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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 April 2018
... are yin. Based on the cultural consensus about beef and fish discussed above, we can say with reasonable confidence that beef is a yang food and carp, like many other freshwater fish, falls into the yin category. 27 The yin-yang binary can also be used to indicate the identity of a human being...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
... by Duke University Press 2019 music poetry pitch tonality etymology The Chinese word wenhua 文化, usually translated as “culture,” literally means “to make patterned.” The character for “pattern” here, wen 文 (Old Chinese [OC] mən/mə[n]), privileges visual patterns, as ancient versions...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 267–293.
Published: 01 April 2023
... violent acts normative social values and cultural meanings.” 3 When women self-inflict violence, the action is frequently tied to female virtue. Focusing on cases of chastity suicide, Janet Theiss observes that “the late-imperial cult of chastity made violence in the form of suicide integral...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 7. Su Shi, “Cold Food Festival Poems Written at Huangzhou.” Ca. 1082, Northern Song period. Ink on paper, h: 34.2 cm. National Palace Museum, Taiwan, Republic of China. Source: open data, website of the National Palace Museum, Taiwan. More
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Figure 8. Su Shi, “Cold Food Festival Poems Written at Huangzhou” (detail). Ca. 1082, Northern Song period. Ink on paper, h: 34.2 cm. National Palace Museum, Taiwan, Republic of China. Source: open data, website of the National Palace Museum, Taiwan. More
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Figure 9. Su Shi, “Cold Food Festival Poems Written at Huangzhou” (detail). Ca. 1082, Northern Song period. Ink on paper, h: 34.2 cm. National Palace Museum, Taiwan, Republic of China. Source: open data, website of the National Palace Museum, Taiwan. More
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Figure 10. Huang Tingjian (1045–1105), Inscription to Su Shi's “Cold Food Festival Poems.” Ca. 1100, Northern Song period. Ink on paper, h: 34.2 cm. National Palace Museum, Taiwan, Republic of China. Source: open data, website of the National Palace Museum, Taiwan. More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 173–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of this eminent pair of cultural figures precisely a year before the fall of the Ming dynasty. It also reflects upon a complex gender dimension in the expression of reclusion entangled with the trauma of dynastic transition. This is revealed, in part, by two additions to the scroll: a small landscape painting...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 15–55.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Figure 7. Su Shi, “Cold Food Festival Poems Written at Huangzhou.” Ca. 1082, Northern Song period. Ink on paper, h: 34.2 cm. National Palace Museum, Taiwan, Republic of China. Source: open data, website of the National Palace Museum, Taiwan. ...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 34–59.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., this same thirty-year period also saw economic and cultural prosperity. 2 As the Northern Wei and the Song came to engage more frequently with each other through military campaigns and diplomatic exchange, both states strove to deploy a variety of strategies to prevail in the competitions of authority...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., and indeed productive, to read grave goods as traces of emotional operations and, in so doing, to articulate a dimension of the embodied processes that structured and motivated wider developments in the social and cultural history of China. Second, the author demonstrates how sensory-based analyses of grave...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Wai-yee Li Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Who are “cultural others”? While the question often has broad ethnic reverberations, the articles in this special...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of the Sage, then one would tell them that one and the likes of him eat clams and would share this [taste] with others who could appreciate such a flavor.” 93 Given the importance of the consumption of food as part of the aesthetics of cultural life in cities like Hangzhou, 94 Zhong here introduces...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., perhaps made possible by his privilege. Rare utensils with fine drink and food in lustrous green, gold, and red show the luxurious and aristocratic lifestyle he enjoyed. Ironically, such obsession with visual material details actually betrays Jia's distance from literati culture. Gao Jingchen 高敬臣...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 448–454.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in poems on the Bronze Bird Terrace. The Jian'an poems themselves fell from grace when Tang literati, such as Li Yong 李邕 (678–747) and Liu Shang 劉商 (fl. 766–779), turned against early medieval poetry. Their commitment to critically engaging with or even opposing the significance of the past culture can...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ronald Egan Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 In this special issue devoted to Song Dynasty literature and culture, it hardly comes as a surprise that three of the eight articles take the indomitable Su Shi as their subject. To say that Su Shi is a towering figure of the age...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 461–482.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Hu Kexian; Yuan Zhang Abstract A recently discovered collection of epitaphs ( muzhi 墓誌) reveals copious references to Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian 陶潛, 365–427), a writer of pervasive influence on Chinese culture. In recent decades, both English and Chinese scholarship has focused on Tao's literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 167–191.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Siao-chen Hu Abstract This article explores how chieftains on the southwest periphery during the Ming-Qing transition conducted long-term plans to formulate cultural and literary heritages that had an affinity with Han Chinese mainstream culture but also retained indigenous qualities. The author...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 244–266.
Published: 01 April 2023
... this historical period, and that this phenomenon was related to these writers' endeavors to promote themselves as members of the Confucian cultural elite and to raise their own social profiles. Some of these writings also expose sons' potential conflicting obligations in the context of polygamy, in which...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 April 2020
... in the pit; when the mother bear appears, the man fears the worst. Unexpectedly, as the bear is distributing food to its cubs, it places the last portion in front of the man, who ravenously gobbles it up. From that time forward, every morning the mother bear would return from foraging food and give...
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