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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... took advantage of the peripheries of both Western and Chinese cultures to discover the location of the “third zone” from which to return to the original self and the pure heart influenced by Zen Buddhism. In his third life journey, he completely identified with a cosmopolitan status, which enabled him...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that is in opposition to the dichotomy. I realized that this area is boundless, and it is beyond language to describe how vast it is. Therefore, I chose this third zone ( disan kongjian 第三空間) as my overseas foothold. In politics, it means to stay in the middle area between the two extremes, rather than choosing...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... advocates a “third zone” ( disan kongjian 第三空間), emerging from and existing between two opposite poles. 15 By introducing the term into the literary realm, he intends to propose a great liberation of literary expression, as well as to declare the possibility of literature to express complexities...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 271–284.
Published: 01 March 2021
... ubiquitous they turn out to be. The quest exposes her to what we might call a massive “viral load,” both physically, along with everyone else (her cat novel reveals that every third box lunch at the convenience store is pulsing with cesium-137), and psychically, in a mental space she shares with her daughter...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of taxonomy from a description of behaviors and lifestyles to a species differentiation of people in biological terms; and third, the indictment of homosexuality as perverse and pathological actually transmutes the old moral condemnation of sodomy into a carte blanche for coercive medical action, including...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., a territorial gateway, a contact zone, a liminal terrain, a “state of exception,” and an imaginary portal. In eleven essays, this issue explores the intersection of ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and ecological dynamics that inform the cartography of the Chinese borderland, from the Northeast to the Southwest...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
... a precarious social world. But the practices of ill-use, imperilment, appropriation, rivalry, and effacement that recur across so many artworks about China's most vulnerable people suggest that art is a zone in which fraught, inadmissible, and ugly feelings also play themselves out. Even if not outright cruel...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... The challenge, according to Chen, is “multiplying the objects of identification and constructing alternative frames of reference” 2 —constructing a new practice of thought whereby Asia and the third world can constitute primary conceptual frameworks for their own and each other's identifications...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 366–384.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., or environmental circumstances, or lured by China's agricultural wealth or opportunities for trade,” a situation that led to “repeated mutual adaptations of countless groups and individuals across plastic intermediate zones.” 20 Within this milieu, the potential “threat” of ethnic others becomes submerged...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of multiple time zones. I argue that the two narrative strategies indicate the bifurcated developments of modern Chinese utopia and that the entangled relationship between them may well serve as an index to the debate over the future of new China in our time. Between the miserable past and the fantastic...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... on the Beijing Spring. For her, the reporters are just like the film crew of King Kong , parachuted into the jungle world of a Third World country to reveal its “dark, abominable secrets” and bring home a monster to awe and entertain first world audiences. In his view, she constructs this outrageous analogy...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
...: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2007 . Zhang Guiyang 張圭陽 Jin Yong yu Ming Pao chuanqi 金庸與明報傳奇 [ Jin Yong and Ming Pao Daily Legend ]. Taipei : Yunchen , 2005 . Zhou, Egret Lulu . “ Dongfang Bubai, Online Fandom...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Trevor Parfitt's “Are the Third World Poor Homines Sacri ?” 46 Davis, “Planet of Slums,” 19 . 47 Krstic, Slums on Screen , 141 . 48 Ibid., 143. 49 Other films that portray the urban success of rural migrants include Wan'er 碗兒 (The Bowl, dir. Li Guanhong 李灌洪, 2006...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... widely tested—such as 罢 for 罷 and 办 for 辦. The second contained 285 characters, including new ones such as 笔 for 筆 and 叹 for 嘆. Finally, the third list contained 54 simplified radicals (the portion of a character that often contains a semantic element), such as 马 for 馬 and 车 for 車. 23 The simplified...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... (1967–) literary experiments reflect the preoccupations of this period. In his works the legitimacy of colonial rule is challenged by breaking the chain of signification. The discrepancies between English and Chinese street names uncover the suppressed heterogeneous voices of history. The third...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
... nor, more obviously, Xunzi's description of the ritual objects used to furnish the graves in the third century BCE was composed as an exercise in ekphrasis, and if this distinction between concept and practice is not maintained, we risk imposing much later topics on these early texts. For instance...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of classical poetry are still likely to disparage poetry written in vernacular Chinese in free verse or in foreign forms. “The experience of written culture in the wide international zone of Chinese-speakers today is still traditional and modern,” Saussy continues. 8 How, then, does classical Chinese...