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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and intercultural interactions, but also in creating a context in which to showcase major cultural figures who have not necessarily gotten the attention they deserve. Mapping Modern Beijing: Space, Emotion, Literary Topography . Weijie Song . NEW YORK : OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS , 2018...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
... panoramic. The implications reach far beyond specific artifacts: panorama as method challenges accepted paradigms about the relationship between the modern subject and urban space, including the distinction between cartographic vision and street-level immersion. The article focuses on what may be called the...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... cannot avoid practicing as we set out to define our object of study or outline a polemic or paradigm. It invites questions such as, What sociological facts of compartmentalized space does the study of Chinese literature yield? If we follow the space making capacity of literature, would we take note of...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... as to be almost endemic. The essay then goes on to show how some of China's leading artists now work profusely with refuse—as a core theme of the precarious present—while noting the strange anomaly that their works offer up scant if any space for the figure of the waste picker. The artist, instead...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Frances Weightman Abstract The authorial preface to works of fiction provides a unique space for exploration of authorial self-fashioning and author-reader mediation. This article argues that, when works of fiction are translated and new prefaces written for a new readership, these prefaces can...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
... significant role female practitioners have played in indigenizing BL, and ultimately points to the trend of consciously writing and reading BL through a homosexual lens. By reflexively constructing “gayness” in BL works, these practices have also created a peer-led educational space on nonnormative sexuality...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... involved in the construction of a rising China who reflected on the existing cultural-literary paradigm dominated by Marxist ideology. After going into exile in the United States in 1989, he commenced his second life journey by retreating to a personal space while embracing an aesthetic of wandering. He...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... different moments in Hong Kong history. The author finds that the ecocritical turn in Hong Kong literature has opened a new space for Hong Kong's postcolonial identity. The connections between utopias and the natural world, the reflections offered by nature at various historical turning points, and the...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... high hopes and bitter outcomes, grand projects and failed expectations, that informed China's century-long pursuit of modernity. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 subjectivity literary heart exile the revolution farewell to gods third space On the early morning of June 4, 1989...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... entrenched way of thinking that leaves little space for dialogues. With regard to dogmatism, Liu states, “The term ‘revolution’ was represented as something ‘noble’ (a sacrificing of self-interest for the sake of the nation), but it assumed the appearance of brutality, the merciless extermination of ‘ignoble...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... labyrinthine city of unceasing stimuli. In this regard, Joyce's stream of consciousness offers a new literary grammar for the mental experience of his protagonist. The fictional language in Ulysses becomes a symbolic resolution to represent the social space of Dublin with the advent of modernity. 5...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
... as method in the sense of providing a space for anti-imperialist grassroots activism to arise from the legal traditions of Western liberal democracy, namely, the right to assemble. This interpretation is consonant with Takeuchi Yoshimi's original formulation of Asia as method, which he began to...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... final section of the chapter, Tsai takes up Zhong's autobiographical writings largely set in Taiwan's colonial past but written shortly before his premature death. He ties these writings back to the idea of hospitality by suggesting that these autobiographical pieces open up a space of “autohospitality...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
... “literature migrates through form.” Interestingly, she argues here that the political novel can be credited with having established a new literary space in its migration from Europe to Asia (114). At the same time, the political novel adds a popular platform to “bring the world home” and to insert China into...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-Western way, 5 but Julien has complicated viewing positions in Ten Thousand Waves because, as an internationally celebrated black British gay border-crossing artist, he has deliberately situated himself in a liminal space, “de margin and de center,” in visual representation, not just across the...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
... constitutes a negation of any concept of a preexisting Asia prior to the rollback process—which is to say, it involves a recognition that even as Asia transforms Europe, it is simultaneously undergoing a transformation in its own right, with everything developing out of this spacing or in-between, thereby...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... recourse in an abstracted language of space, however real and acknowledged the historical referents, whether it is Foucault's panopticon or “spaces of security”; 64 Agamben's “state of exception,” “zone of indistinction,” or “camp as nomos ”; 65 or Massumi's “prototerritory.” 66 Mbembe is perhaps...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... University Press , 1989 . Schwartz, Benjamin . In Search of Wealth and Power: Yan Fu and the West . Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press , 1964 . Tally, Robert, Jr. Utopia in the Age of Globalization: Space, Representation, and the World-System . New York : Palgrave...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... about the 1997 handover, a countercurrent was developing as the colonial government introduced direct election into district boards and functional constituency election into the Legislative Council. 20 Hong Kong people sought to optimize the political space by the final decade of colonial rule to...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... shockingly nonsensical and different than what one has every reason to expect. Questions rising from such a commanding view are about time and space, about history and geography on a global scale. They point to many frustrating contradictions between expectation and reality, and yet to such questions there...