- May 28, 2021Lingnan Prism Symposium Series (3.3): Chinese Learning Goes West: The Reception and Development of Traditional Chinese Thought in Modern Europe, North America, and Beyond
- July 24, 2020
- May 1, 2021Lingnan Prism Symposium Series (3.2): “A Crisis, or a New Direction?: Reconsidering the Translation of Chinese Philosophy”An online symposium is to be held on 9-10 May, 2021, on past and contemporary attempts to tackle Chinese philosophy through translation in the Western world, from the Jesuit missionaries to present-day translators working in academia and beyond. Speakers will address the cultural impact of translated Chinese philosophical masterworks in the West in different historical periods, examining seminal texts of the Confucian, Buddhist and Daoist traditions.
- March 31, 2021
- March 25, 2021Lingnan Prism Symposium Series (3.1): “Translation, Travel, and Transmission: The Reception of Chinese Masterworks in the West”
- March 25, 2021Lingnan Prism Symposium Series (2): Between Mobility and Place-making: The Worlds of Southeast Asia in Modern Chinese Literature (2)
Welcome to the home page of Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature, a biannual peer-reviewed journal published by Duke University Press for Lingnan University of Hong Kong. It is jointly sponsored by the Centre for Humanities Research and the Chinese Department of Lingnan University and the Forum on Chinese Poetic Culture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Prism presents cutting-edge research on modern literary production, dissemination, and reception in as well as outside China. It also publishes works that study the shaping influence of traditional literature and culture on modern and contemporary China. Prism actively promotes scholarly investigations from interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives, and encourages integration of theoretical inquiry with empirical research. It strives to foster in-depth dialogues between Western and Chinese literary theories in ways that illuminate the unique features of each as well as their shared insights into issues of universal interest.