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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 16. “The Precious Letter” ( Wanjin shu 萬金書), from Qiu and Ding, Gujin baimei tuyong , 2:1.10b–11a. More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 19. “Holding a Pen to Write a Letter” ( Wobi zuoshu 握筆作書), from Zhao and Wu, Zitai baiyang , 1:37b–38a. More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 3. Su Shi, “Yellow Tower” (Letter to Wen Tong). 1078, Northern Song period. Rubbing from Xilou Su tie . Source: Zhongguo fatie quanji (Wuhan: Hubei meishu chubanshe, 2002), 6:214–15. More
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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 (2021) 8 (2): 261–286.
Published: 01 November 2021
... including Dao Gai 到溉 (477–548) and Zhu Yi 朱异 (483–540) probably prompted his “Letter to the Prince of Xiangdong” 與湘東王書 (Yu Xiangdong Wang shu). In this letter Xiao Gang displays his literary view deemphasizing scholarly learning and erudition in poetry. By comparison Xiao Yan 蕭衍 (464–549) and Xiao Yi 蕭繹...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 216–247.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Xiaoshan Yang Abstract Five months after he arrived at his place of exile in remote Huizhou in 1095, Su Shi 蘇軾 (1037–1101) received a letter from his son Su Mai 蘇邁 (1059–1119), then living in Yixing. The letter carrier was Zhuo Qishun 卓契順 (eleventh c.), a laborer at Dinghui Temple in Suzhou. Su Shi...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of the Northern Song dynasty in 1126–27. Investigating the dialogue of major figures such as Li Gang (1083–1140), Hu Hong (1105–61), Zhou Bida (1126–1204), Fan Chengda (1126–93), Lou Yue (1137–1213), and Zhu Xi (1130–1200) writing in a range of genres ( shi poetry, song lyrics, personal letters, travel diaries...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... later reputation as simply a guwen 古文 (ancient-style prose) anthology would suggest. By analyzing the claims of the preface, Yao Xuan's unusual organizational strategies, and some key theoretical texts in the “letters discussing literature” section of the anthology, the author shows that Yao Xuan used...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... last for generations. 48 In another letter, Shi Jie writes that Shi Jianzhong “can master the craft of the classics. Without the mediation of the commentaries, his mind directly meets the sages' minds. His sincerity is itself enlightened. Without meticulous studying to the extreme, his innate...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 15–55.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Figure 3. Su Shi, “Yellow Tower” (Letter to Wen Tong). 1078, Northern Song period. Rubbing from Xilou Su tie . Source: Zhongguo fatie quanji (Wuhan: Hubei meishu chubanshe, 2002), 6:214–15. ...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... yours, Hongshou. 復喪地數千里,其尚復言及此事耶!弟心幸局外薄田可耕,第慮紅巾白梃起于吳越為盜糧也。此間尚有數日酣飲,定過我兄。朱家兄弟各道旨囑筆致懷。宗老、燕老法兄各為弟道意。平老社兄我師。小弟洪綬。 62 This inscription is highly unusual, for it was written in the form of a letter, as Bai Qianshen was first to point out. 63 In Ming China, letter writing constituted a daily...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 448–454.
Published: 01 November 2021
... with the cultural construction and formation of the so-called Seven Masters of Jian'an ( Jian'an qizi 建安七子). The first was Cao Pi's 曹丕 (187–226) commemoration of five of the seven masters who died during the plague and compilation of their literary writings. Cao Pi wrote “Letter to Wu Zhi” (Yu Wu Zhi shu 與吳質書...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 169–204.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Figure 16. “The Precious Letter” ( Wanjin shu 萬金書), from Qiu and Ding, Gujin baimei tuyong , 2:1.10b–11a. ...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 155–185.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of Mount Hua ), edited by Ren Naiqiang 任乃強 . Chengdu : Ba shu shushe , 1984 . Cherniack, Susan . “ Book Culture and Textual Transmission in Sung China. ” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 54 , no. 2 ( 1994 ): 5 – 126 . Chung, Eva Yuen-wah . “ A Study of the ‘Shu’ (Letters...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Xiangyang Yu Di xianggong shu” 至鄧州北寄上襄陽于頔相公書 (A Letter Sent, upon My Arrival North of Zhengzhou, to Minister Yu Di of Xiangyang). Ibid., 618–19. 20. Han Yu, “Jinxue jie” 進學解 (An Explanation of Advancing in One's Studies), in Liu and Yue, Han Yu wenji huijiao , 147 . 19. Ibid., 316. 18...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 439–441.
Published: 01 November 2017
... performance of friendship in ninth-century China through a wide range of genres, including letters, prefaces, exchange poetry, and funerary texts. Other recent and forthcoming publications investigate emotions in medieval letters, the compilation of anthologies of Tang literature in the Northern Song...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 268–286.
Published: 01 November 2020
... shang biao 謝上表 (letter of gratitude) as part of the registration procedure. In addition to confessing guilt and showing repentance, it was crucial to convey gan'en lianque 感恩戀闕 (gratitude and loyalty)—thankfulness, forgiveness, and attachment to the royal court. In Han Yu's “Letter of Gratitude...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... the pen, l. 5) is usually followed by congrong 從戎 (to take up arms)—representing the utmost a man of letters (Ch. wenren ; J. bunjin 文人) can do for his country. In line 6, Sōseki adroitly plays on two meanings of dao : road or path, and the Dao (the Way). Here, it could mean either “to make the road...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 90–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... An entry in juan 5 of the Supplement discusses this in detail: Since I started to write the shihua , letters, accompanied by poems, came to me from all directions, like converging clouds, requesting their inclusion. What people do not understand, however, is that a shihua is not an anthology of poems...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and cultural difference, which are central to the other seven essays in this issue. The contexts may be diplomatic negotiations and interstate relations, as in Wai-yee Li's discussion of Zuozhuan 左傳 (Zuo tradition) and Lu Kou's analysis of the letters of northern ruler Touba Tao 拓跋燾 (408–452, r. 423–452...