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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 195–224.
Published: 01 April 2022
... perspectives in order to account for the importance of space to humanity. Meanwhile, space/place has been a fairly prominent subject in the study of medieval China. This essay contrasts Western general and local theories and Sinological studies to show their divergent and overlapping concerns...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2022
... surveys the expansive terrain of what she separates into two categories of spatiality, “general theories” and “local theories,” and their potential for application to Chinese examples from the medieval period. She notes the distinction between space (a geometrically quantified raw material) and place...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 422–428.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the Western Han is a masterful introduction to these sources, with a generous anecdotal sampling of the sorts of local abuses that caused concern to the infant central government. As Barbieri-Low notes, our picture of a “wild west” holdover period from the wars and social disruption of the Qin and its...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the roles of sound in Western poetry. In Chinese poetry, too, sound is an echo to the sense, and much more. However, the primacy of sound in Chinese poetry has long been overlooked. A demonstration of the pivotal roles of sound in various major genres is the primary goal of this special issue. Each article...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 235–267.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of the Qing. 5 In predicting dire consequences should Westernization triumph over native traditions, could Yu have truly believed that the hoary tradition of examination studies had even a remote chance of keeping Western learning in general, and the violence and depravity he associated with it, at bay...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... literary and cultural studies, with Western theory taking precedence over Chinese subjects (and subjectivities). But one cannot help noting that some of the most critical voices are themselves empowered by, or even sustaining, the Western canon they set out to subvert. Overcoming such a dilemma does...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
... difference began to drive sociohistorical research, textual analysis, ideological critique, and theoretical frameworks, generating new inquiries and innovative approaches and methodologies. Below I review several significant developments in Western feminist literary theory and criticism from the late 1970s...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 256–272.
Published: 01 April 2022
... modern Europe and China diverged. To put it simply, Philip C. C. Huang maintained that the early modern Yangzi Delta saw involution rather than development, differing in this regard from Western Europe. Kenneth Pomeranz, in contrast, saw both characteristics manifesting at different points in time...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 47–78.
Published: 01 April 2022
... prowess, it would be comforting if the two were more alike.” 32 Being a linguistic principle, “equivalence” places within its jurisdiction both the similarity and its opposite, the dissimilarity. Again, Kao and Mei do not just describe how but also try to explain why Western theories work...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., such that “lyrical tradition” becomes an encompassing concept for many to distinguish Chinese literary tradition from its Western counterpart. 1 In Chinese literary thought, emotion is consistently conceptualized through verbal patterning and visual manifestation. This convergence has become synonymous...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Xiaohui Zhang Abstract Although Natsume Sōseki (1867–1916) enjoys worldwide fame as a novelist, his work as a first-class kanshi 漢詩 (classical Chinese poetry) poet remains largely unknown to Western audiences. This article focuses on Sōseki's kanshi of 1916 and his pursuit of the Dao toward the end...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 163–202.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... Quoted in Schlepp, “ Sanqu ,” 809 . 21. For the foundational work on such writers, see Chen, Yuan Xiyu ren Huahua kao . In Western scholarship on sanqu , this group has also consistently garnered attention. Yang and Metzger refer to this group as “assimilated Moslems” and “sensitive...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... imagery of this place; poetry's semiotic evocation projects an immaterialized and thus unstable spatiotemporal presence of the actual scene. 79 Figure 12. Map of the western part of Suzhou City in the Ming dynasty. Modified by the author from Chen Qidi 陳其弟, Suzhou difang zhi zonglu 蘇州地方誌總錄...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the expectation of natural perfection implied by the correlative worldview. The Pythagorean circle of fifths ( sanfen sunyi ) method does not “arrive” where it started. 78 Generations of Chinese and western musicians and theorists have responded to this problem, in Chinese called “going but not returning” 往而不返...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 26–56.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., is addressed to Cuiwei Hill 翠微山, once known as Pingpo Hill 平坡山, located in the same general area (it is described by various gazetteers and by Gong himself as a southern extension of the Western Hills). This latter site evokes a haunting pair of images from the departing Gong: Cuiwei Hill sits beside...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 155–185.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the general paucity of references to the Western Zhou and Shang models in memorials through Han Wudi's reign, also the propensity of the leading figures at the court of Han Chengdi to cite Western Zhou “precedents” (pseudo-precedents, to be more accurate) for many of the policy reforms that they proposed. 63...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... population losses nor endured the economic retrenchment of North China or Western China (Sichuan) in the wake of the Mongol conquests. Hence, because of the relative stability and prosperity of the region, the Jiangnan area attracted Chinese and non-Chinese elites from all over China and from Central Asia...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 287–312.
Published: 01 November 2020
... on the First Year of Jianhong) located in the grottoes of the Bingling Temple (Bingling Si 炳靈寺) records a collective project from the Western Qin (385–431) dating to either 420 or 424. 83 Marylin Martin Rhie's research has shown that the donors of the piece included monastic figures, wealthy individuals...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
...) of the commemorative inscriptions cast on Western Zhou bronzes. 28 Familiarity with the despoiled tombs from which their collections came even appears to have generated concern among members of the Lü family that their own tombs might one day be similarly despoiled; the construction of at least one of their tombs...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
...—dichotomy that characterizes so much of Western thought and, apparently, unexamined quotidian human experience? Finally, today, haven't even European and US thinkers (and here I have in mind a host of contemporary writers ranging from Judith Butler to Catherine Malabou and Adrian Johnston) 2 rejected...