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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Huan Jin Abstract During and after the Taiping Civil War (1851–64), the notion of the Other was implicated in the provocation and mediation of violence and, as a result, acquired a multitude of new meanings and manifestations. Focusing on the discourse surrounding the Taiping War, this article...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 235–267.
Published: 01 November 2020
... “manufacture new, original tools and weapons” 出新意造奇器. He was “endowed with ability in both civil and military matters, and his accomplishments in war as well as administration are most worthy of transmission” 公之一生負文武幹用。戰功吏治卓有可傳. 59 His training in the family tradition of examination studies in and of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Liangyan Ge Abstract This study offers a reading of the early nineteenth-century Chinese novel Jinghua yuan 鏡花緣 (Flowers in the Mirror) by Li Ruzhen 李汝珍 (1763–1830?) as a fiction about fiction making. Contextualizing the novel in a society where the civil service examinations are among the most...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 7–33.
Published: 01 April 2020
... military strategy, the choice of war or peace, or the etiquette of presenting the spoils of victory, we see how attention to particular motives and circumstances driving historical developments results in a complex and nuanced picture that resists simplistic and moralized formulations of cultural identity...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 232–234.
Published: 01 April 2020
... studies. Her teaching and research interests include late imperial and modern Chinese literature, book history, theater, and visual culture. Her current book project focuses on the profound transmutations of Chinese literature and culture in the nineteenth century with the Taiping Civil War (1851–64) as a...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2020
... (Sanbao taijian xia xiyang ji 三寶太監下西洋記, 1597). Exile in Lawrence Yim's “Exile, Borders, and Poetry” and civil war in Huan Jin's “Multiple Otherness” turn the definition of otherness into urgent existential questions of survival and traumatic memory. The very term cultural others often implies...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... participation in the songwriting community could override social and diasporic distinctions, drawing two men whose ancestors had most likely been at war with one another into a common bond. 57 Second, after the two men allegedly evaluated contemporary songwriters together, 58 Yang asked Guan to write a...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 173–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
.... From Changshou xianzhi, 37 Qian Qianyi had spent his youth studying at this family mountain villa and later, frustrated by setbacks in his civil service career, cultivated his retreat there with contemporary like-minded cultural figures, such as the artists Cheng Jiasui 程嘉燧 (1565–1643) and Li...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 155–185.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., Michael . “ The ku wen Documents in Han Times. ” T'oung pao 81 ( 1995 ): 1 – 27 . Nylan, Michael . “Legacies of the Sichuan Plain.” In Ancient Sichuan: Treasures from a Lost Civilization , edited by Robert W. Bagley , 307 – 28 . Seattle and Princeton : Seattle Art Museum and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... when traditionalists strove to reinterpret it. Two cases in point are Ma Yifu 馬一浮 (1883–1967) and Hu Lancheng, who developed theories of xing during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Civil War era, respectively. Ma Yifu was one of the most respected neo-Confucianists in the republican era, for his...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
... influence of literati tastes over cultural productions. 29 Literati passed through the gates of the imperial civil service examination system to become state officials, but many men who did not serve as officials also emerged from the new educational network. 30 More and more, men of the cloth shared...