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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in preparation for a postrevolutionary order and sensibility. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 Bei Dao Misty poetry vision sonic agitation sensory order Long regarded as a canonical literary text that, on its first publication in December 1978, marked the emergence of a defiant voice...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2022
... on Orientalist tropes, but also argue that, as Berry's case makes clear, such cultures reproduce colonial-capitalist logics that flatten and universalize in order to extract, perform, and sell. In this article, I explore how consumer practices, like the ones Berry promotes, tether Orientalism to wellness...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and film's mediation of the repetitive narrative that situates a female voice (in vernacular Cantonese) on the sensory-reflexive horizon, invoking and reviving the psychology and agency of the female characters in the conservative colonial context of film culture, which stressed order and stability on one...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... an unprecedented abundance of sensory stimuli: The car was racing along like mad. He peered through the windscreen. Good Heavens! The towering skyscrapers, their countless lighted windows gleaming like the eyes of devils, seemed to be rushing down on him like an avalanche at one moment and vanishing at the next...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
... deals exclusively with sci-fi, I argue that even outside this explicitly science-curious genre, in more quotidian literary environments, authors likewise probe the effects of a unified space-time relative to the observer. In the following, I focus on the figure of the elevator in order to examine how...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
...所必不免也。 18 While the desires stem from man's natural disposition, Xunzi stresses that they go beyond simple sensory gratification and know no bounds: Man's natural disposition is such that he desires dog and pigs for food, fine livery for clothes, horse-drawn chariot for travel, and what's...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., sensuous, and vital affinity with the world. Aesthetics probes into how “the world strikes the body on its sensory surfaces, of that which takes root in the gaze and the guts and all that arises from our most banal, biological insertion into the world.” 10 In focusing on human sensuality in conviviality...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in its sense that in order to reflect on politics today, art should engage with global phenomena without the traditional trepidation of ‘orientalism.’ ” 11 There is no question that Julien has succeeded in tackling global issues in his politically motivated, artistically sophisticated...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... metaphysical focus on the mind in fact has a secular and revolutionary implication. For instance, Lu Xun's literary icon of the madman in parallel with Zhang Taiyan's self-reference as a madman is driven by a desire to epistemologically agitate the present consciousness in order to ontologically change...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
...” as a fruitful and yet contained text in order to think about how fiction, given this larger background, could provide an arena to imagine new and old ways for filiality and sexuality to meet, intersect, and clash. In this sense, I want to complicate my reading of “Xinjing” by framing it as a text...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., Sophia turns to language because she herself is an avid reader. In the first diary entry, she laments the doctor's orders not to read, declaring herself bored to distraction, cooped up alone in her room. Her only reading material is the newspaper, which she combs through carefully to pass the time: I...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... territory, Ai Wu then suggests that this sensory experience was the catalyst for his decision—activated by the subsequent stories in his most canonical volume of short fiction—to pursue literature as a humanistic, spiritual antidote to the systemic oppression and social degradation he witnessed...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
....” The early Kings had their officials collect them in order to survey ( guan 觀) the customs of the various regions. When they read [“saw”] the line “luscious is the green bamboo,” they knew what grew in the region between the rivers Qi and Ao in the state of Wei, and when they read the line “in his house...