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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 60–86.
Published: 01 April 2020
... still owned the discursive power. The author argues that Li deliberately adopted a narrative strategy that conceded the Mongol claim to political legitimacy while simultaneously asserting Taoism's cultural dominance over the Mongols. The article also juxtaposes Li's work with the travel record by Yelü...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 34–59.
Published: 01 April 2020
... a variety of strategies to prevail in the competitions of political authority and legitimacy. This article examines the northern emperor Tuoba Tao's (408–452, r. 423–452) self-representation in his letters delivered to the southern audience at the height of the two states' military struggle. Scholars have...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2020
...); the foundation of political legitimacy and authority, as in Ming Tak Ted Hui's “Journeys to the West” and Siao-chen Hu's “Cultural Self-Definition of Southwest Chieftains”; or imagining the world beyond China, as in Chiung-yun Evelyn Liu's study of The Eunuch Sanbao's Voyage to the Western Ocean (Sanbao...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 232–234.
Published: 01 April 2020
... working on a book manuscript on rhetoric and legitimacy in early medieval China. It studies various forms of cultural exchange between court centers, including diplomatic visits, gift exchanges, and letter communications, and examines the literary writings that were produced at the moment of interstate...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 476–480.
Published: 01 November 2020
... that the subtle but visible deviations in ritual details are a direct response to the changing political situations at the court. Chapter 3 further hones in on the legitimacy of landscape painting through the court's promotion of the stylistic lineage of Li Cheng and Guo Xi, the former considered a model...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 487–491.
Published: 01 November 2019
... about it.” Given the symbolic association of rumor and gossip with other yin tropes, it would be useful to assess how commonly this rhetorical device appeared in the biographies of other Tang rulers. The second chapter, “(Self)Expression and Gendered Legitimacy,” discusses the generally positive...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 203–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to legitimacy. Although they have not invented anything new, by juxtaposing various paradigms of the past in a synchronic constellation, they have “spatialized” distinct temporalities in ways rarely seen before. At the same time, they must cope with increasing pressures demanding drastic reform or even total...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
... it with various inconsistences in several of his writings. By claiming that the great Su Shi was a reincarnation of Wuzu Shijie, Huihong sought to reinvigorate the prestige and legitimacy of his Yunmen lineage, in which Wuzu Shijie was a dharma master, repairing the damage that had been done...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... refreshing or bewitching). 65 At the same time, he argued for thematic breadth, noting that it was just as demanding to write about “matters of the heart” as it was to treat “official matters.” Thus in addition to pluralizing the possibilities of style, Guan also admitted the comparable legitimacy...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 173–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of this scroll: to proclaim the legitimacy of Liu Yin's status as Qian Qianyi's proper wife. Following Liu Rushi's landscape and separated by a piece of silk mounting is an elegant album-leaf-sized painting of a lakeside view of foreground trees and background hills surrounding a rustic dwelling ( figure...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 56–90.
Published: 01 April 2017
... with legal and lyrical codes differently—one coming out of a public view and the other leading into a private domain. In this sense we may say that the tension between the legitimacy of a lyrical space and its public legality has different dramatic manifestations in the two distinct poetic genres...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 448–470.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and barbarians passing through this place. 華夷此地經。 34 The suggestion here is that the textual research and creative act of defining Sung Wong Toi by Chen Botao establishes the legitimacy of a sinocentric vision. This confirms his own loyalist position but also establishes a standard for ethnic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 483–495.
Published: 01 November 2022
... History: Bridging the Two Hans,” one of the book's most important sections. Chen finds that, in compiling the Hanshu , Ban Gu paid special attention to both linking the two Hans and foregrounding the legitimacy of Eastern Han rule. We generally hold that the Western Han began in the first year of Emperor...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 115–148.
Published: 01 April 2020
... dynasties as the symbol of legitimacy. 19 Hearing from the Daoist Celestial Master Zhang that the seal of the state was brought by the last Yuan emperor to the far west region, the Yongle Emperor becomes obsessed with the desire to acquire it, thereby bolstering the legitimacy of his rule. After several...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 155–185.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in apocryphal revelations “from on high,” pronouncing on questions of legitimacy. While professedly a poor rustic whose family owned but a few acres, he nevertheless managed to study long years with the most eminent teachers in the cosmopolitan city of Chengdu, Yan Junping 嚴君平, Linlü Wengru 林閭翁孺, and Li Hong 李弘...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and the Qing government, identifying an inferior and villainous enemy is one way to display power and legitimacy. The development of Taiping propaganda exemplifies how construction of a religious and political enemy was critical for the formation of Taiping identity as the movement grew. Nevertheless...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 335–356.
Published: 01 November 2016
... tortured his heart, his self-esteem was not truly crushed. Believing in his own moral integrity in the face of severe condemnation, he deliberately contrasted himself with his “revolutionary” opponents. Thus he not only questioned his persecutors' legitimacy, but he also pondered how to survive social...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 169–194.
Published: 01 April 2023
... , Zaisheng yuan refuses to normalize female martyrdom and instead presents it as a necessary evil rather than an act that upholds the authority and legitimacy of the patriarchal family. For example, in Tianyuhua , published 1804, fathers and betrothed husbands define women's chastity as synonymous...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
... been a legitimating imperial ritual as misplaced buffoonery. Like the humorists who populate Shiji 126, through the overstatement of limited theatrical vision, the narrator has drawn us toward a difficult and transgressive perspective, questioning not just the legitimacy of this emperor...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 425–457.
Published: 01 November 2022
... for those non-Han Chinese conquerors, after subduing the rebels from the Han people and bringing the Zhongyuan 中原 (Central Plain) under control, they hastened to package themselves as the true inheritor of Chinese culture to justify the legitimacy of their governing. The concept of the hua-yi distinction...
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