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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 57–80.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Binbin Yang Abstract Yangzhou was known for its “women” but not for women's literature. Underlying literary imaginations about the beautiful women of Yangzhou were salt wealth and a commerce of women serving the wealthy during the late imperial period. The notoriety of this commerce seemed...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 383–411.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Shiwu guan Suzhou plays chuanqi merchants commerce The traveling merchant was a figure of much anxiety and mistrust in the late imperial imaginary; his movements across both spatial and social boundaries were a frequent source of unease...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2019
... standard and the way silver was used in Ming commerce, as well as on the publishing history of The Book of Swindles , and the sources on which Zhang drew. Interestingly, Swindles was not reprinted in China for about three hundred years after its initial appearance, though it became very popular in Japan...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 466–472.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Chao waded into book commerce and turned “the aura of elite prestige” into “popularity and market value” and vice versa (123–24). After gifting a limited number of printed copies to his coterie, he rented the carved woodblocks to commercial bookshops so that he “was able to distribute his printed...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 115–148.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., but this by no means undermines the significance of the ability to recognize the true value of exotic items in a narrative overflowing with alien animals, extraordinary valuables, and peculiar things. The featured qualities of the Muslims—language, knowledge, military strength, and commerce—are all skills vital...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 167–191.
Published: 01 April 2020
... to conceal his cultural biases, he was quite keen on exploring different aspects of Rongmei society, such as customs, religion, laws, architecture, and commerce. It has been pointed out that, instead of Zhijiang, the starting point of Gu's journey was Qufu, where he met Kong Shangren, because...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 313–338.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of terms to refer to the capital city of Lin'an, ultimate symbol of chengshi , as it developed into not only the bureaucratic and political center of the Southern Song but also a sophisticated city with busy commerce, festivities, and artistic and religious activities. 85 These include the imperial...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2023
... Dynasty Figures of Longing and Desire: Gender and Interiority in Chinese Painting and Poetry . Leiden : Brill , 2018 . Brook, Timothy . The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China . Berkeley : University of California Press , 1998 . Brown, Claudia . “ Accomplished...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
...: Commerce and Culture in Ming China . Berkeley : University of California Press , 1998 . Bush, Susan , and Hsio-yen Shih , comps. and eds. Early Chinese Texts on Painting . Cambridge, MA : Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University Press , 1985 . Cahill, James . The Distant...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... . The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China. Berkeley : University of California Press , 1998 . Brook, Timothy . Praying for Power: Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late-Ming China. Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 1993 . Bryant, Daniel...
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