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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... according to specific structural principles. See Doleželová-Velingerová, “Typology of Plot Structures in Late Qing Novels.” 9 Průšek, Lyrical and the Epic , 84 . 10 Ibid. 11 Wang, Lyrical in Epic Time , 33 . 12 Lukács, Theory of the Novel , 88 . 13 Ibid., 41...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 244–247.
Published: 01 March 2022
... (and by extension between area studies and Euro-American-centered literary studies), in which the former are allegedly taxed with providing empirical data and civilizational discourses and the latter have exclusive rights over theory. One wonders if such a dichotomy of empiricism and theory across institutional...
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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 (2022) 19 (1): 215–223.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Emma J. Teng Abstract This article asks how the category of “mixed race” can help us think through the recent spate of violence against Asian Americans, culminating in the Atlanta mass shootings of March 2021. It further reflects on a tension within mixed-race studies: whereas mixed-race theory...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 283–300.
Published: 01 September 2022
...David Der-wei Wang Abstract This essay seeks to reconsider the current paradigm of Sinophone studies, which is largely based on theories from postcolonialism to empire critique. While Sinophone studies derives its critical thrust from confronting China as a hegemonic force, some approaches have...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., Liu shifted his scholarly interests to the composition of and dialogues between multiple subjectivities and examined the complex relationship between subjects and objects, self and others, as well as the individual's psychological relationship with the self. By reframing Liu's theories on subjectivity...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of rhetorical strategies but with different emphases. A reading of one in light of the others reveals new information about Chinese and Western theories of representation and metaphoricity. For example, Homer makes his audience alternate between belief and disbelief in the scenes engraved on Achilles's shield...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
... , and demonstrate queer identifications beyond heteronormative relations. Reading women's tanci through the intersectional lenses of early modernity, queer theory, and narrativity, this study examines such narratives as an inspiration to initiate a more contextualized epistemological, historical, and methodical...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 224–235.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Grace En-Yi Ting Abstract This article draws on Judith Butler's theories of violence and grief in order to outline a self-reflexive narrative of teaching and speaking about the Atlanta shootings of March 2021 as a queer and feminist studies scholar of Japanese studies in Hong Kong. The article...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 203–214.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of colonial intimacies, ornamentalism, and techno-orientalism, this article relies on the figure of the visor-wearing ajumma , a Korean word referencing a middle-aged woman. As a transnational and transhistorical framework emerging from the messy interstitial spaces between theory and reality, the concept...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 394–410.
Published: 01 September 2022
... services, erection of a monument, and publication of tribute books. Applying the theories of French historian Pierre Nora, this article discusses how the ensuing les lieux de mémoire (sites of memory) formed through the sacrifices of CLHS teachers and students, inscribing the plight of literary lineage...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 163–176.
Published: 01 March 2023
...? What does this poem translate? What's behind the choice of the source text? A metaphor underscoring our exploration is that of the “skein of yarn” (Calvino) or of the spinning of a “thread” (Wittgenstein)—that is, an image reporting on relational theories of literature, history, and translation...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 March 2022
... studies as well as critical race feminist theory, the author argues that contemporary wellness practices expose somatic, rather than literary, forms of Orientalism. rsputcha@uga.edu Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 Orientalism wellness race beauty femininity Always...
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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 (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...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 125–156.
Published: 01 March 2022
... not only systematically introduced Western philosophy into China but also created his own theory of pluralistic epistemology. Generally speaking, Zhang was regarded as the scholar of his generation who comprehended Western philosophy in the deepest and most profound way. 1 As a public intellectual...
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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 25 Liu K., “Subjectivity, Marxism, and Cultural Theory,” 25 . 26 Ibid., 44. 27 Tu, “Le yu zui,” 22–27 . 28...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 177–200.
Published: 01 March 2023
... would not be accredited as scholarship. For me, though, it does some of the things that scholarship—particularly theory—does. It makes an argument; it sends me to the library to check out Meillassoux; it alters how I want to write my own scholarship, giving language to my increasing desire—especially...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2019
... geocultural advantage, Prism will go further than its predecessor in boundary crossing. While including sinophone works in its purview, it will strive to initiate dialogue with Western literary scholarship. Under the broad framework of theory, we will experiment with different modes of in-depth engagement...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 293–299.
Published: 01 March 2021
...; a review written for a certain audience must take sides in the battle between area studies and comparative literature. This tension comes to a head in reviewing Jacob Edmond's Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media for a journal addressing “theory and modern Chinese literature.” In covering...