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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Hsiao-wen Cheng Abstract This essay proposes a new perspective on Guwen 古文 (Ancient-Style Writing) in the mid-eleventh century and Cheng Yi's 程頤 Daoxue 道學 (Learning of the Way) based on two interconnected approaches. The first involves an analysis of wenqi 文氣 and the yong 用 (efficacy) of wen...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in the euphuistic, parallel style. His anthology thus came to be known for championing genres and styles of writing associated with guwen values, and he explicitly endorsed such values in his preface. This anthology thus was both prescient and influential in preparing the way for the guwenancient-style...
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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 (2018) 5 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Timothy Clifford Abstract Well over one hundred classical essay anthologies were published during the printing boom in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Ming dynasty China. These anthologies testify to a voracious appetite for “ancient-style prose” ( guwen ) among the expanding reading public...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... texts but also the finer-grained representation of Tang literary excellence that Yao Xuan created—and thereby learn to reproduce that excellence in their own writing and their own historical moment. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Wen cui anthology guwen (ancient-style...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... explores the aural dimensions of Chinese poetry from a unique perspective and sheds new light on the interplay of sound and sense in one or more particular genres. We begin with two articles that investigate the symbiotic relationship between sound and sense in the earliest ancient-style shi poetry...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2020
... edition of the Xing Bing commentary should have been recorded on the reverse of the paper and later added to the body text. The first fascicle of the Guwen Jiushukao 古文舊書考 (Examinations of Ancient Writing and Old Books) by Shimada Kan 島田翰 (1879–1915) echoes this view. However, the whereabouts...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
....” She cites the introduction by Wang Chi-chen in Ah Q and Others as the authority for this, adding, “Lu Hsün's writing in Japan, as he later remarked, was excessively elaborate and difficult, strongly under the influence of the styles of Chang Ping-lin and the famous early translator, Yen Fu (1853...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 339–381.
Published: 01 November 2020
... dynasties. To counter what he considered the pernicious influence of parallel prose, Han Yu consciously reverted to pre-Qin prose forms prior to the eight dynasties and, galvanizing support from like-minded scholars, succeeded in launching an ancient-style prose movement ( Guwen yundong 古文運動) that lasted...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 179–185.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century “ancient-style prose” ( guwen 古文) anthologies argues that such collections represent successive attempts to overturn the canon of model examination essays. He offers a new take on Ming literary history by demonstrating that the debate over prose was organized not around...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 155–185.
Published: 01 November 2014
... , 1981; rpt. Taipei: Mingwen, 1988 . Zhang Hanmo . “ Models of Authorship and Text-Making in Early China. ” PhD diss., University of California at Los Angeles , 2012 . Zhang Qiao 章樵 , annot. Guwen yuan 古文苑 ( Garden of Ancient Prose ). Taipei : Taiwan Commercial Press , 1968...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 444–480.
Published: 01 November 2015
... another, having a parallel effect, thus adding to and even complementing one another, giving rise to a style of writing completely different from the Western Han. 東京以降,論辯諸作,往往以單行只語運排偶之詞,而奇偶相生,致文體迥殊於西漢。 During the Jian'an period, there were seven writers in succession. They rarely laid pen to paper...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... analysis of the dominant bipartite structure in the “Nineteen Old Poems” in Matrix of Lyric Transformation , 78–82 . 34. Waley, Book of Songs , 138–39 . Slightly modified. 35. Liu D., Lunwen ouji , 6 ; translated by Paula Varsano in Chen and Varsano, “ Guwen (Ancient-Style Prose...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 335–356.
Published: 01 November 2016
... was thrice denounced—as a member of the Hu Feng clique in 1955, as a rightist in 1957, and as a counterrevolutionary in 1967 for his critique of the extreme political measures of the time. Political persecution spurred Nie's serious interest in writing classical-style poetry, in which he redefined the role...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 139–162.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of the anthology have meaning? What can we gather from its close engagement with the court milieu, loaded with repeated references to and praises of the sovereign and the empire? This style of writing extends beyond the first song suite in Yongxi yuefu . A series of other song suites in the same juan...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 216–240.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Heng's “returning to the fields” still follows the Confucian determination to “establish words” ( li yan 立言), as seen in the lines “I wield brush and ink to bring forth fine writings, / And unfold the models of the ancient sages” 揮翰墨以奮藻, 陳三皇之軌模. 15 After passing through the “baptism” of the Wei...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... artistic style, I call it a “genre-based typology of aesthetics” ( meigan leixing 美感類型). To figure out what is unique about the form of sanqu songs, we need to compare it with other literary genres. First, in contrast to genres such as classical prose ( guwen 古文), parallel prose ( pianwen 駢文...