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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 90–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
... life and poetry mentioned Zhao Yi and Zhang Xuecheng's critique of the financial motivations in the writing of the work but remained suspicious of the credibility of the criticism. In addition, the Taiwanese scholar Wang Yirong conducted a cultural analysis of the work from the perspectives...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 383–411.
Published: 01 November 2019
... brother Youhui 友蕙, he again frames their dilemma in terms of gain: “I think that it would be completely worthless for both of us to die of starvation” 我想雙雙餓死,甚是無益. 12 While Youhui recognizes the need to avert the looming financial ruination of the Xiong household and the annihilation of the Xiong line...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., and makes pronouncements that become law. This Han Gaozu is a motive force: an emperor who takes a central role and commands the stage. By contrast, the ruler in Sui's song suite is a flat, silent, and unresponsive figure. Appearing only midway through the sanqu , he descends from the imperial carriage...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of Hu Shih's work on Chan history is not that it advanced particular, concrete historical or philological details. Rather, Hu demonstrated how to be motivated by questions. Some notable examples include Hu's work on the authorship of the Platform Sūtra , on the significance of Shenhui's sermon...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 205–238.
Published: 01 April 2019
... examination of her self-construction might thus provide an answer to a hitherto largely overlooked question in the study of twentieth-century Chinese women's history, the question that initially motivated this study: What happened to the daughter of the New Woman? If the mother is usually the primary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
... he published in the journal Hyōfū 飇風 (The Tempest) in June 1973 . 29 Some years later in Yasō , Kitaoka wrote that what had motivated her initial study was the way some scholars generalized about Lu Xun's early thought and early essays without having examined them in any detail: I started...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... scholar's talent to countless readers. At the same time, commercial printing also rendered these fiction authors subject to market rules and demands. Su'an is especially frank as he reflects on the paradox of indulging in elitist self-expression while also catering to the market: “The motivation behind...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 34–59.
Published: 01 April 2020
... the same mistake by disregarding or executing the spy, who is in fact on their side? Tuoba Tao's candid posturing would augment uncertainty about the released spy and torment the southern court to search for the northern ruler's hidden motives. In the end, this self-revelation appears to be another...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 April 2020
... one-tenth of his wealth). This is not just a financial catastrophe for him; it is a mortal punishment. The details at the end about the exposure of his corpse and eventual burial without even a cheap coffin complete the divine punishment of reducing him to utter penury. The wealthy merchant who had...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 175–202.
Published: 01 April 2016
... that plays from this project had been preserved, but their location remained a mystery until six plays were rediscovered on the shelves of Nanjing Tushuguan (Nanjing Library). In his preface and postface, Li Kaixian has left us a detailed description of his motives in producing the collection, as well as his...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 248–278.
Published: 01 November 2017
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... it was concluded. Based on his father's friendship with Xiang Ziyin and his own understanding of Xiang's motivations, Hu Hong wrote his “Account of Conduct” for Xiang after he died. In the closing passage of Hu's “Account of Conduct,” he characterized Xiang Ziyin's garden as the construction of a “space...