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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 1. Theater painting featuring the scene of the concubine's death from Battle of the Pu Pass . More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 11. Memorial page mourning the death of Yuan Kewen. Beiyang huabao 13, no. 615 (1931). More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... by her young husband Ding Bing (1832–1899) after her untimely death, this small collection is framed by numerous paratexts such as prefaces, verse inscriptions, biographical accounts, and elegies. I explore how Ling's self-representation in her poetry is mediated by these paratexts and show how different...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... It is certainly plausible, given the way these terms are used in some early Chinese texts, to argue that the burial of such objects also played a role in the transformation of the tomb into a liminal space between life and death. 24 But the categorical absence of representational arts from the Lü cemetery...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and passed away in 1052 while on his way to assume a local position. 10 Bao Yi had been married for two years at the time and had a baby boy, Bao Wenfu 包文輔. Bao Yi's death was a severe blow to Miss Dong. This was the case not only because Yi was her only son but also because, at the time of Yi's death...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 November 2021
... throat or from his heels. In the third passage, the True Man's “true understanding” expresses itself at a still higher level: The True Man of ancient times knew nothing of loving life, knew nothing of hating death. He emerged without delight; he went back in without a fuss. . . . He is chilly like...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 195–220.
Published: 01 April 2023
... . 51. Theiss, Disgraceful Matters , 177–91 . 50. Wang and Guo, “Violence and Agency” (in this issue). They offer a diachronic perspective on female suicide in service of a male cause by analyzing numerous literary representations of a single historical incident of a concubine's death...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 205–238.
Published: 01 April 2019
... following in her mother's footsteps in forging a new path to modern womanhood. At the front of the Qiu Jin nüxia yiji are twenty-eight figures. As befits a commemorative volume, photographs give visual representations of Qiu Jin's life and death, as well as commemorative activities. At the head...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 267–293.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Figure 1. Theater painting featuring the scene of the concubine's death from Battle of the Pu Pass . ...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
... a downfall” and “love can be overthrown.” 52 It is clear that the “love” in Qin Keqing's name is rooted in physical desire. Her prophetic verse in chapter 5 states, “Love, meeting with its like, breeds wantonness” 情既相逢必主淫. 53 Her problematic death as the result of sex with her father-in-law has...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 169–194.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... At the victory banquet, the emperor catches sight of Zhanghua, still dressed as a woman warrior, and decides to make her his empress after the death of Empress Liu in childbirth. The emperor enfeoffs Shaohua as a prince and reluctantly sentences the entire Liu family to execution for treason. Although almost...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 30–56.
Published: 01 April 2023
... alludes to the legend of Mengjiang 孟薑, whose heartbreak over the death of her new husband was so great that it threatened the Great Wall. 61. According to Martin Kern, the quasi-mythological Qu Yuan persona “itself emerges as a composite textual configuration into which are inscribed the nostalgic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 461–486.
Published: 01 November 2023
... inaccessible to us. Focusing on the rules that govern bureaucratic communications in Xiyou ji , I trace how the producers of the novels framed the documentary and political interactions between different polities, including Tang China, the Realm of Death, the Ocean, and Heaven. 7 The term producers...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 339–381.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and discover where these two sides of his character meet: an unswerving loyalty to his country as immortalized by his posthumous title “loyal and steadfast.” Even after his death, Zuo continues to loom large in the narrative, as Shi's endurance of physical hardship (fourth episode) and gentle, respectful...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 April 2020
... happened after the terrifying cliffhanger. That fateful night, Song tells us, “I saw something that was like a man but wasn't a man, like a beast but not a beast, that carried me to this cave” 只見一個似人非人,似獸非獸,負我到此山洞中. Though Song thought death was imminent, it turns out that the creature wanted to take him...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 403–437.
Published: 01 November 2023
... to flux and cyclical change. More significant, it is possible to manipulate its operations, most notably time of death, which one can delay or even completely avoid. These are assumptions passed down since as early as the late Warring States and Han times. 31 In the novel itself, Monkey proves...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 476–482.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of Military Commissioner Wang Deyong's 王德用 daughter, Shenghua 勝花, for marriage, but his careless refusal of this marriage causes Shenghua's death and turns the military commissioner into his adversary. Zhang also drives away Poorlass Wang, who followed him to the capital for a reunion, and he even attempts...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Figure 11. Memorial page mourning the death of Yuan Kewen. Beiyang huabao 13, no. 615 (1931). ...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in Chinese history in which the death of an emperor was accompanied by attempts to take advantage of pregnant consorts by naming one of the newborn sons as heir apparent. Recall the case of Jin 金 emperor Zhangzong 章宗 (reigned 1189–1208), after whose death there was a conspiracy involving pregnant consorts...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
... meng . This section is clearly marked by the hand of another writer who, patching together surviving fragments of Cao Xueqin's 曹雪芹 (1715?–1763?) draft, gave us an account of Daiyu's death, Baoyu's marriage to Xue Baochai 薛寶釵, Baoyu's eventual success in passing the examination and beginning to restore...