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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): 483–495.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of great works with an overarching design such as the Lüshi chunqiu 呂氏春秋 (Lü’s Spring and Autumn Annals), Shiji , and Hanshu , it is only at the structural level that the text's orchestrator emerges. Once immersed in a particular chapter, however, authorial subjectivity does not readily present itself...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of an ancient and read it, I became aware of the intention behind his words, and recognized how different this was from my own writing. Time and again I turned inward, reflecting that my recent failures should simply end there. I thereupon immersed myself completely in the writings of former times, taking up...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Huanshang cun 洹上村 (lit., the village facing the Huan River), became the primary space of Yuan Kewen's emotional investment for the remainder of his life. In this article I examine the images and writings that concerned Yuan Kewen, son of the prominent and controversial politician, as well as his memories...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and methods, but their iconoclastic attitude did not hinder them from pondering the tradition they vowed to denigrate. From his immersion in Anglo-American formalism, Zhu ventured a refreshing interpretation of the Shijing 詩經 (The Classic of Poetry); 5 Guo's modern training took him even further...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 203–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in this famous line, “I intend to write in my own language; I cannot be limited by the ancients” 我手寫我口,古豈能拘牽. 3 On the strength of this conviction, Huang sought to create a new style of verse, which later came to be called modern-style poetry. In terms of poetic reform, Huang took up where Gong Zizhen left...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... was viewed by scholar-novelists writing for the book market as an alternative intellectual space, one increasingly independent of canonical forms of inquiry current in the seventeenth century. The religiosity of Lotus Dream is best captured by the term xiaoshuo jiao 小說教 (cult/teachings of fiction...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and bizarre imposture. In putting readers in the place of a dramatic audience that witnesses an extended exchange between an uncomprehending emperor and a plaintive peasant, the song suite forestalls the immersive pose of celebrants and instead ensconces the reader as a spectator of a theatrically mediated...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 8–46.
Published: 01 April 2022
... piece of writing to mention the importance of reading practice (for Kao Yu-kung cared enough about Tang readers to point out the presumed intensity of their attention to language, fine-tuned enough to warrant the kinds of close-reading practices that he advocated and demonstrated), it is the first...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 225–255.
Published: 01 April 2022
... as a foil to romantic heroine Du Liniang 杜麗娘’s richly textured, imaginative use of what has been variously called “vernacular,” “plain Chinese,” or “mixed-register” writing. 37 For example, the heroine's tutor, Chen Zuiliang 陳最良, not only embodies the stock figure of a pedant, but his mindless use...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
... from ink makers to prostitutes, a powerful deity of spirit-writing sects, and a member of that powerful yet rambunctious group of spirits known as the eight immortals.” 82 For my purposes here, the prominence of Lü Dongbin in Quanzhen 全真 Daoism is particularly relevant. By the end of the twelfth...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
... existence. The second significant factor is her unyielding attachment to writing. Immersed in various dazzling wonders in the land of immortals, what truly catches her eyes is the poem on the wall signed by her husband. When she gathers with her family and receives a happy message, she does not forget...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 192–214.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Lawrence Yim Abstract Exile to Manchuria in the early Qing (1644–1912) is a peculiar historical, political, and cultural phenomenon whose scale and scope are unprecedented in premodern Chinese history. Among the exiles were some very accomplished writers who continued to write in the places...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 425–457.
Published: 01 November 2022
... has been characterized by its undecidedness of pitch and the ad libitum rhythm. Interestingly, these seemingly unfavorable nonexact features of the notation system might be a blessing in disguise. In fact, similar nonexact features can also be found in writing systems. For example, although sinograms...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 180–207.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Zong-qi Cai Abstract This article reveals the coherent theory of literary creation hidden within the multivalence of the term yi in Wang Changling's (ca. 698–ca. 756) writings on poetry. A close and intertextual reading demonstrates how Wang deftly appropriates various Daoist and Daoist-inspired...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 261–286.
Published: 01 November 2021
...–527) of the Liang Dynasty 梁 (502–557). The major difference between the literary camps lies in the consideration given to natural poetic talent versus erudition in writings. When Xiao Gang 蕭綱 (503–551), Liu Xiaochuo's supporter, became crown prince in 531, his own conflict with the scholarly group...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 313–338.
Published: 01 November 2020
... with nature, Yang tells us, has made poetry writing no longer laborious. In a poem from 1189, two years after this preface, he reiterates his enlightenment: “Searching for lines from behind closed doors is not the way of poetry, / Poetry comes naturally when you are on the road traveling” 閉門覓句非詩法,只是征行自有詩. 5...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 287–306.
Published: 01 November 2021
... court.” 6 This essay argues that the writings attributed to the ancient Daoist thinkers Laozi 老子 and Zhuangzi 莊子 influenced Guo Xi's thought, particularly his application of spirit, nature, and incompleteness, and that Guo Xi succeeded in giving these Daoist themes an aesthetic significance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 338–366.
Published: 01 November 2022
... practice in Wang's writings because it enables us to identify the meditative qualities of his short landscape poems. Second, I analyze Wang's own writings and specify the Buddhist concepts and ideas that were essential to him—the most important of them being the idea of “emptiness.” Third, I analyze...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2023
... not be in accord with one's nature and feeling. If one is not in accord with one's nature and feeling, how can one write poetry? 3 As Grace Fong explains, Shen Cai, like Yuan Mei 袁枚 (1716–1797) and the circle of women poets around him, embraces a theory of poetry as an expression of the self, of natural...