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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... considers the dilemma that painters faced in general when they represented an expressive body: How could the display of emotion in gesture and facial expression be contained within the bounds of propriety? The author examines, in particular, how Chen Hongshou 陳洪綬 (1598–1652) resolved this dilemma in two...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 481–514.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of various modes of narration within a poem, Du Fu's work shows a key distinguishing feature we might term shi zhong you wen 詩中有文, or “prose within poem.” At the same time, in his mid-to-long poems, Du Fu was able both to bend the inherent capacity of the wugu for narration to its greatest expressive...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 173–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
... this eminent pair of cultural figures precisely a year before the fall of the Ming dynasty. It also reflects upon a complex gender dimension in the expression of reclusion entangled with the trauma of dynastic transition. This is revealed, in part, by two additions to the scroll: a small landscape...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
.... Drawing heavily on the contemporary paintings and decorative art of the imperial court, it gives both a gripping expression to and a sophisticated spin on the visual penchant and sensibility of the Manchu royal house and aristocracy. The gate building of the garden is both deceptively plain and fanciful...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... express the makers' and honorees' nuanced collective sensibility of “our time.” Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 birthday album collecting text and image place and time Wen Zhengming The Chinese album represents many subtle relationships in one object. While some albums were...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 258–285.
Published: 01 November 2015
... article offers a tentative exploration of the role of such “expressive” or “ideophonic” vocabulary in producing particular poetic effects relating to point of view and to conceptual metaphor. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 sound symbolism phonaestheme dieyin ci 疊音詞 (duplicated...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
... syllable. Ideally, a line of poetry must maintain two properties: first, to express the semantic meaning of each single monosyllabic word and, second, to allow for the free combination of monosyllabic words. Pentasyllabic shi poetry is a form precisely suited to fulfill these two conditions. In the initial...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2016
... traditional Chinese musical instrument, the guqin . It brings to light the interconnections of ideas and images of this instrument with the expressive resources of Chinese culture, and it studies the symbolism of this music in terms of its orientations toward cosmological views of life, human comportment...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 380–418.
Published: 01 November 2015
... expression in pentasyllabic poetry ranging from the Southern and Northern dynasties 南北朝 (420–589) to the Sui 隋 (581–618) and the Tang 唐 (618–907) periods. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 pentasyllabic verse prosodic structure tonal alteration Datong reign of the Liang Since...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... expressed in his attributive essay “Lun wenyi” 論文意 [On Writing]), this article performs a close reading of the perceptual cues featured in the five heptasyllabic quatrains, “Autumn in the Palace of Everlasting Faith” 長信秋詞. Borrowing the term focalization from recent theories of visual narrativity (most...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 85–107.
Published: 01 April 2016
... for leisure and relaxation. Rather, writers and poets wove the game into a rich brocade of imagery that expressed and reinforced a host of sophisticated ideals prized by the literati. From the religious to moral to political realms, go was one of the most important metaphorical tools available to...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
...). Although they are products of his last student years in Japan, the fact that he chose to include the two longest of them at the very front of his 1926 anthology Fen 墳 (The Grave) indicates that he considered the views expressed therein neither too immature nor too dated to reprint at the height of his...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 429–447.
Published: 01 November 2016
... wore the mantle of the entire classical tradition, Nie Gannu expresses the deepest despair through deceptively humorous rustic topics, and Wang Xindi's grief over separation and loss recall Du Fu's poetry of the An Lushan Rebellion. Although the thirty years between the establishment of the People's...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 448–470.
Published: 01 November 2016
... republican-era Hong Kong for them to express their commitment to the fallen dynasty and at the same time defined the historical and cultural significance of place and history in Hong Kong Kowloon. In the context of the British colonial administration, these scholars' historical narratives and lyrical poetics...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 216–247.
Published: 01 November 2017
... gift to his practice of using calligraphic transcriptions of Tao Yuanming's works as a form of sociality as well as self-expression. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Su Shi calligraphy Tao Yuanming Zhuo Qishun sociality In the ninth month of 1093, after the demise of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2017
... were, the Bao men and women overcame a variety of hardships and obstacles. This investigation of the Baos' responses to challenging situations aims to further our understanding of the multiple meanings of and ways to express filial devotion in the Northern Song. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Yifanfeng parting poems apply Buddhist themes and Chan humor to the mode of parting poetry, notably deviating from Song Dynasty norms of parting poems. The parting verses use poetic forms to express religious ideals and to adorn the culmination of Nanpo's pilgrimage to China. A mode of poetry that was not...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
... deepest instances of self-expression in the novel, a song about an opium addict, whose lament addresses a key aspect of the life of underlings like him, that he has left village and family to enter the broad mix of people living in Yangzhou, the city of opium, prostitution, and corruption. The novel is...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 276–321.
Published: 01 November 2018
... historical viewpoints. Analytic tools help researchers uncover information concealed in poetic works that are related to aesthetic expressions, personal styles, social networks, societal influences, and temporal changes in Chinese poetry. The increasing accessibility of digitized texts, along with...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2019) 6 (1): 15–55.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Peter C. Sturman Abstract A complex triangular relationship of ideas, naturalness, and emotion is distinctly evident in the artistic practice and theory of Su Shi 蘇軾 (1037–1101), the leading figure exploring ways to expand the expressive capabilities of the graphic arts in the late Northern Song...