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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Géraldine Fiss The Chinese Political Novel: Migration of a World Genre . Catherine Vance Yeh . CAMBRIDGE, MA : HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS , 2015 . 429 PP. Copyright © 2020 Lingnan University 2020 This book illuminates the “steep, short and international career...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 March 2021
... engages with Jia's film Shijie 世界 (The World; 2004) and examines the portrayal of the migrant workers and their performances in the World Park in Beijing, China. Focusing on political economy and social class, he suggests that The World renders visible the dialectic of mobility and immobility...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 210–234.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., producing no result so far. 28 The PRC's film market became the world's second largest annual box office grosser in 2012, reaching the first rank in some monthly reports from 2015. The percentage of Hollywood blockbusters' box office gross dropped below 40 percent for the first time in 2015. Liang...
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Published: 01 October 2019
figure 10 . Yang Yongliang: From The New World (Laizi xindalu), 2014. Look closer and rubble reveals itself amid the timeless peaks and rivers. Figure 10. Yang Yongliang: From The New World (Laizi xindalu), 2014. Look closer and rubble reveals itself amid the timeless peaks and rivers. More
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Robin Visser Abstract In “China as Method,” Mizoguchi Yūzō argues that “a world that takes China as method would be a world in which China is a constitutive element.” Similarly, a world that takes ecology as method is a world in which humans are a constitutive element, one of “the ten thousand...
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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 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... provide extra insights into the perceptions, expectations, and constrictions of both producing and consuming literature in a global era. Recent debates on world literature have centered mainly on issues of reception and circulation, preferring to define its scope in terms of the reader and the reading...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Jie Guo Abstract Reading the Taiwanese author Wu Jiwen's 1996 novel Fin-de-siècle Boylove Reader (Shijimo shaonian’ai duben), this essay considers the age-old figure of the male dan and the critical role it played in the emerging gay scene in the Sinophone world at the turn of the twenty-first...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ban Wang Abstract Contemporary environmental crises have their origin in the anthropocentric view of humans as separable from and superior to the natural world. Anthropocentrism also marks the realist author of modern Chinese fiction. Departing from that human-centered view, Shen Congwen's work...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of other trajectories of connectivity and relationality and produce alternative configurations of literary assemblage? How does the delineated space of Chinese literature engage with the unevenness and differentiation of Asia and the world? This method manifests as a constructionist engagement with Chinese...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the same set of language, but the shifts between them involve actual translations, which in turn would help us gain new insights on the idea of world literature. 40 H.-W. Wang, Lun Zhonggong de wenzi gaige , 71–86 . 41 Tu, Hanzi yange zhi yanjiu , 39 . 42 Yung, Zhu zi lu , 95...
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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 (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 (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Mark Bender Abstract Since the 1980s ethnic minority poets writing in the borderlands of Southwest China and Northeast India emerged on the world stage from within currents of dramatic environmental, political, economic, and demographic change, cresting in momentum by the 2010s. Within...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... in the West are understandably apprehensive of the ideological hay that could be made of the “China crisis” by an American political culture congenitally distrustful of big government and habitually regarding itself as the beacon of the developing world and telos of world history—at least until the recent...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the world and his engagement with Buddhism on three primary terrains: his indebtedness to Zhang Taiyan, his immersion in a wide range of Buddhist texts before the May Fourth movement, and a close reading of selected poems from Yecao 野草 (Wild Grass) in light of Buddhist philosophy. In particular, I argue...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 408–431.
Published: 01 October 2019
... has generally been analyzed for its representation of (queer) sexuality, the essay shows that it is the Cultural Revolution and its Cold War legacies that explain the emergence of its main character. 7 Cronin, World the Cold War Made, 115 . 6 K.-H. Chen, Asia as Method . 5...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 293–299.
Published: 01 March 2021
... performance writing or conceptual poetics in the Soviet Union and the Anglophone world today? Or do I give each chapter equal weight, perhaps feigning expertise and risking intimidation of Chinese literature specialists not caught up on Caribbean culture or Soviet samizdat? One of the implications of Edmond's...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 136–156.
Published: 01 March 2019
... at the Shanghai World Exposition on the way Chinese democracy has been implemented. His lecture draws a huge enthusiastic audience, including hundreds of thousands from overseas. If the grand opening of Xinzhongguo weilai ji feels uncanny, perhaps it is because the “future” of new China seems to have become...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 235–243.
Published: 01 March 2021
... . Said, Edward . 1983 . “ Traveling Theory .” In The World, the Text, and the Critic , 226 – 47 . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 1982 . Schmitt, Carl . Dictatorship: From the Origin of the Modern Concept of Sovereignty to Proletarian Class Struggle , translated by Michael...