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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 (2023) 10 (1): 169–194.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Maram Epstein Abstract This article focuses on Zaisheng yuan as an intertextual work of creative fiction that draws from male-authored xiaoshuo fiction as well as earlier literary tanci novels. This case study discusses Zaisheng yuan as a key text in an affective archive of narrative works written...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 379–402.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Liu Ziyun; Yuefan Wang Abstract Lovesickness ( xiangsi bing ), a disease of qing (sentiment, passion, feeling, desire, and love), emerged as a literary topos in China's medieval lyrical tradition and was developed through late imperial drama and fiction. This article examines narratives...
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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. In Sui's song suite particular attention is lavished on descriptions of some of the objects used in the procession...
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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
..., lust becomes only part of living. Having sex does not change him into a brute. Instead of degenerating into a lustful man who pursues shallow and promiscuous sexual relationships as often portrayed in erotic fiction, Baoyu is reborn and transcends. In the case of Jia Rui, the novel simultaneously...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 294–296.
Published: 01 April 2023
... is the author of Competing Discourses: Orthodoxy, Authenticity, and Engendered Meanings in Late Imperial Chinese Fiction (2001) and Orthodox Passions: Narrating Filial Love during the High Qing (2019). She is currently working on a book about fiction authored by women during the Qing dynasty. GRACE S...
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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
... in the waiter's face. 17 This suggests a tacit understanding between customers and restaurants in the fictional world of the novel on what eating beef means and where it can and cannot be served. In this context, the bandit heroes' persistent craving for it delivers a clear message about the threat they pose...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 435–441.
Published: 01 November 2021
... words should be translated as “crimson fairy” rather than “fallen fairy” as given in the translated text in question. To avoid confusion, one could simply use pinyin for the characters' names as Patrick Hanan did in his translation of the fictional piece of the same story and explain the meaning...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., and editors) both male and female. Several, such as Lara C. W. Blanchard, Maram Epstein, Grace S. Fong, and Guojun Wang and Guo Yingde, directly address issues of authorship in the texts they analyze. Subjective agency is demonstrated by the historical authors and fictional characters studied. Scholarly...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 79–104.
Published: 01 April 2022
... many respects, a pretext, its cultural marker never more than a fabrication in the service of a philosophical machine of difference.” 18 Perhaps it was strategic of Foucault not to mention one way or another whether the Chinese encyclopedia was a fiction. For many Western intellectuals...
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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...