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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 9–26.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Zhaokun Xin Abstract Li Yu's two huaben stories, “A Male Mencius's Mother Raises Her Son Properly by Moving House Three Times” and “House of Gathered Refinements,” stand out from the writer's brief yet highly novel dabbling in the genre thanks to their similar concern with male same-sex desire...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
... understanding of the dynamic textual spaces that harbor same-sex intimacies, erotic desires, and clandestine longings in vernacular traditions. Narratives of male intimacy, camaraderie, and homosexual love in Cheng's text facilitate the construction of queer subjectivities through character focalization...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2021
... author Chen Sen's 陳森 (fl. 19th cent.) Pinhua baojian 品花寶鑑 (Precious Mirror for the Appreciation of Flowers; hereafter Precious Mirror ), Wu also resorts to the world of xianggong to explore male same-sex desires and relations. The question here is not whether these fin de siècle invocations...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 264–276.
Published: 01 October 2020
...,” she adds, “homosexual behavior was one more item in a range of accepted sensual pleasures.” 14 Zhang Zaizhou characterizes the traditional attitude toward same-sex desire and relations as “an opposition that leans toward neutrality.” 15 I have argued elsewhere that the belief in China's...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 277–297.
Published: 01 October 2020
... are positioned and thereby to narrativize the subject's own identity. same-sex desire Dung Kai-Cheung Chiu Miao-Chin Chu T'ien-wen Wang Xiaobo Homosexuality appeared as one of the forms of sexuality when it was transposed from the practice of sodomy into a kind of interior androgyny, a hermaphrodism...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Patricia Sieber 14 On the circulation of male actors in the early modern era, see Volpp, Worldly Stage ; for the theater as a site for female same-sex formations in the modern period, see Sieber, “Crucible of Space, Time, and Words.” References Appadurai, Arjun . Introduction...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of “Xinjing,” which may help answer the two questions raised earlier: what is so compelling about narratives of filiality in Chinese literature in this period, and how these narratives intersect with love, sex, desire, and passion, inside and outside the family in Chang's oeuvre. Figure 1...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... nonhuman elements, Shen addresses the natural foundation for the ideal of the beautiful in human artworks. Aesthetic thinkers Cai Yuanpei 蔡元培 (1868–1940) and Zhu Guanqian 朱光潛 (1897–1986), writing around the same time as Shen, believed that the beauty of artworks originated from the primitive conditions...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... girls' “rotten” assumptions about gays and their lives, depictions of safe same-sex activity, historical facts of government regulation and oppression of homosexuality, and real-life hostility toward gay men, instead is by nature a dialogue with and reflection of the popular BL conventions that attempt...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., Tze-lan Deborah . The Emerging Lesbian: Female Same-Sex Desire in Modern China . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2003 . Satō, Dōshin . Modern Japanese Art and the Meiji State: The Politics of Beauty . Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute , 2011 . Shenbao 申報 [ English...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... several connected stories in different geographical areas whereas the second comprises several unconnected stories in the same physical region. More specifically, in my article “Dirty Fashion” (2015), I explain how Jia's documentary film Wuyong 無用 ( Useless; 2007 ), a transmedial engagement with Ma Ke's...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
... or encountered before. Ding Ling uses these intertexts to shed light on Sophia's negotiations with the New Woman's identity, as well as with the medium of the written word. At the same time, Sophia's diary is perennially in dialogue with anticipated readers or interlocutors. The story's thematization of reading...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to the breadth of queerness in studies on the cinematic performance of same-sex subjectivities and invites new understandings of queer performance in Love Eterne as a vehicle that can inspire alternative imaginings of gendered selfhoods and nations. Copyright © 2021 Lingnan University 2021 54 Yao, “Mi...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... informed that many centuries later the same stone reappears at Qinggeng Peak, its once “newly polished and brilliantly clear” surface now covered with words about its rises and falls in the secular world. 33 Here, a reversed story-time is presented: since the final return of the stone is predetermined...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... by the Han when it comes to relationships between the sexes. In one article, Shen openly criticizes powerful Han officials who, after “having thirty-five concubines,” started to ban the writing of love poetry in school and wanted to repress the healthy passions of young people. 62 Similarly, Han Chinese...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... this kind of familiar Orientalist landscape.” 66 What should we make of Julien's apparent contradiction in denying the “specter of Orientalism” while admitting his awareness of “Orientalist landscape” in the same interview? Julien's intention may have been to invoke stereotypes so as to complicate...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in China, arguing that the lyrical strains in both traditions exerted the “same disintegrating influence on the objective forms” of classical storytelling. 10 Yet, Průšek's dialectic view reveals that the lyrical and the epic can coexist and interact as they constantly negotiate in literature and art...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., and homosexuality. Chou Wah-shan 周華山 (1962–) famously argued that the casting of Lin, a female actress, in the role of Dongfang bubai is a strategic and homophobic move on the part of the producers to heterosexualize a same-sex relationship to make it more palatable to the audience. 28 Clearly the idea...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
... (to transform) are all variants of the same character, as a prelude to arguing that “the highest ideal of literary translation, it may indeed be said, is ‘to transform.’” See Qian, Patchwork , 139 and 146−51 on Lin's additions to Charles Dickens's works. 24 I am referring to usage in modern popular...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... categorically dismissed the objections of bioterrorism skeptics, and in a report later that year by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, he warned that it would be a “grave mistake” for the government to delay biodefense preparations. 32 In that same year, he was named the founding...