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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 (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 (2015) 2 (2): 444–480.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., then the four-plus-six structure of parallel prose is the result of “poetic prosody + prosaic prosody.” It was the combination of the prosodic essences of poetry and prose that forged what has come to be seen as a masterpiece of Chinese and world literature: the genre of four-six prose (or parallel prose...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 573–576.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Changes in Early Archaic Chinese (1996) , The Prosody, Morphology, and Syntax of Chinese 漢語的韻律、詞法與句法 (1997), The Prosodic Syntax of Chinese (2002), and A Preliminary Theory of Chinese Poetic Prosody 漢語的韻律詩體學論稿 (2015). He has edited Written Chinese: The Present and the Past (2013) and New...
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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 (2015) 2 (2): 324–346.
Published: 01 November 2015
... statistical testing One of the most important metrical features of Chinese poetry since the Tang 唐 dynasty (618–907) is tonal prosody—a system of rules requiring particular tones or tonal categories to be placed in particular positions in a line. The origin and development of tonal prosody remain...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 380–418.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of the Qi. After Zhou Yong's 周颙 (435?–493?) discovery of the four tones of the Chinese language, 25 Shen Yue wrote the Sisheng pu 四聲譜 (Record of the Four Tones), in which he proposes using the four tones to harmonize the prosody and to avoid the eight defects. Shen Yue advises that the composition...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 at least two syllables...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 66–94.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., then, that ancient and medieval Chinese poetics and musicology overlap to a great degree and that philosophers and politicians were interested in both. Confucian scholar Kong Yingda 孔穎達 (574–648), for example, states that the Shijing 詩經 (Classic of Poetry) “expresses all feelings and dispositions in harmony...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 89–112.
Published: 01 April 2021
... as a medium to embody his ideal of poetic practice by exploring his literary activities in the cultural context of the time. In Chinese regulated poetry, the poetic rhythm is primarily caused by two formal qualities: the alternation of similar sound patterns and the repetition of lines with the same...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 419–443.
Published: 01 November 2015
... (official rhyme book) in Chinese history, the author argues for its more private and personal nature and brings to light a different picture of pre-Tang “tonal and rhyming” culture. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 yunshu 韻書 (rhyme books) Qieyun 切韻 (Spelling Rhymes) zhiyin 知音 (one...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... on Chinese poetics and prosody that had been lost during the Tang, in the Bunkyō hifuron ( Wenjing mifulun 文境密府論 [The Secret Repository of the Mirror of Literature]), edited by the Japanese monk Kūkai 空海 (774–835). 10 This short, disjointed essay, traditionally attributed to Wang Changling, 11...
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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...
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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): 233–257.
Published: 01 November 2016
... On October 19 of the same year: “Learn Japanese and English regularly; study poetics and criticism. Also have to study xing poetry, collections of Xiangshan and Fangweng's works, and books on New Literature. Need to be able to teach history of Chinese prosody, discussions on songs and rhymes in the Song...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 186–215.
Published: 01 November 2014
...) or dili dui 地理對 (pairings of terrestrial phenomena). In a detailed discussion of the issue in his Hanyu shilü xue 漢語詩律學 (A Theory of Chinese Poetic Prosody), Wang Li 王力 calls these duizhang de fanchou 對仗的範疇 (categories of paired phrasing), which essentially coincide with noun categories. Concerning...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
... that was not the province of Buddhist monasticism, namely, poems of parting, nonetheless was used by Buddhist monks within the monastery in novel ways that are recognizably Buddhist. By studying the aesthetics of parting in the Yifanfeng poems, we can see an aspect of Chinese Buddhist culture that is both literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 90–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
... your head low before the gate of some other people? 低頭傍門墻 9 One year earlier, in 1775, as he was celebrating his sixtieth birthday (Chinese reckoning), he finished editing his complete literary works; the writing of the shihua probably began around this time. In addition to recalling...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 12–30.
Published: 01 April 2021
... that “he was a man from Luoyang and a nephew of Yao Sui 姚燧 (1238–1313), and served as a clerk of Pingjiang circuit” 洛陽人。牧庵學士侄。平江路吏. Zhong credited him with the authorship of three zaju 雜劇 plays (which are all completely lost). 1 Yao Sui, one of the most prominent Chinese officials of the Mongol Yuan...