revolutionary...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
... individualism, represented by the Hollywood science fiction model, to inclusive planetarianism. However, the film's persuasiveness is significantly limited by the double-layered restraint imposed on it by the state and the market. This article traces the turn and the restraint to their historical sources...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-sacrifice, struggle, and misery, which can then be transformed into revolutionary happiness through willpower. In the second set of letters, Gao Yunqi 高蘊琦 of Shanghai attempts to solve the problem by addressing the difference between happiness ( xingfu 幸福) and enjoyment ( xiangshou 享受): Historically...