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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2016
... guqin traditional musical instruments expressivity Chinese literary culture Chinese poetry In a Peking opera play known to everybody in China, Kong cheng ji 空城計 (Empty City Stratagem), Zhuge Liang 諸葛亮 (181–234), 1 suffering from lack of defensive troops, faces 150,000 enemy attackers...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 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 not...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 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 in...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... emerge for us: to rediscover the role of emotion in traditional Chinese painting, and to assess the impact of nontextual visuality—graphic prints, photography, physical objects, or locales—on the emotive import of premodern and modern literary and cultural productions. To situate our inquiry in...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 233–257.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Leonard Kwok Kou Chan Abstract Is “literary criticism” a foreign concept? What is the impact of the reception of literary criticism on the modern studies of Chinese literature? Zhu Ziqing's 朱自清 (1898–1948) conception of the function of literary criticism is illustrative of these questions. Zhu...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 276–321.
Published: 01 November 2018
... demonstrations. They demonstrate sophisticated software that allows researchers to extract source material that meets multiple search criteria, which may consider words, poets, collections, and time of authoring, paving the way for new explorations of Chinese poetry from linguistic, literary, artistic, and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... culture and models for literary composition. Yao Xuan uses a tour of Chinese literary history to persuade us of his expertise and high standards. In his survey of pre-Tang writing that begins with Qu Yuan and ends with the Wen xuan , Yao lists twenty-eight individual writers, praising the best of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... structured Chinese literary and editorial practice. 1. Pointing to its origins in the diglossic cultures of early modern Europe, Anne McLaren discusses the differences of this term in the context of Chinese print culture ( Chinese Popular Culture , 3–8 ). In the absence of a standardized...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 175–202.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., among the first to reprint Yuan zaju as the representative literary genre of that era. Long the major source for Western translations of early Chinese drama, the Yuanqu xuan has been selectively drawn on, according to the different aims of its translators: the plays have been used for language study...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 411–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Yi-Long Huang; Bingyu Zheng Abstract By investigating two literary allusions, chuzhi 蜍志 and lüdai 呂袋, found in poems from the Ming-Qing period, this article seeks to discover new ways to combine traditional philological techniques and digital research methodologies in the study of Chinese...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
... politically exploited already) but with the relation of self to image, as well as the very act of inscription. Both claimed as “fathers” of modern Chinese vernacular literature, Lu Xun and Hu Shi wrote poems with references to the new medium of photography, bringing China's unique literary genre of “writing...
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Published: 01 April 2017
Figure 4. The citation network of pre-Tang literary anthologies in the 1500s. Data derived from prefaces, titles, and tables of contents of the anthologies. Graph made with Gephi. Figure 4. The citation network of pre-Tang literary anthologies in the 1500s. Data derived from prefaces, titles More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... 1 The analogy formulated by Hu between poetry and prose touches on two core issues concerning the potential literary revolution in Chinese poetry: (1) it is necessary to create a new form of poetry by eliminating the shackles of classical poetic conventions; and (2) vernacular language should be...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 April 2018
... elucidate the distinct challenges for the martial arts novel in character portrayal and narrative focus. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 martial arts novel food culture Shuihu zhuan Sanxia wuyi Ernü yingxiong zhuan As a founding masterpiece of the Chinese martial arts...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... balanced participation by American and Chinese scholars, by literary scholars and linguists. The approaches employed, too, display a balance between literary interpretation and statistical analysis, between practical criticism and theoretical inquiry. It is our hope that this special issue will draw more...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., its musical component is primary, while its belletristic nature is of secondary importance. In examining the fluctuations in the relationship between music and writing throughout literary history, certain stages are especially noteworthy. Taking, for example, the earliest phase of Chinese literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... exclusively within their own tradition. Not until Chinese poetry came to the West in the eighteenth century did such questions begin to emerge and engage Sinologists and lovers of Chinese culture. In the early twentieth century, Ezra Pound brought out Ernest Fenollosa's essay “The Chinese Written Character as...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 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 (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 186–213.
Published: 01 November 2018
... development of increasingly comprehensive and accurate digital corpora of early Chinese transmitted writing raises many opportunities to study these phenomena using more systematic digital techniques. These offer the promise of not only vast savings in time and labor but also new insights made possible only...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 419–443.
Published: 01 November 2015
... (official rhyme book) in Chinese history, the author argues for its more private and personal nature and brings to light a different picture of pre-Tang “tonal and rhyming” culture. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 yunshu 韻書 (rhyme books) Qieyun 切韻 (Spelling Rhymes) zhiyin 知音 (one...