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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
...I-Hsien Wu Abstract In chapter 1 of The Story of the Stone , the internal narrator notably censures erotic fiction and draws a line between his own narrative and the filthy obscenities. Yet the novel does the exact opposite. In the Stone , eroticism is not only part of a physiological act, but it...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... subsumes other religious beliefs into its own Buddhism. In its own way, the novel reflects the larger trend of syncretism, found in literary and religious practices alike in the seventeenth century. As such, Lotus Dream offers us a good example of “fictional religiosity,” encompassing both the religious...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 26–56.
Published: 01 April 2016
... comity and cultural pluralism that Gong came to champion during his later years. This essay also demonstrates how these themes are also evident in Buddhist metaphors employed in poems addressed to Lingxiao, a Suzhou prostitute whom Gong took as a concubine. By tracing the interplay between the erotic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
... this milieu, which features an array of characters rarely described before in fiction in such detail: yamen functionaries and other working or idle underlings, including clerks, runners, servants, entertainers, laborers, and beggars. The most down-and-out characters resemble the subject of one of the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
... response to earlier erotic fiction and the second as a response to romantic drama. The third—and this is perhaps the most fascinating part of Wu's book—runs up against the perennial question of the how to read the last forty chapters of Hong lou meng . This section is clearly marked by the hand of another...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 509–512.
Published: 01 November 2019
... analyzes in the first part of her book on the High Qing period fiction and drama, where many of the erotic and transgressive countercultural impulses Li describes in the first part of her book seem to have migrated. But these, as well as other questions that may arise for the many readers this book...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Qing erotic fiction.) But a Song-period reader might view the young man's death another way: as divine retribution for not just the crime but, on top of that, the sacrilege of this sexual attack in a sacred place. Karmic retribution for crimes against Buddhist precepts is found in many Yijian zhi...
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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 (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... vernacular fiction and operatic plays written during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 13 The provocative thinker Li Zhi 李贄 (1527–1602) is credited with having inspired the literary proponents of qing . He declared in one of his most influential essays, “Tongxin shuo” 童心說 (Explanation of the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 56–90.
Published: 01 April 2017
... anxious over his own transgression. The rise of the ci genre in the late Tang and Song periods witnesses the trespass on an illegitimate interior space, a marginal area heretofore scarcely trodden in Chinese poetic discourse. Opprobrium for its outrageous eroticism notwithstanding, palace-style shi...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
... identity of the painted figure. Any resemblance between a classic icon of Nanhai Guanyin and Liniang's self-portrait is difficult to imagine. Nonetheless, Liu's confusion may not be without cause. The bodhisattva is portrayed as a beautiful woman, for instance, in the narrative fiction Xiyou ji 西游記...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 289–311.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Xiu” 石秀 (Shi Xiu), followed by his finest psychological fiction, “Night of the Monsoon” 梅雨之夕 (Meiyu zhi xi), as well as his collection of short stories, Shannüren xingpin 善女人行品 (Exemplary Conduct of Virtuous Women). At the same time, as editor of the new journal Xiandai 現代 (also known as Les...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 115–148.
Published: 01 April 2020
... fictional Kingdom of the Golden-Eyed (chapters 62–68). The nature of the war narrative in these episodes is distinctive in the novel. In earlier episodes, when the Ming fleet encounters kingdoms that refuse to pay homage, Luo Maodeng often features one-on-one fights between the generals or religious figures...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 420–438.
Published: 01 November 2017
... outrageous temple escapade as a dream visit to the land of immortals, where the erotic element is suppressed almost to the point of erasure, turns out to be a transformation rather easily achieved. The language of the poem was already euphemistic (referring to the singing girls as goddesses), has plenty of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 169–204.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Caravaggio's painting directly or indirectly through imitative works, we see some similarity in the postures. 21 Dan Duyu was not the first Chinese artist to depict the female nude: traditional erotic paintings, as in works from the Ming, naturally contained many. However, his Western-inspired drawing...