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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): 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 (S1): 119–134.
Published: 01 December 2022
... monstrous. At dawn, “the island that was the city settled in orange sunlight, spread open, and stood still as misty gray clouds roiled around it” (230). The truck drivers admire the magnificent skylines of urban renewal from afar, but Third Space residents like Lao Dao are strictly barred from First Space...
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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): 167–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., Japanesque Los Angeles where Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) eats ramen between missions. Junks, the iconic Hong Kong ships with fully battened sails, adorn the skyline of future New York in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element (1997), as figure 1 shows. Chinese neon signs and lanterns pepper the street scenes...