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Published: 01 April 2017
Figure 4. The citation network of pre-Tang literary anthologies in the 1500s. Data derived from prefaces, titles, and tables of contents of the anthologies. Graph made with Gephi. Figure 4. The citation network of pre-Tang literary anthologies in the 1500s. Data derived from prefaces, titles More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... baixue , and the first biographical compendium, the Lugui bu , sought to uncouple social status from literary reputation to varying degrees. The article suggests that the anthology made a case for a universalist poetic practice open to diasporic and Chinese writers, while the biographical collection took...
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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 (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... his selections to defend the necessity of wenzhang 文章 (literary composition) in governance and literati culture more broadly defined. Although this view of literature's importance was challenged by later Daoxue adherents, the Wen cui gives us an important window on the more catholic and diverse...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Ye Ye; Erxin Wang Abstract When examining songs in Chinese literature, we can distinguish among literary, musical, and communal aspects of their circulation. Sanqu songs became popular in the form of musical texts in the Yuan and Ming dynasties, but the ci song lyrics, by the Southern Song dynasty...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 261–286.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Wang Xiaomeng; Jing Chen Abstract The tension between the literary styles of Liu Xiaochuo 劉孝綽 (481–539) and Dao Qia 到洽 (490–527) can be understood as a debate between poetic genius and a more scholarly focus, signaling a confrontation between the capital's literary camps in the Putong reign 普通 (520...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 307–340.
Published: 01 November 2021
... play in an appeal to the literati aesthetic of lyrical indirection. Another, shorter song suite from the Ming, this one by an anonymous author, incorporates chuanqi play titles with little literary embellishment, catering to popular tastes. Finally, set to the tunes “Pipo yu” 劈破玉 and “Gua zhen'er” 掛真兒...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 137–174.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Xu Xingwu Abstract Since the Qing dynasty, the relationship between the apocrypha and literature has concerned scholars working on the Wenxuan 文選 (Selections of Refined Writings) and Wenxin diaolong 文心雕龍 (The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons). Apocryphal texts emerged in the Han dynasty...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 203–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
...David Der-wei Wang . . . . . The modernization of classical-style poetry became a paradoxical undertaking when the “more modern” exercise of literature was launched in the late Qing and May Fourth era. In this new wave of literary modernization, Western forms were introduced to China...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 233–257.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Leonard Kwok Kou Chan Abstract Is “literary criticism” a foreign concept? What is the impact of the reception of literary criticism on the modern studies of Chinese literature? Zhu Ziqing's 朱自清 (1898–1948) conception of the function of literary criticism is illustrative of these questions. Zhu...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... literary and cultural studies, with Western theory taking precedence over Chinese subjects (and subjectivities). But one cannot help noting that some of the most critical voices are themselves empowered by, or even sustaining, the Western canon they set out to subvert. Overcoming such a dilemma does...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 276–321.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., in their demonstrations. They demonstrate sophisticated software that allows researchers to extract source material that meets multiple search criteria, which may consider words, poets, collections, and time of authoring, paving the way for new explorations of Chinese poetry from linguistic, literary, artistic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., and their contents represent a valuable resource for studying the formation of taste during this crucial moment in literary history. But how are we to compare the contents of such a large group of anthologies, when each individual anthology contains at least a few hundred individual selections? How might...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 November 2019
... unable to resist the allure of Chinese literary culture. Qianlong had been strident in criticizing Manchu officials such as Zhong Yin 鐘音 and Kai Tai 開泰, who excelled and took pride in Chinese literary skills and learning. 62 Kai Tai passed the metropolitan examination in 1724, and Zhong Yin became...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as yinshu ; how one reads the novel is beyond the author's control, but if the reader chooses to peruse the wrong side of The Mirror and loses his life, the author already has his disclaimer prepared, with the Jia Rui tale as a warning sign. (31) I-Hsien Wu . Eroticism and Other Literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., such that “lyrical tradition” becomes an encompassing concept for many to distinguish Chinese literary tradition from its Western counterpart. 1 In Chinese literary thought, emotion is consistently conceptualized through verbal patterning and visual manifestation. This convergence has become synonymous...
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 9. The travels of Yao He. His long-term residence in or near the capital of Chang'an made him central to mid-ninth-century literary networks. Based on events as chronicled in Fu, Tang Wudai wenxue , vols. 2 and 3. Figure 9. The travels of Yao He. His long-term residence in or near More
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 10. The travels of poet-monk Guanxiu 貫休 (832–913). His far-reaching mobility, common in the late ninth century, ensured his status as one of the most central poets in late medieval literary networks. Based on the chronology of his life provided in Guanxiu geshi , 3:1115–1248. Figure 10 More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Figure 9. The travels of Yao He. His long-term residence in or near the capital of Chang'an made him central to mid-ninth-century literary networks. Based on events as chronicled in Fu, Tang Wudai wenxue , vols. 2 and 3. Figure 9. The travels of Yao He. His long-term residence in or near...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Grace S. Fong Abstract Feminism , feminist theory , feminist literary theory were already highly contentious in what they represented to Euro-American critics and theorists in the 1980s, when scholars in Chinese literary studies began sustained research on women writers in late imperial China (ca...