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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 November 2018
... relationships among these clusters suggest a new way of narrating Ming literary history in terms of successive waves of alternative canon building, each wave representing a new critique of the civil service examination curriculum's overriding focus on model examination essays. He also shows that, whereas...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 419–443.
Published: 01 November 2015
... who knows sounds) canonization rhyme book culture Xiong Zhong 熊忠 (fl. ca. 1292), a thirteenth-century compiler of yunshu 韻書 (rhyme books; also translated as “rhyme dictionary”), once wrote: By the time Tang of the Li [618–907] established versification as an examination subject...
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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 (2016) 3 (2): 429–447.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Xia Zhongyi Abstract This article argues that the classical verse of three twentieth-century writers, Chen Yinke 陳寅恪 (1890–1969), Nie Gannu 聶紺弩 (1903–86), and Wang Xindi 王辛笛 (1912–2004), is significant to the canon of contemporary Chinese literature. The literary historical merit of their poetry...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 137–174.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., and auspicious omens resulting from the correspondence between the celestial and the human, these texts offered abundant resources to authors from the Han, Wei, and Six Dynasties, through the Sui and Tang. Reliance on such a canon as a foundation inevitably yielded some skepticism among scholars...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 91–128.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., gradually transformed the classification principles of previous anthologies, expanded the scope of canonized anthologies, and established a distinct pre-Tang tradition by the end of the sixteenth century. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 poetry anthology Ming dynasty pre-Tang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
... in the field of Ming-Qing women's literary culture, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s. 1 Prior to the 1980s, studies of classical Chinese literature in the Western academy focused on a well-established tradition of canonical genres and authors from the period beginning with the Eastern Zhou dynasty (770...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 179–185.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of their power. Ephemera become monuments through canonization, and canonization is precisely the subject of Timothy Clifford's article. With his contribution, we jump ahead six centuries to see how later anthologists made sense of the classical literary tradition. Clifford's network analysis of the contents...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 422–428.
Published: 01 November 2021
... for traditional China, autonomous from an overstudied and stiflingly moralistic main canon, is at best a heuristic fiction not borne out in general in our actual archive of available sources—nor, for that matter, in the range of source materials explored in this volume. In part this state of affairs stems from...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 476–480.
Published: 01 November 2020
... art but were foundational for the canon and tradition of painting in China. Foong's work demythologizes these august sages in the art historical pantheon and pinpoints the moment when the painters and their works achieved such status by solidly situating them in the particular sociopolitical context...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 514–516.
Published: 01 November 2023
... on the early medieval period, sensitively grasps its intellectual context and views them as a means for self-identification and self-canonization. Below I further elaborate this argument from two aspects: the author's focus and his approaches. Conventional study on the yongshi shi would focus...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 499–505.
Published: 01 November 2022
...” (102). The anthologies, with their neglect of High Tang poets in favor of late Tang poets, did not play an important role in canon formation. Instead, other cultural activities—such as editing Tang writers' individual collections, writing commentary on poetry, notes, personal accounts of writers...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... anthology Wen xuan 文選 (Selections of Refined Literature), and he follows many of that canonical anthology's structural principles. But the Wen cui is almost three times the size of the Wen xuan : it contains 2,058 individual texts by 362 writers, organized in nineteen genre categories and divided...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 481–485.
Published: 01 November 2020
... . These are not, however, poems likely to engage undergraduates (or many others). The grand narrative does have a certain undeniable grandness. Stephen Owen's chapter “Poetry and Authorship: the Songs of Chu ” offers a promising solution to this conundrum: it takes the reader through such canonical works as Li Sao...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 442–447.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to canonical works in a poem requesting a favor from Xie. In another poem Sun depicts Xu's lofty personality through allusions to texts from the Lao-Zhuang tradition. In Sun's “Rhapsody on Roaming the Celestial Terrace Mountains” (You Tiantai shan fu 遊天台山賦), he references both Buddhist beliefs and Lao-Zhuang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 131–169.
Published: 01 April 2022
...君子之觀於銘也,既美其所稱,又美其所為。 Here, the dual figures of remembrance and “the rememberer remembered” 36 are in particular related to the act of writing, which for both Aleida and Jan Assmann is one of the defining features of Cultural Memory and related to text as canon. 37 It is easy to see...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... was viewed by scholar-novelists writing for the book market as an alternative intellectual space, one increasingly independent of canonical forms of inquiry current in the seventeenth century. The religiosity of Lotus Dream is best captured by the term xiaoshuo jiao 小說教 (cult/teachings of fiction...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... prosody and standardized rhyming by Tang and later poets. However, as Goh points out, Lu's rhyme book was not the only one that emerged in the pre-Tang period, and its canonization as an authoritative “official rhyme book” in the Tang was anything but “natural.” To emphasize that the canonization...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 297–335.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of sight but also quoted terminology and concepts from Buddhist canonical texts to carry out profound theoretical expositions. Moreover, within the discursive cultural space attested by the Zhang-Zhou debate, we can also reread Zong Bing's 宗炳 (375–443) essay “A Preface to the Painting of Landscapes” 畫山水序...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 400–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... exegeses of canonical texts and the other writing short stories and prose poetry. In this interdisciplinary study of literature and religion, I read the two intellectuals and the two types of writings they produced side by side with the intention of rethinking the historical and conceptual context in which...