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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Shang Wei Abstract This paper seeks to interpret The Story of the Stone with reference to the visual culture of the Manchu court. It argues that the Yongzheng reign (1723–1735) inaugurated a new era of visual culture when jia (the unreal or fiction) became itself a productive concept...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... subsumes other religious beliefs into its own Buddhism. In its own way, the novel reflects the larger trend of syncretism, found in literary and religious practices alike in the seventeenth century. As such, Lotus Dream offers us a good example of “fictional religiosity,” encompassing both the religious...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Liangyan Ge Abstract This study offers a reading of the early nineteenth-century Chinese novel Jinghua yuan 鏡花緣 (Flowers in the Mirror) by Li Ruzhen 李汝珍 (1763–1830?) as a fiction about fiction making. Contextualizing the novel in a society where the civil service examinations are among the most...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 225–255.
Published: 01 April 2022
... issues: the nature of theatrical language, the emergence and uses of fictionality, and the reconstruction of performance aesthetics. In focusing on these particular areas, the essay seeks to show how such research can contribute toward countering entrenched characterizations of xiqu as “non-drama...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of a religious and political enemy is vital to Taiping identity formation. The author focuses on marginal figures in historical and fictional accounts who traverse political boundaries and constitute a third category beyond demarcations of “us” and Other in Taiping propaganda and its Qing counterpart. In short...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 341–370.
Published: 01 November 2021
... daozi 拆白道字) comes from and how it relates to literary riddles that precede and follow this landmark sixteenth-century novel. Jin Ping Mei cihua enlarges the presentation and associations of riddles in fiction through its engagement with contemporaneous theatrical literature and the entertainment culture...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and engage issues often associated with early modern fiction and drama, including authenticity, imposture, and interpolations of author, character, player, reader, and audience. Gaozu Returns to His Home Village 高祖還鄉 [Banshe mode] Shaobian 【般涉调】哨遍 The local headman sends out notice...
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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 (2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
... in this milieu, which features an array of characters rarely described before in fiction in such detail: yamen functionaries and other working or idle underlings, including clerks, runners, servants, entertainers, laborers, and beggars. The most down-and-out characters resemble the subject of one of the deepest...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 April 2016
... shuangfei suggests it's the unconventional and unrestrained side of Feixiang that makes her an ideal wife. In contrast to Feixiang, Mu Qionghua fits the stereotype of the shrew in xiaoshuo fiction, but this tanci suggests it's precisely her so-called shrewish qualities that shape her as an ideal match...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... She sees each section, each step on Jia Baoyu's intertextual journey to maturity, as a response to a particular kind of text. She discusses the first section as a response to earlier erotic fiction and the second as a response to romantic drama. The third—and this is perhaps the most fascinating part...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of a Traitor ). Mingdai xiaoshuo jikan ( Journal of Ming Fiction ), no. 1 . Chengdu : Bashu shushe , 1993 . Mao Qiling 毛奇龄 (1623–1716). Shengchao tongshi shiyi ji 勝朝彤史拾遺記 ( Supplemental Biographies of Palace Women in the Ming ). Tainan : Zhuangyan wenhua shiye youxian gongsi , 1996...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 April 2018
... personalities. The selected novels are all landmark works of Chinese martial arts literature: Shuihu , one of China's earliest vernacular novels, was published in the sixteenth century, while Sanxia and Ernü both date to the nineteenth. Although martial arts fiction enjoys a long tradition in Chinese...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 435–441.
Published: 01 November 2021
... is no stranger to readers of English, although most of his translated works have been in the genre of fiction. As early as 1815, John Francis Davis (1795–1890) translated Li's short story “Tower of Three Dedications” into English. After that, several more translations of Li's fiction were published...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 79–104.
Published: 01 April 2022
... encyclopedia was a fiction. For many Western intellectuals, the realities of China and their belief in fictions of it have proven hard to disentangle. This is already true of Saussure's description of Chinese as ideographic, but it was especially the case among intellectuals in France after World War II, where...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2015
... the mechanism of illusion making that is essential not merely to the painting but also to the creation of his own novel, characterized by its irrepressible fascination with apparently endless paradoxes of the real and unreal, truth and fiction. Besides the illusionistic paintings and disguised doors, Cao also...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... The bibliography in Swindles begins with lists of early and modern editions of Dupian xinshu . As the translators note on page xvii, literati-authored Ming vernacular fiction treats many of the same themes that we find in The Book of Swindles : ingenious thievery, venal monks, duplicitous brokers...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
... women's fiction, turned out to have broad impact on the literary field into the digital age—beyond print to digitization of archival materials and searchable databases of collections. 32 A Literature of Their Own was followed two years later by what became another classic of Anglo-American...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 289–311.
Published: 01 November 2016
... (Shi Xiu), followed by his finest psychological fiction, “Night of the Monsoon” 梅雨之夕 (Meiyu zhi xi), as well as his collection of short stories, Shannüren xingpin 善女人行品 (Exemplary Conduct of Virtuous Women). At the same time, as editor of the new journal Xiandai 現代 (also known as Les contemporains...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 509–512.
Published: 01 November 2019
... book on the High Qing period fiction and drama, where many of the erotic and transgressive countercultural impulses Li describes in the first part of her book seem to have migrated. But these, as well as other questions that may arise for the many readers this book deserves, emerge precisely because...