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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Min Qiao Abstract This article delves into Liu Zaifu's theoretical construction of subjectivity and his reflections on the dominant paradigm of revolution and enlightenment in twentieth-century China. Realizing the incompleteness and insufficiency of his contemplation on individual subjectivity...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
... understanding of the dynamic textual spaces that harbor same-sex intimacies, erotic desires, and clandestine longings in vernacular traditions. Narratives of male intimacy, camaraderie, and homosexual love in Cheng's text facilitate the construction of queer subjectivities through character focalization...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 264–276.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Liang Shi Abstract At the turn of the twentieth century Chinese sexuality underwent a metamorphosis, resulting in the replacement of a rich indigenous discourse by imported Western theories. This article traces the evolution of a modern subject and episteme emerging from the historical...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... suicide of Guo Moruo and the Creation Society, (2) the failure of humanity, (3) the elimination of individuality and personality, (4) the reversal of the enlightenment subject, (5) the devastation of the world vision, and (6) the failure of aesthetic practice. Liu also shares his two struggles. The first...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
...David Der-wei Wang Abstract Liu Zaifu is one of the most influential critics in the New Era after the Cultural Revolution. His works, such as On Literary Subjectivity (1985) and A Treatise of Character Composition (1986), inspired a generation of Chinese youth yearning for intellectual...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 277–297.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., and policing/psychiatry. At the same time, however, through attention to the role played by these institutional structures in shaping new queer subjectivities, each of these four works emphasizes the subject's ability to intervene in the discursive formations within which those same subjectivities...
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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 (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... argument is twofold. First, cannibalism in this drama disrupts the bourgeois consciousness of a healthy subject, exploring a shattered but renewed life that questions the dissolution of food in the making of a healthy subject. Second, by challenging the bourgeois model of a reconciled body, this drama...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 224–235.
Published: 01 March 2022
... a description of the author's own coming into being as a racialized, gendered subject in the act of teaching about the Atlanta shootings in Hong Kong, the focus is on a highly particular account of how grief and vulnerability might offer forms of political solidarity that are not defined by roles as distinct...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... promoted by the Chinese Communist Party. Through an investigation of happiness in Marxism and Maoism, the author analyzes the arguments put forward in the letters, concluding that by the early 1960s any notion of a unified revolutionary subjectivity was riddled with cracks. The young letter writers...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and psychological noumenon in Confucian aesthetics to refute the romantic and sublime figure of the proletarian subject, Liu's espousal of religious transcendence provided Chinese writers with a spiritual dimension to actualize literature's breakaway from the tutelage of the revolutionary state. Their reflections...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
...—are subject to radical rethinking. This article proposes a paradigm of border as method for Chinese literary studies, following the lead of Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson's volume by the same title. Border as method refers to a reflexive glance at the cognitive bordering that we as knowledge producers...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... 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 panoramic...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of fictional genre to enlighten the reading public. Yet their “education of the novel” was far from complete, as New Literature writers found fictional expressions primarily in the form of the short story, with strong undertones of individualism, subjective lyricism, and elitism. By focusing on Mao Dun's 茅盾...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Astrid Møller-Olsen Abstract What if, in the encounter between the subject and the city, it is the buildings, the streets, the rooms that are moving and the human beings who are at a standstill? Inspired by the efforts of literary scholars and human geographers to apply a unified understanding...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in literature. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 third zone literary subjectivity Farewell Revolution exile the god return to the classics cosmopolitanism 8 Liu Z., “Lun wenxue de zhutixing.” 9 Ibid. 10 Li, Chinese Aesthetic Tradition , x. 11 Admussen...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... victims of a new ontological order, in which waste rules and is arrogating the privileges of subjectivity to itself. Yet the garbage takeover, I argue here, is also part of a sustained practice of appropriation, effacement, even cruelty in the artistic representation of precarity in China. Over...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... : New York University Press , 2009 . Ong, Aihwa . Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logic of Transnationality . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 1999 . Sieber, Patricia . “ The Crucible of Space, Time, and Words: Female Same-Sex Subjectivities in Contemporary Chinese Language...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... for itself. Some scholars believe in hewing closely to sources, data, and facts, while others resort to vigilant hypertheorizing and metacritique. In both cases, “Chinese reality” becomes a foil against which scholars negotiate, sometimes heatedly, discordant intellectual subjectivities and ideological...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 255–259.
Published: 01 March 2022
... in the revolutionary base in the 1940s. Based on real-life marriage disputes in the Shaan-Gan-Ning border region, these texts serve as windows into a rich plethora of intertwined questions: law, human sentiment, representation, propaganda, cultural production, media, communication, community, and subject formation...