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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 by...
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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 in...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... reveal his hope that the anthology would become a balanced, usable guide for the wen of his age. He chose many texts as models of how one could follow antiquity in writing, both examples of doing it in poetry and prose ( guwen and gudiao ) and discussions of how it was done (letters, prefaces, etc...
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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, and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 155–185.
Published: 01 November 2014
... hills tentatively identified as the former sites of the Tianlu ge and Shiqu ge palace libraries. Research into that library project of 26–6 BC has prompted new insights into manuscript culture in early China, especially as it relates to questions of authorship and what was considered “fine writing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 335–356.
Published: 01 November 2016
... was thrice denounced—as a member of the Hu Feng clique in 1955, as a rightist in 1957, and as a counterrevolutionary in 1967 for his critique of the extreme political measures of the time. Political persecution spurred Nie's serious interest in writing classical-style poetry, in which he redefined the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
... division between guwen and daoxue (learning of the way), this article likewise traces both viewpoints to Northern Song political culture and anxiousness over approaches to writing inspired by the civil-service examinations. These are topics that have been discussed at length in previous scholarship...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
...國藩 (1811–1872), and others, theorized about sound as the very foundation of literary creation of all kinds—not just poetic composition but the writing of prose as well. These guwen writers stressed sound as the sole intermediary between the spiritual (the spirit 神and vital breath 氣) and the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
... lun” 破惡聲論 Kitaoka Masako 北岡正子 In 1906, after withdrawing from medical school, Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936), who came to be widely regarded as the founder of modern Chinese literature, returned to Tokyo and began to research and write five lengthy treatises in an archaistic classical prose style...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of the consulted editions feature the characters li yun 裏云 (inside it says), the original edition of the Xing Bing commentary should have been recorded on the reverse of the paper and later added to the body text. The first fascicle of the Guwen Jiushukao 古文舊書考 (Examinations of Ancient Writing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 339–381.
Published: 01 November 2020
... poetic forms provides a solid foundation for general appreciation as well as in-depth inquiry into Chinese poetic art. By contrast, lacking such form markers, Chinese prose writings tend to translate all the same, so that often only their contents separate an ancient Chinese text from a modern one. Such...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 179–185.
Published: 01 November 2018
... books, and historiographers drew extensively from this new resource to write their histories. By representing these texts' notes as a network, Nicoll-Johnson not only sheds light on the multipolar relations between many texts but also provides a new visual metaphor for the production and circulation of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 444–480.
Published: 01 November 2015
...” of scenery, plants, animals, and still objects. It fills the third stanza of the Wucheng Fu, where we see its special “literary grammar” function in antithetical writing—namely, to express a state of thriving extravagance or to intensify feelings about a rich object. Here are two lines from the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... scholarship. The mid-twentieth century witnessed earnest endeavors by Sinologists to unlock the secret of Chinese poetic art by tracing its root in Chinese writing. Among the seminal works produced in this vein are Peter A. Boodberg's probe into the “semasiology” of Chinese political and literary concepts, 3...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2014
...) offered by a host of experts? Students of the Liji face additional problems, since preimperial and Han sources frequently mention texts or writings called li (rites), ji 記 (records) or li ji (rites records) that probably bore little relation to our received version of the Liji . Our sources...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... dynasties, the fashion of writing birthday-celebrating song lyrics and songs could be seen positively, as they offered sources for a new category of birthday-celebrating zaju plays. For example, Zhu Youdun in his Chengzhai yuefu includes a few suites of song lyrics for birthday celebrating, and he also...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 216–240.
Published: 01 November 2014
...-official culture. Thus this essay seeks to investigate the process by which Tao became a cultural symbol and to delve into his significance from that standpoint for both Chinese and world cultural history. The value of Tao Yuanming's writing was insufficiently recognized during his lifetime and long...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 139–162.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., Yuming He well illustrates the circulation of content across commercial, literati, and court milieus. For example, through a survey of the printing history of the popular prose anthology Guwen zhenbao 古文真寳 (True Treasures of Ancient-style Writing), she demonstrates that the anthology long captured the...