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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 (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 (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 (2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the target of widespread criticism by both linguists and literary scholars. For instance, the late James J. Y. Liu argued that the essay perpetuates the fallacy that “Chinese characters are pictograms or ideograms” and began his book The Art of Chinese Poetry with a critique of Fenollosa and Pound...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and poetic style—relevant to the Guwen belief that writing should serve to elucidate dao and be useful for governance? As we read further into the preface, it will become clear that this theory is not Shi's invention but echoes a tradition in literary criticism that elaborates on the qi of the writer...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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...
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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 (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 (2015) 2 (2): 573–576.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Transformation: Poetic Modes and Self-Presentation in Early Chinese Pentasyllabic Poetry (1996), Configurations of Comparative Poetics: Three Perspectives on Western and Chinese Literary Criticism (2002), and How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook (with Jie Cui; 2011). He has edited A Chinese Literary Mind...
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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 (2019) 6 (1): 272–273.
Published: 01 April 2019
...: An Anatomy of Chinese Literary Thought 攻玉集:中國文論系統的破析, as well as How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook (coauthored with Jie Cui, 2011) and the edited volumes How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology (2008), Sound and Sense of Chinese Poetry (2015), and How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 November 2019
... not restrain himself from writing poetry in Chinese. In light of the theory of multiple identities and acculturation of John Berry, it is reasonable to argue that Qianlong, despite his unambiguous identification with the Manchus as the conquering ethnic group, in tortuous ways had come to embrace the identity...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 400–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of a Chinese man's decapitation in a distant classroom in Japan. In the reading of a critic, in his retroactive attempt to narrate the visual encounter, real or not, Lu Xun sees “the horror of the activity of watching.” 28 The subsequent “conversion” that led to the commencement of a literary giant's career...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... crucial factor in the continued oblivion of Sōseki's kanshi , however, may lie in the problematic term Nihon bungaku 日本文学 (Japanese literature). For many modern Japanese literary scholars, works in Chinese by Japanese writers are not considered Japanese literature and therefore do not warrant serious...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... in his attributive essay “Lun wenyi” 論文意 [On Writing]), this article performs a close reading of the perceptual cues featured in the five heptasyllabic quatrains, “Autumn in the Palace of Everlasting Faith” 長信秋詞. Borrowing the term focalization from recent theories of visual narrativity (most notably...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the revolution begin in the world of poetry? It begins only when one writes poetry as if one were writing an essay” 詩國革命何自始?要須作詩如作文. 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Chinese Theories of Literary Creation .” In The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture , edited by Paula Varsano , 263 – 89 . Albany : State University of New York Press , 2016 . Chen Shih-Hsiang 陳世骧 . “ On Chinese Lyric Tradition .” Tamkang Review 2 , no. 2 – 3 , no. 1...
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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 (2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
...) the 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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