Prism - Vol. 17 No. 2

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We are pleased to report that the Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature 17:2 - Special Issue “Critical Theory and Chinese Literary Studies” has gone through the review and editing processes and is now in press. It is scheduled to come out by November 2020. Below is its table of contents.

Introduction: Theoretical Orientations and Professional Positionings
ZONG-QI CAI

Reading Eco-Critically: Critical and Literary Traditions Revisited

Old Dreams Retold: Lu Xun as Mytho-Ecological Writer
BAN WANG

Reinventing “Nature”: A Study of Ecotopian and Cultural Imaginaries in Hong Kong Literature
WINNIE L. M. YEE

Mapping the Taxonomies of Same-Sex Sexuality: Historical and Critical Studies

Constructing a New Sexual Paradigm: Emergence of a Modern Subject
LIANG SHI

“A New Species”: Gender, Sexuality, and Taxonomic Logics in Sinophone East Asia
CARLOS ROJAS

Exploring Intertextuality: Bakhtinian and Bloomian Readings

Looking, Reading, and Intertextuality in Ding Ling’s “Miss Sophia’s Diary”
KERU CAI

Theory and Practice of the Long Novel: Mao Dun’s Midnight and Representational Problems between Fiction, Locality, and Modernity
KENNY K. K. NG

Inventing Comparative Strategies: Chinese Poetics in Global Perspectives

Metapoetic Readings Around Ekphrasis and Fu
MARTIN SVENSSON EKSTRÖM

A Study of Early Chinese Concepts of Qing 情 and a Dialog with Western Emotion Studies
ZONG-QI CAI

Positioning and Re-Positioning: Institutional and Professional

“The Orient” vs. Dongfang: The Reconceptualization of the Orient in Modern China
XIAOLU MA

Latour, Tiananmen, and Glass Slippers, Or, What We Talk about When We Talk about Chinese Studies?
HAIYAN LEE