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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
... painted scrolls urban planning urban skyline This essay has its inception in my investigation of large urban screens in twenty-first-century China, their affinity with painted scrolls, and their use as a spectacle promoting the neoliberal vision of urban planners. Soon my research branched...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., “Second Space” the suburbs, and “Third Space” the outer suburbs. Since 2004, urban development planning, defined by the Beijing chengshi zongti guihua 北京城市總體規劃 (Beijing City Master Plan), has focused on decentralization and population dispersal through the construction of xincheng 新城 (new towns...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... traditions. Rather, as Janet Ng reminds us, as a “native” writer who has later become an urban elite, Shen “forces us into confrontations” of the textual violence toward Miao societies. 33 As Shen's Miao-themed stories are inspired by the cultural landscapes, historical encounters, and moral...
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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 (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 (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
... collaboration that began with an international conference held at Lingnan University of Hong Kong in the summer of 2019. In planning this special issue, I wanted a broader perspective and issued an open call for papers, hoping for a real cross section of innovative scholarship pursued by scholars of diverse...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of China; 2007]; part 3, Chunjin jiangnan 春盡江南 [Spring Ends in the South of the Yangtze River; 2011]) relates in a lyrical, nostalgic style how Chinese projects of modernity—from the republican revolution to the communist revolution, from urban planning to rural reconstruction, from free love to literary...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... picture of the peasantry and urban proletariat in his plan to compose a country-and-city symphony in Ziye . Marston Anderson has reaffirmed Mao Dun's disapproving narrative of his work as being incomplete, claiming that Ziye represents Chinese society only in miniature by portraying Shanghai's urban...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., urbanization, and technoscientific culture was the order of the day. Shen Congwen was wary of these modern trends that were melting everything solid—regional traditions, folk culture, indigenous custom, and community—into thin air. In modern Chinese literature, an inchoate anthropocentrism informed...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
.... The dual identities of lives spent between urban and rural environments speak from within a human body subject to transformative embodiment in tiger form in play between materiality and spirit. 51 Ao's English-language poem, “The Other World,” is based on a Sangtam Naga myth about a young woman who...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 119–134.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and furnishing building material, the brick testifies to a practice that combines labor and art and a biological rebirth associated with the fertility of the earth. The brick is not only useful but also aesthetically resonant. Working closely with the workers in the fields and workshops rather than from urban...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 164–180.
Published: 01 December 2022
.... By turning sand into glass structures, they screen themselves from inclement nature by building “a crystal box” in the wilderness (271). The new urban space represents “the crystallization of the ideal of humanity co-existing in harmony with nature” (308). More than a dwelling, the glass houses...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 75–86.
Published: 01 December 2022
... skills. They investigate the mountains and make plans. More proactive than the party leader and administer, He Zhanwu forms a vanguard composed of high-school-educated young people, rural craftsmen, and peasant workers. In the past, the villagers have tried time and again in vain to draw water from...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... that the representations of the county-level city in Jia's early films can be interpreted as a formal perspective or position to visualize the disappearance of an old reality and the emergence of multiple new realities. What characterizes the county-level city, Zhang explains, is its liminality: “Between rural and urban...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 87–105.
Published: 01 December 2022
... movements aimed at prevention, cure, and the reform of the technocratic profession, provoking political controversy over the direction of medicine across the urban-rural divide. Withered Trees Meet Spring draws much inspiration from Mao Zedong's well-known poem about the rural campaigns against...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... Unlike lies, which might be reactive or improvised on the spur of the moment, hoaxes involve planning. They take effort to conceive and orchestrate, and they follow an arc from planning through execution to exposure and response. It takes time, and often precision, to write a spurious novel or to paint...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 139–162.
Published: 01 March 2023
... and is presented as the solution to the “secret plan” of each stanza and of the poem as a whole. In these ways, the poem presents a series of decodings of its titular phrase and demands further decoding from the reader, who must uncover the “secret plan” or “code” that connects these seemingly disparate...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 151–163.
Published: 01 December 2022
... stricken and suffers a rude awakening about his past neglect. As an employee in a big corporation in the urban center, driven by the neoliberal work ethic that prioritizes self-achievement, productivity, and performance above everything else, he constantly cites excuses, such as deadlines or work pressures...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., they were the heroes to William Stewart's villain. Ironically, it turns out that Stewart's infamous line about “closing the book on infectious diseases” is itself the stuff of urban legends—one that, as far as the records indicate, originated in this very 1989 conference on emerging viruses, in a personal...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
... planned to join the editorial board of the Chinese Student Weekly , for example, he ultimately refused to join over a dispute about its calendar: the magazine used the Minguo calendar 民國紀年, also in use by the Kuomintang government in Taiwan, which Gu felt aligned the magazine with the Kuomintang...
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