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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... making. Islamic art historian David Roxburgh has shown that albums made in Persia during the years of China's Ming dynasty (1368–1644) demonstrated a cultural practice of collecting that took a corpus of works of art from the “region of dispersal to a realm of collectedness.” 2 Roxburgh's treatment of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 186–215.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Jian Zhang; Dandan Chen Abstract This article examines the history of primers on shenglü (tone and rhythm) in premodern China. The first section of the article investigates the original version of Zhu Ming's (Yuan Dynasty) Shenglü fameng (A Primer of Shenglü ), as well as its sequel and revisions...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 262–288.
Published: 01 November 2014
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... a more localist approach focused on urban Chinese writers. Taken together, they illustrate that the realm of songwriting in Yuan China constituted a contested discursive space that should not be solely understood in ethnic terms but can be enriched through the analytical perspectives of diaspora...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 91–128.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Jing Chen Abstract This article examines how the making of pre-Tang poetry anthologies in sixteenth-century Ming China led to a reinvention of the pre-Tang poetic tradition. From the Zhengde period 正德 (1506–21) well into the Wanli reign 萬曆 (1573–1620), the compilation and publication of new pre...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 419–443.
Published: 01 November 2015
... heavy and turgid [ zhongzhuo 重濁]; in the Qin [秦] and Long [隴], the ‘falling tone’ sounds like the ‘entering tone’; as for Liang [梁] and Yi [益], the ‘level tone’ sounds like the ‘falling tone.’” 58 His mapping of the dialectal regions of China includes Wu and Chu in the Southeast, Yan and Zhao in the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 34–65.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Yiqun Zhou Abstract This article examines the connection between appearance and political careers in Han China, discussing what was valued in the physical features, dress, and manners of the men who governed China's first long-lasting empire. Noticing important shifts over the course of the Han...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Thomas J. Mazanec Abstract This article combines qualitative and quantitative methods to rethink the literary history of late medieval China (830–960 CE). It begins with an overview of exchange poetry in the Tang dynasty and its role in the construction of the poetic subject, namely, the poetic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Timothy Clifford Abstract Well over one hundred classical essay anthologies were published during the printing boom in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Ming dynasty China. These anthologies testify to a voracious appetite for “ancient-style prose” ( guwen ) among the expanding reading public, and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2016
... guqin traditional musical instruments expressivity Chinese literary culture Chinese poetry In a Peking opera play known to everybody in China, Kong cheng ji 空城計 (Empty City Stratagem), Zhuge Liang 諸葛亮 (181–234), 1 suffering from lack of defensive troops, faces 150,000 enemy attackers...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 137–174.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., research on the apocryphal corpus has moved forward, mainly in China and Japan. Progress in organizing the documents is due to the work of the Japanese scholars Yasuii Gozan 安居香山 and Nakamura Shiouhachi 中村璋八, who supplemented Japanese archives of Han apocrypha with passages collected in China to produce...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jon Eugene von Kowallis Abstract Lu Xun's 魯迅 (1881–1936) early classical-style essays are concerned with issues in the history and philosophy of science, as well as literature, philosophy, politics, and aesthetics during an era in which China went through profound cultural changes. Part of their...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... readers may have read or interpreted her poems. This essay thus highlights the discursive complexity and kinship and social networks underlying the production and interpretation of life writing in late imperial China. Copyright © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 life history gender poetry literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 155–185.
Published: 01 November 2014
... hills tentatively identified as the former sites of the Tianlu ge and Shiqu ge palace libraries. Research into that library project of 26–6 BC has prompted new insights into manuscript culture in early China, especially as it relates to questions of authorship and what was considered “fine writing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2014
... article traces the emergence of the Liji from the world of ritual specialists during Warring States, Qin, and Han times, as well as the complicated manuscript culture of early China. The article emphasizes that no single author composed the Liji , nor does the text offer a unified vision of ritual. This...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of twelfth-century China during the “migration south.” Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 cultural memory Chinese gardens song lyrics Chinese historiography migration Song dynasty This article examines how the garden of the northern refugee Xiang Ziyin 向子諲 (1085–1152) became a site...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Ge Zhaoguang Abstract This article surveys the legacy of Hu Shih in order to assess the current state of the field of Chan studies in mainland China. Though the work of Hu Shih was long neglected in the mainland, his work has enjoyed renewed popularity since the 1980s and the dynamics of “culture...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Zhao Minli; Benjamin Ridgway Abstract China's earliest poetic genres formed in direct relationship with music, and pentasyllabic shi poetry is no exception. This was a new poetic genre that formed after tetrasyllabic poetry and the sao style associated with the Chuci 楚辭 (Lyrics of Chu), and it...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 233–257.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Through an examination of Zhu's academic role, this article explores the emergence of the concept of literary criticism in modern China. It will be compared and contrasted with the situation in the West, with an aim of giving a detailed analysis of the way literary criticism has become an essential part...