Prism Volume 16 Issue 1 - Online

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Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature Volume 16 Issue 1 has come online with viewable abstracts! See: https://read.dukeupress.edu/prism/issue/16/1

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Foreword to the Inaugural Prism Issue
ZONG-QI CAI

Can a Revolutionary be Happy? The Debate on Happiness in 1960s China
WENDY LARSON

Of Lice and Men: A Parasitic Reading of Jia Pingwa’s The Lantern Bearer
CARLOS ROJAS

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
XIAOBING TANG

Misfit: Xu Lizhi and Battlers Poetry (Dagong shige)
MAGHIEL VAN CREVEL

Nature and Critique of Modernity in Shen Congwen: An Eco-Critical Reading
BAN WANG

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
MICHELLE YEH

Ways of Seeing China through Isaac Julien’s Ten Thousand Waves: Evocative Translocality, Fantastic Orientalism, Nameless Labor
YINGJIN ZHANG

Book Reviews

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

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