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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
.... Ibid., 52, 96. Grand Prospect Garden The Story of the Stone visual culture illusionistic painting For students of The Story of the Stone (hereafter, Stone ), a novel about Jia Baoyu's rite of passage interwoven with the rise and fall of his privileged clan, a lingering question remains...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Benjamin Ridgway Abstract Taking an interdisciplinary perspective from cultural memory studies, this article examines how the garden of the northern refugee Xiang Ziyin 向子諲 (1085–1152), Aromal Arbor 薌林, became a site of memory for two generations of Southern Song literati following the collapse of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Shang Wei Through close reading of Grannie Liu's tour through the Grand Prospect Garden and Jia Baoyu's encounter with his mirrored reflection, Shang demonstrates how The Story of the Stone sets in motion the illusionistic paintings of the time by describing the viewers' reactions to them and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
... evolution of Jia Baoyu in particular suggests the ways that “real” late imperial literati lives were produced intertextually. Wu accepts the usual division of Hong lou meng into three sections: the first, about events in the lives in the Jia family before the building of the Prospect Garden; the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Wang, and Lady Xing), attends to a few dozen cousins, and manages an army of servants. She is the hinge of family finance. Through her connections, a delicate link between the Prospect Garden and the larger society is built. As yet another embodiment of physical desire, she provides the crucial link...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
... underlying moral standard, never explicitly stated, relates to the Confucian adage cited above, that he is a villain who “harms others to the benefit of himself.” As the scholar Wu Cuncun puts it, the bad person is “anyone who damages another's life prospects.” 23 Putting one's own survival above...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 216–240.
Published: 01 November 2014
... tumultuous time, he gradually gave up his pursuit of position and wealth and sought instead the serenity of a life spent in fields and gardens, hoping through reclusion to attain freedom of mind and spirit to shape his own values. His life experience reflects a situation often encountered by traditional...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Graduate Wang Zaiyan 李翱 Li Ao 上楊相公啓 Letter of Presentation Submitted to Grand Councillor Yang 柳太真 Liu Taizhen 上知己文章啓 Letter Presenting [My] Literary Compositions Submitted to a [Prospective] Patron 杜牧 Du Mu 上令狐相公詩啓 Letter Presenting [My] Poetry to Grand Councillor Linghu [Chu 楚] 元稹 Yuan Zhen...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 34–65.
Published: 01 April 2018
... support to Chen Ping but also saw to it that the impecunious grandson-in-law be treated with respect by his affinal relatives ( SJ 56.2051–52). Zhang Fu's reply to his son expressed profound conviction about the correspondence between a man's appearance and his abilities (and thus his prospects...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 411–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... first month of Chongzhen 17 (February 1644), Grand Secretary Li Jiantai 李建泰 (d. 1649) led Ming troops to attack the rebel Li Zicheng 李自成 (1606–45), and he invited his friend Han Lin to serve as an adviser. Han, however, surrendered to Li Zicheng and worked for the government of the rebellious Shun...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 268–286.
Published: 01 November 2020
... diaspora-return tension, but his symbols of home are different from the past: as a poet of the modern era, the hometown is symbolized by the mother; for ancient intellectuals, home was in the hills and gardens the exile dreamed of returning to. And always, for these Tang and Song literati, attachment to...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 289–311.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Shi Zhecun's Life ). 2 vols. Shanghai : Shanghai Guji chubanshe , 2013 . Shen Jianzhong 沈建中 . Yiliu yunshi youzong 遺留韻事: 施蟄存遊蹤 ( The Memorable Affairs: Shi Zhecun's Touring Traces ). Shanghai : Wenyi chubanshe , 2007 . Sima Qian 司馬遷 (135–86 BCE). Records of the Grand Historian...