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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 November 2019
...? If Qianlong had a genuine interest in Chinese literary culture, especially Chinese poetry, did it become an important aspect of his personal identity? These are difficult but important questions that do not lend themselves to simple answers. An examination of the production of poetic works and patronage...
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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 (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
... this subfield of Chinese literary studies posed to Western feminist theories and broader questions of the applicability of modern/postmodern feminist theories to literature of earlier periods and other cultures before the globalization of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. grace.fong@mcgill.ca...
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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 (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 (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
... a way of coming back. Thanks to revived appreciation of traditional culture since the 1990s, traditional Chinese prose forms have staged an amazing comeback both as a means of literary composition and as a subject of scholarly research. Nowadays the ability to write in traditional prose forms is taken...
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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
...” experiences and reflections. In the beginning Fang, who comes from the cultural world of the Han Chinese elite, is confident that he can measure and capture this strange new world with his superb literary skills. Those Manchu words are mostly place-names with descriptive, referential meaning. When Fang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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 alternative term, I use vernacular for literary genres written in a more colloquial form of Chinese...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that this is without connection to Lu Xun's literary preferences at the time as indicated, for example, by his affection for the ‘common people’—looking at how he distinguished [other] traditions from within Chinese culture from Confucianism, it is possible to see an indication of the way he thought ‘cultural...
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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 (2022) 9 (1): 131–169.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Martin Kern Abstract The present essay combines the theory of Cultural Memory with ideas about textual repertoires, composite text, and distributed authorship that in recent years have been advanced in studies of early and medieval Chinese literature. In its first part, the essay introduces...
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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 (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
... an inexhaustible source of literary inspiration. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Jinghua yuan Li Ruzhen reflexive fiction civil service examinations gender roles The reflexive nature of the early nineteenth-century Chinese novel Jinghua yuan 鏡花緣 (Flowers in the Mirror) by Li...
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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 (2023) 10 (2): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2023
... ruler, his devotion to Han Chinese literature suggests he “apparently took blissful delight in a sense of accomplishment in a culture more his own than of an ‘other’ that he had overpowered as a Manchu emperor.” 1 Nonetheless, the literary value of Qianlong's poetry is generally an object of derision...