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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Hsiao-Hung Chang; Carlos Rojas Abstract By taking the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan as a point of departure, this paper attempts to differentiate a “bloc asia” as a virtual aggregate from an “Area Asia” as a concrete geo-historical region in order to theorize the possibility...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2021
... that remained in place in Taiwan until May 24, 2019, when same-sex marriage was finally legalized. Drawing on Keith McMahon's important work on polygamy in late imperial China, 20 my 2013 article “From Patriarchal Polygamy to Conjugal Monogamy” discusses at length how in the Republican period the age...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
...-hung Chang takes Taiwan's recent legalization of same-sex marriage to reflect on the implications of the claim that Taiwan was the “first in Asia” to reach this important legal-political threshold. Through a dialogue with Takeuchi's “Asia as Method” and related texts, Chang proposes two distinct ways...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 9–26.
Published: 01 March 2021
... assumption of the wifely role through the institutionalized male same-sex marriage in Minzhong. 67 Later, when the wounds from his self-castration heal, Ruilang further normativizes his wifely identity according to Confucian ideals. 68 Not only does he put on women's clothing and change his name...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 264–276.
Published: 01 October 2020
... licentiousness” 穢淫. 17 Regarding the Confucianist perspective on homosexuality, I have made two points that have been overlooked in the field. First, because same-sex relationships pose a threat to two core values of Confucian ethics, marriage and procreation, it is imperative that Confucianist tolerance...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
... tanci , cross-dressing and transgender performances could embody female same-sex yearnings. The eminent work Destiny of Rebirth by Chen Duansheng 陳端生 (1751–1796) and numerous other tanci works have depicted a fictional heroine who, to flee from a family calamity or an imposed marriage, disguises...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... allows neither the main pair to continue their relationship nor any of the other relationships to end happily. As “Male Dan ” notes, such a melancholic ending may have mirrored the bleak prospects of same-sex relationships in the 1990s, when no one could envisage that marriage equality would become...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of modernity came to shape the way in which the literary eye/I imagined filial piety, marriage, love, sex, and family. One should also consider the impact of changing notions and standards of subjectivity, gender roles, family, and nation on this type of representation. 6 My goal is to look at “Xinjing...
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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. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 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...
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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 (2022) 19 (1): 215–223.
Published: 01 March 2022
... during and after the Second World War married girls of various Asian ancestry.” 19 At the same time, US soldiers' experiences with “R & R” in Asia-Pacific theaters of war, along with the growth of sex work surrounding US military bases in the region, perpetuated the hypersexualization of Asian...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... literature. The second cluster, “Mapping the Taxonomies of Same-Sex Sexuality,” consists of two articles that complement each other in both chronology and theme. Liang Shi's article traces the evolving perceptions of male-male sexuality from antiquity through the early Republican period, as reflected...
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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 (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 (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... ideologically complicit reading possible. After the marriage proposal scene, we see the return of the elder son, Guoji/Gwok-gei 國基 (literally “the foundation of the nation”). He is played by the same actor who plays the father and represents another doubling, this time of the patriarchal figure. The young...
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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 (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., practical joke, stunt, etc.). At risk of playing fast and loose with terminology, let us treat these various words as more or less the same. In fact, let's use the hoax to open up some creative possibilities. Whenever you encounter the word hoax in this essay, I ask you to consider which other words...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... , 1984 . Sang, 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...
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