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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of Chinese literary culture than the launching of Siku quanshu 四庫全書 (Complete Library of the Four Treasuries) in 1772. 35 As Mark Elliot aptly speaks of Qianlong's motivation for commissioning this massive literary project, “Most basic . . . was a wish to ensure his place in the pantheon of great men...
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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 (2018) 5 (2): 179–185.
Published: 01 November 2018
... do not just promise to open up new avenues of inquiry but represent tangible efforts to make good on that promise. They put forth bold conclusions about the history of traditional Chinese literary culture, showing how these technologies can help support and extend the traditional concerns...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., and they have been widely appreciated as a “literary-cultural phenomenon” unrelated to music per se. Standard histories of Chinese literature typically interpret the interaction between Song dynasty ci song lyrics and Yuan dynasty sanqu songs and song-drama as a natural evolution of literary forms. To be sure...
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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 (2014) 1 (1-2): iii–vi.
Published: 01 November 2014
... aspects of traditional Chinese literature and culture to a more general audience. They are authored or coauthored by recognized experts on the subject. Feature essays fall into three broad categories. The first, “Facets of Culture,” introduces diverse facets of Chinese literary culture, informing...
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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): 339–381.
Published: 01 November 2020
... : Chinese University Press, and New York: Columbia University Press , 2000 . Owen, Stephen . “ Liu Xie and the Discourse Machine .” In A Chinese Literary Mind: Culture, Creativity, and Rhetoric in Wenxin diaolong , edited by Zong-qi Cai , 175 – 91 . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 268–286.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and Song intellectuals who were forced to leave hometown political/cultural centers and dream, perennially, of return constitutes the early Chinese embodiment of diaspora-return consciousness. For many “hometown” ( guxiang 故鄉) came to mean not just their homeland but their ideal destination or spiritual...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 167–191.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Siao-chen Hu Abstract This article explores how chieftains on the southwest periphery during the Ming-Qing transition conducted long-term plans to formulate cultural and literary heritages that had an affinity with Han Chinese mainstream culture but also retained indigenous qualities. The author...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 192–214.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Lawrence Yim Abstract Exile to Manchuria in the early Qing (1644–1912) is a peculiar historical, political, and cultural phenomenon whose scale and scope are unprecedented in premodern Chinese history. Among the exiles were some very accomplished writers who continued to write in the places...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of their significance also lies in the way they provide us with an unabashed glimpse at what Lu Xun, who was to become China's most important writer of the twentieth century, set out to accomplish with his intended literary career. They first appeared in the Chinese expatriate journal Henan 河南 (Ho-nan, 1907–8...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... baixue , and the first biographical compendium, the Lugui bu , sought to uncouple social status from literary reputation to varying degrees. The article suggests that the anthology made a case for a universalist poetic practice open to diasporic and Chinese writers, while the biographical collection took...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 203–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
...” underlying modern Chinese literary culture. This special issue seeks to look into the multifarious dimensions of classical-style poetry and, by extension, classical-style prose and poetics in modern times. In eleven articles, it touches on a spectrum of themes such as the reinterpretation of classical...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 481–485.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Christopher M. B. Nugent Zong-qi Cai , ed. How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context: Poetic Culture from Antiquity through the Tang . New York : Columbia University Press , 2018 . xxvi , 297 pp. ISBN 9780231185370 (paperback). Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 How...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 429–447.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Xia Zhongyi Abstract This article argues that the classical verse of three twentieth-century writers, Chen Yinke 陳寅恪 (1890–1969), Nie Gannu 聶紺弩 (1903–86), and Wang Xindi 王辛笛 (1912–2004), is significant to the canon of contemporary Chinese literature. The literary historical merit of their poetry...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 448–470.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Kong's inheritance of Chinese history and culture, but he also succeeded at the cultural level in molding a literary significance of place. In other words, the context of the historical traces at Sung Wong Toi was no longer the inscription on a giant stone, nor the Gazetteer of the Xin'an County from...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
... that was not the province of Buddhist monasticism, namely, poems of parting, nonetheless was used by Buddhist monks within the monastery in novel ways that are recognizably Buddhist. By studying the aesthetics of parting in the Yifanfeng poems, we can see an aspect of Chinese Buddhist culture that is both literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the celebration does appear disproportionately long and for that reason has drawn largely negative comments ever since the novel's publication. 41 It can be said, however, that these activities cover nearly the entire spectrum of accomplishments in traditional Chinese literati culture. For the female...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 471–474.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 LEONARD KWOK KOU CHAN is the chair professor of Chinese literature and the director of the Research Center of Chinese Literature and Literary Culture at the Education University of Hong Kong. He specializes in literary historiography...