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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 April 2017) 4 (1): 180–207.
Published: 01 April 2017
... literary theory Chinese calligraphy criticism Buddhist theory of consciousnesses For a long time now, studies of Chinese theories of literary creation have been in need of discovering fresher perspectives. The immense prestige of Lu Ji 陸機 (261–303) and Liu Xie 劉勰 (ca. 465–ca. 522) has meant that...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 233–257.
Published: 01 November 2016
... past, present, and future. 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Construction of a Critical System in Wenxin Diaolong .” Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, and Reviews 22 ( 2000 ): 1 – 29 . Cai, Zong-qi . “ The Yi-Xiang-Yan Paradigm and Early Chinese Theories of Literary Creation .” In The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture , edited by...
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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 2014) 1 (1-2): 262–288.
Published: 01 November 2014
... overstatement lamenting that the collective responsibility of the multitude had been unfairly placed on an unlucky few. Copyright © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Chinese interpretive theory Mencius on interpretation “The Mao Prefaces,” Zhu Xi on interpretation the interpretive approaches to...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 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 (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 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 2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... a Medium for Poetry,” inspiring an upsurge of interest in the poetic implications of Chinese characters among Western poets and critics as well as Sinologists. The Fenollosa-Pound essay was favorably received in Western literary circles and gave a new direction to modern American poetry. 1...
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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 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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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 2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
... concept of “poetic schools” is not a useful lens through which to view the Late Tang, and (d) poets at the center of the network are increasingly characterized by their mobility. This combination of network analysis and close reading highlights the dynamic nature of Chinese literary history, providing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-Han community and the Tang-Song margin, most of the anthologies in the green community contain prose from throughout Chinese literary history. Many of them start with selections from the Zuo zhuan 左傳 (Zuo Tradition), then proceed through the same canon of authors included in Qin-Han anthologies, and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... eleventh-century scholars to create and preserve a durable Tang literary record. This was certainly not the first, nor would it be the last, time Chinese intellectuals sought to define the literary essence of an earlier period, but the seismic transformations of the Tang-Song transition raised the stakes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 137–174.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Xu Xingwu Abstract Since the Qing dynasty, the relationship between the apocrypha and literature has concerned scholars working on the Wenxuan 文選 (Selections of Refined Writings) and Wenxin diaolong 文心雕龍 (The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons). Apocryphal texts emerged in the Han dynasty...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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 (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
...勝利 on the study of prosody in the formation of poetic words and lines, we would like to examine the formation of the shi genre from the perspective of musical rhythm. 6 According to Feng's theory, the foundational unit in Chinese pentasyllabic poetry is a “foot”, and a single foot is made up of...