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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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 (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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 481–485.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Christopher M. B. Nugent Zong-qi Cai , ed. How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context: Poetic Culture from Antiquity through the Tang . New York : Columbia University Press , 2018 . xxvi , 297 pp. ISBN 9780231185370 (paperback). Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 How...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the roles of sound in Western poetry. In Chinese poetry, too, sound is an echo to the sense, and much more. However, the primacy of sound in Chinese poetry has long been overlooked. A demonstration of the pivotal roles of sound in various major genres is the primary goal of this special issue. Each article...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
... elements in Chinese poetry, see Kawai, Zhongguo de zizhuan wenxue , 1–12, 154–71 . See also Yim's discussion of “the autobiographic moment” in Qian Qianyi's poems on the self-portraitures. Yim, Qian Qianyi Bingta xiaohan zayong lunshi , 68–71 . 8. Nakatani, “Body, Sentiment, and Voice in Ming...
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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 (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 (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 (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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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. Copyright ©...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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 (2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
...), and it 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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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 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 occasions had...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
... as 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 (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 (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 (2021) 8 (1): 163–202.
Published: 01 April 2021
... “popular” or “vernacular” literary traditions ( baihua wenxue 白話文學), a bibliographic foundation for full-length scholarly studies and extended translations was put in place. 2 At the same time, if Ezra Pound (1885–1972) had “invented Chinese poetry for his time,” 3 a post–World War II generation...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 347–379.
Published: 01 November 2015
... inspiration from Sanskrit poetry. Moreover, the contents of contrast manipulated in Chinese regulated-style verse and śloka are very different in nature: in Chinese, tone is a particular linguistic property used for prosodic contrast, while in Sanskrit, syllable weight (heavy versus light) forms the basis...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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...