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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Shannon M. Cannella Young China: National Rejuvenation and the Bildungsroman, 1900–1959 Mingwei Song Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center , 2015 . 379 pp. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 The scene is May Day, 1953 and tens of thousands of enthusiastic...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... thresholds of old shops. (127) Song's reading even of characters in Jin Yong's martial arts novels, such as Yuan Chengzhi getting lost in the “intricate maze” of the Forbidden City (233), which resonates interestingly with the claustrophobic terror with which the narrator of Victor Segalen's Rene Leys...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 264–276.
Published: 01 October 2020
... classical Chinese, is from this period. 8 After the Han dynasty, recorded same-sex relations moved out of the imperial palace. According to one account in the [ Liu ] Songshu [劉]宋書 (History of the [Liu] Song Dynasty), since the reign of Emperor Wudi of Jin 晉武帝 (275–289 CE), the practice of having...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... treat the whole nonhuman realm as nature. 23 The Chinese veneration of nature seems different but is a late development: the nature cult did not become a dominant motif until the Jin and Tang dynasties, under the influence of Taoism and Buddhism. The poems of Shijing 詩經 (Book of Songs) treat nature...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... reimagine an earlier one (Fan Kuan's, or that of the unidentified later Song dynasty artist working in the Fan Kuan tradition), Zhang is invoking an artistic practice with deep roots in Chinese art history. That is to say, whereas imitations in the context of Western art are often viewed as either a form of...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the Zuozhuan 左傳 (The Zuo Tradition) as an indicator of the remaining survivors of a fallen regime to its politicization after the fall of the Southern Song through acts of political defiance. Tsai uses the end of the Qing to demarcate the historical moment where loyalism gave way to postloyalism...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
... ekphrasis marked by enargeia and designed to set the described object pro ommatôn ; rather, it would be read (with Frontisi-Ducroux) as a comparison between Hephaestus's “diaphragmatic” mode of creation and the Homeric bard's inspired utterances of his songs—and, in a second and more advanced reading, as...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... compounds of high officials during the Jin and [Liu] Song dynasties, and, in Ming-Qing times, to entertainment quarters. The second is the corresponding demographic change of the two parties of this relationship: emperors and young court attendants, high officials and their servants, and patrons and...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
... panoramic imaginary in contemporary Chinese urbanism: a visual emphasis on expansive space by scaling the built environment up and down, thereby recalibrating social relations and relocating civic engagement to virtual spaces. 35 Song, “Huihong, yongxuan de wujian.” 36 See panoramacouncil.org...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... allegorization of the past for the present revolutionary cause. In the final chapter, historical reimagining of Chinese antiquity is achieved by way of what Wang renders as Guo's “modernizing translations” ( jinyi 今譯), a process through which classical poems, such as odes from the Book of Songs or the works...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 1978. Assuming the voice of the editorial collective, Bei Dao begins his address to the readers by celebrating the present moment as a historic turning point: “History has finally given us an opportunity, allowing us to sing aloud songs that have been buried in the heart of our generation for a long...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... autumn 希臘的疆界,當葡萄在秋天成熟 flowing across the earth and singing a song, Oh Athena 大地流著,唱著一首歌,啊,雅典娜 who will light a bonfire of yesterday for the trembling hunter? 誰在為抖索的獵人點燃曩昔的篝火? 13 The section brings together all the scenes from the preceding sections: hunting, planting, herding, and...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... pride and pleasure of the members of the Communist Party.” 30 Yu's article came out a year before the popular 1965 book Ouyang Hai zhi ge 歐陽海之歌 (The Song of Ouyang Hai), by Jin Jingmai 金敬邁 (1930–), memorialized Ouyang's sacrifice. 31 The third revolutionary martyr Yu mentions is Dong Jiageng 董加耕...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the influence of his friends such as Xia Zengyou 夏增佑 (1863–1923) and Song Pingzi 宋平子 (1862–1910). 7 Among the Buddhist canons mentioned, he attaches much importance to Yujia shidi lun 瑜伽師地論 (Discourse on the Stages of Concentration Practice). He “studied it meticulously day and night” during his...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... traditional definition. Whereas Ge Fei's 格非 (1964−) Wutuobang sanbuqu 烏托邦三部曲 (Trilogy of Utopia; 2007−11) deals with China amid the ruins caused by preceding utopian projects, Han Song's 韓松 (1965−) 2066: Xixing manji 2066 西行漫記 (2066: Red Star over America; 2000) pictures a postapocalyptic scene of China...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Fanren 曾繁仁 . Shengtai meixue daolun 生態美學導論 [ Introduction to Ecological Aesthetics ]. Beijing : Shangwu yinshu guan , 2010 . Zhang, Ling . The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048–1128 . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2016...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... according to its meaning” 為什麼詩歌舞街不取意譯而取音譯. 37 To account for this difference, the narrator assumes that the British colonizers were trying to placate the Chinese inhabitants: the term sycamore “was transposed into Chinese as Si Go Mo Gai (literally, ‘poetry, song, and dance street’)” 詩歌舞街是先有英文名字,然後才譯...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
... names in China, such as Qu Yuan, Li Bai 李白 (701–62), and Li Yu 李煜 (937–78), and the speaker's encounters with these premodern greats are of a notably personal kind. 29 In “Anxiety” 擔憂 (Danyou [18]), for instance, he escapes from his despair by turning himself into a Song-dynasty ci -poet leaning...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and nothingness. Still, it is the school of the heart/mind ( xinxue 心學) of Confucianism, as represented by Lu Jiuyuan 陸九淵 (1139–93) of the Song Dynasty and Wang Yangming of the Ming, that best illuminates his intellectual lineage. Lu Jiuyuan's words “the universe is my heart,” “my heart is universe...