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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... This composite nature of the text suggests that its compilers drew upon a wide range of sources, which only enhances the value of the Liji as a source for early ritual. The article then moves on to trace the history of the Liji 's transmission through written versions on bamboo and silk, carved stelae, paper...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Grace S. Fong Abstract This study examines the construction of women's life histories in literary collections through the exemplary case of Ling Zhiyuan 凌祉媛 and her poetry collection, Cuiluoge shici gao 翠螺閣詩詞稿 (Drafts of Poems and Song Lyrics from the Green Snail Shell Loft). Published in 1854...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 216–247.
Published: 01 November 2017
... transcribed Tao Yuanming's 陶淵明 (365?–427) “Homeward I Hie” 歸去來辭 in the calligraphic style of Yan Zhenqing 顏真卿 (708–784) as a thank-you gift to Zhuo Qishun and thereby secured the latter's fame in history. This article investigates three distinct but related dimensions of Su Shi's gift giving. The author first...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 481–514.
Published: 01 November 2015
... a novel wugu rhythm from the life and language of his own time. By its exploitation of the potential of the wugu form to narrate by single prose lines, by its enhancement of both the density of narrative sequences and the compactness of the rhythm of lines and passages, and by its exploration of the use...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of friends and political allies who, like Xiang Ziyin, chose late in life to retire to his garden as a place of refuge from a hostile political environment. 54 By stating that Xiang Ziyin found a sympathetic “friend in history” with Bai Juyi, Lou Yue rhetorically emphasizes Xiang's role as a leader...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2014
... an autobiography of his life in the Ming palace and was imprisoned until he died because of his service during the reign of Wei Zhongxian. Liu was one of only a handful of eunuchs in world history to leave an autobiographical account. Besides telling about his own experience, he supplies important details about...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in several different genres. Nor are they contributions to scholarship on the circumstances of Su Shi's life. So we know immediately that these three articles stand apart from the large number of Su Shi studies in recent decades. Two of the three concern Su Shi's involvement with calligraphy. Neither...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... the heroic lines by Wen Tianxiang 文天祥 (1236–83), a Southern Song (1127–79) loyalist who famously died in his refusal to serve the Mongolian rulers of the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368): “Whose life, since antiquity, is without death? / Let my loyal heart shine on the pages of history” 人生自古誰無死,留取丹心照汗青. 31 From...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
... aspects of daily routines, small pleasures, emotional bonds, and hardships. It is also a way of introducing meaningful detail that explores the life history and social and familial connections of main female characters such as Fenglin, who is related to or has village connections with a continuous stream...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... history. He contends that it is the commoners who lend each historical moment a lively form, best represented by folk songs, popular customs, and local festivities in accordance with the seasonal cycle ( jie 節). Such forms are not always associated with peaceful everyday life, however. Xing is also...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 438–440.
Published: 01 November 2018
... research interests include Tang-Song poetry, literary communication, and digital humanities. His publications include The Chronicle of the Life of Zhang Yuangan (1989), Studies on the Diasporic Song Ci Poets (1992), Chronicles of the Lives of Song Dynasty Ci Poets (1994), A History of Tang-Song...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 216–240.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to express his resistance by drowning himself. His life was thereby transformed, merging in immortal memory with his poetry to form a powerful legacy in literary history. Later imitations and treatments include Song Yu's 宋玉 “Jiu bian” 九辯 (Nine Disputations), Dongfang Shuo's 東方朔 “Qi jian” 七諫 (Seven...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 429–447.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of History at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chen Yinke would recommend Chen Yuan in his place—because Chen Yuan could get into the role better, even though it came at the price of his scholarly soul. But what a stalwart was Chen Yinke. Even if Chen felt “[his] life's scholarship is fit to be buried...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 492–503.
Published: 01 November 2019
... to this volume come from many disciplines—art history, music history, social history, and literary history—seven of the nine essays explore different aspects of a deep ambivalence about the life of the senses in Hangzhou. In chapter 1, for example, Beverly Bossler examines how the entertainment quarters...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 268–286.
Published: 01 November 2020
... contain joy in sorrow and sorrow in joy, are exquisite and beyond the present” 柳儀曹詩憂中有樂,樂中有憂,蓋妙絕古今矣. 38 Clearly, exilic literature played a significant role in the history of aesthetics as it sought to portray extreme life situations as an aesthetic realm and vividly display the beauty of suffering...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2016
... got this wealthy girl to run away with him and together to live a life of noble poverty. Earlier in this essay, Ji Kang was mentioned. His personal appellation was Shuye 叔夜, and because he had served as Zhongsan or Grand Master of Palace Leisure, he was also known in history as Ji Zhongsan 嵇中散...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 335–356.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Haosheng Yang Abstract This article examines modern Chinese writer Nie Gannu's 聶紺弩 (1903–86) poetic exploration of the meaning of life and poetry in times of both personal crisis and sociopolitical crises in China from the 1950s through the mid-1970s. Before and during the Cultural Revolution, Nie...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
... picture of an individual's life, travels, and social relations. 1 In this article I go beyond such historical uses of literature in favor of doing literary history. That is, I do not mine poetry for historical facts but instead systematically analyze the corpus of extant Tang exchange poetry...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of Family History 11 , no. 1 ( 1986 ): 1 – 24 . Ebrey, Patricia . Inner Quarters: Marriage and the Lives of Chinese Women in the Sung Period . Berkeley : University of California Press , 1993 . Ebrey, Patricia . Family and Property in Sung China: Yuan Tsai's Precepts for Social Life...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 313–338.
Published: 01 November 2020
... History . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center , 2013 . Ge Xiaoyin 葛曉音 . Shanshui tianyuan shipai yanjiu 山水田園詩派研究 ( A Study on the Landscape and Fields and Gardens Poetry ). Shenyang : Liaoning daxue chubanshe , 1993 . Gernet, Jacques . Daily Life in China on the Eve...