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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., it is clear that the essentially mobile type of isolated time-space constituted by the elevator affects and shapes the very structure of the fictional urban space-time it inhabits. By virtue of the elevator motif, both stories represent a layered, multi-story reality (pun intended), with levels...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Jie Lu Abstract A reading of the cinematic representation of the global city in Chinese “new urban films” and in rural-migrant films leads this article to focus on the plurality and dialogism among different chronotopes produced collectively across these films. The article argues that the global...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and a moment in time can be made to linger on the pages of a book. 2 2 Parts of this discussion also inform my book-length study of space, time, and memory in urban Sinophone fiction; see Møller-Olsen, Sensing the Sinophone . 3 Bakhtin, “Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel...
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Published: 01 October 2019
figure 9 . Han Bing: from Urban Amber , 2005–11. Garbage floats as delicate cumulus over the cityscape. More
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 366–384.
Published: 01 October 2021
... others—ranging from a Xiongnu soldier to a mountain bride to a country girl—as invasive threats and purveyors of potentially beneficial hybridities, adapting tropes of ethnic alterity to rethink the rural-urban divide and challenge both urban-centered and rural-centered discourses of progress. The wild...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Yomi Braester Abstract Diverse artifacts in contemporary Chinese visual culture—from urban screens to architectural models, art exhibits, and viral media—share a panoramic breadth. This article suggests, however, that we should regard panorama not as a preordained form but as a discursive construct...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 March 2022
... on the lives of Chinese people and the ways in which urban spaces, which are the result of a long-term ideologically and economically driven development paradigm, are rendered spectral and uncanny by contemporary Chinese writers. Specters serve as common tropes for social injustice, personal vendettas...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 March 2022
... incorporates topographical imaginaries from the culture of the martial arts. By invoking hybrid sites of memory, Guan Hu mobilizes cultural legacies associated with Beijing and creates a palimpsestic urban chronotope. Furthermore, this article compares Mr. Six to its literary and filmic predecessors, probing...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Winnie L. M. Yee Abstract The often-heated debates concerning Hong Kong's literary representations all take as a premise that Hong Kong has an urban identity, defined by its mythic transformation from a fishing village to a metropolis. On the return of the sovereignty to mainland China in 1997...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 March 2022
... “Lijiang de yu'ermen” 麗江的魚兒們 (The Fish of Lijiang, 2006), the analysis focuses on how these works reflect the lived experience of ordinary urbanities in postmodern China and pays particular attention to the stories' engagement with the chronotope. This article argues that through the chronotope...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... inaccessible to the broad masses and had hardly any significant impact in competition with popular urban fiction. The bulk of popular narratives for China's urbanites continued to be vernacular novels in chapter formats ( zhanghuiti xiaoshuo 章回體小說) that still dominated urban literary scenes. This article...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 255–259.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... Chapter 3 looks at traveling from urban centers to the Communist revolutionary base depicted in works by both Western and Chinese authors (Edgar Snow, Chen Xuezhao, Ding Ling, and Fang Ji) in various genres including journalistic writing, reportage, and short story. Focusing on these authors' different...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... a certain ecosystem, and instead it may emphasize the internal tensions and contestations within that same system. The other two essays in this first group both take as their starting point phenomena that are closely linked to processes of urbanization in contemporary China, and they use these phenomena...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... idealism” 6 to contest the urban-driven modernity in Republican China places him as a distinct “native” writer. Indeed, the majority of the May Fourth native soil writers preoccupied themselves with such “negative” themes as “poverty, women's oppression, feudal morality, superstition, and clan feuding...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 260–297.
Published: 01 October 2019
...figure 9 . Han Bing: from Urban Amber , 2005–11. Garbage floats as delicate cumulus over the cityscape. ...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Charles A. Laughlin Mapping Modern Beijing: Space, Emotion, Literary Topography . Weijie Song . NEW YORK : OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS , 2018 . 306 PP. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 The study of urban literature, or of the city in literature, in the case of China...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., that is replete with images of small creatures that survive by tactics such as compactness, durability, reclusiveness, or poison. Consisting of 130 sections, the poem invokes the positionality and borders between small and large creatures, displaced mother tongues and silence, urban and rural, sky and earth, high...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the biological and ecological union between inner nature and outer nature and testify to the intimacy and conviviality between humans and nonhumans. With its prescient critique of modern culture, urbanization, and alienation, Shen Congwen's work takes on new ecological significance. Sensitive to how modern...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the auditory experience of urban dwellers. This could also be read metaphorically as Liu Yichang's resistance to the relentless commercialism of Hong Kong culture. In Hong Kong of the 1950s and early 1960s, radio permeated everyday life as a major source of entertainment and information. The ubiquity...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 244–247.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of nonnational community in post-1980s Taiwan (Chun-yen Wang). Finally, the fourth section, “Beyond Neoliberal Borders: From Biopolitical Spaces to an Affective Community,” shifts the discussion of biopolitics toward the environment, urbanism, media ecology, and new materialisms. Yuriko Furuhata argues...