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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the inculcation of secular humanity as an alternative to religious transcendence. Meanwhile, Liu underscored the transcendence of literatures of sin to stimulate an inner morality through which to excise all secular political commands from human interiority. Whereas Li prioritized a realistic ethical...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to transcend political and cultural boundaries. Liu's three distinct roles at three different stages of life—a Chinese scholar, an exile, a cosmopolitan—exemplify a fluctuating spiritual odyssey of a Chinese intellectual whose profoundly multifarious oeuvre is intertwined with his quest for personal freedom...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 244–255.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., this essay contends that it has been necessary for emerging scholarship on race to transcend this analogy in order to confront the persistence of anti-Black racism and contemporary environmental crisis. References Adams, Carol . The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Inquiry...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... narrative vision of revolution and enlightenment in modern China. 33 Ibid. 34 The term immanent transcendence is deployed by the scholar Yü Ying-shih to describe one of the important characteristics of Chinese Confucian culture. It means to focus on the inner side or the morality...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 188–209.
Published: 01 March 2021
... : Vintage , 1994 . Souhu wang 搜狐網 [ Souhu.com ]. “ Mai taiji: Yige chaoyue suoyou taijiquan liupai, huole! ” 霾太極:一個超越所有太極拳流派的流派,火了! [ Smog Taiji : A School That Transcends All Other Taiji Schools, Super Cool! ]. July 23 , 2017 . www.sohu.com/a/122728484_453736 . Svarverud, Rune...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... Wang Hui however, has noted a streak of sympathy and appreciation in Lu Xun's stance toward superstition and religion. In “superstition” Lu Xun sees an enduring metaphysical need and a desire among ordinary Chinese to transcend the limits of everyday life and work. 21 This metaphysical need, I argue...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
...; the most adequate and irrefutable is by Kant, that aesthetics is purposive without purpose. Aesthetics is irrelevant to utility, whereas politics, economy, journalism, and morality all have purpose. Literature is the most liberal form of art, for it transcends utility. Aesthetics can be achieved only when...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 271–284.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., Words of the Living: Interrogating Nuclear Japan through Literature ]. Tokyo : Shin Nihon Shuppansha , 2014 . Pollan, Michael . How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence . New York : Penguin...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-made artworks and artifice as the source of the beautiful, thus privileging rational design over the nonhuman world of nature. As human artifice expunges the rawness of nature and transcends its otherness, a human-centered aesthetic took hold and evolved in the modern age, signaling the triumph...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... fundamentally empty and illusory. What is Zhang's purpose in promoting emptiness? His aim is distinctively secular. Emptiness is promoted to encourage his audience to change the world (precisely because it rests on illusion) rather than transcend it. This can be seen in his ensuing affirmation of the act...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 212–215.
Published: 01 March 2020
... an end to liberalism as a literary ideal in China mainland. In chapter 6, Hu Chuanji further explores the life and fate of several liberal intellectuals in post-1949 China. The historical investigation in the concluding two chapters brings out a most insightful observation of this book, which transcends...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... literature that is conditioned by and transcends the political environment. Walter Benjamin's essay “The Task of the Translator” was written precisely to address this dialectic relationship between singularity and plurality in language. Although the essay was Benjamin's introduction to his translation...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the Sinitic/Han people as the uncontestable cultural center of the Zhonghua minzu 中華民族 (Chinese race) superior to the non-Han groups. 2 Instead, Shen invented a distinctive ethnic discourse that transcended the established political and cultural hierarchy between the Han Chinese “center” and its ethnic...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
... persuades the swindler-abbot to let out that the abbot will publicly “transcend” ( chaosheng 超昇) on a funeral pyre on a certain day and to solicit alms from the public in anticipation of this spectacular event. The ruse rakes in donations, but the abbot realizes only as the flames are about to consume him...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... author gains a surreal quality that transcends the boundaries between the past and the present, the dream world and the real one, assuming a status that surpasses that of Han, the empirical author who was defined and confined by his reality. Therefore, the identities of the implied author...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Inquiry , in his rumination on public art and censorship in the United States, to the very essay by Chow that Zhang finds so exasperating. 14 Chow, for the most part, has succeeded in transcending the twin evils that she decries in an essay on how Chinese studies constructs Chineseness: “geopolitical...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... that offer a means to transcend anxieties about homelessness and fears for the future. 5 Douglas Kellner has noted that Jameson was influenced by Ernst Bloch's Principle of Hope (1954): “For Bloch, history is a repository of possibilities that are living options for future action, therefore what...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in so many narratives from the late Tang onward; one has only to think of Mulian's 目連 story to see how the rhetoric of filial piety could be used to express, mask, and transcend the mother-son romance and the sexualized nature of this relationship. 8 The other side of this equation is clearly...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
... American. Shields's “Avatars of Li Bai” is also applicable to Ha Jin's biography of Li Bai. She explains her title: “Where Li Bai began as an avatar in the older, Hindu sense, the ‘banished transcendent’ ( zhexian 謫仙), an incarnation of a Daoist deity sent down from the heavens, certainly by the late...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of good and evil but is himself unable, at the end of the day, to transcend fossilized ideological binaries. The history of Cold War politics is full of contradictory beliefs and mercurial views. Before Jin Yong came to be seen as a traitor to Hong Kong and a sellout to Beijing, he was once called...