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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
... development was driven forward by the exploration of the musical and rhythmic properties of the Chinese language in poetic form. Given that Chinese classical poetry was born from music, the sound and rhythm of poetry are of great importance. Chinese is a monosyllabic language in which each graph has just one...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
... not received much attention to date. With this analysis, I not only present a new angle on aspects of Chinese poetic language in the Tang but also show possible areas of continuity between qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The idea of word vectors is based on the insight that a word's meaning...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 444–480.
Published: 01 November 2015
... in the Chinese language, but why is it that prose is formed with lines of four and six syllables? Why is the four-six form favored in essays rather than in poems? And what is the aesthetic principle behind four-six prose? These are the questions that this essay attempts to answer. It is argued that poetic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 258–285.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., statistically significant relationships between particular sounds and particular semantic domains, whether language specific or motivated by more general cognitive tendencies. An example from modern Mandarin leads to a broader consideration of this phenomenon within Old Chinese (OC), with particular reference...
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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
... engenders a dynamic interplay of all its elements, from which poetic vision emerges. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Chinese poetic language monosyllabic Chinese characters Chinese prosody prosodic and thematic rhythm syntax and structure What's unique about Chinese poetic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 420–438.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the particular cases of disputed provenance and meaning discussed above to enduring larger issues in the study of Chinese poetry. We must first mention, if only briefly, the well-known universalizing tendency of Chinese poetic language seen, for example, in the general avoidance of pronouns, proper names...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 573–576.
Published: 01 November 2015
... literature, with a particular focus on the poetry and poetics of the Song dynasty. SHENGLI FENG is professor of Chinese linguistics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Yangtze Scholar Chair professor at the Beijing Language and Culture University. He received his PhD in linguistics from...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 438–440.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 JING CHEN is an instructor and a PhD candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on pre-1900s Chinese poetry and poetics, traditional Chinese literary...
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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 (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... a new form of poetry by eliminating the shackles of classical poetic conventions; and (2) vernacular language should be used instead of classical Chinese. Along the same lines, when Hu published his seminal essay “Tan xinshi” 談新詩 (On New Poetry) in 1919, he proposed that Chinese words have their own...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... composition being unified by sound, I have provided an analytical account of the gestalt of Chinese poetic form, with sound as its foundation. This collection of ten articles has shown that sound does not merely echo the sense in Chinese poetry. On the level of individual words, many nonconceptualized...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 232–234.
Published: 01 April 2020
... into the transmedia reinvention of language and culture as a response to historical violence, she studies the multifarious ways in which Chinese literature and culture has been shaped and reimagined from premodern to modern times. LU KOU is assistant professor of Chinese at Bard College. He is a medievalist...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of Manchu culture: the Manchu language and hunting skills? This articles argues that, despite deliberate staging through various fashions of his image as the ruler of a multiethnic empire, Qianlong failed in sending his message to his diverse subjects because, truly enthralled by Chinese poetry, he could...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 272–273.
Published: 01 April 2019
... at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Lee Wing-tat Chair Professor of Chinese literature at Lingnan University of Hong Kong. His recent publications include two forthcoming monographs in Chinese, titled Grammar and Poetic Vision: An Anatomy of Chinese Poetic Art 語法與詩境:漢詩藝術破析 and Carving Jade...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 481–485.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to Read Chinese Poetry in Context: Poetic Culture from Antiquity through the Tang is the third in a three-book series that “aims to break down barriers that have long stood in the way of both teaching and learning Chinese poetry” (xxi). While the previous volumes focus primarily on language...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
...) that produced those writings. 4 In short, the Chinese lyric subject is the unnamed entity imagined as living in and responding to the world and consequently, unavoidably, expressing itself in poetry. This subject is accessible and interpretable only inasmuch as it is bodied forth in poetic language...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 347–379.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the puzzle by exploring: (1) the nature of poetic prosody, (2) tonal prosodic patterns in Chinese regulated verse, (3) problems with the Sanskrit origins hypothesis of Chinese tonal prosody, and (4) the pathways of Chinese poetic metricalization from the Six dynasties (222–589) to the Tang dynasty (618–907...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... against the grain of what one associates with Chinese poetic culture in general and poetic subjectivity in particular. More important, the time-honored concepts of zhi and qing are not denigrated in toto, as might be expected. Instead, they are called on to serve the purpose completely out of tune...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 180–207.
Published: 01 April 2017
... dynamic transformation of what it has absorbed in quietude. The result is a much more detailed view of the different phases of the creative process—one that leads to a new appreciation of its poetic results. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Wang Changling literary creation Chinese...