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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 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). This observation is consistent...
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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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 367–396.
Published: 01 November 2022
... . Oxford : Berghahn Books , 2010 . Handler-Spitz, Rivi . Symptoms of an Unruly Age: Li Zhi and Cultures of Early Modernity. Seattle : University of Washington Press , 2017 . Hsu Pi-ching . Beyond Eroticism: A Historian's Reading of Humor in Feng Menglong's Child's Folly . Lanham, MD...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 509–512.
Published: 01 November 2019
... 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 which xiangyan was recovered...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... it as “great task” in Lo, Romance of the Three Kingdoms , 7–8 . 26. Shang, “Making of the Everyday World.” 27. I-Hsien Wu discusses the intertextual relationship between The Story of the Stone and early Qing scholar-beauty novels. See Wu, Eroticism and Other Literary Conventions , esp...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 169–204.
Published: 01 April 2019
...: The Reading between East and West . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 1991 . Dan Duyu 但杜宇 and Wu Yonggong 吳虞公 . Chunyan xieying 春艷寫影 ( Spring Eroticism: Depicting the Figures ). Shanghai : Shijie shuju, before 1921 . Gan Bao 干寶 (286–336). Jin ji 晉紀 ( The Record of Jin...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 56–90.
Published: 01 April 2017
... 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 poetry, as a form of court poetry sanctioned by imperial polity, is compelled to observe...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., that is to say, as scopophilia predicated on phallocentrism in which man (both as spectator and as male character) is the active “bearer of the look” and woman the passive “image” or eroticized object in the film. 61 She deconstructs the constructed visual pleasure in the sense that, as she puts...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 169–194.
Published: 01 April 2023
... and the female characters' construction of chastity as an autonomous expression of their own integrity. Despite the violence of Yingxue's actions, Kuibi watches her as she falls from the window and eroticizes her suicide, noting how “her kingfisher green sleeves flapped, obscuring her powdered face, her silk...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 397–424.
Published: 01 November 2022
... expression of loneliness in the enclosed feminine space, the Qing gentrywomen strived to turn the lonely boudoir into an energetic and meaningful “women's apartment,” a de-eroticized space that reflected women's social roles more positively where courtesans became increasingly marginalized. 26 Yang Wan...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 205–238.
Published: 01 April 2019
... 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 in its last moment of intactness with the suggestively exposed cleavage and the distracting tendrils of hair. The result is at once...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 April 2016
... 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...