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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 (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
... Kewen wrote a note at the end of section 1 of Huanshang sicheng , when it was serialized in Banyue . In other words, he purposefully selected this work to accompany his writing. Banyue 1, no. 14: 4. This painting and four photographs of the garden are also reprinted in the 1926 edition of Huanshang...
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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
... eventual return to the religious realm are marked by an out-of-body experience, a dream. As the point where the novel's religious and literary axes meet, the dream experience functions not only as a metaphor for Buddhist enlightenment but also as an allegory of writing. After her escape and return...
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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 (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., Everybody's Song” ; see also Ye, this issue. 5. West, “Literature from the Late Jin to the Early Ming,” 640 . 6. For anonymous sanqu writing in the first half of the Ming, see Tan, “Emerging from Anonymity.” 7. For a discussion of monosyllabicity as a key feature of the interplay...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... In this sense, this imaginary home is more real than her physical dwelling in the human world. Although Qian Xi lived in a place annexed to her brother's family, she maintained a lonely existence. The second significant factor is her unyielding attachment to writing. Immersed in various dazzling wonders...
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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 (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
... that coexists with other spaces, above all with the rich urban space of chengshi . Again equating the capital with “soft rosy dust,” he writes, “I've had eye-opening experiences in the soft rosy dust, / But was abruptly pulled back by impulses of new poetry” 軟紅塵裏眼曾開,苦被新詩猛喚回. 89 For Yang, poetry had become...
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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 (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... largely become a thing of the past. In a literary scene inundated with Western poems, shintaishi 新体詩 (new-style poetry), and naturalist writings, Sōseki was truly writing against the grain. Yet for him, “the spirit of kanshi was Japanized ( nihonka 日本化) in the Heian period (794–1185) and handed down...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the immediate political context, evoke social and intellectual trends predating the dynasty's demise, and infuse new and lasting life into the writings of the loyalists. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 canshan shengshui Ming-Qing transition mutilation creation Zhang Dai Wang Fuzhi...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 26–56.
Published: 01 April 2016
... As I hope to demonstrate below, and as this brief introduction has already suggested, Gong's prose writings on Buddhist topics, as well as several essays about the capital and its surrounding region, throw considerable light on the structural and thematic complexity of the Jihai zashi...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 233–257.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of tradition. . . . [They believe:] 1. There is no learning other than traditional learning. 2. There is no traditional learning other than ancient historical materials. 他們只抱殘守缺地依靠着若干種傳統, …… 絕不在傳統外去找事實。 …… [他們以為]一,國學外無學;二,古史料外無國學。 7 In “Na li zou” 那裏走 (Nowhere to Go), he writes: Now I have become...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 235–267.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and, by extension, the form as a whole might yet be vindicated one day. In many other remarks on the essay scattered across his writings, Yu invokes its heyday in the late Ming and early Qing, or its second spring in the Qianlong 乾隆 (1736–1795) and Jiaqing 嘉慶 (1796–1820) eras, praising the salutary influence it had...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., these yeshi were officially banned repeatedly as yinshu during the Qing. Nevertheless, although the stone explicitly denounces this genre, these “filthy” works not only implicitly shadowed the writing of the Stone as a whole but also are alluded to in two of the most critical moments in Baoyu's life...