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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 297–335.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Zhou Yong “A Preface to the Painting of Landscape,” Buddhist views of painting visualization Buddhist icons According to the Buddhist anthology Hongmingji 弘明集 (Collected Writings on the Propagation and Clarification of Buddhism) compiled by Sengyou 僧祐 (445–518), in the debate between Zhou...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
...; and the painting's wooden case becomes a zhantan he 旃檀合 (sandalwood box) ( MDT 24.17; PP 138). What Liu initially discerns to be fine rosewood is now seen as the aromatic wood of a different tree ( Santalum album ), native to India, also known by its Sanskrit name candana . Used to carve Buddhist icons...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 403–437.
Published: 01 November 2023
... emerges as a mode of rejection of that cosmic system. When he runs amok in heaven, he runs amok with a central principle of the book's Daoist theology: any being can become an immortal, or in terms of the book's simultaneously Buddhist theology, any being can become a buddha. Demons like Monkey twist...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., visionary hope and its futility” ( leiguang paoying 雷光泡影) could refer literally to the photographic flash, but it also carries a Buddhist sense of the futility of human achievement. Writing a poem on a photo of the self has the potential to be a deeply ethical act, steering toward the “Confucian's progress...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 179–185.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in the late ninth century. This, in turn, calls attention to the centrality of figures normally marginalized in Tang literary history, such as Jia Dao 賈島 (779–843) and Buddhist poet-monks. By using the framework of the network, the “dynamic literary history” Mazanec proposes sees poets not as static icons...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Buddhists and Taoists in 1255 and 1258, Quanzhen Daoism came to be persecuted in 1281. 86 The school's fortunes improved again in the early fourteenth century, when the Yuan court granted various honors to current and former leaders of the Quanzhen sect. However, because of the relative autonomy...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
... between theater and Buddhism: Buddhism and theater, both as sharp examinations of life, take the maintenance of life's eternal peace and comfort as their task. In Buddhist terms, to dissect and reveal life, various “fake” selves are manifested, while the true self is put in the position of the onlooker...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 205–238.
Published: 01 April 2019
...”) gives a Buddhist undertone of vast loving compassion, mother love becoming universal love. Again, the loss is immediately ascribed to a worthy cause, cemented by a succession of hagiographical terms, “giving [her] life,” “sacred blood,” “fragrant name,” and “sacrifice” ( juanqu 捐軀, bixie 碧血...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 85–107.
Published: 01 April 2016
... corridor, out of the temple I amble. 看竹回廊出寺遲 Obscured by green shadows, a clear and quiet spot, 窅窅綠蔭清寂處 4 A half window of slanted sun, two monks play go. 半窗斜日兩僧棋 15 The game, meanwhile, is not unfamiliar in sources from the Buddhist tradition. Paintings in Buddhist grottoes often...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., is at the end of juan 4 after the song lyrics ( shiyu 詩餘); Chen, Xinfangge , Ba.1a–b. 80. A kalpa is a Buddhist concept of an immensely long span of time; a small kalpa is more than 16 million years. By using a well-known Buddhist analogy, Chen emphasizes the unbearable duration...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
.... 51 They characterize the first high tide by the broad social classes of the women poets, who included prominent courtesans, gentry wives and daughters, and Chan Buddhist female masters and nuns; and the second high tide by the broader range of genres in which gentry women writers engaged...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 379–402.
Published: 01 November 2023
... as extremely painful, even life-threatening. Laments about its agonies—“Of the four hundred and four ailments a man can catch, / Lovesickness is the worst to have to bear” 四百四病人可守,惟有相思難受; and “Of the thirty-three Buddhist realms, / The Realm of Separation is the highest; / Of the four hundred and four ailments...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., as he shows, as soon as we look beyond individual sanqu collections, general sanqu anthologies, or individual collected works and turn to sources such as genealogies, gazetteers, daily-use encyclopedias, Buddhist collections, and the Daoist canon, we find many sanqu designed for specific...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 216–247.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., a Buddhist apprentice at Dinghui Temple in Suzhou, said to Mai, “Why worry so much? Huizhou is not as far away as heaven. If one keeps going, one will get there. I will carry your regards to your father.” Across mountains and rivers Qishun walked on foot, staying outdoors at night, sometimes collapsing from...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Schopenhauer's philosophies but also the “mental vista” ( jingjie 境界) originating with Buddhist thought. Zhu Guangqian's 朱光潛 (1897–1986) career path takes him from Nietzsche to Benedetto Croce, Karl Marx, and Giambattista Vico, all the while pondering how to modernize the time-honored concept of the “fusion...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
...). Second, insofar as it is not defined in terms of any binary opposition (like the subject/object dyad), it is endowed with a fluidity that, in certain strands of poetic thought (most notably Daoist and, later, Buddhist), transcends the constraints inherent in its (illusory) experience as a discrete...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 411–469.
Published: 01 November 2020
... . “Huang Tingjian lun Du Fu yu Hanshanzi—jianshu Du shi zhong de Foxue Chanzong yiyun” 黃庭堅論杜甫與寒山子——兼述杜詩中的佛學禪宗意蘊 ( Huang Tingjian on Du Fu and Hanshanzi: With Account of the Chan Buddhist Connotation in Du Fu's Poetry ). Du Fu yanjiu xuekan 杜甫研究學刊 ( Journal of Du Fu Studies ) 2 ( 2003 ): 52 – 58...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... will result but artificial language and artificial deeds, artificial speech spoken by artificial people?” 15 The concept of a childlike heart-mind, or an “original heart-mind” ( benxin 本心), was not unprecedented among Confucian and Buddhist thinkers. Nonetheless, in an unusual move, Li extended...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 15–55.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... The notion of an unbridled style emerging from the placidity of no emotion is counterintuitive, yet Su Shi emphatically made precisely this point. Egan uncovered what proves to be the key document to explain Su's thinking: a farewell poem written to the Buddhist monk Canliao 參寥 (1043–ca. 1106), whom Su...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2023
... and White,” 644 . 66. Wuqiao 午橋 references Minister Pei Du's garden in Tang dynasty Luoyang, a site of literati gatherings. 67. Qian, Xiangshuzhai quanji , juan 18.16b. 68. I owe this insight to Wu Fusheng. 69. Dong Yuan 董源 (ca. 934–962) and his student the Buddhist priest...