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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Shang Wei Abstract This paper seeks to interpret The Story of the Stone with reference to the visual culture of the Manchu court. It argues that the Yongzheng reign (1723–1735) inaugurated a new era of visual culture when jia (the unreal or fiction) became itself a productive concept and an...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
...I-Hsien Wu Abstract In chapter 1 of The Story of the Stone , the internal narrator notably censures erotic fiction and draws a line between his own narrative and the filthy obscenities. Yet the novel does the exact opposite. In the Stone , eroticism is not only part of a physiological act, but it...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Mary Scott I-Hsien Wu . Eroticism and Other Literary Conventions in Chinese Literature: Intertextuality in “The Story of the Stone.” Amherst, NY : Cambria Press , 2017 . 214 pp. ISBN 978160979770 (hardcover). Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 I-Hsien Wu's book...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 248–278.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., claims to have seen the stone carvings of Huang Tingjian's calligraphy stating that Old Man Qing 清老者 told Su and Huang of their respective previous incarnations. Such variations appear not only in different authors' records but even among Huihong's own writings. In Lengzhai yehua , Su Zhe meets Zhenjing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 192–214.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Ningguta in any of the geographical or historical books of old times. We know little of its history. Thousands of li within the radius of this place, one cannot find a single old stone tablet to study, nor any old man who knows the history of it” 寧古塔,不知何方輿,歷代不知何所屬。數千里內外,無寸碣可稽,無故老可問. 13 Departing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
... advanced deep into the woods, where he saw a half-open gate, above which the inscription in ancient script read “Beiji piye Island.” Zhu entered the cave through the gate and saw a village that consisted of houses made from piled stones and giant mollusk shells. He was told by a woodcutter that every...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Wisps of cloud drift across the face of a full moon. The woman, seated at a pounding block, has paused, looking up into tangled branches of bamboo. On the stone block rest the mallets with which she had been beating loosely folded silk, on which she now supports her arm. Typically, women pounded silk...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2014
... stone versions of classical texts they carved the Yili but titled the finished inscription “ Liji .” 18 A second story concerns the collection of texts by King Xian of Hejian 河間獻王, eventually championed by Han writers as the virtuous classicist king par excellence. This image of the king is...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 April 2020
... bravura performance of heartbreak that cycles through desire, anger, and resignation: “The jing enters dressed as a savage and crying out” 净扮野人呌上, and then, spotting the ship, gesticulates to the men sailing away, “making a beckoning gesture” 招介. When that does not work, it “angrily throws stones” 恨介擲石...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 400–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... universal Buddhahood, which became the dominant ethos of Japanese Buddhism and Shintō. See Groner, Saichō , 91–106 ; and Stone, Original Enlightenment and the Transformation of Medieval Japanese Buddhism . To the Yogācārins, however, the distinction between the absolute and the phenomenal, the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 481–514.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., and giant stones, all the more unconventional of spirit. Again, in “Ji Zan shangren” 寄贊上人 (Taking Refuge with Monk Zan), the narrator speaks to Zan of his intention to take up residence in the southern mountains, there to buy a parcel of land and build a cottage; his reasons are that the fields...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... goods, a total of twenty-four tomb inscriptions, primarily inscribed on stone tablets, were recovered from the cemetery ( fig. 2 ). These inscriptions, on the whole, follow the formal conventions of muzhi recovered from other Song cemeteries and preserved in the collected writings of Song literati...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
... clouds/ is level. 上與/浮雲/齊 In lattice/ are bound/ the patterned windows, 交疏/結/綺窗 4 Roofs/ in three stories/ piled high. 16 阿閣/三重/階 [ XQHWJNBCS , 330] In these four lines, the arrangement of the words falls into two kinds: two-one-two, two-two-one, two-one-two, and two-two-one...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 92–133.
Published: 01 April 2015
... scroll. In Qian Qianyi's (1582–1684) 1644 compilation of materials related to Shen Zhou's life, Shitian xiansheng shilue 石田先生事略 (Short Biographical Account of Mr. Shitian [Shen Zhou]), we find a description of yet another such scroll: “The Old Stone Gentleman Shen's Falling Blossoms poetry scroll is...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... theoretical work that has been done since the mid-1980s on the specific issue of visual narrativity, that is, the capacity of images—whether themselves visual or literary—to represent a story. 15 Mieke Bal, basing her inquiry on the work of Gérard Genette in particular, but also on that of Edwin Panofsky...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... : University of Chicago Press , 2011 . Wu, I-Hsien . Eroticism and Other Literary Conventions in Chinese Literature: Intertextuality in “The Story of the Stone.” Amherst, NY : Cambria , 2017 . Wu Zhefu 吳哲夫 . Qingdai jinhui shumu yanjiu 清代禁毀書目研究 ( A Study of Banned Books of the Qing Dynasty...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
... flowers reflected in a glass.” See Cao, Honglou meng , 1:61 ; and Hawkes, Story of the Stone , 140 . 13. Li, Jinghua yuan , 200–204 . 14. There are, for instance, several stories in Li Fang's Taiping guangji about magic mirrors that help show the truth beneath a layer of falsehood...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... these should compose the language of my generation!” 孫興公作《天臺賦》成,以示范榮期,云:「卿試擲地,要作金石聲。」范曰:「恐子之金石,非宮商中聲。」然每至佳句,輒云:「應是我輩語。」 19 Here, the musical metaphor of “metal and stone” is simply offered in praise of the simple, virtuous purity of Sun's fu. Yet, the choice of metaphor itself also may...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 186–215.
Published: 01 November 2014
... ( Shibun Setsugyoku: Tairui seiso ). 19 vols. Osaka : Maekawa zenbee 前川善兵衞] , Meiji 16 [1882]. Wang Chang 王昶 . Jinshi cuibian 金石萃編 ( Complete Collection of Bronze and Stone Inscriptions ). Taibei : Yiwen yinshuguan , 1967 . Wang Li 王力 . Hanyu shilü xue 漢語詩律學 ( Theory of Chinese...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 448–470.
Published: 01 November 2016
... legacy of the Southern Song 南宋 (1127–1279) and its spirit of poetic expression. Ceremonial protocol at this gathering was carefully observed. Sung Wong Toi was a giant stone located in the foothills near Guanfuchang 官富場 (now the Kwun Tong District 觀塘區), inscribed with the three characters Song wang tai...