Theory and Modern Chinese Literature 


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Journal Current volume: 18 Frequency: Two issues annually

Academic Editor(s): Zong-qi Cai, Yunte Huang

Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature presents cutting-edge research on modern literary production, dissemination, and reception in China and beyond. It also publishes works that study the shaping influence of traditional literature and culture on modern and contemporary China. Prism actively promotes scholarly investigations from interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives, and it encourages integration of theoretical inquiry with empirical research. The journal strives to foster in-depth dialogues between Western and Chinese literary theories that illuminate both the unique features of each interlocutor and their shared insights into issues of universal interest. Prism is a new incarnation of the Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese (JMLC), founded in 1997 by the Centre for Humanities Research at Lingnan University.

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals Distinguished Editor Award was presented to Prism coeditor Zong-qi Cai in 2020.


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Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature
Centre for Humanities Research
Lingnan University
8 Castle Peak Road
Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong S.A.R.
(852) 2616 8055

Editors in Chief:
Zong-qi Cai, Lingnan University, Hong Kong; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Yunte Huang, Lingnan University, Hong Kong; University of California, Santa Barbara

Associate Editors in Chief:
Carlos Rojas, Duke University
Haomin Gong, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Book Review Editor:
Charles A. Laughlin, University of Virginia

Managing Editor:
Chris Song, Lingnan University, Hong Kong 

Editorial Assistants:
Matthew Cheng, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Yuefan Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Editorial Board:
Zong-qi Cai
Leo Tak Hung Chan
Haomin Gong
Michel Hockx
Yunte Huang
Wendy Larson
Charles A. Laughlin
Carlos Rojas
Xiaobing Tang
Ban Wang
David Der-wei Wang
Michelle Yeh
Yingjin Zhang
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A general issue appears in March, and its submission deadline is May 1 of the preceding year; a special issue appears in October, and its submission deadline is December 1 of the preceding year.

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ISSN: 2578-3491
e-ISSN: 2578-3505