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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
... elucidating how the mind works. 70 The store consciousness is so named for it functions as a repository of all imprints of 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...
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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
... freedom and tranquility of the life of pure thought, Sōseki infused his kanshi with visions of the Confucian, Buddhist, and Daoist Dao. To him, kanshi offered a highly personal medium for complex philosophical inquiry, an outlet for psychological distress as well as modern concerns, and at the same time...
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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
... 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 thought of Master Linji Yixuan 臨濟義玄 (d. 866) regarding the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
.../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 and stable sensory being. 5 The third, and perhaps most important theoretical advantage...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the historical recontextualization of Lu Xun's ideas vis-à-vis 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...
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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
...故吾). The phrase “In the midst of thunder and lightning, 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 91–128.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Jing Chen Abstract This article examines how the making of pre-Tang poetry anthologies in sixteenth-century Ming China led to a reinvention of the pre-Tang poetic tradition. From the Zhengde period 正德 (1506–21) well into the Wanli reign 萬曆 (1573–1620), the compilation and publication of new pre...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... The Daoist's recommendation is derived from a genre of Buddhist meditation, the “white bone contemplations” ( baigu guan 白骨觀), in which one visualizes his body as a skeleton (the truth) without the flesh (the illusion) that is subject to decay. 81 When one masters this view of self, he can extend...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... otherworldly realms; 坐忘遊蔭界 6 extinguishing delusive thoughts [ miexiang ], I cleanse my mind of worldly dust. 滅想淨心塵 It is not that I would proclaim myself a Buddhist, 不是皈蓮乘 8 but simply that I seek to heal the ailments of my body. 53 聊因乞病身 As Zhou expresses in the rest of the poem...
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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...