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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 56–90.
Published: 01 April 2017
... heretofore untrodden in Chinese poetic discourse. In this article I focus on two basic loci of such “private” theatrical space, the boudoir and garden—one sexualized, forbidden, and private, and the other natural, culturally sanctioned, and constructed, but also private in certain ways regarding ownership...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
... for the protagonists of Stone , has been recognized as, among other things, a perfect specimen of the Jiangnan 江南 garden, that is, the southern-style garden transplanted to the North, presumably in Beijing. A lot of ink has been spilled about the so-called aesthetic principles of Chinese elite art underlying Stone...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 173–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of the painting, followed by Huang Jieling's landscape, and Qian's preface to Huang's poetry anthology. Ink and colors on paper, 25.1 x 126.5 cm. Palace Museum, Beijing. Palace Museum, Beijing. Source: Zhongguo gudai shuhua tumu 中國古代書畫圖目 (Illustrated Catalogue of Selected Works of Ancient Chinese Painting...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that every wooden column and flower was invested with emotion. 16 As a microcosm of nature, the Chinese garden is more than a physical space—it is also a poetic and cultural space, designed in complex ways to be in dialogue with the cultural past. 17 The garden in the Huanshang estate, impressive...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... China during the “migration south.” Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 cultural memory Chinese gardens song lyrics Chinese historiography migration Song dynasty This article examines how the garden of the northern refugee Xiang Ziyin 向子諲 (1085–1152) became a site of memory...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 272–273.
Published: 01 April 2019
... print and painting in Chen Hongshou's work. Recently, having become engaged in the environmental humanities, she is also working on a reevaluation of Qi Biaojia's various writings about his famous garden at Yushan. ZONG-QI CAI is professor of Chinese, comparative literature, and medieval studies...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
... that appear in the play. The story of The Peony Pavilion may be familiar, but retellings of its narrative vary. 6 Ordinarily, the play is considered to be Liniang's love story, whose plot unfolds in the following way: one spring day, Liniang dares to venture into a garden where the sight of colorful...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 249–250.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 ANNE BURKUS-CHASSON is associate professor of art history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research generally focuses on seventeenth-century Chinese painting and woodblock-printed books. She has a special interest...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 313–338.
Published: 01 November 2020
... “mountains and forests” Southern Song poet Yang Wanli 楊萬里 (1127–1206) was a leading figure among what Chinese literary history calls the Restoration poets ( zhongxing shiren 中興詩人). 1 Originally from Jishui 吉水 in modern Jiangxi, he began his official career on receiving the jinshi degree in 1154...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
... To be sure, eminent scholars have generated a body of literature that helps guide the analysis of lust in the Stone . Martin Huang's work on the shift from physical desire ( yu 欲) to romantic sentiment ( qing ) in late imperial Chinese fiction shows how the Stone' s revision process echoes the general...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 216–240.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Xingpei Yuan Abstract A writer of enormous impact on Chinese literary history, Tao Yuanming 陶淵明 (ca. 365–427) became a cultural symbol through his deep and pervasive influence on generations of scholar-officials. What emerged was the image of an individual pure and high-minded, freethinking...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 470–475.
Published: 01 November 2020
... by artists and painting practitioners who wish to dive deep into the original Chinese texts, which cursory introductions to the subject by “Chinese painting professors” in the West rarely offer. The translation provides lengthy terminological explanations helpful to readers unfamiliar with the technical...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 439–441.
Published: 01 November 2017
... published on Tang-Song poetry and literati culture. His book Metamorphosis of the Private Sphere: Gardens and Objects in Tang-Song Poetry (2003) was translated into Chinese under the title Siren lingyu de bianxing: Tang Song shige zhong de yuanlin yu wanhao 私人領域的變形:唐宋詩歌中的園林與玩好 (2008). His research has...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
... in traditional Chinese literati culture. For the female candidates, then, the real examination site is not inside the prison-like examination compound but in the garden, for it is here that they are allowed to give full play to their cultivation. Quite fittingly, one sees such a dazzling show of talent after...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 461–482.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Hu Kexian; Yuan Zhang Abstract A recently discovered collection of epitaphs ( muzhi 墓誌) reveals copious references to Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian 陶潛, 365–427), a writer of pervasive influence on Chinese culture. In recent decades, both English and Chinese scholarship has focused on Tao's literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 279–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of the steles was recovered. Su Dongpo's Calligraphy Inscriptions reproduces double sides of the following Su Shi inscriptions found on this fragment: “Sent for Inscription, Thirty Poems on Yangzhou Gardens by Academician Yuke” 寄題與可學士洋州園池三十首, “Pine Wine Rhapsody,” “Note on Buying Land” 買田帖, and “Eulogy...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Anne Burkus-Chasson Abstract Historians of Chinese literature and philosophy have written extensively about the significance of emotion ( qing 情) in late Ming times (1522–1644). But how did a pictorial image manifest emotion, and how were its visible signs of emotion conceptualized? This article...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 90–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
... poetic theory and criticism is undoubtedly worth studying, but the writing of the Suiyuan shihua 隨園詩話 (Poetry Remarks from Harmony Garden) itself is also worth noting. Up to this day, however, only a few scholars have paid attention to this aspect of Yuan's work. In his critical biography of the writer...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Chinese poetry, they can show some of the paradigmatic groups of images and their distribution between concepts of happiness and sadness, loneliness and companionship. Finally, topical grouping of poems on things is discussed and explored with the help of fingerprints to look for formal principles behind...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Mary Scott I-Hsien Wu . Eroticism and Other Literary Conventions in Chinese Literature: Intertextuality in “The Story of the Stone.” Amherst, NY : Cambria Press , 2017 . 214 pp. ISBN 978160979770 (hardcover). Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 I-Hsien Wu's book...