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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 258–285.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., “Communication in Poetry” ; Tsur, Toward a Theory . 32. Blust, “Phonestheme ŋ -.” 33. Tsur, Toward a Theory ; Stockwell, Cognitive Poetics . 34. Kao and Mei, “Tu Fu's ‘Autumn Meditations.’” 35. Ibid., 9. 36. Verhagen, “Language, Culture, Nature.” 37. Legge...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 natural rhythm Hu Pu'an Chen Shih-hsiang Chinese poetics gesture In September 1915, while the renowned Chinese scholar Hu Shi 胡適 (1891–1962) was riding a train from Ithaca, New York, to New York City, he came up with the declaration: “When does...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 442–447.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the heterogeneous and protean assemblage of textual and cultural resources at hand for his own particular purposes. Collectively, they stretched and widened the boundaries and possibilities of poetry—what it can be and do—in the formative period of the Chinese poetic tradition” (4). Swartz's overarching thesis...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 180–207.
Published: 01 April 2017
... dynamic transformation of what it has absorbed in quietude. The result is a much more detailed view of the different phases of the creative process—one that leads to a new appreciation of its poetic results. Wang contends that the ideal blending of images and expressive tenor often leaves no trace...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 379–402.
Published: 01 November 2023
... replacement of classical ways of thinking with a modern cognitive style and, simultaneously, the transition of Chinese literature from classical to modern. ziyunliu@yeah.net Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 lovesickness diseased qing literary malady illness as trope...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 47–78.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Xinda Lian Abstract In the most exciting results of linguistic criticism of poetic function in classical Chinese poetry, one sees an ideal integration of microattention to texts and macroinvestigation of grammars of Chinese poetics. The greatest contribution of this close reading of the sinologist...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
... with different senses, and with cognition in particular. 3 If it is possible, for example, that Spanish should use more verbs related to taste and Australian languages more verbs related to hearing for expressing similar cognitive concepts, 4 it is also likely that the same language family can undergo...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Mariana Zorkina Abstract This article focuses on computational analysis of Tang dynasty “poems on things” ( yongwu shi 詠物詩) and some of the most common objects described in them. Modern technology offers many possibilities for new approaches to the study of poetic language, and this article...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Paula Varsano Abstract The Tang dynasty poet Wang Changling 王昌齡 (ca. 690–ca. 756), renowned for his mastery of the jueju 絕句 (quatrain) form, has been praised specifically for having brought a lyric sensibility to the heptasyllabic quatrain: a poetic genre most closely associated with yuefu themes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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 (2022) 9 (1): 8–46.
Published: 01 April 2022
... sound like? What are the principles of versification and the major verse forms and poetic devices? Difficult as some of these questions admittedly are, the fact that most English-speaking readers interested in Chinese poetry, of whom there appear to be quite a few apart from professional sinologues...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 308–337.
Published: 01 November 2022
... shanshui 以玄對山水). 30 As Wendy Swartz points out, such an approach “suggests that nature's mysteries are revealed in xuan terms and that xuan thought functions as the cognitive entry into a communion with nature.” 31 It is very different from Wang Xizhi's own view of nature. Wang's preface...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that every wooden column and flower was invested with emotion. 16 As a microcosm of nature, the Chinese garden is more than a physical space—it is also a poetic and cultural space, designed in complex ways to be in dialogue with the cultural past. 17 The garden in the Huanshang estate, impressive...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 192–214.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and lifelike, the poems themselves pale in comparison. Stylized representation and conventional image from lyrical tradition fall short of the exiles' peculiar experiences at the edges of the world. Moreover, what does the act of writing, after all, particularly the poetic mode that strives to develop symbolic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 115–148.
Published: 01 April 2020
... with up-to-date knowledge and heterogeneous sources. With this in mind, it is perhaps more productive that we understand the sinicizing tendency retained in his narrative in light of cognitive restraint and necessity rather than sheer incompetence. Indeed, Luo Maodeng's lack of actual encounter...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 225–255.
Published: 01 April 2022
... in Anglophone, Chinese-speaking, and other contexts. When French Sinologist Stanislas Julien (1797–1873) translated Huilan ji 灰欄記 (The Chalk Circle) in its entirety in 1832, he noted that the arias were particularly hard to fathom on account of the plethora of conventionalized poetic expressions...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 85–107.
Published: 01 April 2016
... expression in a host of phrases, many of which are still used today. 4 Study of poems that mention or, indeed, focus on go allows us to trace this influence and understand important themes in traditional Chinese poetic culture. The following excursus charts one path through these themes, from...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 425–457.
Published: 01 November 2022
... composers and painters are often intimately familiar with our natural inclination to complete what is incomplete mentally, and they take advantage of this cognitive instinct to manipulate our imagination and increase our sense of involvement in music making. 31 The totality obtained by the mental...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 155–185.
Published: 01 November 2014
... appointed to oversee the all-important task of revising the Classics and their commentaries, as well as the philosophical and the poetic works. He was well chosen. A distant member of the imperial family, descended from a King of Chu who was likewise said to be a brilliant classical scholar and patron...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
... happen to enjoy the same dream, are perfectly identical with each other both mentally and physically, not to mention the given name they share. The incident also deviates from that of Zhuangzi's butterfly dream in that it does not involve the motif of metamorphosis. Although Baoyu's cognitive...
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