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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Katherine Carlitz Zhang Yingyu . The Book of Swindles: Selections from a Late Ming Collection . Translated by Christopher Rea and Bruce Rusk . New York : Columbia University Press , 2017 . xxxvi , 226 pp. ISBN 9780231178631 (paperback); ISBN 9780231178624 (hardcover...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 419–443.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Meow Hui Goh Abstract Due to the Tang's and later imperial courts' enforcement, yunshu 韻書 (rhyme books) such as Qieyun 切韻 (Spelling Rhymes), Yunlue 韻略 (Concise Rhymes), and Hongwu zhengyun 洪武正韻 (Standard Rhymes of the Hongwu Reign Period) came to exert extensive linguistic and cultural influence...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and portrait. Such a design points to an editorial choice to stage both a male-centered literati reading community and a cohort of women writers from the Jiangnan area who gather to celebrate women's literary talent on the book page. By examining how these two bodies of readers reach a sense of solidarity...
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Published: 01 April 2016
Figure 3. Jirui 稽瑞 (Investigating Propitious Omens), by Liu Geng's 劉賡 (Tang dynasty), in Cong shu ji cheng chu bian 叢書集成初編 (The Preliminary Compilation of Collected Books). Qing-dynasty blockprint edition by Zhi buzu zhai 知不足齋. Source: Wang Yunwu et al., Congshu jicheng chubian 叢書集成初編 More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 91–128.
Published: 01 April 2017
...-Tang poetry anthologies saw a dramatic increase, making the anthologizing practices in the 1500s crucial to understanding the pre-Tang tradition. Through a study of paratextual elements (book titles, tables of contents, prefaces, postscripts, etc.) in twenty-two pre-Tang poetry anthologies compiled...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 313–338.
Published: 01 November 2020
... from that of the late Northern Song's Jiangxi school, with its emphasis on learning and book knowledge, were only partly the result of his personal experience. The shift away from textual traditions and longing for wilderness must also be understood in the context of an emerging urban culture...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 399–421.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of such marginalia created a unique book culture that shaped scholarship, thought, and society in the Qing and produced critical texts that are still read today. He Zhuo's marginalia were treasured by many, and the practice of transcription, especially of He Zhuo's notes, was continued by a growing number...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 186–215.
Published: 01 November 2014
... rhyme books) during the Song-Yuan transition period, the author argues that shenglü primers focused instead on tone and rhyme, aestheticizing the rules of couplet composition and tailoring couplets for singing. Through a discussion of several key developments in pairing rules and standards, the final...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 262–288.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Zong-Qi Cai Abstract The four-character statement “ Yi yi ni zhi ” 以意逆志 by Mencius on how to interpret the Book of Poetry has won praise from critics of all persuasions for nearly a millennium. How could this Mencian statement become a credo for so many different and often mutually opposed...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 90–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to this day, however, only a few scholars have paid attention to this aspect of Yuan's work. In his critical biography of the writer, Wang Yingzhi discussed Suiyuan shihua 's standards for poetic selection and its characteristics in recounting events; the Canadian scholar J. D. Schmidt in his book on Yuan's...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 258–285.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to the reduplicative vocabulary, or dieyin ci 疊音詞, of the Book of Odes corpus. The author presents a series of persistent associations between sound and meaning in this subset of the OC lexicon, with statistical evidence adduced in support of their cognitive reality for OC speakers. Finally, this article offers...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 214–249.
Published: 01 November 2018
... annotations for Shishuo xinyu 世說新語, a collection of pithy anecdotes concerning prominent figures from the Han through Jin dynasties. These annotations were products of a new era of textual production, in which fervent interest in historiography and book collecting reached new heights. Though building...
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Published: 01 April 2016
Figure 2. Yuzhu baodian 玉燭寶典 (Precious Archive of the Jade Candle), by Du Taiqin 杜臺卿 (Sui dynasty), in Guyi congshu 古逸叢書 (Collectanea of Long-Lost Books). A Japanese blockprint edition reprinted by Li Shuchang 黎庶昌, Qing dynasty. Source: Gu yi congshu 古逸叢書 (Collectanea of Long-Lost Works More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 429–434.
Published: 01 November 2021
... rise of China on the world stage. For any China specialist, it is a daunting task to cover such an extended period. It is equally challenging to describe each section of this long period with a judicial temperament and to provide an adequate amount of information in each part of the book...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 439–441.
Published: 01 November 2017
... China. She is currently completing a book manuscript on female sexuality in Chinese history. The book examines the emerging interest in women's heterosexual inactivity in Song medicine and the new narratives about celibate women in popular anecdotes and hagiographies. Her next project will investigate...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 272–273.
Published: 01 April 2019
... words and visual images variously interact in illustrated books and inscribed paintings from the late Ming period. Her first book, Through a Forest of Chancellors: Fugitive Histories in Liu Yuan's “Lingyan ge,” an Illustrated Book from Seventeenth-Century Suzhou (2010), considers how Liu Yuan...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 476–480.
Published: 01 November 2020
... 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 The word authorities in the title of Ping Foong's book The Efficacious Landscape: On the Authorities of Painting at the Northern Song Court is a critical term in several ways. It is a reaffirmation of the importance of “pictorial turn”—a reorientation toward...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 442–447.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and writing inspired by Mikhail Bakhtin, Pierre Bourdieu, Roger Chartier, and Julia Kristeva. The book is organized chronologically, with a scope that spans from the Jian'an period (196–220) to the Liu Song period (420–479). Swartz's central argument is that early medieval Chinese literature was inseparable...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the Tang dynasty, the “Five Classics” ( wujing 五經)—the Classic of Poetry , Book of Documents , Book of Rites , Book of Changes , and Spring and Autumn Annals —were considered the most important texts for study, while the Analects was thought of as a minor text, so its position could not compare...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 371–398.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and to organize the multiple messages of each anthology, shaping visions of empire that balance ideological and cultural tensions. What does it mean to think about books as spaces? We might start with Leibniz's definition of space: “Space denotes, in terms of possibility, an order of things which exist...