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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 236–239.
Published: 01 March 2022
... history, memory, and literature when it comes to political violence and traumatic experiences, such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution? These are questions at the center of modern and contemporary Chinese literary studies. There have been a number of works focusing on the issues...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 394–410.
Published: 01 September 2022
... traumatic memory anti-Japanese In the early hours of December 8, 1941, the Japanese military launched an assault on the Kelantan state in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula. After landing, the Japanese took over this northern region within a day, which marked the beginning of the Greater East...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 151–163.
Published: 01 December 2022
... goosebumps. It lacks the affective-analogue dimension , the capacity to be emotionally affected, which lies beyond the reach of data and information. —Byung-Chul Han Eternal Hospital ( Yongsheng yiyuan 永生醫院, 2017), a sci-fi novella by Hao Jingfang 郝景芳, offers a glimpse of traumatic consequences...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 289–292.
Published: 01 March 2021
... can both reveal and conceal secrecy to serve the public need. Negative Exposures critically investigates the role of public secrecy in managing, if not distorting, the historical violence, trauma, and collective and individual memories. Throughout the book, Hillenbrand bravely uncovers the powerful...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 March 2022
... spectral and uncanny by contemporary Chinese writers. Specters serve as common tropes for social injustice, personal vendettas, or unspeakable traumas. In post-socialist China, however, they play many other roles, as this article will show. 1 Specters are the repositories of traumatic stories. Here...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... alliances dominated by the United States, and the mass consumption of American goods, with the inevitable Americanization of taste and popular culture.” 7 In other instances, studies of contemporary East Asia characterize its culture industry as a response to the traumatic memory of war—especially...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
... science fiction to carry a “communist spirit” or a pedagogical function, it still enforces the ideological framework of technological progressivism and nationalism. Pessimistic views of human nature and the future, especially those that may link to criticism of the present or traumatic memories...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 119–134.
Published: 01 December 2022
... picture in a hallway of a government building catches his eye. The panorama contains aerial shots of the capital's ancient architectural symmetry, modern expanses of retrofit courtyards, and large green parks extending to the Sixth Ring of the urban sprawl (250). Yet Lao Dao's childhood memory is fixated...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... examined traditions as affective, dynamic, and valid sources for literary modernity. Eileen Cheng's Literary Remains: Death, Trauma, and Lu Xun's Refusal to Mourn explores Lu Xun's traumatic entanglement and transformative engagement with literary traditions via “means of allusion, imitation, adaptation...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 337–354.
Published: 01 September 2022
... a rejection of colonialism's violent irruption cannot possibly lead to a return to the status quo ante. Rather, the archipelagic imaginary is predicated upon the very memory of this colonial violence, in particular the legacies of the slave trade across the Black Atlantic. 5 It is what unites...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., to deal with the memory of this traumatic event. Tian yu di is classified as a shenju 神劇 (godly drama series) 1 by netizens, who appreciate the way it tells a story that is different from typical soap operas. The work is also considered to be an allegory of the Tiananmen Square crackdown...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... geopolitical and national borders, imbibing Chinese language and culture with a kind of resilience that allows it to survive the traumatic condition of overdetermining and duplicating borders, which Balibar associates with the Cold War. Take Ng's story “Nanian wo huidao Malaiya” 那年我回到馬來亞 (The Year I...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... memories of a nightmare still cause one to shiver even in broad daylight. Of course, to deconstruct and understand what caused these changes in the field of fiction over the arc of more than fifty years (1890s–1940s), one needs to be mindful of the ways in which westernized and indigenous notions...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
...” that characterizes the modern episteme. Shields contends that since all narratives rely on memory, and given what we know about memory's revisability, the genre distinction between fiction and nonfiction should be abolished so as not to fan the obsession with the real. 17 Although not all critics see eye to eye...