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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 95–118.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and rhetorical choices made sense in their own new world of creation and how their imitation actually helped advance positive future developments. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Xikun style Yang Yi Liu Yun Li Shangyin early Northern Song imitative innovation immersive writing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 499–505.
Published: 01 November 2022
... on the two lines, “Han's favor is shallow and the barbarian's deep; / The joy of life is to know each other's heart” 漢恩自淺胡自深,人生樂在相知心, which deal with the contrast between the Han and Xiongnu in treating Zhaojun (16). Zhu Xi 朱熹 (1130–1200) considered these lines as evidence of a bias toward the innovation...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... that suggests passive transmission rather than engaged reimagining, I examine the creative and innovative features of Northern Song scholars' reading of the Tang literary heritage. I focus on an early connoisseur-like approach to Tang literature found in the early Northern Song anthology Wen cui 文粹...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 483–495.
Published: 01 November 2022
.... Chen's innovative findings make this study indispensable to the field. There remain, of course, some important issues that Chen does not sufficiently address. Rich in detail, the Hanshu necessitates a yet more systematic analysis. Chapters 6 and 7 provide a history of the Hanshu 's transmission...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 66–94.
Published: 01 April 2018
... where ethical considerations prompted poets and musicians to reinvent and reinterpret older forms, this article complicates the notion of a straight line of development from folk song to literati imitation to antiquarian exercise. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 music Tang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 179–185.
Published: 01 November 2018
... generally apply the term digital humanities to works that use one or more computing technologies as a methodological cornerstone. These often involve some amount of data modeling and quantitative analysis. Though often couched in the language of innovation, such approaches do not mark a sharp break...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2023
... on the commentary style of the Confucian classic. During the Tang period (618–907), for instance, some poets imitated Mao-type commentaries in The Book of Songs , making their works resemble ancient poems. 5 Tang poet Bai Juyi 白居易 (772–846) seems to have intended his commentaries as accurate interpretations...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 214–249.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... The “Standard Histories” (“Zhengshi” 正史), for example, are distinguished from the “Ancient-Style Histories” (“Gushi” 古史) through attention to organizational principles. The former imitate the complex array of annals, treatises, and biographies employed in Shiji and Hanshu , while the latter imitate...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
... difference began to drive sociohistorical research, textual analysis, ideological critique, and theoretical frameworks, generating new inquiries and innovative approaches and methodologies. Below I review several significant developments in Western feminist literary theory and criticism from the late 1970s...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 163–202.
Published: 01 April 2021
... literary production, I ask how innovative translation strategies can creatively engage a writer's complex fashioning of a literary identity that may or may not be commensurate with his social identity. On the basis of textual elements in Xue's sanqu and his social role as an official, I suggest...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 307–340.
Published: 01 November 2021
...) is the best-known example of a pastiche of zaju play titles and dramatic protagonists intended to stimulate and guide readers' imagination. When late Ming dramatist Shen Jing 沈璟 (1553–1610) imitated Sun's pastiche song suite, he painstakingly sought to disrupt the obvious association between lyric and invoked...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Fangping's 張方平 (1007–1091) memorial, presented in 1046, a year after Shi Jie's death, explicitly blames Shi Jie for the Imperial Academy style: In 1034 some acquired high ranks in the examinations with an unorthodox style [ bianti ]. Junior students passed around and imitated [his/their works] and practiced...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 47–78.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., and would be, performed repeatedly in many other occasions by different “fragrant hearts.” The genuineness of the feeling it expresses is further complicated. The love song is both the stylized imitation of love and at the same time the words in which a truth of love can be spoken. The singer is both...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the reach of the original heart-mind not only to the pursuit of desire but also to the act of writing. Asserting that authentic writing depended on the clarity of the author's heart-mind, Li cautioned against the emulation of paradigmatic writers from the past. The effort to imitate a style not one's own...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... typeset editions to facsimile reprints to an online digital archive, greatly expanding the potential for innovative approaches and new research questions. 5 Therefore, both recent scholarship and the availability of sources make possible a comparative perspective in which to locate the subject...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... recognize intertextual moves, including pastiche, innovation, and the like. Then, moving into the particularities of the individual poem, and here I return to Bal, one becomes aware of its embedded focalizers: the points of viewing that compel the reader to situate the perceived images within a shared...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 131–169.
Published: 01 April 2022
... retrospective configuration; and it differs from tradition in that it is not static or conservative, but—because of its responsiveness to an ever-evolving present—dynamic and innovative. To cite a most recent example from the United States: on June 17, 2021, Juneteenth, that is, June 19, was named a federal...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 461–486.
Published: 01 November 2023
... and innovative ways. As the first study to examine official documents in novels, this article also aims to facilitate a dialogue between several specialized fields of study, including the history of official documents ( guwenshuxue / komonjogaku 古文書學), block prints, xiaoshuo novels, knowledge...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... describes himself as engaging both ancient and contemporary writings by “chanting” and “singing” (and, as we remember, “fingering”) them. It is perhaps this attitude that inspired Zhu Xi to think back to Han Yu when praising Su Xun's “imitating the echoing voices of the ancients.” He recognized them...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., the latter taking on the title in imitation of the former. Though the taishī could be one of these three high-ranking advisers, the term could also be paired, especially in the Zhouli 周禮 (The Rites of Zhou), with the masters of visual knowledge known as taishĭ 太史 (grand historian or court astrologer...