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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of the 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 (2019) 6 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., explain the frequent use of this spatial phrase in the writings of Ming loyalists to symbolize loss, the fallen dynasty, and its exiled loyal subjects. Just as canshan shengshui are detached from their original locality, Ming loyalists are torn from their own cultural environment and political system...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
... important cultural institutions, this article considers the protagonist Tang Ao's 唐敖 voyage to bizarre, fantastical islands, narrated in the early chapters of the novel, as an account of his conversion from examination scholarship to fiction creation. From these islands, his symbolic realm of fictionality...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 448–470.
Published: 01 November 2016
... reimagining these Song-era symbols and the legacy of the Southern Song legitimized loyalist characteristics and dispersed identities within a community of traditionalist scholars. These poems' literary techniques and historical imagination reendow Guangdong and Kowloon with cultural density; historical traces...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 461–482.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Guo Ti in Tang Dynasty and the Relationship between the Two Guos ). Kaogu yu wenwu 考古與文物 ( Archaeology and Cultural Relics ) 4 ( 2014 ): 81 – 88 . Yuan Xingpei 袁行霈 and Alan Berkowitz . “ Tao Yuanming: A Symbol of Chinese Culture .” Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture 1 , no. 1...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... In addition, Jia uses the two plays attributed to Shi Zizhang to construct his persona. In The Register , the only information about Shi is the two plays attributed to him: Rains outside the Bamboo Window and Listening to Zither at the Bamboo Dock . In traditional Chinese culture, bamboo symbolizes moral...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... literary and cultural studies, with Western theory taking precedence over Chinese subjects (and subjectivities). But one cannot help noting that some of the most critical voices are themselves empowered by, or even sustaining, the Western canon they set out to subvert. Overcoming such a dilemma does...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2015
... musing to yet another level. In this special issue on the literature and visual culture of early modern China, Shang Wei's paper comes last, addressing Sitou ji 石頭記 (The Story of the Stone), a landmark novel authored by Cao Xueqin 曹雪芹 (ca. 1715–ca. 1763). Unlike nearly all previous novels...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 258–285.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Jonathan Smith Abstract The present study begins with an introduction to “sound symbolism” from a cognitive linguistic perspective. Such frameworks provide that while the relationship between sound and meaning within the lexicon is in general arbitrary, languages may also feature specific...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 476–480.
Published: 01 November 2020
...) because it was during this period that landscape painting was transformed into its lofty status in the subsequent dynasties as a symbol of literati culture. Though art historical studies exist on individual artists and paintings, sustained and comprehensive investigation on this period is sparse. Much...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 487–491.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the symbolic importance of women's subservient status in the parallel cosmological and social realms. Empresses Ma 馬 (39–79) and Deng 鄧 (81–121) of the Eastern Han both held long-term control of the throne but “retained the pretense of rule by proxy” (29) and were depicted as upholding the conventional...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... historiographic and epistemological problem. As both a native of Kaifeng and a literatus with close family connections to the Song imperial clan, Xiang Ziyin became a highly symbolic figure after 1127. His personal history evoked a high cultural moment of the recent past, the court of Emperor Huizong (1082...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and its persistent relationship to the intensity of light. Focusing on the reduplicative words of two identical syllables ( dieyinci 疊音詞) so common in the Shijing — zang-zang 牂牂, jiu-jiu 糾糾, and the like—Smith suggests the existence of a comparable “sound symbolic” phenomenon in the Old Chinese...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 335–356.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Haosheng Yang Abstract This article examines modern Chinese writer Nie Gannu's 聶紺弩 (1903–86) poetic exploration of the meaning of life and poetry in times of both personal crisis and sociopolitical crises in China from the 1950s through the mid-1970s. Before and during the Cultural Revolution, Nie...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of objects playing an important role in the construction of a verse. Sometimes they are mere units of metaphoric language: a fan can be used to symbolize a woman; bamboo, a noble literatus. Sometimes they are just necessary elements to define the setting and mark the mood of a verse: wind, water, or cicadas...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., and indeed productive, to read grave goods as traces of emotional operations and, in so doing, to articulate a dimension of the embodied processes that structured and motivated wider developments in the social and cultural history of China. Second, the author demonstrates how sensory-based analyses of grave...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 167–191.
Published: 01 April 2020
... was not innocent, either, as it could refer to the Tian chieftains who tried to demonstrate loyalty to different regimes. Gu also touched upon the chieftain's cultural accomplishment, symbolized by the wonderful performance of music during banquets. As I show later, very possibly Gu did not speak about...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of Manchu culture: the Manchu language and hunting skills? This articles argues that, despite deliberate staging through various fashions of his image as the ruler of a multiethnic empire, Qianlong failed in sending his message to his diverse subjects because, truly enthralled by Chinese poetry, he could...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and texts devoted to a series of locales important to the honoree. Place mediated social, physical, and cultural experiences among groups of literati as they commemorated their social activities and their bodily and intellectual engagement with the sites. Birthday albums defined an aesthetic format...
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