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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 33–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... by the labels they were once given. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 magazine culture women's literature obscenity nudity censorship This article aims at understanding and interpreting the complex publishing history of a unique modern Chinese magazine. Meiyu 眉語 (Eyebrow...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... artistic circles (independent cinema and literature). This article looks at Hong Kong literature—Wu Xubin's 吳煦斌 (1949–) stories, Dung Kai-cheung's 董啟章 (1967–) literary experiments, and a recent edited volume about plants—to determine how ecotopian imaginaries and cultural identities are closely linked to...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... not outright rejecting his mentor's optimism, simply responds, “We must cultivate our garden.” 20 Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 utopia dystopia dark consciousness enlightenment science fiction Modern Chinese literature was born with a call for utopia. In 1902, Liang...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 201–204.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Chun-Ting Chang Fiction's Family: Zhan Xi and Zhan Kai, and the Business of Women in Late Qing China Ellen Widmer Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center , 2016 . 329 pp. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 In this book examining the transition from traditional...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of Europe and the United States and how Chinese academia repositioned itself in response to the adoption of Western criticism on Orientalism in the 1980s. This article also traces the institutionalization of oriental literature studies in modern China under the influence of both Soviet Russian and...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 104–126.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Xi Tian Abstract Originating in Japan, “boys love” (BL) manga and fiction that focus on romantic or homoerotic male-male relationships are considered by most of their writers, readers, and scholars to be primarily by women and for women and are purposely differentiated from gay fiction and manga by...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Petrus Liu Abstract This essay proposes a reconceptualization of the Cold War as a critical methodology for the study of contemporary Chinese-language cultures and literatures. Arguing that the Cold War is not over but simply transformed, the author redefines it as an enduring “problematic of the...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Zong-qi Cai Abstract The term qing 情 (emotion) has lain at the core of Chinese thinking about literature from antiquity through modern times. It is of profound paradigmatic significance because each major reconceptualization of qing by literary writers and scholars almost invariably signifies and...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 85–114.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Maghiel van Crevel Abstract Battlers poetry ( dagong shige 打工詩歌), a genre whose name has mostly been rendered in English as “migrant worker poetry” to date, presents an important development in Chinese literature since the 2000s. Written by members of a new precariat that plays a key role in...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... fictional genre to enlighten the reading public. Yet their “education of the novel” was far from complete, as New Literature writers found fictional expressions primarily in the form of the short story, with strong undertones of individualism, subjective lyricism, and elitism. By focusing on Mao Dun's 茅盾...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... freedom in literature. While Liu Kang's observation is solely based on the theories of Li Zehou and Liu Zaifu from the 1980s, scholars such as Tu Hang and Gu Dayong have taken into consideration their ideas developed after their exile. In fact, Liu Zaifu also became more and more inclined to the Kantian...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., Nicole . Women, War, Domesticity: Shanghai Literature and Popular Culture of the 1940s . Leiden : Brill , 2005 . Idema, Wilt . “ Evil Parents and Filial Offspring: Some Comments on the Xiangshan Baojuan and Related Texts. ” Studies in Central and East Asian Religions 12 , no. 1 ( 2001...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
... approach that critically differs from established comparative literature practice in that she does not simply engage in comparisons of textual samples but instead considers the ways in which different authors, writing in their particular contexts and languages, create local configurations of a world genre...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., with all the formally experimental gusto arising from the avid reading and translation of foreign literatures that defined her generation. The diary documents Sophia's tribulations in the first person, with the temporal immediacy promised by the form, as she dabbles in love affairs, with men and women...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
...). Serving customers and remaining devoted to their lovers go hand in hand and do not clash. They could kill the lovers or take their own lives if they discover their unfaithfulness and betrayal. “Short-term commitments, long-term engagements, one-night stands—these transactions with women's bodies, given...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Buddhist: A Monstrous Ekāyana. ” Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture 3 , no. 2 ( 2016 ): 400 – 428 . Leys, Simon . The Hall of Uselessness . New York : New York Review Books , 2011 . Liu, Lydia H . “ Life as Form: How Biomimesis Encountered Buddhism in Lu Xun. ” Journal of...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... enlightening readers to regain ecological balance by cultivating virtues of moderation and inner purity, including compassion toward animals and women. At the same time, they contradict their formal (Party) objectives in their bleak portrayal of irreversible extinction and merciless cruelty. Indigenous...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
...: “Literature is a game with language, and hoaxing alerts us to the fact that the rules are not written down anywhere.” 7 Harm, in the case of literary hoaxes, tends to be more symbolic than material. We're embarrassed, but we're not out that much money (at least individually), and no one dies. The...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... reinterpretations of Chinese classics, often in the form of dramatic monologue. In articulating his poetics, he has repeatedly emphasized how important it is for poets to have a solid command of classical Chinese literature. Nevertheless, he has continued to draw on Western classics in his writings, poetry as well...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... democracy at home and abroad: the oppression of racial minorities, women, and other marginal groups; the exploitation of the global South through capitalist resource and labor extraction; political collusion with repressive regimes and misguided military interventions. With democracy unveiled as a bourgeois...