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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 383–411.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Shiwu guan Suzhou plays chuanqi merchants commerce 76. Here figured as gambling rather than usury. This kind of displacement was a move that appears in other early Qing Suzhou plays, most notably in Jubaopen , in which the villainous...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... distinctive ways, this article aims at a better understanding of the xinxi 新戲 (new plays) of Suzhou as an important regional phenomenon of cultural production. Qinlou yue in the book's physical form makes use of the realms of both commercial and private printing to appeal to Ming loyalist sentiments...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 April 2020
... side; unlike the bandit rebels in the early Qing play Liang xumei 兩鬚眉 (Two of Beard and Brow) by the Suzhou playwright Li Yu 李玉 (c. 1610–after 1667), Shi Yi's unwavering loyalty to the previous dynasty cannot be overcome. 34 Shi Yi's steadfast dedication to his cause is treated with a nuance not...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Lihong Liu Abstract This article examines birthday albums, a genre that combines paintings and literary texts in calligraphy, produced by a group of peer artists and writers to celebrate birthdays of elders in the Wu region (Suzhou) during the mid-Ming period (1450–1550). Each album pairs paintings...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 235–267.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Yu's homes in Hangzhou and Suzhou from 1869 into the late 1870s, Peng exchanged paintings and poetry with his host, and in 1880 Yu cemented their family ties by marrying his grandson, Yu Biyun 俞陛雲 (1868–1950), to Peng's granddaughter. Yu's lengthy funerary biography of Peng lauds his numerous...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 92–133.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., calligraphies, and paintings that he produced. He began with ten poems in 1503, prompted by an illness that kept him from enjoying the seasonal blossoming of spring fruit trees in the Suzhou area. Shen's intention was to record his meditations on the passage of time and human mortality, but the act of writing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... 1–3 ( 1998 ): 102 – 35 . Zhang Junfang 張君房 . Yunji qiqian 雲笈七籤 ( Seven Slips from a Bookbag of Clouds ). In Wenyuange siku quanshu dianziban 文淵閣四庫全書電子版. Hong Kong : Digital Heritage Publishing , 2007 . Zhongguo daojiao xiehui 中國道教協會 , and Suzhou daojiao xiehui 蘇州道教協會 , eds...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... interest in popular Suzhou painting and contemporary woodblock-printed book illustration. His work hardly fit the artistic paradigms that some mid-seventeenth-century writers still evoked to verify its worth. 1 Nonetheless, other contemporary writers emphasized the strangeness of Chen's work. An...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... several autobiographically charged poems to see how identity, subjectivity, and life story unfold in the process; I then examine the paratextual frames for the role they play in constructing her identity and life story and note the different results in the two reading approaches. Ling Zhiyuan...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2015
... original recipient of Shen Zhou's poems was Wen Zhengming 文徵明 (1470–1559), his disciple from Suzhou, who was also one of the cultural elites celebrated in a birthday album that Lihong Liu examines. In addition, Liu explores the organization and production process of the birthday albums to illuminate...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 289–311.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... 33. See poem 6. Shi, Beishan lou shi , 130 . 32. Ibid., 127. See poem 2: “Serving my parents, traveling to Wumen [Suzhou], / Placing temporary roots west of Wuque Bridge” 侍親旅食到吳門,烏鵲橋西暫托根. 31. Ibid., 128. 30. Shi, Beishan lou shi , 137 . 29. Shi, Beishan lou shi , 136...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
... sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, if not earlier, as brilliantly encapsulated by Taohua shan 桃花扇 ( The Peach Blossom Fan ), a chuanqi 傳奇 (southern-style theater) play of the late seventeenth century about a romance crushed by the historical crisis of a bloody dynastic transition. Explaining...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Late-Qing Fiction Critic ). Suzhou jiaoyu xueyuan xuebao 蘇州教育學院學報 ( Journal of Suzhou Normal College ) 25 , no. 3 ( 2008 ): 55 – 58 . Idema, Wilt L . “ Drama after the Conquest: An Introduction .” In Trauma and Transcendence in Early Qing Literature , edited by Wilt L. Idema , Wai-yee...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 429–447.
Published: 01 November 2016
...), whose history Jin yangqiu 晉陽秋 (Annals of the Jin) was too forthright for publication. In fear of imperial censorship, he made two versions, choosing one for preservation beyond the borders. The latter refers to an event in 1638, when a metal box was found in the well at Chengtian Temple 承天寺 in Suzhou...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 313–338.
Published: 01 November 2020
...), Xiao Dezao 蕭德藻 (1151, jinshi ), and Jiang Kui, were all in its close proximity—Fan in Wuxian 吳縣 (present-day Suzhou), Xiao and Jiang in Wucheng 烏程 (present-day Huzhou)—making meetings and gatherings possible. Yang's rich experience in both the provinces and the capital and his acquaintance with fellow...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 November 2018
... anthologies played an important syncretic role in Ming literary culture, fusing smaller period-specific (Qin-Han prose, Tang-Song prose) or taste-specific (fun reading) canons into a more universal, transdynastic canon. I discuss the syncretic function of these anthologies more below. Figure 3...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
... gifts bestowed on him by the Daoist. In the tenth year of the Xianfeng reign (1860), the Taiping rebels overran the Suzhou and Songjiang area. By that time, Zhu had died and his offspring had moved to other regions. One day, a Taiping king and his troops attack the city. Passing by Zhu's tomb and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 268–286.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Suzhou 蘇州, and Su Shi 蘇軾 (1037–1101) took the role of controller-general of Hangzhou. Banishments or exiles also varied in degree by their location. Distance from the capital or political cultural center, the region's economic and cultural development, and other factors divided exile locations...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
... garden was named Cultivating Longevity Garden (Yangshou yuan 養壽園) after the sobriquet Cultivating Longevity (Yangshou 養壽) granted to Yuan Shikai by the empress dowager Cixi 慈禧 (1835–1908). Modeled on the gardens of Suzhou, it includes an artificial lake, mountains, pavilions, caves, and many houses...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
... another or has more enemies than another, thus, for example, You Deshou, who is eventually done in. But decency and moral high ground do not play a great role. The most important issue is practical survival in an environment in which everyday life is subject both to the whims of superiors expecting...