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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., it encourages the dominant narrative of “cognitive capitalism,” characterized by “a transition which is based not only on new economic functions, but on a knowledge based global economic order.” 11 Geographers who study urban ecology and the differences between rural and urban ways of life are concerned...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... and undergirds a new direction of literary production and reception. Mapping out qing' s long and complex lexical-conceptual history over the millennia is crucial to the study of Chinese literary thought, premodern and modern alike. In undertaking such a historicized macro study, this article consistently...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the methodological questions at the heart of that controversy are still very much alive as the protean field of Chinese studies continues reinventing itself in relation to theory. A still deeper reason is to rethink, via Bruno Latour, the status of fiction in the age of posttruth and fake news—a task incumbent upon...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 244–255.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Neel Ahuja Abstract The emerging field of animal studies builds on ethical insights from the animal rights philosophies that involve an analogy between racism and speciesism, or discrimination based on species. Analyzing recent works addressing human-animal relationships in Black studies...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Shuang Shen Abstract The current state of Chinese literary studies is undergoing a process of re(b)ordering where the nation-state is no longer seen as the only acceptable framing for Chinese literature, and existing identificatory markers of Chinese literature—locality, language, ethnicity...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Xiaolu Ma Abstract Since Edward Said published his seminal study on Orientalism, the notion of the Orient has been heavily discussed and hotly debated in both the Eastern and Western worlds. While early studies of Orientalism mainly underline Western fantasies of an exotic East as the West's “other...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Michelle Yeh Abstract This article provides the first comprehensive study of the use of ancient Greek and Roman allusions and motifs in the poetry of Yang Mu. By focusing on representative works from Yang's oeuvre, the study sheds light on how the poet's appropriations of Greco-Roman materials...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Li Guo Abstract This essay offers a study of male homoeroticism in an unconventional and yet seminal nineteenth-century woman-authored tanci work, Fengshuangfei 鳳雙飛 (Phoenixes Flying Together; preface dated 1899) by Cheng Huiying 程蕙英 (before 1859–after 1899). Perhaps the only tanci known today...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 March 2021
... promoted Ling as a model patriotic actress, it was her background, similar to many Taiwanese adopted daughters, that attracted the most attention from female audiences. This female empathy and the queer subjectivity arguably disturbed the Kuomintang's political propaganda. Hence, this study adds...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 264–276.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., in new Western terms, as decadent, immoral, and disgraceful. The study analyzes indigenous terms such as mojing 磨鏡 (mirror rubbing) and nanfeng 男風 (male wind) and compares them with their replacements, for example, tongxing'ai 同性愛 and tongxinglian 同性戀 (homosexuality), to illuminate the differences...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... flourished in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. According to the records of the Hong Kong Film Archive, from 1949 to 1968 there were ninety-three film adaptations of radio novels and dramas. Besides drawing the historical contours of the radio-film network in the postwar colonial city, this article studies two...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Zhuoyi Wang Abstract Planetarianism, proposed by Masao Miyoshi for literature and literary studies, calls for a new sense and organization of human totality truly inclusive of all and against neoliberal division, exclusion, repression, and egocentric consumption. Ironically, it is also the global...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Petrus Liu Abstract This essay proposes a reconceptualization of the Cold War as a critical methodology for the study of contemporary Chinese-language cultures and literatures. Arguing that the Cold War is not over but simply transformed, the author redefines it as an enduring “problematic...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
... as disclosed in Kuan-Hsing Chen's Asia as Method —one adopts an “Asian studies in Asia” approach with an inter-referencing system; the other foregrounds a dynamic process of turning and hybridizing that occurs between Western colonial powers and local structures—to warp up the similar differentiation of Area...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yiju Huang Abstract Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936) has remained a most prominent figure in modern Chinese literary studies, but not so in modern Buddhism scholarship. This article shows the interlacing of Lu Xun's revolutionary vision with Buddhism on three primary terrains: his indebtedness to his teacher...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... context rather than by the author or production process. This study considers the changing role of authors who consciously attempt to locate themselves within this contested and reconfigured field and how they construct a persona to address a newly defined world readership. This article explores...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 285–288.
Published: 01 March 2021
... subjugation. The book introduces, characterizes, contextualizes, and advocates for a body of utopian texts that have traditionally been marginalized in the field of Chinese literary studies. Hundred Days' Literature is aptly titled, as it draws parallels between this body of texts and the 1898 Hundred Days...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 300–303.
Published: 01 March 2021
... historical, archival, and literary materials, as well as newly discovered documents. A substantial contribution to late Qing intellectual history and globalization in the early twentieth century, Du Chunmei's 杜春媚 book is the first comprehensive study of Gu Hongming 辜鴻銘 (Ku Hung-ming, 1857–1928). Most studies...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of China's revolutionary twentieth century as characterized in Pu Wang's monumental study. Not only does Wang identify the narrator of the short story as the true “interpreter” behind the ahistorical encounter between Confucius and Marx in China, he further contends that Guo's entire cultural-political...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 235–243.
Published: 01 March 2021
... a range other sociocultural phenomena, not to mention the theoretical paradigms and interpretive methodologies that are used to interpret them. That is to say, although many cultural studies theories and methodologies are shaped by the specific intellectual, ideological, and sociocultural conditions under...