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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 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 (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
... disregarding the ritual of wielding the planchette as bizarre, superstitious, or even mad, the author argues that it played a meaningful role in shaping Qian's literary images and enhancing her literary productivity. More important, Qian Xi's strategies of using spirit writing to stimulate her literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2019) 6 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2019
... by bringing the issues of literary creation and creator to the foreground. Of the mountains and rivers of the Yue, the Cao Mountain was made by men, and Heaven was not its master. . . . I, Master Zhang, aim to mend the flaws of Heaven, so I wrote the accounts of five unknown mountains of the Yue...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... , 2002 . Cai, Zong-qi . “ Wen and the Construction of a Critical System in Wenxin Diaolong .” Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, and Reviews 22 ( 2000 ): 1 – 29 . Cai, Zong-qi . “ The Yi-Xiang-Yan Paradigm and Early Chinese Theories of Literary Creation .” In The Rhetoric of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the song themselves, Yangchun baixue positioned sanqu and the community of its practitioners as a socially inclusive endeavor that allowed the subjects of the far-flung Yuan empire to connect with each other in an act of literary creation that privileged a broadly conceived genre-specific...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 233–257.
Published: 01 November 2016
... research objectives, which they organize into several binaries: literary training and nonliterary training, evidential textual examination and literary appreciation and criticism, the study of old literature and the creation of new literature. They seek a sharper distinction between the main and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in modern China, affecting “the author, text, world, reader nexus,” in the form of “letters, prefaces, speeches, . . . polemical essays,” 17 and fictitious creations. Our effort to theorize modern Chinese literary culture will not become truly fruitful until we pay serious attention to the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 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 (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... used 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 (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 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 (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 95–118.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Yugen Wang Abstract Despite its tremendous influence in the early eleventh century, Xikun poetry was essentially written out of the main literary historical narratives of the Northern Song dynasty. When it does appear in such narratives, it is usually used as a foil to set up the reputedly real...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Thomas J. Mazanec Abstract This article combines qualitative and quantitative methods to rethink the literary history of late medieval China (830–960 CE). It begins with an overview of exchange poetry in the Tang dynasty and its role in the construction of the poetic subject, namely, the poetic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Lihong Liu Abstract This article examines birthday albums, a genre that combines paintings and literary texts in calligraphy, produced by a group of peer artists and writers to celebrate birthdays of elders in the Wu region (Suzhou) during the mid-Ming period (1450–1550). Each album pairs paintings...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 175–202.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Wilt L. Idema Abstract This study will trace the way shifts in performance and textual function reshaped the zaju from its late thirteenth-century appearance to the early seventeenth-century publication of the Yuanqu xuan by Zang Maoxun. Whereas the Yuanqu xuan offered literary texts for readers...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... concept similar to the proposal made in Lu Ji's “Wen fu,” in which Lu states, “A composition comes into being as the incarnation of many living gestures” 其為物也多姿. 29 Chen believes that the most meaningful moments in literary and artistic creation are the times when gestures are formed. In other words...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Keith McMahon Abstract Literary and historical sources assumed ulterior, even diabolical, motives in the man who voluntarily became a eunuch. If he was lucky, he could become the ruler's confidant and even usurp imperial power. Focusing on Ming eunuch Wei Zhongxian (1568–1627), the article...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 429–447.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Xia Zhongyi Abstract This article argues that the classical verse of three twentieth-century writers, Chen Yinke 陳寅恪 (1890–1969), Nie Gannu 聶紺弩 (1903–86), and Wang Xindi 王辛笛 (1912–2004), is significant to the canon of contemporary Chinese literature. The literary historical merit of their poetry is...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 400–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... ). Having undergone a Buddhist vita contemplativa in the preceding years of the literary revolution, Lu Xun came to personify a profound “consciousness of darkness” ( youan yishi 幽暗意識) in dwelling on the karma of modernity. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Lu Xun Ouyang Jingwu...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... traditional literary criticism, while the second examines the role of the Confucian classics in Guwen and Daoxue . The notion of wenqi helps to elucidate what essentially connects the wen of the sages and their dao —it resolves the seeming dichotomy between aesthetic quality and moral-political practicality...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
... indispensable visual device in the illusionistic paintings and interior decoration of the Manchu palaces and gardens. In addressing the intricate interplay and intersections of zhen (the real or true) and jia , The Story of the Stone does more than rehash an inherited literary theme or rhetorical device...