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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 262–288.
Published: 01 November 2014
... discovers two distinctive thrusts of these approaches and sheds light on the underlying dynamic unity of the Chinese interpretive tradition. Copyright © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Chinese interpretive theory Mencius on interpretation “The Mao Prefaces,” Zhu Xi on interpretation...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... is not a viable model for tonal patterning in Chinese regulated verse, nor did yamaka influence the rise of the “eight defects” theory in Chinese poetry. Zhang's article is likely to ignite a new debate on the provenance of Chinese tonal prosody. Du Xiaoqin and Li E's article focuses on the new...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 233–257.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... In this way Zhu proffers a theory on the content and boundaries of literary criticism as a modern Chinese academic discipline. He also attempts to explain the relation between this conception and Chinese literary research. Zhu's study serves as an important case history to illustrate the problems Chinese...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... literary and cultural studies, with Western theory taking precedence over Chinese subjects (and subjectivities). But one cannot help noting that some of the most critical voices are themselves empowered by, or even sustaining, the Western canon they set out to subvert. Overcoming such a dilemma does...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 163–202.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to the theory and practice of the literary translation of Chinese poetic forms. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 pronouns rhyme language registers punctuation allusion citational practice Compared to other forms of Chinese verse, the translation of sanqu 散曲 songs into European...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 471–474.
Published: 01 November 2016
... at Yale University, is a scholar of classical Chinese literature with an interest in comparative studies of poetry, literary criticism, gender studies, and cultural theory/aesthetics. Born in Beijing, China, Chang attended schools in Taiwan before moving to the United States in 1968. In 1978 she earned...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 573–576.
Published: 01 November 2015
... on the literature of Wei Jin and the Northern and Southern dynasties, Chinese classical poetics, and the history of Chinese poetry. His publications include The Evolution from Qi-Liang Poetry to the High Tang Poetry 齊梁詩歌向盛唐詩歌的嬗變 (1996), Cultural Interpretation of the Early and High Tang Poetry 初盛唐詩歌的文化闡釋 (1997...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 258–285.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of meanings. This state of affairs is difficult for traditional linguistic theories to make head or tail of—but fits quite comfortably within newer, cognitive approaches to the study of language, wherein the data of table 1 are the beginning, at least, of a testable hypothesis: in Mandarin Chinese...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... theory and interdisciplinary emotion studies of the recent decade, contributors to this special issue offer archival-based research with the intention of enriching our understanding of the history of emotions, the image-text relationship, and the affective experience of Chinese culture. These authors...
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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 (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Xiaohui Zhang Abstract Although Natsume Sōseki (1867–1916) enjoys worldwide fame as a novelist, his work as a first-class kanshi 漢詩 (classical Chinese poetry) poet remains largely unknown to Western audiences. This article focuses on Sōseki's kanshi of 1916 and his pursuit of the Dao toward the end...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 347–379.
Published: 01 November 2015
... system in Chinese regulated-style verse. Victor Mair and Tsu-lin Mei have further argued that the rules of the “eight defects” and the concept of ping-ze contrast were designed by Shen Yue under the influence of Sanskrit prosodic theory. The most challenging puzzle that remains for scholars in the field...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 324–346.
Published: 01 November 2015
... previous study, the research presented in this article interprets tonal contrast data obtained in these poems in an enriched context. The author compares the tonal contrast rates in the poems written before the Yongming 永明 era (483–93) to tonal contrast rates obtained from narrative texts written...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
...) that produced those writings. 4 In short, the Chinese lyric subject is the unnamed entity imagined as living in and responding to the world and consequently, unavoidably, expressing itself in poetry. This subject is accessible and interpretable only inasmuch as it is bodied forth in poetic language...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Wang Xiaodun; Casey Schoenberger Abstract This article draws on historical linguistic evidence, archeological finds, and written accounts of ancient practices to argue that, in the pre-Qin and Han periods of Chinese history, an important stratum of knowledge related to earthly energies, vibrations...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 179–185.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Thomas J. Mazanec; Jeffrey R. Tharsen; Jing Chen Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 The goal of this special issue is to highlight some exemplary ways in which the digital humanities are being applied to the study of classical Chinese literature. By digital humanities we mean...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 400–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in the wake of the translation of Darwinian evolutionary theory into Chinese is a “crucial discursive determination.” 48 But Lu Xun's intimation of a Buddhist “elsewhere” with respect to the epistemic seedbed of this particular seed is no less, if not all the more, crucial. In unpacking the ambivalence...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
... interpretation. But other elements in the textual portrait cannot be fully captured by words. The latter apparently fascinated Tang Xianzu, for he explained the source of inspired writing by comparing a writer to a painter. In The Peony Pavilion , the ambiguous and unfinished pictorial marks in Du Liniang's self...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 66–94.
Published: 01 April 2018
... were understood to have been musical yet lacked such precise rules, and it is certainly not the case that Chinese song lyrics today, from folk songs to pop music, necessarily follow any strict prosodic rules. 34 On this interpretation, the lü 律 of lüshi means “regulation”—a set of rules...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 411–469.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of poetic composition are rich in connotation and in line with his own practice. Zhang Hong's 張紅 “Du Fu yu Zhongguo shifa lilun—Cong Du Fu ‘Fa zi rujia you’ shuoqi” 杜甫與中國詩法理論——從杜甫“法自儒家有”說起 (Du Fu and the Chinese Theories on Poetic Composition: A Discussion Starting with Du Fu's Line “The Discipline I Have...