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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 276–321.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Chao-Lin Liu; Thomas J. Mazanec; Jeffrey R. Tharsen Abstract Digital tools provide instrumental services to the study of Chinese poetry in an era of big, open data. The authors employed nine representative collections of Chinese poetry, covering the years 1046 BCE to 1644 CE, in their...
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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 2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... rhythms in Chinese poetry; how prosodic-semantic rhythms in turn delimit the range of possible syntactic constructions in a given genre; and how, yet in turn, the subject + predicate and topic+comment syntax provides the basic frameworks for stanzaic and compositional organization, giving birth to three...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... poetry and language. This study reviews critical discussions of the relationships among sound, meaning, and poetry by a number of Chinese scholars, from Tang Yue 唐鉞 (1891–1987) and Hu Pu'an 胡樸安 (1878–1947), to Chen Shih-hsiang 陳世驤 (1912–71), among others. Their discussions of rhythm and the relation it...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
... lyrical moments autobiographical because these poems all feature a person writing about his or her own self-image and the resulting introspection. For differing definitions of autobiography in the West and China as well as the autobiographical elements in Chinese poetry, see Kawai, Zhongguo de zizhuan...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Chen Yinchi; Paula Varsano Abstract While few would contest the importance of phonology and aural considerations in the study of classical Chinese poetry, the musicality of guwen (ancient-style prose essays) writing has attracted little attention thus far. This article redresses this imbalance by...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... endowed with meaning, sound patterns tend to be semantic groupings as well. These groupings of meaning, in turn, determine syntax and, by extension, the organization of an entire poem. Given the semantic denseness of Chinese poetry, this structure is crucial to the overall meaning of a poem, to how we...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Xiaohui Zhang Abstract Although Natsume Sōseki (1867–1916) enjoys worldwide fame as a novelist, his work as a first-class kanshi 漢詩 (classical Chinese poetry) poet remains largely unknown to Western audiences. This article focuses on Sōseki's kanshi of 1916 and his pursuit of the Dao toward the end...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 420–438.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of author, poetic persona, provenance claim (whether it comes from author, confidant, independent anecdote, or other record), and commentary or interpretive reading. The examples are then shown in their connection to larger, enduring issues in the reading and interpretation of Chinese poetry...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Chinese poetry, they can show some of the paradigmatic groups of images and their distribution between concepts of happiness and sadness, loneliness and companionship. Finally, topical grouping of poems on things is discussed and explored with the help of fingerprints to look for formal principles behind...
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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): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
... represented a breakthrough in the formal development of Chinese poetic genres. The lines of shi poetry are made up of a “balanced foot” and an “unbalanced foot,” with the balanced foot in the front and the unbalanced foot following behind. Pentasyllabic shi poetry flourished during the Han dynasty, and its...
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Published: 01 April 2017
Figure 1. The quantity of pre-Tang poetry anthologies from 1511 to 1600. Figure 1. The quantity of pre-Tang poetry anthologies from 1511 to 1600. More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 20. “Reciting Poetry beside a Window” ( Chuang pan yin shi 窗畔吟詩), from Zhao and Wu, Zitai baiyang , 1:89b–90a. Figure 20. “Reciting Poetry beside a Window” (Chuang pan yin shi 窗畔吟詩), from Zhao and Wu, Zitai baiyang, 1:89b–90a. More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
... account the peculiarities of the classical Chinese tradition. 5 In so doing, I hope to move beyond basic visualization to show some concrete ways in which digital methods can help us rethink Chinese literary history. By the Tang dynasty (618–907), the practice of writing poetry on specific...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
... subversive participants in the broader genre conventions of Chinese parting poetry. If this is correct, then one might assert the Yifanfeng poems constitute a subgenre, “Buddhist parting poetry.” However, I am not proposing genre analysis as a matter of classification or a clarification of affinities. 9...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 448–470.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Kowloon as a place of exile in Chinese history and the lyrical symbolism of its representation in the compilation's classical poetry. More than merely a commemoration to a long-lost past, Chen's efforts instigated a collective response from loyalist scholars that created a literary space in early...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 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 is...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 241–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Press 2014 diplomacy poetry barbarians struggle for power negotiation The Shijing (詩經 Classic of Odes, hereafter Odes , ca. 1000–ca. 600), comprising 305 poems, is a foundational text in the Chinese tradition not only because of its antiquity and the range of human experience it...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 335–356.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Haosheng Yang Abstract This article examines modern Chinese writer Nie Gannu's 聶紺弩 (1903–86) poetic exploration of the meaning of life and poetry in times of both personal crisis and sociopolitical crises in China from the 1950s through the mid-1970s. Before and during the Cultural Revolution, Nie...