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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the Chinese writer's recovery of the mythical and ecological images from the past in the critique of modernity. Confronted with the fetishism of progress and technology in China's early modernization, Lu Xun sought to uncover and redeem primordial images from archaic traditions. The story “Li shui” 理水...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 409–430.
Published: 01 October 2021
... writer who establishes herself within the dominant tradition of Chinese literature. As one of the few prominent Sinophone Uyghur writers, she inevitably becomes a token that sustains the rhetoric of Chinese literature as inclusive and diverse. Along this line of thought, the article argues that Padi...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Tang shi de dufa 唐詩的讀法 (Reading Tang Poetry). The author contends not only that these writers' dealings with Tang poetry make it part of a still-living tradition but also that such engagement offers a way to understand the dynamic, rather than static, canonicity of Tang poetry. 72 Kroll...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... things” ( wanwu 萬物). In this essay, the author examines distinct ways in which fictional writers imagine relational dynamics between humans, nonhuman animals, regional ecosystems, and the cosmos to theorize ecology as method. Ecology as method works to radically decenter anthropocentric understandings...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Kenny K. K. Ng Abstract This article examines the promises and predicaments of May Fourth writers in their experimental writing of the “long novel” ( changpian xiaoshuo 長篇小說) as a Chinese brand of the modern epic. May Fourth intellectuals showed a conscious effort to institute a new brand...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 538–553.
Published: 01 October 2021
... explicates the distinctions between Han writers' and Mongol intellectuals' nationalist writings, in order to theorize the dual oppression of the Mongol minority culture under Japanese colonialism and Chinese despotism. Despite the mission of this so-called Mongolian nation-state to write in a Mongolian style...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... promoted by the Chinese Communist Party. Through an investigation of happiness in Marxism and Maoism, the author analyzes the arguments put forward in the letters, concluding that by the early 1960s any notion of a unified revolutionary subjectivity was riddled with cracks. The young letter writers...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... different scripts. These cases also illustrate the heavy censorship involved in contemporary PRC literature, and the authors are particularly interested in demonstrating the meanings of the option of fantizi publication toward many PRC writers. The two scripts could not be understood as simple variations...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and psychological noumenon in Confucian aesthetics to refute the romantic and sublime figure of the proletarian subject, Liu's espousal of religious transcendence provided Chinese writers with a spiritual dimension to actualize literature's breakaway from the tutelage of the revolutionary state. Their reflections...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Jianmei Liu Abstract This article aims to investigate the roles Liu Zaifu has played in his three voyages of life. As an outspoken writer and public intellectual who rose to prominence in China during the early 1980s, Liu was a typical pioneer and enlightener, as well as a leading literary theorist...
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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...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the changes throughout the twentieth century by analyzing a selection of authorial prefaces to translated editions of three influential authors: Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936), Ba Jin 巴金 (1906–2005), and Yu Hua 余華 (1960–). All prolific preface writers, they each have, in different ways, in different periods, engaged...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2020
...James Shea Abstract This article examines the Hong Kong writer Gu Cangwu 古蒼梧 (1945–) and his grassroots activism during the Cold War, namely, his appropriation of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program (IWP). At the IWP from 1970 to 1971, Gu grew critical of US foreign policy...
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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...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 9–26.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Zhaokun Xin Abstract Li Yu's two huaben stories, “A Male Mencius's Mother Raises Her Son Properly by Moving House Three Times” and “House of Gathered Refinements,” stand out from the writer's brief yet highly novel dabbling in the genre thanks to their similar concern with male same-sex desire...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Miya Qiong Xie Abstract This article reconsiders the established modern Chinese writer Duanmu Hongliang and his first and most influential work, The Korchin Banner Plains (completed in 1933 and published in 1939), from a borderland perspective. The novel is set in western Manchuria, a multiethnic...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and is usually labeled as a “regionalist” writer. Yet as an ethnically hybrid author, Shen's ethnographically inspired, mythologizing accounts of indigenous non-Han tribes place him in a long tradition of searching for moral truths in borderland societies in Chinese literary and cultural history. The article...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., Ai Wu similarly inscribes his literary mission as one of national redemption but in a way that conforms to the leftist internationalist ideals of the League of Left-Wing Writers, which Ai Wu joined after he was forcibly repatriated to China by British colonial authorities in 1931. Ai Wu's Sinophone...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
... literature recuperates previously excluded expressions of Chineseness and begins writing a new branch of Chinese literary history. As case in point, the author analyzes the Spanish-language Chinese literature of Chinese Peruvian American writer Siu Kam Wen, specifically, his first collection of short stories...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 526–537.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Press , 1993 . Kim Ch'angkŏl . “ Chaeman chosŏn munhak-kwa chagga-ŭi chŏngyŏl” [ Manchu-Korean Literature and the Passion of Writers ]. Mansŏn ilbo , February 16–17 , 1940 . Kim Ch'angkŏl . “ Maŭr-ŭi sŭngni ” [ The Village's Victory ]. Yŏnbyŏnmunye [ Literature and Art from Yanbian...