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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
... manuscript of Yifanfeng has allowed researchers to revisit the last decade of sinophone scholarship on this text. The current essay, based on close reading of the entire Yifanfeng , illuminates the broader use of occasional poetry within Buddhist monastic communities of the Song Dynasty (960–1279...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of late medieval poetry, which in turn prompt close readings of the sources. These readings lead to four conclusions about the history of late medieval poetry: (a) Buddhist monks were hubs of literary activity, (b) the poet Jia Dao became an increasingly important site of connection over time, (c...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 338–366.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Buddhist poetry Mahayana philosophy no-self In this article, I discuss how the speaker, or the so-called lyrical self, is expressed and constituted in Wang Wei's 王維 (699–759 or 701–761) short landscape poems in his famed “Wang Stream Collection” 輞川集 (Wangchuan ji), written later in the poet's life...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 297–335.
Published: 01 November 2023
... coherent, fully systematic Buddhist exposition on painting. Support for the validity of Buddhist interpretations of all its terms and concepts is provided by intertextual readings of Zong Bing's “Elucidating Buddhism” and the poetry and prose by the Buddhist monks of Mt. Lu. We also demonstrate how Zong's...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 180–207.
Published: 01 April 2017
... notions of yi 意 to illuminate different phases of literary creation. Comparisons with the term's adaptations by earlier literary and calligraphy critics further accentuate Wang's unique and innovative approach. Looking into a hitherto neglected Buddhist source, the author uncovers a Buddhicized yi - xiang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... This unswerving perseverance in Zen adds a Buddhist dimension to Sōseki's notion of the Dao and may explain the “increasing philosophical depth and seriousness in his poetry.” 42 In the last stage of his life, Sōseki dedicated himself to the completion of Meian . But the tangled relationships, problematic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
... scholarship because they stand outside conventional ideas of what constitutes a viable topic in a certain field (e.g., in poetry, Buddhist farewell poems; in literary history, a peculiar anthologized representation of Tang writing), span fields that are usually kept separate (e.g., Su Shi's biography...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 276–321.
Published: 01 November 2018
...' biographical information from databases like the CBDB can be useful. Specialized types of poems like monk poetry and Buddhist poetry are certainly important for studying Chinese literature and culture. 91 Further improvements are needed. Developing digital tools is just one step toward a complete...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 195–224.
Published: 01 April 2022
... . 43. Ibid., 325. 44. Ibid., 328. 45. Basso, Wisdom Sits in Places , 146 . 46. Ibid., 107. 47. Ibid., 148. 48. Huber, Cult of Pure Crystal Mountain , 8 . 49. For example, see Sadakata, Buddhist Cosmology ; Prip-Møller, Chinese Buddhist Monasteries...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 481–485.
Published: 01 November 2020
...). For a better sense of the role Buddhist themes play in Wang Wei's poetry, one might instead turn to such works as “When I Was Sick with Layman Hu I Sent Him These Poems and Showed Them to Some Students” 與胡居士皆病寄此詩兼示學人 (Yu Hu jushi jie bing ji cishi jian shi xueren), with its discussion of skandha and dhatu...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 442–447.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to canonical works in a poem requesting a favor from Xie. In another poem Sun depicts Xu's lofty personality through allusions to texts from the Lao-Zhuang tradition. In Sun's “Rhapsody on Roaming the Celestial Terrace Mountains” (You Tiantai shan fu 遊天台山賦), he references both Buddhist beliefs and Lao-Zhuang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 26–56.
Published: 01 April 2016
... poetry is also replete with professions of his Buddhist faith, the Jihai poems evince an unprecedented confidence in the power of its texts, rituals, and spiritual exercises to meet virtually all his spiritual and even intellectual needs. The poems also incorporate allusions to Buddhist practices...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 400–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... collection of prose poetry, Yecao 野草 (Wild Grass). Indeed the Tathāgatagarbha apologists must prepare themselves for an even harsher assailant than Ouyang or Matsumoto. The Critical Buddhists of China and Japan have chastised the idea of original enlightenment as spurious and mistaken. Lu Xun, more...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 248–278.
Published: 01 November 2017
... garment, and then Foyin sent him a Buddhist skirt as a gift. The two gathas were also in Su Shi's poetry anthology, titled “I Sent a Jade Belt to Master Yuan and He Rewarded Me with a Buddhist Skirt, Two Poems Matching His Rhymes” (以玉帶施元長老元以衲裙相報次韻二首). According to Su Shi, it was he who first sent Foyin...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 458–465.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of a uniquely interpretative and creative practice in world history. Kornicki offers comprehensive coverage of their originality and explains how these techniques worked. The third part surveys three bodies of Sinitic, Buddhist scriptures, Confucian classics, and primers and technical texts, in roughly...
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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 (2015) 2 (2): 573–576.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and Culture and editor-in-chief of the Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies 嶺南學報. CHEN YINCHI is professor of Chinese literature at Fudan University. A specialist in classical Chinese literature and poetics with a focus on Buddhist and Taoist literature, he is the author of A Study of Zhuangzi's Thought...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
...; nor did it mean that he had to exclude any hint of Buddhism, which Han Yu famously opposed. Buddhist people and places are very well represented in the anthology; poems and prose pieces by Buddhist monks such as Jiaoran 皎然 (730–799) and Guanxiu 貫休 (832–912) appear across the text. In addition to monks...
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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 (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...