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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
...David Der-wei Wang Abstract This article seeks to analyze the contested conditions of modern and contemporary Chinese utopia, as a political treatise, a literary genre, and a social imaginary. It takes a historical perspective from which to describe the rise of utopia in the late Qing era...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... on this-worldly pleasure and otherworldly sin have merged in exorcising the myth of Mao's revolutionary utopia. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 Li Zehou Liu Zaifu religion transcendence aesthetics 32 See, e.g., H. Wang, “Depoliticized Politics.” References Arendt, Hannah...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 285–288.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and ultimately unsustainable. For Andolfatto, quoting Darko Suvin's Metamorphoses of Science Fiction , utopia is “the verbal construction of a particular quasi-human community where sociopolitical institutions, norms, and individual relationships are organized according to a more perfect principle than...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 164–180.
Published: 01 December 2022
...). banwang@stanford.edu Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 ecotopia dystopia Cold War self-realization freedom Utopia can serve the negative purpose of making us aware of our mental and ideological imprisonment . . . the best Utopias are those that fail most comprehensively...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... d'être is the imaging of a different world. Place becomes central, not as utopia but as the site of transformation, the location of identity, and the generation of a utopian idea—one Bloch calls Heimat . Such literature tends to resolve the ambiguities of hope.” 2 Ecocriticism often involves...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 248–250.
Published: 01 March 2022
... period: first, utopia is both means and ends; second, the predominance of utopia directly leads to a denial of reality, which unavoidably causes ruin. As the Communist legacy is divided between the “Leftists” and the “Liberals,” how Maoist China is and should be remembered diverges and is even...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2022
... with Foucault's heterotopia , referring to a “kind of effectively enacted utopia in which the real sites, all the other real sites that can be found within the culture, are simultaneously represented, contested, and inverted.” 9 It is meant to illustrate the creative aspects of our collective endeavor...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... In the edited volume Petrified Utopia: Happiness Soviet Style , authors trace a simplified, standardized version of happiness promoted by the state and embraced by individuals. In the positive emotions encouraged through literature, art, film, advertising, and daily life practices such as cooking, the volume...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... also enhance the noncoercive livability of queer and other lives in the Chinese-speaking world and elsewhere. 1 On “heuristic device,” see Freccero, Queer/Early/Modern ; my thanks to Li Guo for bringing this book to my attention. On “aesthetic force,” see Muñoz, Cruising Utopia ; my...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
... in relation to certain ends (transport, transit, commerce, leisure),” 22 such as airports and supermarkets, “Mute Doors” describes a world where such non-places have colonized even the most intimate spheres of urban life. The fundamental notion that non-place is “the opposite of utopia: it exists...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 197–199.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Problem , The (Liu), vii, 152 Tu Weiming, 27, 47 Tucker, Mary Evelyn, 17–18, 34n1 utopia, 37, 83, 106, 164–65, 167–68, 175, 180n3 Vagabonds (Hao), 13–14, 159, 164, 166, 170, 179. See also Liulang canqiong . virtue, 4, 17–18, 21–22, 51, 63, 74n61, 95 von Liebig, Justus, 6...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Manchuria a land where farmers could till their own lands and make their own futures. Koreans started giving in to such views as early as the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937, writing in praise of Manchukuo and calling it a utopia in progress, often by eulogizing the lives of farmers...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 75–86.
Published: 01 December 2022
... sings: Do not speak about the misery of our hilly village, Bright and precious pearls are buried in the ground, If we sweat and work to water the land, Flowers of happiness will bloom everywhere. 21 In his critique of the capitalist production and projection of ecological utopia, Walter...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the homogeneous, sublime literary figures created in a revolutionary utopia, he instead invented an artistic utopia in which subjects were also romanticized as being endowed with purity, self-determination, and complete freedom. The paradox lies in the fact that Lu Xun's notions of cannibalism and eating oneself...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of readymade utopia. 29 ) The models are often placed below the visitors or literally under their feet, recalling the models' provenance in aerial photography and celebrating the planners' control over urban environments. The panorama, especially when housed in a dedicated exhibition space, creates...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 255–259.
Published: 01 March 2022
... into “the socialist industrial utopia” (186). As Zhang sees it, emotion has a special role in these cinematic representations: train compartments as well as construction sites are all presented as spaces where “quotidian sentiments such as camaraderie, professional care, domestic warmth, and communitarian intimacy...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 March 2022
...: Chinese Science Fiction in the Twenty-First Century .” In The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures , edited by Carlos Rojas and Andrea Bachner , 546 – 65 . New York : Oxford University Press , 2016 . Song, Mingwei . “ Variations on Utopia in Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 189–195.
Published: 01 December 2022
... , 2007 . Le Guin, Ursula . The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia . New York : Harper , 1974 . Lei, Sean Hsiang-lin . Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle for China's Modernity. Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2014 . Li, Enshia . “ Beyond Routine...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
...) that facilitate cultural, economic, and political linkages. Zhao Tingyang 趙汀陽 recapitulates the ancient concept of “all under heaven” ( tianxia 天下), projecting a spatial utopia without borderlands; by contrast, Ge Zhaoguang 葛兆光 looks at China from its Sinitic peripheries ( cong zhoubian kan zhongguo 從周邊看中國...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... with a realistic ethical and psychological noumenon—the significant characteristic of Confucian philosophy and aesthetics—to refute the revolutionary utopia, whereas Liu underscores the transcendence of religion to stimulate one's inner ethical responsibility to interrogate history and actualize literature's exile...