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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Chen Yinchi; Paula Varsano Abstract While few would contest the importance of phonology and aural considerations in the study of classical Chinese poetry, the musicality of guwen (ancient-style prose essays) writing has attracted little attention thus far. This article redresses this imbalance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... later reputation as simply a guwen 古文 (ancient-style prose) anthology would suggest. By analyzing the claims of the preface, Yao Xuan's unusual organizational strategies, and some key theoretical texts in the “letters discussing literature” section of the anthology, the author shows that Yao Xuan used...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Timothy Clifford Abstract Well over one hundred classical essay anthologies were published during the printing boom in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Ming dynasty China. These anthologies testify to a voracious appetite for “ancient-style prose” ( guwen ) among the expanding reading public...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Hsiao-wen Cheng Abstract This essay proposes a new perspective on Guwen 古文 (Ancient-Style Writing) in the mid-eleventh century and Cheng Yi's 程頤 Daoxue 道學 (Learning of the Way) based on two interconnected approaches. The first involves an analysis of wenqi 文氣 and the yong 用 (efficacy) of wen...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... analysis of the dominant bipartite structure in the “Nineteen Old Poems” in Matrix of Lyric Transformation , 78–82 . 34. Waley, Book of Songs , 138–39 . Slightly modified. 35. Liu D., Lunwen ouji , 6 ; translated by Paula Varsano in Chen and Varsano, “ Guwen (Ancient-Style Prose...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in the euphuistic, parallel style. His anthology thus came to be known for championing genres and styles of writing associated with guwen values, and he explicitly endorsed such values in his preface. This anthology thus was both prescient and influential in preparing the way for the guwenancient-style...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... poetry, parallel and ancient-style prose—is covered. Chronologically, the ten articles span the period from the earliest times through the Qing, giving a broad view of continued primacy of sound. Our articles also reflect a balanced participation by American and Chinese scholars, by literary scholars...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 339–381.
Published: 01 November 2020
... influence of parallel prose, Han Yu consciously reverted to pre-Qin prose forms prior to the eight dynasties and, galvanizing support from like-minded scholars, succeeded in launching an ancient-style prose movement ( Guwen yundong 古文運動) that lasted through the Tang and Song dynasties. Thanks to his...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 179–185.
Published: 01 November 2018
... how later anthologists made sense of the classical literary tradition. Clifford's network analysis of the contents of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century “ancient-style prose” ( guwen 古文) anthologies argues that such collections represent successive attempts to overturn the canon of model examination...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and Lu Xun admired its “clear and succinct” ( qingjun 清俊) and “natural and untrammeled ( tongtuo 通脫) quality. Filtered through the scholarship of Zhang Taiyan, however, the guwen style was turned unequivocally against the two styles of prose writing prevalent in the late Qing—those associated...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 444–480.
Published: 01 November 2015
... in Chinese studies of ancient literature. It is within Liu Xie's clear explanation of these concepts that we find his discussion of four-six prose: Regarding the fact that formation of chapters and sentences is unlimited and that characters have rules and patterns, groups of four characters are tightly...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 155–185.
Published: 01 November 2014
... , 1981; rpt. Taipei: Mingwen, 1988 . Zhang Hanmo . “ Models of Authorship and Text-Making in Early China. ” PhD diss., University of California at Los Angeles , 2012 . Zhang Qiao 章樵 , annot. Guwen yuan 古文苑 ( Garden of Ancient Prose ). Taipei : Taiwan Commercial Press , 1968...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... artistic style, I call it a “genre-based typology of aesthetics” ( meigan leixing 美感類型). To figure out what is unique about the form of sanqu songs, we need to compare it with other literary genres. First, in contrast to genres such as classical prose ( guwen 古文), parallel prose ( pianwen 駢文...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 335–356.
Published: 01 November 2016
...的北荒草 (). In Nie Ganu shi quanbian , 506 – 8 . Sima Qian 司馬遷 (ca. 145–86 BCE). “ Bao Ren An shu” 報任安書 (). In Guwen guanzhi 古文觀止 ( An Anthology of Chinese Classical Prose ), edited by Wu Chucai 吳楚材 and Wu Tiaohou 吳調候 , 216 – 28 . Beijing : Zhonghua shuju , 1959 . Wang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 139–162.
Published: 01 April 2021
...真寳 (True Treasures of Ancient-style Writing), she demonstrates that the anthology long captured the attention of commercial editors, publishers, court officials and scholars, and emperors in the Ming and argues that conventional bibliographic distinction of various types of imprints (commercial...