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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
...” ( fĕng ). The etymological relationship of these words, along with words for listening, smell, sounds, and fragrance, led to a conceptual blending whereby the “energy” ( qi ) of wise words and “fragrant” virtue could carry on “winds” of oral transmission to correct public morality and governance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 258–285.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of hypothetically related words—a cizu 詞組 (word family). However, I wish only to draw attention to the sounds and meanings of these words as they exist in modern Mandarin Chinese: their earlier forms and ultimate etymological origins are unknown and irrelevant to a typical speaker of the language and thus...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 438–440.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., and strategies for humanistic research, teaches courses and leads workshops on data science and natural language processing, and mentors students interested in developing new digital and computational research methods. During his graduate studies, he received a Fulbright award for his Digital Etymological...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 155–185.
Published: 01 November 2014
... or in their infancy. 39 A few word lists were available to students, but as yet there were no sophisticated etymological dictionaries or lexicons of regional expressions. 40 It would be foolhardy, then, to continue to take the authority of writing or conditions of authorship for granted when it comes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 79–104.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., in contrast to Chinese shi 詩, which is seen as concrete, spontaneous, cosmological.” In contrast, a “philological” reading, as indicated, would not merely reverse the top-down model or insist that a more correct understanding of the linguistic, textual, or cultural unit in question lies in etymological...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 275–330.
Published: 01 November 2019
...-scale phonological databases and parsing algorithms like those provided in the Guhanyu ciyuan zidian 古漢語詞源字典 ( Digital Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese ; hereafter Digital EDOC ) potentially represents a new method by which one can efficiently assemble the phonetic reconstructions for entire...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... but also by the etymological root of the word zhi itself. In the ancient small seal script, the word zhi vertically combines two parts: and . According to many scholars, is a picto-ideograph of feet stepping on the ground, while is a simple pictograph of a heart. The structure of this character...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 66–94.
Published: 01 April 2018
... . Schuessler, Axel . ABC Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese . Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press , 2006 . Shen Chongsui 沈寵綏 (d. 1645). Duqu xuzhi 度曲須知 ( Handbook for Qu Singing ). Translated by Koo Siu Sun and Diana Yue . Hong Kong : Oxford University Press , 2006 . Shen...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... paradoxically testifies to the emergence of a new, posttraditional Chinese subjectivity. In the vocabulary of premodern Chinese poetics, xing is arguably the concept that has drawn the most attention. Etymologically speaking, xing refers to a range of affective responses such as, among others, being...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... signifies “stop.” The action and inaction of a foot represents precisely the “original image of rhythm” 節奏的原始意象 and is “the most natural act that creates a rhythm” 原始構成節奏之最自然的行為. 27 With their etymological connection to the motion of the feet, shi 詩 (poetry) and zhi 志 (intent) are thus both tied...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... by tracing its root in Chinese writing. Among the seminal works produced in this vein are Peter A. Boodberg's probe into the “semasiology” of Chinese political and literary concepts, 3 and Ch'en Shih-hsiang's and Chow Tse-tsung's etymological studies of some key characters associated with poetry making...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 341–370.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Wang P., Tangren xiaoshuo , 93–97 . 23. Birrell, Games Poets Play , 13 ; Behr, “In the Interstices of Representation.” 24. Wu and Liu, “Jiyu Hanzi tese de liheshi.” 25. See Johnson, Glossary of Words and Phrases , 29 . There has been some confusion over the etymology...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 225–255.
Published: 01 April 2022
.... In the discussion to illustrate this definition across cultures from Africa to Asia, he points to Antje Budde's discussion that foregrounds the acrobatics in traditional Peking Opera and a “bodily skills”-centered etymology of a Chinese instantiation of such a body-centered definition of theater (19). 12...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 7–33.
Published: 01 April 2020
... motives and circumstances driving historical developments results in a complex and nuanced picture that resists simplistic and moralized formulations of cultural identity and cultural difference. 1. Online Etymology Dictionary, www.etymonline.com/search?q=barbaroi+ (accessed October 11, 2019...