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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 2. Animate objects in relation to happiness ( xi 喜) and worries ( chou 愁) More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... in a story. Hence, Chen animated the actors in his paintings with emphatic gestures and poses, complementing their expressive bodies with more subtly shaped facial features. But Chen's incorporation into his painting of what was at the time readily identified as “print” disturbed his figural compositions...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 12–30.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Wilt L. Idema Abstract Starting from a discussion of Yao Shouzhong's sanqu suite “The Complaint of the Ox,” in which the slaughtered animal lays its plaint before King Yama, this article calls attention to the scholarship on sanqu of the Japanese scholar Tanaka Kenji (1912–2002) of the 1950s...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 April 2020
... barbarians animals conquest dynasties 34. On the distinction between “local bandits,” whose loyalty is a free-floating quality that could be redirected, and “roving bandits,” who cannot be redeemed, see Li, Women and National Trauma , 254–68 . 35. The real villains of Dushu sheng turn out...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Figure 2. Animate objects in relation to happiness ( xi 喜) and worries ( chou 愁) ...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
... attempt to make sense of inexplicable violence. Theatrical representations consistently associate Taiping rebels with animals, a kind of beastly Other. An extreme example of this is Xuan Ding's story titled “Beiji piye dao” 北極毗耶島 (Beiji piye Island), discussed further below, in which all norms and values...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 115–148.
Published: 01 April 2020
... . “Lun Jin Ping Mei cihua de ‘xiangqian’” 論金瓶梅詞話的鑲嵌 ( Discussing “Embedment” in Jing Ping Mei cihua ). Wenyi yanjiu 文藝研究 ( Literature and Art Studies ), no. 4 ( 2016 ): 40 – 49 . Idema, Wilt L. “ Guanyin's Parrot: A Chinese Buddhist Animals Tale and Its International Context .” In India...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
... poems on things begin to take domestic animals with feelings as their subjects in a strategy that better accommodates the expression of social contradictions. In Sui's work the animal subject has been substituted with a person. With an ironic twist, then, the “things” celebrated in these poems have...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 476–480.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Song court and utilized different animals as coded messages to refer to these incidents in his painting. 4 Outside of the Song court, landscape paintings also played an important role in the cultural and religious expressions in neighboring states, such as Western Xia 西夏 (1038–1227). For example...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2014
... or the characters told about in centuries of stories about the strange and the supernatural, such as feathered immortals or Daoist adepts. He was like the animal or insect demons in Xiyou ji 西遊記 (Journey to the West), who stole vital essence from humans in order to achieve long life and immortality. Like them...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2019
... clearly illustrated in Zhang Dai's animated description. Lacking a creek on the estate, Yanke had the earth dug out to create one. Unsatisfied with the result, he had the creek changed first into a ditch and then into a pond. Feeling the newly excavated rock did not look sufficiently antique, he had...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 95–118.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of composition, their new poems were animated by a different vision of poetry and situated in a more materially grounded and realistically conceived world, with the borrowed components being reinvigorated in a more internally consistent aesthetic field of signification. At a lesser level, I also compared Yang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the inscription as if to read it. Amused, Tang Guichen speaks playfully to the animal that she wants it to help her entrust the inscription to anyone “related to it by destiny” 有緣的. The ape apparently takes her words seriously. When Tang Guichen jokes again in chapter 54 about that mission, the animal nods its...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... for this process, to say nothing of the possibility that one simply learns to enunciate by passively following established rules and imitating others. The cognitive processing of sound, in addition to using it to conduct effective communication, comes into being when humans (as distinct from other animals) use...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 79–104.
Published: 01 April 2022
... the places with which we are accustomed to tame the wild profusion of existing things, and continuing long afterwards to disturb and threaten with collapse our age-old distinction between the Same and the Other. This passage quotes a “certain Chinese encyclopaedia” in which it is written that “animals...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
... that the pictured beauty returns his look. The figure becomes animated: her eyes move, turning as though she were looking back over her shoulder at him; she wants to open her mouth to speak ( MDT 26.26–27, 29; PP 145–46). Distracted by the green plums in her hands, he imagines that she is not only looking at him...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the air and the movement of fragrant particles through the air may not have been clear to them, as they might also have perceived a connection between the “energies” that made up sounds and smells and those that animated persons and constituted ghosts. For example, food has qi , and people need to eat...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 April 2020
... to control his heartbreak.” But a few days later (after the brother has departed), Cui San is surprised at night to be visited by his lover again, who appears to be unharmed. At first she rebukes him, asking how he could be so cruel to her when she had been so good to him. Then she explains that the animal...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... different ways as broken soul, broken passages, and torn silk. Situated in the socially catastrophic context of dynastic shift, Zhao explores the relationship between destruction and artistic creation through the trope of canshan shengshui , when understood as an agency that animates a devastated landscape...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the living. Instead of asking the bereaved to imagine an alternative domain in which the servants painted on the walls and the animals sculpted in clay might somehow come alive to provide service and sustenance, the grave goods embodied the means by which the bereaved had cared for the dead in life...
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