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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. 20 See Lundblad, Birth of a Jungle . 21 Boisseron, Afro-Dog , xxii. 22 Ibid...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 125–156.
Published: 01 March 2022
... him to undertake the third route, as he attempted to transcend binary oppositions, which ultimately led to his downfall in the New China. The case of Zhang Dongsun, who exemplifies a group of liberal Chinese intellectuals, not only indicates the predicament of the discourse of Thirdspace in modern...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 163–176.
Published: 01 March 2023
... that deals with the problem of the incommensurability of the material conditions of languages to one of translation as transcending such incommensurability. In fact, the poem is here to be considered as both an original and a translation at the same time. Primary questions include: Where does this poem begin...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... narrative vision of revolution and enlightenment in modern China. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 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...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the simple binary opposition between the surface and in-depth levels of a text. The time-space perspective encourages a transcendent reading experience that can comprehend different worlds: fictive and real, textual and contextual, temporal and para-temporal. In short, the chronotope as a concept allows us...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 251–254.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... The title of the chapter, “Second Chances,” views translation not as the opportunity for a transcendent textual afterlife that Walter Benjamin imagines in his “The Translator's Task,” but instead asserts that “each [translation] remains less a transcendent entry into the literary canon and more a new, often...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 188–209.
Published: 01 March 2021
... smog life as the antithesis of avant-garde smog art. Indeed, this everyday smog life espoused by ordinary people exhibits an indifferent, transcendent life attitude or philosophy at odds with its contemporaneous ethos in this era of toxic environment. Unlike the smog art group, which consists mainly...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 35–54.
Published: 01 December 2022
... is beyond dispute. 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. 23...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
... 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, also suggests an expression of the ecological sensibility...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 55–74.
Published: 01 December 2022
... anthropocentrism. Premised on the Enlightenment, secular belief in the power of human reason, the realist author takes a critical stance and seeks freedom from dependence in past traditions and prejudice, striving to transcend the limits set by nature and biology. A product of liberal humanism, the writing self...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to study Zen Buddhism. The first Buddhist notion I encountered was the Doctrine of Nonduality ( buer famen 不二法門). The Doctrine of Nonduality helps Buddhists transcend the discriminating mind and the dualistic differences between superiors and inferiors, internal and external, noble and ignoble ( zunbei...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 164–180.
Published: 01 December 2022
... to become flaming clouds of dawn and dusk. This perilous yet transcendent journey presents an inspirational image of vagabonds. While brilliantly executed in the middle, the dance ends in disaster. Her misstep and collapse reveal the discrepancies between Earth and Mars with regard to the human body's...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 271–284.
Published: 01 March 2021
... through bodies, becoming sacred through a relation not of transcendence but of total immanence. No doubt this is key to how zoe can serve as an analgesic. It forces the narrator to understand herself impersonally, as but one link in a vital chain that can share her burden: “Cesium soil, cesium grass...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 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 of the idealist, rational subject setting itself from...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... transcend it. This can be seen in his ensuing affirmation of the act of killing the tyrannical kings and justification of such violence by appealing to altruistic killing of bodhisattvas. Zhang's innovative appropriation of Buddhist epistemology must be noted here. Wanfa weixin conventionally conveys...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 244–247.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and seemingly unstoppable reach of biopower, on the one hand, and the alleged disruptive potential of theory and art, on the other, raising the question of what exactly authorizes the faith in the capacity of words and artworks to transcend “imperial aesthetics”—apart from, that is, a neo-Kantian-inspired...
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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
... environments, but this internal bifurcation structured in modern Chinese language also allows us to understand the potentiality of Chinese literature that is conditioned by and transcends the political environment. Walter Benjamin's essay “The Task of the Translator” was written precisely to address...