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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Northern Song Bao Zheng the Baos filial piety family life A native of Luzhou 盧州 (Hefei, Anhui), Bao Zheng 包拯 (999–1062) enjoyed a long and successful bureaucratic career in the mid-Northern Song. Beginning as a county magistrate in the 1030s, he was soon put in charge of regional judiciary...
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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 (2016) 3 (2): 429–447.
Published: 01 November 2016
... was the sudden change to his family life: not only had Wenqi been sent down to the countryside in 1968, but he was sent to a cadre school in 1970, and his three daughters were exiled to the mountains of the southwest. The garden apartment in Shanghai where Xindi and his family had lived for twenty years became...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 April 2018
... generally represent a violation of gender norms and a disruption of established social order. He's move back to normal family life in Ernü then represents a triumph of the patriarchal social order and Confucian orthodoxy. 48 Keith McMahon, on the other hand, regards the novel as a narrative in which...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
... her reconnect with her deceased family members, including her husband. Although Qian Xi was married to her husband for only four years, she had a happy marriage. However, rather than having a close relationship in which a couple share everyday life together, Qian Xi and Jiang Nantang maintained...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of my study. As I will demonstrate below, the life and poetry of the young woman Ling Zhiyuan and the packaging of her printed collection are paradigmatic of her class and family background, her age group, and the cultural milieu of Hangzhou. Yet, at the same time, her poetic self-constructions also...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... between life and death. 24 But the categorical absence of representational arts from the Lü cemetery suggests that the family did not see their yongqi as serving a function entirely consistent with the subjunctive, “as if” theatricality of mingqi . Maintaining continuity between the living...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of his prominent ancestor, Gao Jingchen excelled in almost every way as a literati gentleman. In writing he learned from Shu Shi 蘇軾 (1037–1101), and his administrative skills surpassed those of Jiang Yan 江淹 (444–505). As for his family life, he had a son like Shuangjian 雙漸 and a wife like Cai Yan 蔡琰 (ca...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 371–398.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in the volumes of the Classics” 三代以前,聖后賢妃肇修内治,以致化行、俗美,具載典冊. 23 Fu Yijian then reiterates his emperor's claim that it is the personal virtue of the empress and consorts that transforms the family life of the empire: “[The ‘Nei ze'] first states: ‘The empress and prince order the chief minister to send down his...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to Yuan's family reminiscences, especially his reflections on the deaths of his beloved father, uncle, and mother. Remembering these occasions of deep sadness in his life, Yuan Kewen abruptly concludes the Huanshang sicheng : “Grief-stricken and heartbroken, I could not fully grasp my thoughts” 心悲腸裂,不可畢思...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 307–340.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the zaju plays referenced in this song suite, we can only estimate that forty of the sixty plays cover themes of love intrigues, romantic relationships, or family life, while the content of the others cannot be determined. 24. For the ten tongti or ciben plays, see footnotes on earlier pages...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
... tomb epitaphs as her primary source, supplemented by other records, Professor Zhang examines the ways members of the Bao family fulfilled or went beyond the conventions of filial conduct. Of particular interest in this study is to see how people behave when the realities of domestic life produce...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 383–411.
Published: 01 November 2019
... excluded individuals are brought into the social whole via the creation of familial, imperial, and karmic bonds. What is being mapped onstage is not merely a community of connoisseurs or partisans but an all-encompassing economy of obligations and debts in which all human life is enmeshed...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
... that Hong lou meng addresses the full spectrum of human desire. Wu accepts the usual division of Hong lou meng into three sections: the first, about events in the lives in the Jia family before the building of the Prospect Garden; the second and by far the longest, the chronicle of their life...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 April 2016
... Xiang 林蘭香 (The Six Wives of the Wastrel Geng), endlessly admonishing her wastrel husband and even saving his life when he falls sick with a broth made from part of her finger. 8 She alone of the six wives has a son to continue the Geng family line—though she herself dies at an early age. From a male...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 205–238.
Published: 01 April 2019
... (A Brief Account of My Family and Life Journey), originally published in Zhanqi 戰旗, July 31, 1938, collected in Qiu Jin yanjiu ziliao: Wenxian ji , 1:373–76. 16. Ibid., 1:373. 17. Ibid., 1:374. 18. Ibid., 1:375. 19. The archives at Daxia University (now East China Normal...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 268–286.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Chinese intellectuals would be instantly at loss as they set out on a route of exile. They would describe their hearts as filled with the sadness of “being lost” ( shilu 失路). For Chinese scholars who equated official life with “home,” failure felt like homelessness: “Ancient intellectuals who regarded...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Ronald Egan Abstract Yijian zhi , the massive collection of supernatural tales compiled by Hong Mai (1123–1202) in the twelfth century, gives considerable attention to merchant figures and even members of more lowly walks of life (e.g., soldiers, butchers, waiters, and singing girls...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 173–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
... library, which must have represented the splendors of the past and perhaps, metaphorically, the lost Ming dynasty. Huang Jieling's fate must have added to the sense of the loss of a privileged life. Huang was originally born into a poor branch of an illustrious gentry family. Deeply gifted...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... years of his life. Based on this personal encounter with Emperor Gaozong, we can see the closeness, preferential treatment, and even intimacy between Xiang Ziyin and the imperial family. As both had been the former elites of the old capital in Kaifeng, they shared common memories and artistic pursuits...