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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 (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Mary Scott I-Hsien Wu . Eroticism and Other Literary Conventions in Chinese Literature: Intertextuality in “The Story of the Stone.” Amherst, NY : Cambria Press , 2017 . 214 pp. ISBN 978160979770 (hardcover). Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 I-Hsien Wu's book...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 509–512.
Published: 01 November 2019
... a stasis of almost two hundred years, which the author attributes to “a strong tendency to purify or de-eroticize literature” and to the efforts of scholars like Shen Deqian 沈德潜 (1673–1769) to “restore a Confucian teaching of poetics” (18) in the High Qing period. In so doing, Li maps the ways in...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... : University of Chicago Press , 2011 . Wu, I-Hsien . Eroticism and Other Literary Conventions in Chinese Literature: Intertextuality in “The Story of the Stone.” Amherst, NY : Cambria , 2017 . Wu Zhefu 吳哲夫 . Qingdai jinhui shumu yanjiu 清代禁毀書目研究 ( A Study of Banned Books of the Qing Dynasty...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 169–204.
Published: 01 April 2019
... declined and suggests it is her “house duty,” meaning her sexual duty with her husband, that slows her down, 36 a sly and unusual hint at eroticism. While these entries show Wu's (and maybe Zhao's) ambivalence about women's new roles, other entries reveal his critical insights into the complexity of...
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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 (2019) 6 (1): 205–238.
Published: 01 April 2019
... orderliness. The pictorial composition is rendered in a perfect triangle, the tensed body posture of the executioner precisely balanced by those of his assistants. Even the raised machete has its parallel on the other side by an officer's shouldered musket. At the center, Qiu Jin's body is mildly eroticized...
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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...