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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 90–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Yin Jiang Abstract Yuan Mei's literary achievements are multifaceted. As a master of poetry and poetic criticism, his influence was unmatched by anyone of his time. His poetic theory and criticism is undoubtedly worth studying, but the writing of the Suiyuan shihua itself is also worth noting. Up...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
...-Green), which can be considered part of the trend of Qing biji 筆記 fiction, where remarkable incidents, including many fuji cases, are recorded. 15 Such famous examples include Yuan Mei's 袁枚 (1716–97) Zibuyu 子不語 (What the Master Confucius Would Not Discuss) and Ji Yun's 紀昀 (1724–1805) Yuewei...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... On another occasion, after reading the joint collections of Yuan Mei's 袁枚 (1716–1797) three talented sisters, also natives of Hangzhou, one of whom, Yuan Ji 袁機 (1720–1759), endured the abuses of a brutish husband in an unhappy marriage, Ling Zhiyuan was again moved to inscribe a poem at the end...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 91–128.
Published: 01 April 2017
...-Han pieces outside it — with their great variety of ancient poems, songs, idioms, phrases, and sentences—should be read as well. Of the nine anthologies that expanded earlier ones, the only yuefu anthology—Mei Dingzuo's Gu yue yuan 古樂苑 (A Garden of Ancient Music)—shows the post-1560...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... by examining the critical discourse of the Tongcheng 桐城 guwen writers of the Qing dynasty 清 (1644–1911). Liu Dakui 劉大櫆 (1698–1779), Yao Nai 姚鼐 (1731–1815), Mei Zengliang 梅曾亮 (1786–1856), Fang Dongshu 方東樹 (1772–1851), Zhang Yuzhao 張裕釗 (1823–1894), Zeng Guofan 曾國藩 (1811–1872), and Yao Yongpu 姚永樸 (?–1939) all...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
...), who at the end of the novel commits suicide in loyalty to Yuan You 袁猷, her former patron, now husband, who has taken her as concubine but has sickened and died. Her destiny is bleak; Yuan You's wife hates her, so Shuanglin plunges into the role of the talented, chaste woman who commits suicide...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
... on sanqu as a Yuan form is a legacy of how sanqu was incorporated into the literary mainstream in the first few decades of the twentieth century. Late Qing and early Republican critics and practicing songwriters—notably, Wu Mei 吳梅 (1884–1939), Ren Ne 任訥 (1894–1991), and Lu Qian 盧前 (1905–1951)—sought...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 347–379.
Published: 01 November 2015
... system in Chinese regulated-style verse. Victor Mair and Tsu-lin Mei have further argued that the rules of the “eight defects” and the concept of ping-ze contrast were designed by Shen Yue under the influence of Sanskrit prosodic theory. The most challenging puzzle that remains for scholars in the field...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 66–94.
Published: 01 April 2018
... governing a poet's word choice designed for the sake of euphony when chanted or read aloud, but not for musicality. At the other end of the spectrum are scholars like Wu Mei 吳梅 (1884–1939) and Aoki Masaru 青木正児 (1887–1964), who saw the musical genres of Song lyrics and Yuan melodies inheriting...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 115–148.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Heshibi 和氏璧 (Clan He's Jade) by order of Qin Shihuang 秦始皇 (259–10 BCE) and subsequently passed through the Han, Wei, Jin, Sui, Tang, Song, and Yuan dynasties as the symbol of legitimacy. 19 Hearing from the Daoist Celestial Master Zhang that the seal of the state was brought by the last Yuan emperor...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
...) ying 影 (shadow) song 松 (pine) xi 谿 (gorge) qiu 裘 (fur coat) zhi 雉 (pheasant) jing 鏡 (mirror) ren 人 (person) cun 村 (village) ni 霓 (variegated) fu 鳧 (wild duck) zhu 燭 (candle) shi 師 (master) xi 溪 (creek) ru 襦 (jacket) yuan 鳶 (hawk) ye 夜 (night) qi...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
...–1709) were recorded in contemporary literary collections such as Xu Qiu's 徐釚 (1636–1708) Ciyuan congtan 詞苑叢談 (Miscellaneous Chats on the Garden of Song Lyrics) 10 and Gu Mei's 顧湄 (1633–after 1691) Huqiu shan zhi 虎丘山志 (Gazetteer of the Huqiu Mountain). 11 Jiang Shijie was the son of Jiang Cai...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 235–267.
Published: 01 November 2020
... also recognized the pedagogical benefits of examination writing. Yuan Mei 袁枚 (1716–1797; himself an occasional detractor of essay learning but whose essays were widely admired and imitated) quotes Cheng Jinfang 程晉芳 (1718–1784), an early fan of the novel Rulin waishi 儒林外史, to the effect that “without...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 248–278.
Published: 01 November 2017
... as a well-established fact. In addition to Huihong, He Yuan 何薳 (1077–1145), who received an official post thanks to Su Shi's recommendation, also endorsed this narrative. In the “Pogu qianshen” 坡谷前身 (Su Dongpo and Huang Shangu's Previous Lives) entry of his Chunzhu jiwen 春渚紀聞 (Recorded Anecdotes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of anthologies. These anthologies are generally chronologically arranged, often beginning with Qu Yuan's 屈原 (340–278 BCE) “Yu fu” 漁父 (The Fisherman) and then proceeding through Qin dynasty authors such as Li Si 李斯 (284–208 BCE) and Han Fei 韓非 (281–233 BCE), then Jia Yi 賈誼 (200–168 BCE), Mei Cheng 枚乘 (d. 140 BCE...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... The sanqu 's use of performance tropes expands the scope of criticism in this humorous piece past concerns about Yuan rulership, or even the imperial institution, to broader questions of representational instability and uncertainty. These shifts implicate readers in a social and political critique...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Ariel Fox Abstract This article explores the late imperial imagination of the nonhuman other by way of a curious creature that appears in the southern drama Dushu sheng . Midway through the play, set in the early years of the Yuan dynasty, the young literatus protagonist is abandoned on a remote...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 492–503.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the Northern Song through the Southern Song and into the Yuan and early Ming. The introduction by Christian de Pee and Joseph Lam serviceably sets out the themes of the volume and proposes a framework to unify the essays. They argue that the “efforts [of the contributors] to retrieve the sounds, sights...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... dynasty. 6 Not much is known about the author behind the name Su'an zhuren 蘇庵主人 (Master of Su'an, hereafter Su'an). In addition to Lotus Dream , a novel called Xiuping yuan 繡屏緣 (Romance of the Embroidered Screen) is also attributed to him. Like many other Qing novelists, he had to make a living...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... 勞珊 poem Turnip Creek (Feng Xi 葑溪) Mao Xigu 毛錫嘏 poem Sunny City Lake (Yangcheng Hu 陽城湖) Zhu Xing 朱幸 poem Ju Jie 居節 Hundred-Flower Islet (Baihua Zhou 百花洲) * Zhu Jinggu 朱景固 poem Bamboo Hall Temple (Zhutang Si 竹堂寺) Shi Yue 石岳 poem Tiger Hill (Hu Qiu 虎丘) Yuan Jiong 袁褧...
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