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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
... a new understanding of literature. It also strives to assess the theoretical significance of all major qing reconceptualizations in the broader context of Chinese intellectual and literary history. Wherever appropriate, it draws insights from Western emotion studies to illuminate hitherto unrecognized...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Xiaolu Ma Abstract Since Edward Said published his seminal study on Orientalism, the notion of the Orient has been heavily discussed and hotly debated in both the Eastern and Western worlds. While early studies of Orientalism mainly underline Western fantasies of an exotic East as the West's “other...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 264–276.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Liang Shi Abstract At the turn of the twentieth century Chinese sexuality underwent a metamorphosis, resulting in the replacement of a rich indigenous discourse by imported Western theories. This article traces the evolution of a modern subject and episteme emerging from the historical...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of heart and mind formulates a new concept of interiority via connecting the Chinese traditional concept of xin with the Western concept of inner subjectivity. In this way, Liu weaves a unique discourse of interiority into Chinese literary criticism, as a complement to and critique of the enclosed...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... took advantage of the peripheries of both Western and Chinese cultures to discover the location of the “third zone” from which to return to the original self and the pure heart influenced by Zen Buddhism. In his third life journey, he completely identified with a cosmopolitan status, which enabled him...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 353–398.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of rhetorical strategies but with different emphases. A reading of one in light of the others reveals new information about Chinese and Western theories of representation and metaphoricity. For example, Homer makes his audience alternate between belief and disbelief in the scenes engraved on Achilles's shield...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 188–209.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Chia-Ju Chang Abstract This article uses a non-Western, scientific, and ecocritical perspective to explore the nature-cultural phenomenon of “smog life,” that is, outdoor activities taking place on a smog day, such as hiking, enjoying the fog, or practicing taiji . It presents a sharp contrast...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 456–471.
Published: 01 October 2019
... as disclosed in Kuan-Hsing Chen's Asia as Method —one adopts an “Asian studies in Asia” approach with an inter-referencing system; the other foregrounds a dynamic process of turning and hybridizing that occurs between Western colonial powers and local structures—to warp up the similar differentiation of Area...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in conversation with a wide array of other sources, first and foremost the middle and late Qing literary heritage that so greatly occupied and influenced Chang's own literary universe and pursuits, as well as the westernized literary milieu in which she lived and operated in 1940s Shanghai. Copyright © 2020...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 300–303.
Published: 01 March 2021
... adaptation of Western knowledge at the turn of the century on its head. Rather than focusing on the East's reception of Western democracy, modernity, and science, Du's study highlights the West's adaptation of Oriental mysticism after World War I. Du's reading of Gu Hongming adds nuance to the often...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 217–224.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... This opening article aptly exemplifies our collective endeavor to cross boundaries between modern and premodern studies, between Western and Chinese literary and cultural theories. Just as Walter Benjamin's (1892–1940) critique of technoscientific rationality has been reinterpreted in ecocritical terms, Wang...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in Beijing. 1 Zhang stresses that his objections are categorically different from the usual complaints against the application of “Western theory” to “Chinese reality” that used to issue from “some backwater quarters of sinology beclouded by the influence of Orientalism.” 2 Rather, he takes issue...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 293–299.
Published: 01 March 2021
... tracing “a common turn to repetition and reproduction among diverse poets working in three global languages” (2) is that we study “non-Western, peripheral, or global modernism” not “to uncover non-Western writers' imitation of Western literature in order to make their work legible to the West”: rather...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Carlos Rojas Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 In 1960 Japanese scholar of Chinese literature Takeuchi Yoshimi gave a pair of lectures titled “Asia as Method,” in which he considered how one might engage with Western theory from an East Asian perspective. In this intervention...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... Prism actively promotes scholarly investigations from interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives and encourages an integration of theoretical inquiry with empirical research. It strives to foster in-depth dialogue between Western and Chinese literary theories in ways that illuminate the unique...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 174–196.
Published: 01 March 2019
... In her discussion of Bernardo Bertolucci's Oscar-winning fiction film The Last Emperor (1987), Rey Chow raises the question of “seeing modern China” and observes a distinctive feature of contemporary Western critical discourses: “Metaphors and apparatuses of seeing become overwhelmingly important...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
... early project of modernization, Lu Xun sought to uncover and redeem primordial images from archaic traditions. With the expansion of the modern system into East Asia, knowledge of modern science and technology, under the rubric of “Western learning,” was introduced to China in the late nineteenth...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2021
... novel), it pioneered experimentations that deviate from traditional paradigms of fiction writing, on the one hand, and predated the May Fourth period when the influence of Western texts took hold, on the other. In this article, I conduct a systematic reading of the novel in terms of its form...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... not get a clear image of the characters depicted in the novel. For Zhao, the accomplishment of Ulysses lies in its spatialized form of crosscutting, which explores the spatial dimensions of Dublin and gives a holistic picture of the modern city. What is most significant is not Western modernism per se...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Singaporean playboy Ling Jishi 凌吉士 proves unfulfilling. Sophia retreats from Beijing to the Western Hills, a spatial indication of vacating or giving up on the promises of the progressive metropolis, the better to convalesce in solitude while contemplating the possibility of her own imminent death from...