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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 221–235.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Carlos Rojas Abstract Taking Lu Xun's work as its starting point, this essay examines translation as a methodology for negotiating not between different languages or dialects but rather between different voices. To the extent that some fiction attempts to manifest the voices of socially...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 114–137.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the oral and spoken in audiovisual space, in particular the embodiment and representation of the radio acoustic. The voice-over, indicative of the radio unconscious in the film, registers the existence of a consciousness already programmed by radio sounds that reconfigures the economy of filmic diegesis...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
... these borderlands of the Eastern Himalayas, burgeoning populations, propelled by sociopolitical agendas, ecological disasters, and other factors, stress borders and resources in areas increasingly open to exploitation by regional and international corporations and governments. Minority poetic voices throughout...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Xiaobing Tang Abstract “The Answer,” a poem by Bei Dao first published in 1978, marks the emergence of a defiant voice in contemporary Chinese poetry and asserts skepticism as the political stance of a young generation in post–Cultural Revolution China. It also heralds a historic transition from...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and assumes a sober voice as he calls for ethnic equality. Simultaneously lyrical and political, Shen's ethnically themed works are significant for forming new scholarly understandings of both May Fourth literature and the broader discourse of ethnicity, which underpins the very notion of Chineseness...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 428–437.
Published: 01 September 2022
... by writers from different eras, regions, genders, and generations. These modes of counter-discourse foreground minority voices and create a meaningful dialogue between the Sinophone community and other ethnic groups. Through these counter-discursive explorations, Mahua authors portray the Chinese in Malaysia...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 35–54.
Published: 01 December 2022
... recovered images of the ancient world where rural folks lived in intimacy with nature, worshiped supernatural beings, and observed time-honored rituals. Linking the myth of progress and technology to a chorus of “malevolent voices” by a “hypocrite gentry,” Lu Xun urged that we should rid of ourselves...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Haun Saussy Abstract Readers of Chinese poetry in English translation have long been accustomed to seeing Wang Wei's quatrain “Lu zhai” as a microcosm of the Chinese poetic tradition. Thematically, it is also a world in miniature, including an “empty mountain,” “human voices,” and “returning...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 225–247.
Published: 01 March 2023
... as a response to the changing notion of textuality and hermeneutic of Chinese poetry in our transmedial ecology. Treating translation as performance requires a move toward an understanding of poetry as not merely textual scripts but also as dynamic cultural performances of a poetic voice that is aided by its...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in critiques of modernity. Similarly, Lu Xun conjured up images of the ancient world where rural folks lived in reciprocity with nature, worshiped supernatural beings, and observed time-honored rituals. Lu Xun linked the myth of progress and technology to a destructive chorus of “malevolent voices...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... impasse by teasing out the narrative loopholes of traditional voices and popular fictional registers in the modern epic. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 James Joyce lyrical Mao Dun modern epic modernity 4 Tang, “Shi Tuo de Jiehun ,” 517–18 . 5 Moretti, Modern Epic...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-wing writer Hu Yepin's 胡也頻 (1903–31) story “Guangming zai women de qianmian” 光明在我們的前面 (The Light Is Ahead of Us). Such an experience is also a process in which the self has been actively produced and transformed by the individual himself. Chapter 5 discusses how the “audible and distinct voice...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 271–284.
Published: 01 March 2021
... abused by her father after her mother died. Thinking about the calf's putrid cow mother, its massive body transported by tiny maggots, she realizes she has no memory of her own mother's body, only her father's voice berating her. But as she struggles, she finds herself overwhelmed not with the fear...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... voices that were not in harmony with the central ideology” were regarded as dissident voices of the other. 12 Similarly, Liu held that Chinese literature from the 1950s to 1970s heavily, if not entirely, relied on a particular foreign “ism” introduced from the Soviet Union. Moreover, in the new era...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 201–224.
Published: 01 March 2023
... if it is punctuated by moments of solidarity and pride surrounding the labor that has fueled China's rise—and that has also led to socioeconomic advancement for many individuals, in a history of hardship that is also one of opportunity. While Zheng's voice and the voices of other accomplished battler poets...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 119–134.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of the night, she hears the voices of the dead flowing out of the seams between the bricks. Unafraid and surprised, she realizes that “building a house using regenerated brick was not only for her to live in” (21). A child is born, who narrates the story in retrospect. The narrator lives and grows up among...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 310–313.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Romance of the Three Kingdoms , and Red Cliff's more recent reincarnations in contemporary video games, TV dramas, and films. As Tian shows, contemporary reconstructions of the traditional imaginaries bring not only new perspectives and new contexts but also new human voices and new energy...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of a poet's voice can be achieved only if the artist writes intuitively and remains true to their individuality and emotional reactions toward social realities. As such, there is an interesting dialectical tension in Wei Beihua's literary vision. While Wei Beihua acknowledged the role of literature...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
... America .” Verge: Studies in Global Asias 3 , no. 2 ( 2017 ): vi – xiii . Chang, Cheng , and Yun-chang Liao . “ Song of Exile, Four-Way Voice: The Blood-and-Sweat Writings of Southeast Asian Migrants in Taiwan .” In The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures , edited by Carlos...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 March 2023
... the 30 titles on the long list, my nomination is the only one exclusively dedicated to Angel Island poetry and Chinese/Asian American literary experience. I strongly hope interested friends can take a few minutes to vote . . . for ‘Island’ so that the once silenced voices will claim their rightful place...