Prism 17.2 Special Issue: Critical Theory and Chinese Literary Studies

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Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature 17.2 Special Issue: Critical Theory and Chinese Literary Studies | Edited by Zong-qi Cai

Contributors to this special issue present the fruits of transpacific collaboration and a cross-section of innovative scholarship on Chinese literature pursued by scholars with diverse interests in critical theory. The essays tackle a wide range of issues in the studies of premodern and modern Chinese literature, such as ecocriticism, gender, intertextuality, orientalism, and affect. 

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 East in Modern China
XIAOLU MA

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