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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 276–321.
Published: 01 November 2018
... sophisticated digital tools, such as the ones these authors developed and demonstrate here, can thereby enhance the efficiency and effectiveness for exploring and studying classical Chinese poetry. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 collocations word patterns temporal analysis social...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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 (2018) 5 (2): 411–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... were formed and how they functioned during this era. electronic textual research big data digital humanities historiography classical allusions In the past couple decades, debates about the use of digital humanities and big-data analytical methods in Chinese literary studies have rapidly...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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 (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Xiaohui Zhang Abstract Although Natsume Sōseki (1867–1916) enjoys worldwide fame as a novelist, his work as a first-class kanshi 漢詩 (classical Chinese poetry) poet remains largely unknown to Western audiences. This article focuses on Sōseki's kanshi of 1916 and his pursuit of the Dao toward the end...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 186–213.
Published: 01 November 2018
... through exhaustive comparisons of types that would be entirely impractical without the use of computational methods. This article investigates and contrasts unsupervised techniques for the identification of textual similarities in premodern Chinese works in general, and the classical corpus in particular...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the grouping of the texts. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Tang dynasty poetry poems on things word embeddings distributional semantics semantic fingerprints Classical Chinese poetry, especially that of the Tang dynasty (618–907), is rich in figurative language, with...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
... lun” 破惡聲論 Kitaoka Masako 北岡正子 In 1906, after withdrawing from medical school, Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936), who came to be widely regarded as the founder of modern Chinese literature, returned to Tokyo and began to research and write five lengthy treatises in an archaistic classical prose style...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 448–470.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Kowloon as a place of exile in Chinese history and the lyrical symbolism of its representation in the compilation's classical poetry. More than merely a commemoration to a long-lost past, Chen's efforts instigated a collective response from loyalist scholars that created a literary space in early...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 335–356.
Published: 01 November 2016
... literary representation. For Nie Gannu's case, the “unlucky feelings” generated during the repressive Maoist era acted as the primary inspiration for his lyricism of grievance. With the founding of the PRC in 1949, Nie diligently researched classical Chinese novels and hoped to begin a career in literary...
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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 is...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 233–257.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as important as classical exegetical studies. From Zhu's curriculum planning, his research orientation, and how he tried to put his ideas into practice, we can observe the oppositional tension between the modern concept of literary criticism and the traditional philological approach of Chinese study...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Shengqing Wu Abstract Through the examination of a select body of classical-style poems that are inscribed on or written about photographs of the self in the modern era, this article delves into the intertwined issues of the self, affect, and autobiographical writing. It first explores the ethical...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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 (2018) 5 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 April 2018
... storytelling is much closer to real-life experiences than the classical language. Also, the techniques of vernacular storytelling enable the novelists to present reality with different approaches. Andrew Plaks summarizes different techniques in Chinese vernacular novels that help achieve the illusion of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., Mongolian, and Chinese. Rigorous training in hunting and war games was an important part of their education. 6 Physical and martial training was endemic to the Manchus. The Chinese portion of their educational training involved primarily literary learning—classics, history, poetry, statecraft—and Chinese...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Languages and Cultures, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign for providing my editorial assistants with research assistantships; and to Lingnan University and its Chinese Department for funding an international conference, “The Sound and Sense: New Explorations of Classical Chinese Poetry” 聲音與意義—古典詩...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... links between Chinese literary modernity and tradition. While late Qing fiction has become a popular subject as the repository of “repressed modernities,” classical-style poetry as practiced by the moderns from Lu Xun to Mao Zedong appears to many a form of “subtle revolution.” 9 These are efforts...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... The analogy formulated by Hu between poetry and prose touches on two core issues concerning the potential literary revolution in Chinese poetry: (1) it is necessary to create a new form of poetry by eliminating the shackles of classical poetic conventions; and (2) vernacular language should be used...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 339–381.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Zong-qi Cai Abstract This article opens with a reflection on the extrinsic and intrinsic causes of the neglect of Chinese prose in sinological literary studies, followed by the construction of a patterning-based scheme for codifying Chinese prose forms. An in-depth analysis of eight famous texts...