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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
... is also highlighted as a narrative act, in which a network of textual and intertextual references is made to emphasize the significance of physical desire. Focusing on this network, this article examines the importance of eroticism in the making of the novel and explores how the Stone reinterprets...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... diaries, and the preface and postface to Xiang's collected works) on Aromal Arbor, the article concludes that the reason the space of his garden became a site of memory was due to the way it captured the tension between setting down roots and a nostalgic desire for return that defined the literati ethos...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 289–311.
Published: 01 November 2016
... tension between the two that allows the reader to have as much space for imagination as desired. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Lu Xun Les contemporains Zhuangzi Wen xuan Zhou Zouren In January 1990, eighty-five-year-old writer Shi Zhucun 施蟄存 (1905–2003) completed his...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Hong lou meng and its commentaries, especially Red Inkstone 脂硯齋 and Zhang Xinzhi 張新之. It is fruitfully engaged with other landmarks in the field, including Jing Wang's Story of Stone (1992) and Wai-yee Li's Enchantment and Disenchantment (1993), but perhaps most closely with Martin Huang's Desire...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 509–512.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Politics of Sensuality reconstructs how sensualist poets and other writers of these eras, in embracing and praising desire and love, were operating as cultural and political dissidents who first rejected orthodox neo-Confucianism and eventually also the radical cultural reform agenda of the late Qing and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 487–491.
Published: 01 November 2019
... women, embody the destructive power of se 色 (desires). This symbolic vocabulary became the basic language of much of late imperial fiction; I wish Doran had provided a clearer insight into how much of this was new, or even unusual, by the eighth century and to what extent the negative depictions of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 481–485.
Published: 01 November 2020
... grand narrative being undercut while gaining a deeper appreciation of its strength and persuasive power. The preface to the volume expresses a desire to avoid “repeating the standard grand narrative of Chinese history behind its poetry” (xxi) by focusing more on “historical snapshots” and anecdotes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 262–288.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Chinese critics. It was first identified by Du Yu 杜預 (222–284) as “cutting off a section to get a desired meaning” ( duanzhang quyi 斷章取義). Although this phrase would acquire a more negative connotation over time, it was originally a neutral characterization of the interactive fushi and yinshi in pre...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 56–90.
Published: 01 April 2017
...聽). 14 Sometimes what obstructs the gaze into a desired space seems to be a rich assortment of objects—wall, window curtain, bedcover, chamber door, and screen—but what is predominantly obstructing is unspecified, as in Zhou Bangyan's 周邦彥 (1056–1121) “To the Tune Fengliu zi ” (風流子). 15 In...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 April 2021
... ): 29 – 64 . Sieber, Patricia . Theaters of Desire: Authors, Readers, and the Reproduction of Early Chinese Song-Drama, 1300–2000. New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2003 . Sima Qian 司馬遷 . Shiji 史記 ( Record of the Grand Historian ). Beijing : Zhonghua shuju , 1982 . Tan, Tian...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 April 2016
... various forms of sexuality (including heterosexual relationships, male same-sex eroticism and desire, and female same-sex desire) was not only allowed but even well received among its wide audience of men and women, common people, and the literati. This is probably related to the popularity of the tanci...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): iii–vi.
Published: 01 November 2014
... possible and desirable, submissions will be reviewed by one Chinese and one Western expert. Collaboration between contributors is more varied and interactive. When Western scholars contribute their work to a general issue, collaboration with Chinese scholars is normally more limited—sharing only the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 236–238.
Published: 01 April 2021
... professor of Chinese literature and director of the Translation and Interpreting Program at The Ohio State University. She is the author of Theaters of Desire: Authors, Readers, and the Reproduction of Early Chinese Song-Drama, 1300–2000 (2003), the editor of Red Is Not the Only Color (2001), the lead...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 248–278.
Published: 01 November 2017
... intentions to justify his own Chan lineage, it coincidentally accords with Huihong's idea of “conducting Chan while one is still in the desire realm” 在欲行禪. In fact, the Honglian story alludes to this phrase from the Vimalakirti sutra 維摩詰經: “To have lotus flower in fire can be called rare. To conduct the Chan...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... desirability of adapting the mortuary rituals outlined in the Liji 禮記 (Record of Rites) and the Yili 儀禮 (Book of Rites and Ceremony) to the particular circumstances of the present, it is clear that they did not agree about the specific forms this adaptation should produce. 11 The frequency with which...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to the corresponding syntactical experimentation conducted by the same poets. They conclude that the new Datong tonal regulation is closely associated with the growing desire for refined aesthetic expression among the literati at the time. This collection of ten articles has shown that sound does...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Childlike Heart-Mind), written around 1592, that human desires originate in the childlike heart-mind; therefore, whatever is done in accord with the inclination of the heart-mind is “authentic” ( zhen 真). 14 But the clarity of the heart-mind must be guarded, for it can be obscured and even lost. In...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
... desire, Liu does not recognize Liniang when she appears before him as a ghost later in the scene. Suspicious of her sudden and unusual appearance, he still accepts her explanation that she is the girl next door. Liu recollects having seen someone like her: “Then afterwards turning west from the flower...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of a woman succumbing to desire, see the late Ming novel by Fang, Chanzhenhoushi , chap. 1; and of emperor and empress drinking at night, Wu R., Shiguo chunqiu , 18.264–69 (about Southern Tang emperor Li Yu 李煜, 937–978). 29. Ibid., 38.432. 28. Taowu xianping , 23.277 . 27...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 461–482.
Published: 01 November 2019
... reflections of his inner nature: a freethinking spirit, unsullied by desire of fame and wealth. His poems and prose pieces, perfect vehicles for his characters, exercised considerable influence on subsequent literary and nonliterary creations. They continued the extensive portrayals of Tao, from his morally...