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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 155–185.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Michael Nylan Abstract A long-standing interest in material culture led me to reconstruct the material conditions associated with the massive library project initiated at the late Western court of Han Chengdi (r. 33–7 BC), for which very little material evidence now remains other than two small...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Shang Wei Abstract This paper seeks to interpret The Story of the Stone with reference to the visual culture of the Manchu court. It argues that the Yongzheng reign (1723–1735) inaugurated a new era of visual culture when jia (the unreal or fiction) became itself a productive concept and an...
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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): 419–443.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Meow Hui Goh Abstract Due to the Tang's and later imperial courts' enforcement, yunshu 韻書 (rhyme books) such as Qieyun 切韻 (Spelling Rhymes), Yunlue 韻略 (Concise Rhymes), and Hongwu zhengyun 洪武正韻 (Standard Rhymes of the Hongwu Reign Period) came to exert extensive linguistic and cultural influence...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... used his selections to defend the necessity of wenzhang 文章 (literary composition) in governance and literati culture more broadly defined. Although this view of literature's importance was challenged by later Daoxue adherents, the Wen cui gives us an important window on the more catholic and diverse...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Tian Qing/田青; 田青 Abstract What does music convey to people living within a culture? How is it understood? How should we approach the study of music when we want to attain a synthetic and comprehensive view of musical activities in human culture? This article explores the cultural interface of the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 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 of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 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 not...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 241–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... poetry and diplomacy. Scholars have focused on fushi as seamless political communication, the celebration of a common cultural heritage, and the formalization of ritual judgment. I discuss how the practice of fushi negotiates political and cultural differences. How does it bear on the distinction of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
... amplified in visual self-encounters. In so doing, the article attempts to offer a new understanding of the self/image and text/image dynamic, with insight into the cultural and affective articulations of the self in the context of a new visual culture in modern China. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 429–447.
Published: 01 November 2016
... due not only to its aesthetic accomplishments but even more to the poets' specific responses to the challenges posed to human dignity during the thought reform campaigns of the 1950s and the Cultural Revolution. Whereas Chen Yinke's last twenty years demonstrate the faith and hauteur of a scholar who...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and that between culture and nature in our understanding of Guwen . Situating the activity of writing in mid-Northern Song political culture and its civil examination system, the author also argues that the priority of dao over wen , sometimes seen in the Guwen proponents' works, should be understood...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 173–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
... this eminent pair of cultural figures precisely a year before the fall of the Ming dynasty. It also reflects upon a complex gender dimension in the expression of reclusion entangled with the trauma of dynastic transition. This is revealed, in part, by two additions to the scroll: a small landscape...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 92–133.
Published: 01 April 2015
... these verses transformed when Shen shared them with a number of prominent cultural figures in the Jiangnan region. Rhymed by admirers, and then rerhymed by Shen Zhou, the poems became part of a greater project, broadly shared, that ultimately became a highly self-conscious reflection on mortality and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2014
... article traces the emergence of the Liji from the world of ritual specialists during Warring States, Qin, and Han times, as well as the complicated manuscript culture of early China. The article emphasizes that no single author composed the Liji , nor does the text offer a unified vision of ritual. This...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., cosmopolitanism, and urban culture. Copyright © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Yuan Dynasty historiography diaspora localism canon formation In the annals of Chinese literature, the Yuan Dynasty stands out as the first period from which a significant number of imprints of so-called vernacular genres...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... distinctive ways, this article aims at a better understanding of the xinxi 新戲 (new plays) of Suzhou as an important regional phenomenon of cultural production. Qinlou yue in the book's physical form makes use of the realms of both commercial and private printing to appeal to Ming loyalist sentiments...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 90–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Yuan's life and poetry mentioned Zhao Yi and Zhang Xuecheng's critique of the financial motivations in the writing of the work but remained suspicious of the credibility of the criticism. In addition, the Taiwanese scholar Wang Yirong conducted a cultural analysis of the work from the perspectives of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Benjamin Ridgway Abstract Taking an interdisciplinary perspective from cultural memory studies, this article examines how the garden of the northern refugee Xiang Ziyin 向子諲 (1085–1152), Aromal Arbor 薌林, became a site of memory for two generations of Southern Song literati following the collapse of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Ge Zhaoguang Abstract This article surveys the legacy of Hu Shih in order to assess the current state of the field of Chan studies in mainland China. Though the work of Hu Shih was long neglected in the mainland, his work has enjoyed renewed popularity since the 1980s and the dynamics of “culture...