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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 400–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... or consciousness, Wang's “Calling-Bird Brook” matches such transience with its equally succinct form. In the third couplet of Sōseki's poem, the Buddhist overtones are even more pronounced with a string of Buddhist terms such as wuxin and he . The word wuxin (no mind, mindlessness) refers to the letting...
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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 (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 (2020) 7 (2): 476–480.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., on the walls of Cave #3, a Buddhist site at Yulin outside of Dunhuang, are two nonimperial examples of monumental Northern Song–style landscape paintings in situ, serving as the backdrops for the Bodhisattvas Samantabhadra and Manjusri. Instead of relying on contemporary textual accounts, these examples would...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 26–56.
Published: 01 April 2016
... comity and cultural pluralism that Gong came to champion during his later years. This essay also demonstrates how these themes are also evident in Buddhist metaphors employed in poems addressed to Lingxiao, a Suzhou prostitute whom Gong took as a concubine. By tracing the interplay between the erotic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., 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 thought of Master Linji Yixuan 臨濟義玄 (d. 866) regarding...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 411–469.
Published: 01 November 2020
...), Zha Zhengxian's 查正賢 “Du shi ‘Pang gong’ yishi fawei” 杜詩“龐公”意識發微 (An Exploration of the “Elder Pang” Consciousness in Du Fu's Poetry), and Li Jun's 李俊 “Du Fu Kuizhou shige de ‘jiyi’ yishi” 杜甫夔州詩歌的“紀異”意識 (Du Fu's Consciousness of “Recording the Strange” in His Kuizhou Poems) all have unique...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... 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 emerges as the high point in his trip to the Land of Illusion. His ineffective transition to adulthood...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of the early essays per se is in 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...
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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 (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... practices, interpretations of emotions derived from models like Michel Foucault's concept 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... significance. On the other hand, while the lyrical and narrative features of these musical literary works may appear unsophisticated to later readers, theories such as “Discourse of the Heavenly Pipes” ( tianlai shuo 天籟說) may help redeem such clumsiness as a form of “heavenly naturalness.” Consequently, many...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 91–128.
Published: 01 April 2017
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 235–267.
Published: 01 November 2020
... damaged in the fighting. 22 Moreover, his active profile in the publishing industry and the income he gained from it attest to the commercial success of his writings. He also applied some of the tools of philological analysis developed by classical scholars to Buddhist scriptures, and even to the study...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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 both from formal and popular sources.” 30 At the same time, other observers time and again point to commoners...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Sitting in forgetfulness, my mind wanders to 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...
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