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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 (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. In the 1580s, Mei Dingzuo, a native of Xuancheng 宣城, 18 indicated his editorial motivation...
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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 (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 (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
... canonical works and methodological problems. The essays are grouped into three sections—though as is natural, there are recurrent themes and issues that bridge across these sections. A first group centers on canonical traditionalist ethical categories: obligations of child to parent (including...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 476–480.
Published: 01 November 2020
...) were not just familiar names to any students of Chinese 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...
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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
... 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 離騷 (Encountering Misery) and “Mountain Spirit” 山鬼 (Shanhui), but it embeds...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 442–447.
Published: 01 November 2021
... adaptations of various canonical texts for his poetry, including the Shijing 詩經 (Classic of Poetry), Chuci 楚辭 (Lyrics of Chu), Laozi , Zhuangzi , and writings from the Jian'an period. In his writings Xi Kang blended philosophy and poetry to express his values and emotions. Xi skillfully made use...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... 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), first coined by a leading figure of “evidential scholarship...
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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 (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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
... on leisurely travel, or at another such moment of parting; time and again they can stir a man's feelings” 唐人好詩,多是征戍、遷謫、行旅,離別之作,往往能感動激發人意. 18 According to Yan Yu, the best Tang poems of parting are those that deeply affect the reader. There are many parting poems in the Tang and Song canon that exemplify...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 347–379.
Published: 01 November 2015
...). Third, the tonal prosodic position of each line in Chinese regulated-style verse is strictly patterned, as shown above in the canonical pattern for pentasyllabic poems, while the prosodic position in śloka is located only at the fifth, thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth syllables, as shown below...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 232–234.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and Philosophy, Chugoku bungaku 中國文學報, and Research on Women in Modern Chinese History. She is also the coeditor, with Wang Ayling, of Transformations of Literary Canons and Ming-Qing Narrative Literature 經典轉化與明清敘事文學 (2009) and, with Wang Hongtai, of Discourse and Practice of Everyday Life 日常生活的論述與實踐...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... the perspective of historical canon formation in Chinese anthologies, Pauline Yu has explained that many anthologies seemed to heed an unspoken requirement that would only admit works from authors who are dead. 21 While the distinction of temporality between anthology and collection was apparent in the mid...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 186–213.
Published: 01 November 2018
... with both of the latter two. The “Jian ai” 兼愛 (Universal Love) triad. The “Tian zhi” 天志 (Will of Heaven) triad. The “Fei ming” 非命 (Anti-Fatalism) triad. Between the “Jing shang” 經上 (Canon I) and “Jing shuo shang” 經說上 (Exposition of the Canon I), between “Jing xia” 經下 (Canon II) and “Jing shuo...
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