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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 (2023) 10 (1): 244–266.
Published: 01 April 2023
... to the veracity of his own account of his mother. Another important factor motivating Lu to solicit a tribute from Mei is that he hoped Mei would not only contribute but would also include the contribution in his own collected writings, which, once in circulation, would help to spread the reputation of Lu's late...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... 40. The ruler's concern for the financial well-being of the local people is demonstrated in historical accounts by his attempting to cut short the imperial visit so as to relieve the townspeople of the burdens of entertainment, and also his provision of tax relief to both Pei and Feng. The locus...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 483–495.
Published: 01 November 2022
.... But in premodern times, was individualistic expression the primary motive for composition? Did the author guide the text or vice versa? There are no definitive answers to these questions. In the “Yan Gong” 言公 (On the Common Good) chapter of his Wenshi tongyi 文史通義 (An Overview of Literature and History), Zhang...
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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
... Nora's abandonment of her children. 60 I now return to the question that initially motivated this study: What happened to the daughter of the New Woman? This is a question difficult to articulate because it sounds just like the defenders of patriarchy who are always eager to invoke a woman's...
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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 (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
... of the family went out of her way to save a portion of the worms. But in the world of Yijian zhi , such punishment is not considered extreme, particularly when the motive behind the killing is the vile one of monetary gain. Yet the negative attitude toward the pursuit of riches in these stories is not only...
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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 (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
...: Chan master Dongshan Zibao of Ruizhou is a native of Luzhou, and his dharma teacher is Chan master Wuzu Jie. He is a ninth-generation heir after Qingyuan. He attends to people carefully. He was once the financial manager at the Wuzu Monastery. One time, Jie was sick, and he ordered a servant to get...
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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...