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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
... writer, calligrapher, and painter Dong Qichang 董其昌 (1555–1636) famously promoted. Instead, Chen's eclectic and experimental work, which concentrated primarily on depictions of the human figure, often demonstrated his interest in popular Suzhou painting and contemporary woodblock-printed book illustration...
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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
... members had been impoverished Confucian scholars for generations. The first poem in Miscellaneous Poems of a Floating Life tells us that Shi was born in an ancient house in Hangzhou next to an old school. When he was four, he went with his parents from Hangzhou to Suzhou's Wuque Bridge 烏鵲橋, because...
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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 (2023) 10 (2): 336–378.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... For example, James Cahill and Jerome Silbergeld viewed the horse as a zoomorphic representation of the Song yimin , pathetic but not devoid of dignity. 1 After the fall of the Song dynasty, Gong retired to Suzhou, and painting provided the means for him to make a living. 2 Although Emaciated Horse...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 367–396.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Eroticism , 50 . 16. Hsu, Treasury , 8 . 15. A reader pointed out that, given the amount of Suzhou dialect, the Treasury might have been read elsewhere—especially in undercommercialized places—as a portrait of a strange, even exotic, locale. 14. Yang and Yu, “Yisheng ye fengkuang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 57–80.
Published: 01 April 2023
... anthologies. Within Jiangsu, Yangzhou was second only to Suzhou and Changzhou. 7 Shi Mei and Dai Jian expand the geographical concept of “Yangzhou” in slightly different ways, but both draw from a demarcation of the area that can be traced to the Qing scholar Ruan Yuan 阮元 (1764–1849): a broader “Huaihai” 淮...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
... series, 84 , nos. 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., 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 of a different stripe, who as he came...
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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
... , 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 . Idema, Wilt L...
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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
... 1618, Gest Guwen leixuan B 古文類選 B 1572, Guide Prefecture, NCL Gujin wentong 古今文統 Chongzhen, Gest Guwen chongzheng 古文崇正 1580, Jianning Prefecture, NCL Guwen beiti qichao 古文備體奇鈔 1642, Suzhou, NCL Wenzhang zhenglun 文章正論 1591, Yangzhou Prefecture, NCL Huigu jinghua 匯古菁華 1596...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
... 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 day, a Taiping king and his troops attack the city. Passing...
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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...