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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 The traveling merchant was a figure of much anxiety and mistrust in the late imperial imaginary; his movements across both spatial and social boundaries were a frequent source of unease...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in 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
... of the renxiong in Dushu sheng as alternately a savage ( yeren 野人), a beast ( shou 獸), and a bear ( xiong 熊) recalls a similar conflation in a scene from the mid-seventeenth-century play Shiwu guan 十五貫 (Fifteen Strings of Cash), attributed to the Suzhou playwright Zhu Suchen 朱素臣 (c. 1620–after 1701...
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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 (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 (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... established painterly traditions of representing this familiar scene, compare, for instance, the depiction of a woman pounding cloth by the Suzhou painter Qiu Ying 仇英 (c. 1494–c. 1552) ( fig. 9 ). Qiu dressed the woman in an elaborate costume that he rendered with exquisite detail, thus alluding...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... by Ling Zhiyuan's paternal uncle, Ling Yu. He took a diametrically opposite position regarding Zhiyuan's poetic accomplishments from Zhu Cheng's. This is the uncle to whom Zhiyuan addressed a farewell poem when he went to take up office in Suzhou, and whom she featured in the preface to her long yuefu...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 289–311.
Published: 01 November 2016
...軍興世局移,家君失職賦流離. Shi, Beishan lou shi , 133 . 34. Ibid. 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2015
... 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 the differing strategies employed in coping...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
... 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. Daojiao dacidian 道教大辭典 ( Encyclopedia of Daoism ). Beijing : Huaxia chubanshe , 1994 . 68. Qian Xi, “Mulan,” in Yunzaixuan shiji bitan...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
... interiors dates from this period, and directly reflects Yongzheng's interest in defining the leisure palace environment. Jiangnan and more particularly Suzhou artisans played the major role in this project, on which they correspondingly left a deep mark. Qianlong (reigned 1736–95), however, was a man...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 235–267.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Peng Yulin 彭玉麟 (1816–1890). During several visits to 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... : Stanford University Press , 1998 . Hu Quanzhang 胡全章 . “ Qiu Weixuan: Bei chenfeng de wanqing xiaoshuo pipingjia ” 邱煒萲:被塵封的晚晴小說批評家 ( Qiu Weixuan: A Neglected 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 313–338.
Published: 01 November 2020
... officials and poets, a magnet for people in the surrounding areas. Three other prominent poets of the time, Fan Chengda 范成大 (1126–1193), 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Commercial Printings (6) Government Printings (2) Title Edition Title Edition Xian Qian liang Han wenkuai 先秦兩漢文膾 Wanli-Tianqi, NCL Qin-Han wen 秦漢文 1524, Suzhou, NCL Qin-Han wen chao A 秦漢文鈔 A 1583, Hangzhou, NCL Buduo ji 不多集 Ming, Shanxi, NCL Qin-Han wen chao C 秦漢文...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
... returning home, Zhu reunited with his family and became tremendously rich because of the 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
... connections with a continuous stream of people. When first introduced, she is described as wearing “old” ( jiu 舊) clothing, as in her “worn white nankeen gown” 舊白興兒布 . . .. . . 小褂 and her “worn Suzhou-blue sleeveless jacket” 舊蘇藍布面 . . .. . . 背心, which gives her a plain air that lacks “the crude, vulgar look...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 429–447.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Temple 承天寺 in Suzhou that contained Xin shi 心史 (History of the Heart), a book whose seal read, “Sealed by Zheng Sixiao, lonely subject of the Great Song” 大宋孤臣鄭思肖拜封. Apparently it could not be circulated in its own age, so Zheng had hidden it in a deep well and put his mind at rest. Of course, among...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and their relatively isolated literary community centered around official circles in Suzhou 蘇州. Shangyan wrote to Lu after the latter had retired from official life: Thinking of Recluse Lu Guimeng 懷陸龜蒙處士 Hiding in the southwest in your coarse robes, 布褐東南隱 2 You carry on the tradition of Xie Fu. 37...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... hometown of Pingjiang (modern-day Suzhou) within a close distance of the gardens of Xiang and Ren in Qingjiang. Having risen from relatively humble circumstances, Fan had gradually assembled the financial resources necessary to build this garden during the course of his official career, and he lived...