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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 sanqu songs musical texts communal texts transmission mechanisms genre-specific experience In the history of Chinese literature, Tang dynasty shi poetry, Song dynasty ci song lyrics, and Yuan dynasty songs and song-drama have long been...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Patricia Sieber Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Arguably, sanqu 散曲 songs may be the most misunderstood lyrical genre in the Chinese literary corpus...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Paula Varsano Abstract The Tang dynasty poet Wang Changling 王昌齡 (ca. 690–ca. 756), renowned for his mastery of the jueju 絕句 (quatrain) form, has been praised specifically for having brought a lyric sensibility to the heptasyllabic quatrain: a poetic genre most closely associated with yuefu themes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
...” ( qingli 清麗) and “heroic abandon” ( haofang 豪放) borrowed from the discourse on ci 詞 song lyrics, immediacy and hypermediacy may allow us to articulate a different, more genre-specific aesthetic. Ye Ye's article in this issue distinguishes among sanqu as musical, literary, and informational texts...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... writing” underlies my reading of these materials. Life history, or more broadly, life writing, is a relatively fluid generic term that refers to writings that record one's own or another person's experiences and memories in a variety of narrative forms and genres, including personal essays, memoirs...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
... exploited already) but with the relation of self to image, as well as the very act of inscription. Both claimed as “fathers” of modern Chinese vernacular literature, Lu Xun and Hu Shi wrote poems with references to the new medium of photography, bringing China's unique literary genre of “writing about...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
...; specific prose genres dominate, with bei 碑 (stele inscriptions), shu 書 (letters), xu 序 (prefaces), guwen 古文 (Yao Xuan's newly invented genre category, which I leave untranslated for the present), and ji 記 (accounts) representing the largest prose genre sections. The twenty-two juan for poetic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 89–112.
Published: 01 April 2021
... into a set of parallel lines within which the same tones are repeated alternately. Although it also played an essential role in fostering the formal beauty of musical genres with relatively humble origins, such as ci 詞 (song lyric) and sanqu , parallelism is often associated with the classical literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 481–485.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., the introduction encourages the reader to skip around to the periods and topics of most interest rather than read the book cover to cover. Though this reviewer did read the book cover to cover, it was specifically with an eye to how the individual chapters might be used in an undergraduate classroom...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Lihong Liu Abstract This article examines birthday albums, a genre that combines paintings and literary texts in calligraphy, produced by a group of peer artists and writers to celebrate birthdays of elders in the Wu region (Suzhou) during the mid-Ming period (1450–1550). Each album pairs paintings...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... to popular tastes and cultivating a genre-specific aesthetic in readers of vernacular fiction. Next, I look closely at how the distinct discourses in the novel—Buddhist hagiography, scholar-beauty romance, popular Daoism, and sectarian teachings—interact, intertwine, and compete with one another. I examine...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and aesthetic capacity, we must investigate the crucial link between them: sentence construction. Specifically, we need to consider first, how intraline rhythm tends to foster specific types of sentence construction; and second, why words, if cast in those forms, can yield an ineffable aesthetic experience...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 492–503.
Published: 01 November 2019
... us think about the experience of sound in the Southern Song. He further adds the more specific terms of the musikscape and the activity of musiking : “A musikscape results from people ‘musiking.’ When they ‘music,’ they interactively negotiate with targeted and interested partners by manipulating...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and words do under specific circumstances, and what this tells us about their operations at the visual and linguistic levels. Yuan Xingpei takes up the subject of what he describes as “lyrical pictures”—paintings that represent the scenes portrayed in poetry—by examining a number of notable examples...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 56–90.
Published: 01 April 2017
... on these three facets of the spatial operations of the respective poetic genres. 12 Our discussion starts from the third, and most specific aspect, and makes our way back to the first, most general facet. As a theatrical prop, the “screen” in the ci space may take on many other forms: it could be a wall...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 91–128.
Published: 01 April 2017
... annual rate in the Ming remains higher and thus the highest of all preceding dynasties. Such quantitative evidence confirms both the rise of compiling new pre-Tang literary anthologies of various genres in the Ming and the emergence of a trend in compiling anthologies devoted exclusively to pre-Tang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 163–202.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Wang, Hui Yao, Jingying Gao and Ian McNally, Xu Yichun, and Jenn Marie Nunes. The introduction provides a short history of the translation of sanqu songs into English, followed by a reflection on which distinctive features of the genre beg for attention in the translation process. In particular...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 169–204.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Xiaorong Li Abstract The “hundred beauties” ( baimei 百美) genre, begun in the late Ming and established during the Qing, conventionally depicted one hundred “beautiful women” ( meiren 美人), selected from Chinese history through woodblock print portraits, biographies, and poems. During...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 66–94.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Qian Zhixi; Casey Schoenberger Abstract The relationship between music and Tang poetry is a topic of ongoing interest, usually approached from the perspective of individual genres. This article considers the relationships of three major genres of Tang poetry to music, morality, and one another...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Zhao Minli; Benjamin Ridgway Abstract China's earliest poetic genres formed in direct relationship with music, and pentasyllabic shi poetry is no exception. This was a new poetic genre that formed after tetrasyllabic poetry and the sao style associated with the Chuci 楚辭 (Lyrics of Chu...