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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 216–240.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Xingpei Yuan Abstract A writer of enormous impact on Chinese literary history, Tao Yuanming 陶淵明 (ca. 365–427) became a cultural symbol through his deep and pervasive influence on generations of scholar-officials. What emerged was the image of an individual pure and high-minded, freethinking in...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of sound in Western poetry. In Chinese poetry, too, sound is an echo to the sense, and much more. However, the primacy of sound in Chinese poetry has long been overlooked. A demonstration of the pivotal roles of sound in various major genres is the primary goal of this special issue. Each article...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2016
... traditional Chinese musical instrument, the guqin . It brings to light the interconnections of ideas and images of this instrument with the expressive resources of Chinese culture, and it studies the symbolism of this music in terms of its orientations toward cosmological views of life, human comportment...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 347–379.
Published: 01 November 2015
... system in Chinese regulated-style verse. Victor Mair and Tsu-lin Mei have further argued that the rules of the “eight defects” and the concept of ping-ze contrast were designed by Shen Yue under the influence of Sanskrit prosodic theory. The most challenging puzzle that remains for scholars in the field...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 175–202.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., among the first to reprint Yuan zaju as the representative literary genre of that era. Long the major source for Western translations of early Chinese drama, the Yuanqu xuan has been selectively drawn on, according to the different aims of its translators: the plays have been used for language study...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Chen Yinchi; Paula Varsano Abstract While few would contest the importance of phonology and aural considerations in the study of classical Chinese poetry, the musicality of guwen (ancient-style prose essays) writing has attracted little attention thus far. This article redresses this imbalance by...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Zong-qi Cai Abstract The author argues that Chinese characters have shaped Chinese poetic art not through their ideographic form but through their monosyllabic sound. Specifically, the pauses in a Chinese poetic line tend to be determined by sound patterns. Since monosyllabic sound is nearly always...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... poetry and language. This study reviews critical discussions of the relationships among sound, meaning, and poetry by a number of Chinese scholars, from Tang Yue 唐鉞 (1891–1987) and Hu Pu'an 胡樸安 (1878–1947), to Chen Shih-hsiang 陳世驤 (1912–71), among others. Their discussions of rhythm and the relation it...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 233–257.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Leonard Kwok Kou Chan Abstract Is “literary criticism” a foreign concept? What is the impact of the reception of literary criticism on the modern studies of Chinese literature? Zhu Ziqing's 朱自清 (1898–1948) conception of the function of literary criticism is illustrative of these questions. Zhu...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
...David Der-wei Wang Abstract Modern Chinese literature is always already in the transculturation of non-Chinese concepts and discourses. My quibble with the current state of the field, however, has to do with the way we respond to the consequences of the transcultural traffic. While we assume a...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
... well as the very act of inscription. Both claimed as “fathers” of modern Chinese vernacular literature, Lu Xun and Hu Shi wrote poems with references to the new medium of photography, bringing China's unique literary genre of “writing about a painting of the self” ( ziti xiaoxiang 自題小像) into modern...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 April 2018
... analyzed in their function of adding dimension to the novels' heroes—larger than life characters with highly distinctive personalities. The selected novels are all landmark works of Chinese martial arts literature: Shuihu , one of China's earliest vernacular novels, was published in the sixteenth century...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 186–213.
Published: 01 November 2018
... development of increasingly comprehensive and accurate digital corpora of early Chinese transmitted writing raises many opportunities to study these phenomena using more systematic digital techniques. These offer the promise of not only vast savings in time and labor but also new insights made possible only...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 276–321.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Chao-Lin Liu; Thomas J. Mazanec; Jeffrey R. Tharsen Abstract Digital tools provide instrumental services to the study of Chinese poetry in an era of big, open data. The authors employed nine representative collections of Chinese poetry, covering the years 1046 BCE to 1644 CE, in their...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 411–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Yi-Long Huang; Bingyu Zheng Abstract By investigating two literary allusions, chuzhi 蜍志 and lüdai 呂袋, found in poems from the Ming-Qing period, this article seeks to discover new ways to combine traditional philological techniques and digital research methodologies in the study of Chinese...
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Published: 01 April 2015
Figure 8. Shen Zhou, Chinese (1427–1509). Poet on a Mountain Top , 1496, series: Landscape Album: Five Leaves by Shen Zhou, One Leaf by Wen Zhengming , Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Album leaf mounted as a handscroll; ink and color on paper, 15 ¼ x 23 ¾ inches (38.7 x 60.3 cm). The Nelson-Atkins More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 April 2017
... fever” in Chinese intellectual communities. The article demonstrates that the strengths of Chinese scholarship today are particularly indebted to the methodological advances achieved by Hu Shih in the last century. Comparisons with Japanese and Euro-American scholarship underscore the particular...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
... represented a breakthrough in the formal development of Chinese poetic genres. The lines of shi poetry are made up of a “balanced foot” and an “unbalanced foot,” with the balanced foot in the front and the unbalanced foot following behind. Pentasyllabic shi poetry flourished during the Han dynasty, and its...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 262–288.
Published: 01 November 2014
... interpretive traditions? The extraordinary “versatility” of the Mencian statement, this article suggests, has much to do with the rich inherent ambiguity of uninflected classical Chinese. By adroitly exploiting the ambiguities of the words yi 意, ni 逆, and zhi 志 as well as its syntax, traditional Chinese...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 444–480.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Shengli Feng; Ash Henson Abstract The term pianwen 駢文 (parallel prose) comes from the main characteristic of the genre, while its other name—literally, “four-six prose” in Chinese—comes from its form. Theoretically, the aesthetic of the four-six configuration for Chinese writers is rooted in the...