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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 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and 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 (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and that of his fictional creation. While Tang Xiaoshan is Tang Ao's biologic issue in the fiction, Tang Guichen has additional attributes as his literary creation in the fiction within the fiction. That the experience of Tang Xiaoshan and the other flower spirits in the examinations is meant to become...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 287–312.
Published: 01 November 2020
...” with other pieces of extant Buddhist inscriptions. The analysis explores the literary characteristics of these works, the political and social background of their creation, and the culture associated with such inscriptions. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 donor inscriptions Northern...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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 (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Chinese Theories of Literary Creation .” In The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture , edited by Paula Varsano , 263 – 89 . Albany : State University of New York Press , 2016 . Chen Shih-Hsiang 陳世骧 . “ On Chinese Lyric Tradition .” Tamkang Review 2 , no. 2 – 3 , no. 1...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 November 2019
... , Kangxi unequivocally proclaims his view of literary creation. “In ancient times, the Six Arts were taught to cultivate one's sentiments and nature. They served to provide assistance to morality” 古者六藝之事,皆所以涵養性情,而為道德之助也. 19 Kangxi's literary view falls on the conventional side if considered against...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... foundation of literary creation of all kinds—not just poetic composition but the writing of prose as well. These guwen writers stressed sound as the sole intermediary between the spiritual (the spirit 神and vital breath 氣) and the technical (words, sentences, sections, and a completed composition). Given...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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, the a priori rhythm that exists before language will first be manifested through gesture. Gesture is the origin of all poetic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... and rhymed-verse political memorials to make room for the “lyric” voice, the “inscape” of the individual poet. 1 With that article, which stands as a landmark in the field, Kao implicitly reaffirmed that venerable equivalency between the “lyric voice” and the “subject,” between the literary expression...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., our writer's inner turmoil may also have been a consequence of artistic rivalry, or simply a function of the exigencies of making art. In his preface to the five essays, Zhang Dai summarizes the significance of his writing by bringing the issues of literary creation and creator to the foreground...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of literary creation that privileged a broadly conceived genre-specific excellence over social and diasporic markers. As such, the anthology represented an affirmation of the wider social community of the many talents harking from a Eurasian realm on terms that bespoke equal footing rather than...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 89–112.
Published: 01 April 2021
... require or encourage at least one set of parallel lines, which indicates that parallelism was an indispensable factor in the creation of sanqu , not something that writers could exclude at their discretion. In this regard, to explore how Zhang Kejiu incorporated the classical literary style...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of the second poem may well be a synecdoche for literary creation in general. Alternatively, it may refer to a letter from his old friend Masaoka Shiki 正岡子規 (1867–1902), inquiring about the source of his suffering: was it poetry ( shimo ), illness ( bingmo 病魔 [demon of disease]), or love ( qingmo 情魔 [demon...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 461–482.
Published: 01 November 2019
... life and placid writing style as reflections of his inner nature: a freethinking spirit, unsullied by desire of fame and wealth. His poems and prose pieces, perfect vehicles for his characters, exercised considerable influence on subsequent literary and nonliterary creations. They continued...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 438–440.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 JING CHEN is an instructor and a PhD candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on pre-1900s Chinese poetry and poetics, traditional Chinese literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 232–234.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 RONALD EGAN is professor of Sinology at Stanford University and department chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures. His research is on Song dynasty literary culture, aesthetics, biji and supernatural tales, and the interplay of poetry...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 492–503.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the contributors 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and visual culture of early modern China (1550–1911). Instead of addressing the relationship between word and image in abstract terms, it presents a few concrete case studies in order to examine the selected literary texts and visual images through their varied copresence and interactions with one another...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 233–257.
Published: 01 November 2016
...: 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 subordinate activities of the department through a rigorous selection...