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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 180–207.
Published: 01 April 2017
... literary theory Chinese calligraphy criticism Buddhist theory of consciousnesses For a long time now, studies of Chinese theories of literary creation have been in need of discovering fresher perspectives. The immense prestige of Lu Ji 陸機 (261–303) and Liu Xie 劉勰 (ca. 465–ca. 522) has meant that...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 400–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... one's experience or as an abode of all karmic seeds. The concept of the seeds was devised by the Sautrāntikas, an early Indian Buddhist school whose theories of consciousness became a precursor to the Yogācāra notion of ālayavijñāna . The concept helps resolve a philosophical conundrum, that is, how...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 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) the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... quatrain versus fifty-six for Sōseki's heptasyllabic regulated verse. If Buddhist enlightenment ( wu 悟) is a fleeting moment of heightened perception or consciousness, Wang's “Calling-Bird Brook” matches such transience with its equally succinct form. In the third couplet of Sōseki's poem, the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 26–56.
Published: 01 April 2016
... striking is the poems' testimony to an intensification of Gong's Buddhist faith. Something of this change is adumbrated in a verse penned during the previous year, in 1838: Confucians are but one of the nine schools, 儒但九流一 2 Becoming a great Confucian scholar is hardly worth the effort. 魁儒安足為...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... all the guests are indeed guests of that host, then for everyone the state of mind [proper to each member] are fused together. [That is, the state of mind of being a guest or host exists only in that reciprocal relation]. 立一主以待賓,賓非無主之賓者,乃俱有情而相浹洽。 20 Wang's theory is traceable to the Buddhist...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... ( gan 感), cognition ( shi 識), and knowledge ( zhi 智). 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Liang Qichao. Of course, there may be minor quibbles with what she writes—Mara is indeed the name of a divine trickster in Buddhist legend, but Lu Xun uses it as a “soft” translation of “satanic” in the epithet of “chief of the Satanic school,” that Robert Southey hurled at Byron. 69 Within the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of discourse or Pierre Bourdieu's theory of habitus reduce the nuance and complexity of individual feeling to the collective conditioning of the group. By relativizing the self to the operations of the community, constructivists encourage “an absolute plasticity of the individual” that, when followed...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
... article does not treat the work of female poets and modern Buddhist masters reflecting on self-images—a topic I will examine elsewhere. Here, I wanted to demonstrate that the medium of photography evoked new states of perception and affect that prompted active collaboration with text. While viewers across...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 91–128.
Published: 01 April 2017
... stored with the Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist canons in Wang's study. 79 Yet, also in the 1580s, although Mei Dingzuo had heard of Feng's book and even compiled his new Han-Wei anthology based on Feng's selections, his access to an original copy of Shi ji was restricted. In the third edition...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
... ancestors. But at least one aspect of the initiation is successful, namely, sexual awakening. The erotic aspect of the dream can be easily interpreted using the Freudian theory of wish fulfillment: prompted by the seductive setting in Qin Keqing's bedroom and her tender beauty, Baoyu's latent desire...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and Painting,” 289–90 . 57. Ibid., 290–91, 300–302. 58. Ibid., 293. 59. Ibid., 294. 60. Ibid., 306, n. 64. 61. For critical accounts on the rise of a literati aesthetic and theory during the eleventh century, see, for examples, Bush, Chinese Literati on Painting , esp...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the climax of the musical program of imperial occasions such as imperial birthday celebrations, New Year's festivities, court audiences, and Buddhist festivals. The History of Yuan observed that “later in Renzong's reign (r. 1311–1319), for audiences and feasts, they used ‘entertainment music’ drawn...