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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 12–30.
Published: 01 April 2021
... in the detailed description of daily life, including its less pleasant aspects. He next noted how sanqu , through impersonation, transformed the tradition of yongwu poetry by allowing the objects of description to speak in their own voice. Seeing the true originality of the genre in the combination of these two...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 175–202.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of Chinese daily life, and appreciation of Chinese literature. The author concludes by noting the growing interest in both Japan and the English-speaking world of scholars and translators, in earlier editions of Yuan drama. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Zheng Qian Xu Shuofang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 367–396.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the level of considering just one line of work at a time. 8 Historians often lament the difficulty of studying ordinary people's daily lives. In Ming times (1368–1644), however, some members of the literate elite recorded aspects of life that included the common people. One such source is Feng...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 397–424.
Published: 01 November 2022
.... The monotonous daily work made them somehow unconscious of the passing of time. Lacking the achievements men tried to attain in the outside world that could be regarded as milestones to mark different stages of one's life, the majority of premodern Chinese women perceived time as cyclical instead of linear...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 268–286.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of Xishu. One day, I went overseas like a traveler. For me, life, death, and dream are all the same. When I know we will not meet again, my heart has to go on though I want to stay back” 我本海南民,寄生西蜀州。忽然跨海去,譬如事遠遊。平生生死夢,三者無劣優。知君不再見,欲去且少留. 22 In this way, we see someone accepting exile into his own daily...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 335–356.
Published: 01 November 2016
... it. When both the political authorities and his familiar social circle plagued his daily life with overt hostility, he managed to reclaim the dignity of a persecuted intellectual by writing classical-style poems. The extreme tension caused by tragic circumstances even triggered a display of his indomitable...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 313–338.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of Literary History . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center , 2013 . Ge Xiaoyin 葛曉音 . Shanshui tianyuan shipai yanjiu 山水田園詩派研究 ( A Study on the Landscape and Fields and Gardens Poetry ). Shenyang : Liaoning daxue chubanshe , 1993 . Gernet, Jacques . Daily Life in China on the Eve...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 481–514.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of daily life. All subjects for which it is possible to locate a narrative thread, the poet has attempted to address in the wugu format. Above all in the cases of calling on friends, reminiscences, descriptions of people, letter writing, storytelling, and the like, because these lend themselves...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of an artistic realm separate from the mundane affairs of daily life—the domestic for women and the official for men. Wai-yee Li uses the term androgyny to describe a fusion of masculine and feminine traits, male and female perspectives in the poetic self-invention of courtesans and in men's invention of them...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
... at restaurants, parties and scenes of daily life at brothels, and outings in Yangzhou, all along weaving in the stories of the five couples and their interactions with clerks, runners, gangsters, servants, and others who circulate around the brothel. The five men become sworn brothers, consciously basing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 26–56.
Published: 01 April 2016
... better to study under the guidance of Tibetan and Mongolian clergy, whose knowledge is evidently more accurate, less corrupted by lay values, and better integrated into daily life than in China proper. 34 And in his astonishing conclusion, he presents the essay to his son, apparently in the hope...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 411–469.
Published: 01 November 2020
... When He Dwelled in the Thatched Cottage, as Well as His Daily Life ). Du Fu yanjiu xuekan 杜甫研究學刊 ( Journal of Du Fu Studies ) 1 ( 2014 ): 35 – 43 . Yang Yi 楊義 . “Du Fu de shishi siwei shang, xia” 杜甫的詩史思維上、下 ( Du Fu's Thought of History in the Form of Poetry I, II ). Hangzhou shifan...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... . “ Seikado bunkobon shinpen tsuyo keisatuzekkomo ni mieru soshi— Zensoshi shyuho ippyakuyonjyushyu” 静嘉堂文庫本『新編通用啓劄截江網』に見える宋詞—『全宋詞』輯補一百四十首 ( 140 Supplementary Ci Song Lyrics from the Seikado Bunko's Edition of Newly Edited Daily-Use Letters ). Fūjo 風絮 ( Willow Catkins ), Nihon Shikyoku Gakkai 日本詞曲学会...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 195–224.
Published: 01 April 2022
... streets, for example, is like the grammar of language, which determines the limits of one's spatial movements in daily life. Meanwhile, pedestrians have “walking rhetorics,” which, as speech acts, allows them to appropriate the place and create their own space according to their desires. 12 We should...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
... a life of idleness. That is, one's socially articulated and dispersed personhood can be transcended only if one recognizes that it is tied up in one's daily affairs, such as the Confucian rites and music practiced while in official service. In the discourse of reclusion, the cutting of social ties helped...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of his life. Contextualized in both the turbulence of Meiji Japan (1868–1912) and the Chinese poetic and philosophical traditions, this piece offers a comprehensive overview of the thematic and formal features of Sōseki's 1916 kanshi . Perpetually torn between the pursuit of secular success...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 341–370.
Published: 01 November 2021
... genetic relation to the formatting of daily-life encyclopedias ( riyong leishu 日用類書), the Cihua “creates a multilayered, variegated, nonlinear narrative in its account of the everyday,” cultivating a mode of reading at ease with “inserted genres and borrowed texts,” then chaibai daozi might be said...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 April 2016
... , as well as the poetry collection Beichuang yin'gao 北窗吟稿 (Draft Chantings from the North Window), no longer extant. Little is known about Cheng Huiying's personal life. According to Shen Shanbao 沈善寶 (1808–1862), the earliest biographer, Cheng Huiying supported herself by teaching in a private school...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2023
... formats in which paintings of beauties were produced served different functions in daily life in the inner quarters. Women would have had various opportunities to view or look at visual materials in the environment of the household, alone or with others. Folding screens demarcated and divided interior...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 492–503.
Published: 01 November 2019
... a significant historical shift in which “the city emerged into writing, not as an achievement of human artifice, but as an extension of nature” (181). He explains that “by the early Song dynasty, writers began to perceive natural, daily rhythms in the life of cities. If the literary men of the Tang had looked...