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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in preparation for a postrevolutionary order and sensibility. Bei Dao Misty poetry vision sonic agitation sensory order Long regarded as a canonical literary text that, on its first publication in December 1978, marked the emergence of a defiant voice and asserted skepticism as the political stance...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... suicide of Guo Moruo and the Creation Society, (2) the failure of humanity, (3) the elimination of individuality and personality, (4) the reversal of the enlightenment subject, (5) the devastation of the world vision, and (6) the failure of aesthetic practice. Liu also shares his two struggles. The first...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... narrative vision of revolution and enlightenment in modern China. 31 In Liu's view, the consciousness of self-repentance derives from the contradictions and dialogues between human desire and conscience. In other words, as Liu suggests, a consciousness of self-repentance refers to making a judgment...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yiju Huang Abstract Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936) has remained a most prominent figure in modern Chinese literary studies, but not so in modern Buddhism scholarship. This article shows the interlacing of Lu Xun's revolutionary vision with Buddhism on three primary terrains: his indebtedness to his teacher...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., closely analyzes where the film succeeds and fails in moving beyond the Hollywood vision of the planet's future, and thereby enriches our understanding of the cinematic imagination of planetarianism. Copyright © 2021 Lingnan University 2021 planetarianism Chinese cinema Hollywood cinema science...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... courage and aesthetic perfection in his vision of a wholesome China. Through his ethnically themed novellas and short stories, Shen is both heir to and questions the Confucian tradition of locating a civilizational “other” in the non-Sinitic/non-Han border regions. The article further reveals how Shen...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 366–384.
Published: 01 October 2021
... brings vibrancy to the civilized, the center is drawn to the periphery, and the rural and urban are alternately desired and dismissed. In the end, these rural women's songs erase hierarchical notions of center and periphery and bring together alternative worldviews and visions of progress as only songs...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and crucial to achieving the official Chinese vision of a “harmonious society.” jlu@pacific.edu Copyright © 2022 Lingnan University 2022 Chinese new urban films rural-migrant films global cities urban chronotopes neoliberal ideology 45 Michel Foucault is often regarded as the first...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 298–319.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... The implications reach far beyond specific artifacts: panorama as method challenges accepted paradigms about the relationship between the modern subject and urban space, including the distinction between cartographic vision and street-level immersion. The article focuses on what may be called the panoramic...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., and historical experiences irrevocably shaped by Mao's idiosyncratic vision and practice of revolution, a historical sequence characterized by class violence, utopian ideology, and cult of leadership. In Li's and Liu's perspectives, the mutual imbrication of religious superstition and modern authoritarianism...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... narratives of ecotopian visions. As Ernest Callenbach (2006) has shown, these visions are of harmonious cohabitation, where ecological communities are a copresence in a multispecies world. Ecotopian visions depart from the urban, superior, and anthropocentric view of the city's identity; instead, they take...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... eschatological prophecy and political satire, these novels cast bleak visions of China's future and, as such, pit themselves against the sublime, euphoric writings mastered by political campaigners and wishful intellectuals. However, one discerns no less the limitations of these works. In a haste to set up...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... to develop logically toward an expected ending, was destabilized by the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses . . . . There is no denying that Joyce has made a profound impact on the approach to writing the long novel. The appearance of Ulysses has swiftly broadened the vision of novelists for a new way...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of disease with which he had been inflicted indicated that he would like to leave behind the national vision. It now appears that his identification with the cosmopolitan position is motivated by his strong intention to take a higher and broader position, turning his focus from China and strategic expediency...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 255–259.
Published: 01 March 2022
... to remake public life in the villages” (47), Zhang explores how these reformists were able to create a “rural vernacular,” which made peasants' participation possible. Importantly, this vernacular pointed to “a new way of conceiving of the peasants” (47), who were included in the reformists' vision not only...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 215–223.
Published: 01 March 2022
... from the accusation that Chinese immigrant labor was so cheap because the workers subsisted on a diet of rice and rats. In Full Metal Jacket , as noted above, two American GIs offer a Vietnamese prostitute five dollars instead of fifteen. 24 Teng, “Eurasian Hybridity in Chinese Utopian Visions...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... authorities anxious to confirm the success of the political system, but individuals also longed to be part of a successfully realized vision of communal harmony. As Catriona Kelly has noted, Russians remembering their childhood under socialism recall a happiness “born of security, familiarity, and a sense...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
... to Chinese studies as a discipline” ( Shen, Cosmopolitan Publics , 3 ). 14 Shen, “Chinese Immigrant as a Global Figure in Lin Yutang's Novels,” 401–3 . 15 Wong, “Global Vision and Locatedness,” 68 . 16 Ibid., 65. 17 Tsu and Wang, “Introduction: Global Chinese Literature,” 7...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 346–367.
Published: 01 October 2019
... behind. Sitting on the curb, Ronnie turns his sudden blurring of vision into a contemplative moment of musical reminiscence. His genetic eye condition gradually compromises his vision, whereas his memory of the past becomes increasingly clear after his reunion with Joe, Angus, and Yan. Ronnie's amnesia...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... Focusing on a rapidly transforming China, “Beijing zhedie” and “Lijiang de yu'ermen” depict future Chinese societies that mirror the social realities of twenty-first-century Chinese megacities. While revealing social inequalities, the narratives scrutinize the official vision for China's future...