Prism Volume 16, No.1 – Table of Contents
Foreword to the Inaugural Prism Issue
Can a Revolutionary be Happy? The Debate on Happiness in 1960s China
Of Lice and Men: A Parasitic Reading of Jia Pingwa’s The Lantern Bearer
Dangerous Fiction and Obscene Images: Textual-Visual Interplay in the Banned Magazine Eyebrow Talk, and Lu Xun’s Role as Censor
LIYING SUN AND MICHEL HOCKX
The Ocular Turn, Misty Poetry, and a Postrevolutionary Imagination: Re-reading “The Answer” by Bei Dao
Misfit: Xu Lizhi and Battlers Poetry (Dagong shige)
MAGHIEL VAN CREVEL
Nature and Critique of Modernity in Shen Congwen: An Eco-Critical Reading
Utopian Dream and Dark Consciousness: Chinese Literature at the Millennial Turn
DAVID DER-WEI WANG
Names Deeply Chiseled: Greco-Roman Motifs in Yang Mu’s Poetry
Ways of Seeing China through Isaac Julien’s Ten Thousand Waves: Evocative Translocality, Fantastic Orientalism, Nameless Labor
Revolutionary Waves: The Crowd in Modern China, by Tie Xiao. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2017. 286 pp.
Reviewed by Yu Zhang
Fiction’s Family: Zhan Xi and Zhan Kai, and the Business of Women in Late Qing China, by Ellen Widmer. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2016. 329 pp.
Reviewed by Chun-Ting Chang
Young China: National Rejuvenation and the Bildungsroman, 1900-1959, by Mingwei Song. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2015. 379 pp.
Reviewed by Shannon M. Cannella
A Passage to China: Literature, Loyalism, and Colonial Taiwan, by Chien-hsin Tsai. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2015. 356 pp.
Reviewed by Clara Iwasaki