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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 2. Animate objects in relation to happiness ( xi 喜) and worries ( chou 愁) 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
... 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...
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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 and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 April 2020
... ( Journal of Hainan University ) 30 , no. 5 ( 2012 ): 49 – 53 . Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Suzhou plays chuanqi barbarians animals conquest dynasties In the thirteenth act of Dushu sheng 讀書聲 (The Sound of Reading), a chuanqi 傳奇 (southern drama) attributed...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Righteousness and Therefore Mistakenly Helped the Demonic Barbarians Harm China” 救一切天生天養,凡屬天父上主皇上帝子女者,又諭救一切中國人民從前不知大義,誤幫妖胡自害中國者. 9 In the edict titled “Receiving the Mandate of Heaven to Attack the Barbarian,” Taiping rebels expound on the animal origins of the Manchu rulers and their sins, portraying...
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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) 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): 115–148.
Published: 01 April 2020
... above (Xihaijiao, the Third Prince, Halihu) are either sent to the Hall of Rewarding the Good ( shangshan fu 賞善府) for their loyalty or filial piety or recognized as “good persons” ( shanren 善人) and granted rebirth as humans (rather than as animals or ghosts) confirms that, on an ethical level, Luo...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 476–480.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the type of relationship between court politics and landscape paintings described in the book? As Murck has demonstrated, Cui was very acutely aware of the palace intrigues at the Northern Song court and utilized different animals as coded messages to refer to these incidents in his painting. 4...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2019
... 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 it covered with...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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, the eunuch was stuck at the low end of the hierarchy of sentient beings. He was supposed to be so low that he had no choice but to...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
... shi 詠物詩), noting a process by which 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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 their physical and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
...部稗官野史,也是千秋佳话. 33 At one point, the white ape ( baiyuan 白猿) caught by Tang Ao at Little Penglai and kept as a pet by Tang Guichen's cousin Lin Wanru 林婉如 grabs the copy of the inscription as if to read it. Amused, Tang Guichen speaks playfully to the animal that she wants it to help her entrust...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 95–118.
Published: 01 April 2018
... fragrance in Cyperus City, / always without attachment at Water Country” 既有芳兮莎城,長無依兮水國. 60 Liu Yun's couplet is animated by the same notion of the lotus plant's relationship of nonattachment with its surroundings, wuyi 無依 (without attachment), but situates that quality in a much more materially...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
... him in a dream and promised him success in the examinations, he senses 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... creation through the trope of canshan shengshui , when understood as an agency that animates a devastated landscape or as resistance to suppression. She points out that these writers extend the meaning of canshan shengshui to include mutilated bodies and shattered psyches, vile air ( liqi 戾氣) and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of human and animal figurines, architectural models, and other miniatures from the Lü cemetery strongly suggests that such objects constituted a coherent category in the eyes of the family. The imitative but nonfunctional nature of such miniatures—little musicians who cannot play, clay pigs that...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 8–42.
Published: 01 April 2015
... flora and fauna reached an exquisite level. With an elegant and simple perspective, he naturally possessed an animated vigor, and it is appropriate to place him among one's models. 4 杜堇,字懼男,有檉居、古狂、青霞亭之號。鎮江丹徒人,有籍於京師。勤學經史及諸子集録,雖稗官小説,罔不涉獵。舉進士不第,遂絶意進取。為文奇古,詩精確,通六書,善繪事。其山水、人物、草木、鳥獸,無不臻妙。由其胸中高古,自然神采活動,宜乎宗...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 444–480.
Published: 01 November 2015
...” of scenery, plants, animals, and still objects. It fills the third stanza of the Wucheng Fu, where we see its special “literary grammar” function in antithetical writing—namely, to express a state of thriving extravagance or to intensify feelings about a rich object. Here are two lines from the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019