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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of the 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 (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 (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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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 11. Charles Le Brun (1619–90), Sadness , from Heads Representing the Various Passions of the Soul as They Are Expressed in the Human Countenance , 1800. Engraving, 17 cm high. London, S. W. Fores. National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, DC. More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 397–424.
Published: 01 November 2022
... lasted for decades, and her role as a family woman fully developed over time. By approaching her writings from the perspective of space, it reveals how a woman perceived and interpreted her changing status by framing her self-representation and emotional expression within two feminine spaces...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., and social exchange. I delve into her extant poetry and commentary about her to present her life and art as a contrapuntal play between embedded and transcendent modes of identity and expression. With no children or connections to family, Wang Liang never received posthumous recognition. But an account...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 307–340.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., popular songs featuring chuanqi play titles appear in three late Ming miscellanies. As these songs describe their source play's main protagonists and plot elements, they may be seen as expressing the voice of commoners and at the same time promoting ethical values. Taken together, these examples...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., 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 Press 2017...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
...). The 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
... 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 about...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 258–285.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 14. Gallagher, “Study of Reduplicatives.” 15. Zhou, “Reduplicatives...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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 (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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., and stylized surroundings. Noting that Wang is especially adept at using visual (and occasionally auditory) cues to convey the inner state of the personae that inhabit his quatrains, and taking into account the importance he apparently places on establishing a bodily presence within a given poem (as expressed...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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 (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 (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 (2018) 5 (2): 276–321.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., and 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
... feelings of perpetual nostalgia through personal artistic expressions. The act of remembering became symptomatic for Yuan, Zhang, and to a large extent the entire generation of literati who experienced drastic social-political changes in the twentieth century. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press...
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