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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Dryden to Derrida , edited by Rainer Schulte and John Biguenet , 36 – 54 . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1992 . Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty . “ Can the Subaltern Speak? ” In Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture , edited by Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg , 271...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 March 2023
... is such that the argument may hold for material in other languages as well. m.van.crevel@hum.leidenuniv.nl Copyright © 2023 Lingnan University 2023 battler poetry migrant worker poetry translation subalternity Zheng Xiaoqiong life You all don't know but my name is now hidden in a work ID...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
... battlers poetry subaltern literature migrant workers dagong three bones o stranger, walk with me no further 陌生人,請留步 and take what last night I collected 請收下我昨晚從身體裡 from inside my body: three bones 取出的三根骨頭   the first a pickax to help you reclaim 第一根可作鋤頭,助你開墾 the fields...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 35–54.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., but the victims or subalterns ( xiamin 下民) are reduced to environmental refugees, hanging on to tree tops and taking to fragile rafts. While the empire is partially shut down, scholars and scientists—alluding to a group of nonchalant scholars unconcerned with the Japanese invasion of China—find refuge...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of modernity and antiquity. In the opening scene, a huge flood is raging, “encircling mountains and engulfing hills.” 49 The privileged subjects of Emperor Shun flock to high ground, but the victims or subalterns ( xiamin 下民) are reduced to “environmental refugees,” hanging on to tree tops and taking...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
... feeling of community. The so-called discovery of landscape in Chinese literature from this era, including the literature written by Korean-Chinese writers, further relied on the emergence of the perspective of the subaltern, or laboring people. This is clearly visible in the opening passage of Ryŏm...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... in main melody films exemplified by Nongmingong 農民工 (Rural-Migrant Workers, dir. Chen Jun, 2008), this magical ending is not less convincing. See Sun, Subaltern China , 93–96 51 Parke, “Migrant Workers,” 227 . 52 Žižek, “Projector in the Heart of the Social,” xi . 53 Diken...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... that the precarian is essentially the new subaltern: a broad category encompassing all those whom power excludes and betrays, and whose existence long predates the coining of the term. Yet this notion of precarity as an ineluctable historical norm often hits the theoretical buffers precisely as researchers seek...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... choice is consistent with the director's self-identification as a “cinematic migrant worker” ( dianying mingong 電影民工). 18 (In fact, both migrant work and cinema concern movement and labor.) This preference also resonates with Jia's long-standing interest in representing the subaltern class against...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 366–384.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the Empire.” 11 Joniak-Lüthi, Han , 106 . 12 Sun, Subaltern China , 11 . 13 Joniak-Lüthi, Han , 105 . See also Heberer, China and Its National Minorities ; Thierry, “Empire and Minority in China.” 14 Wu, Reinventing Chinese Tradition , 15 . See also Wang, “He Shang...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Chinese poets on the periphery or subaltern poets: the migrant worker poet Zheng Xiaoqiong and the poet with disabilities Yu Xiuhua. Maghiel van Crevel coins the helpful term hypertranslatability to query why a poet such as Zheng gets translated more than other poets. Addressing larger questions...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 203–214.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the dangers lurking behind the immigrant workers' double handicap of their subaltern race and gender, voiced in remarks by Fani Willis, the Fulton County district attorney overseeing the cases of four Korean victims: “Four women in my county woke up and they went to work. And they did not come home...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 135–150.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of the Luo clan and the abject yet digitally savvy subalterns. His apps enable them to connect and unite to confront their oppressors. Mimi, the waste girl who “turns into a posthuman after much suffering,” takes over as the leader of the popular revolt. 23 In the moment of her rape and death, she...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... Six's unreflective arrogance toward the subaltern suggests the film's inability to critically engage with the divided realities in contemporary China and unmasks its collage of social headlines as mere fetishization. As for the second line of cultural memory, Mr. Six evokes the dayuan narratives...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
...' and viewers' “cruel or disdainful gaze” toward contemporary subalterns such as waste pickers. 20 Massumi, Politics of Everyday Fear and Ontopower . 21 See Whitehall, “Aesthetic Emergency.” 22 Collier and Lakoff, “Problem of Securing Health,” 8–9 . 23 Ibid., 11–12, 26–28...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of South Asia, Latin America, or Africa cannot explain why Hong Kong residents viewed the 1997 handover as Chinese reannexation and the end of human rights and democracy instead of the end of British colonial rule. Similarly a binary vocabulary of domination and resistance, theorized in classic subaltern...