Prism 18.2 – Chinese Literature across the Borderlands

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Special Issue Editor(s): David Der-wei WangMiya Qiong XieKyle Shernuk

courtesy of David Wang’s landscape ink painting

Introduction: Chinese Literature across the Borderlands

David Der-wei Wang

The Making and Unmaking of Nationalist Literature from the National Margin: Rereading Duanmu Hongliang’s Ke’erqin Qi caoyuan (The Korchin Banner Plains) as Borderland Writing 

Miya Qiong Xie

Shen Congwen’s Idealized Ethnic: Borderland, Ethnicity, and the Spiritual Enchantments of a Modern Master 

Yanshuo Zhang

The Cultural Hybridity of Chineseness: Regional Transgression in Stories of Northern Shaanxi 

Levi S. Gibbs

Unsavory Characters: Sino-Tibetan Language Politics in the Fiction of Tsering Döndrup 

Christopher Peacock

Conciliatory Amalgamation: The Politics of Survival in Sinophone Uyghur Writer Padi Guli’s A Hundred Years of Bloodline 

E. K. Tan

Treading Poetic Borders in Southwest China and Northeast India 

Mark Bender

Sinophonic Detours in Colonial Burma: Ai Wu’s Transborder Counterpoetics of Trespass 

Brian Bernards

Unfinished Revolutions: Wei Beihua, Chairil Anwar, and the Limits of Realism of Postwar Mahua Literature 

Li Wen Jessica Tan

Embracing the Xenophone: Siu Kam Wen and the Possibility of Spanish-Language Chinese Literature 

Kyle Shernuk

The Cultural Creation of the Ethnic Korean Minority in China: Focusing on the Portrayal of Local Landscape in Post-1949 Korean-Chinese Literature 

Jerôme de Wit

Between Colonialism and Despotism: Sinophone Nationalist Literature in Japanese-Occupied Inner Mongolia, 1936–1945 

Jianing Tuo