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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 (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 (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., and they have been widely appreciated as a “literary-cultural phenomenon” unrelated to music per se. Standard histories of Chinese literature typically interpret the interaction between Song dynasty ci song lyrics and Yuan dynasty sanqu songs and song-drama as a natural evolution of literary forms. To be sure...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 November 2018
... such a method clarify or revise our understanding of Ming literary culture? This article describes how Gephi was used to compare the contents of thirty-four anthologies and visualize clusters of anthologies corresponding to distinct editorial strategies. The author argues that the synchronic and diachronic...
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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 (2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
... that was not the province of Buddhist monasticism, namely, poems of parting, nonetheless was used by Buddhist monks within the monastery in novel ways that are recognizably Buddhist. By studying the aesthetics of parting in the Yifanfeng poems, we can see an aspect of Chinese Buddhist culture that is both literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and present herself?” 那有真正佳人肯輕身投見之理. 57 As we have seen from the community of male readers, the choice of literary figures represented in the front matter was hardly a casual one, as they occupied a particular niche of Jiangnan's cultural life: the writer-readers all belonged to the “conquest...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of artistic and literary practices at that time. As a collection that synthesized multivalent associations, birthday albums documented a cultural field of mid-Ming Suzhou. Artists and writers collaborated in a broader cultural practice that valorized contemporary works made by groups of associates...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 287–312.
Published: 01 November 2020
... on the religious and political function of these inscriptions. This article, considering the literary and cultural aspects of these pieces, investigates how Buddhist epigraphy can be used to trace the development of traditions of writing during the Northern Dynasties period. It starts by analyzing a seldom...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 461–482.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Hu Kexian; Yuan Zhang Abstract A recently discovered collection of epitaphs ( muzhi 墓誌) reveals copious references to Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian 陶潛, 365–427), a writer of pervasive influence on Chinese culture. In recent decades, both English and Chinese scholarship has focused on Tao's literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 167–191.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Siao-chen Hu Abstract This article explores how chieftains on the southwest periphery during the Ming-Qing transition conducted long-term plans to formulate cultural and literary heritages that had an affinity with Han Chinese mainstream culture but also retained indigenous qualities. The author...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 192–214.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and reflections. In the beginning Fang, who comes from the cultural world of the Han Chinese elite, is confident that he can measure and capture this strange new world with his superb literary skills. Those Manchu words are mostly place-names with descriptive, referential meaning. When Fang manages to give...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 89–112.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of Zhang's sanqu songs was not merely the result of combining literary and colloquial styles, this article aims to reconstruct Zhang's idea about poetic functions underlying his literary syncretism by exploring his literary activities in the cultural context at his time. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 216–240.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Xingpei Yuan Abstract A writer of enormous impact on Chinese literary history, Tao Yuanming 陶淵明 (ca. 365–427) became a cultural symbol through his deep and pervasive influence on generations of scholar-officials. What emerged was the image of an individual pure and high-minded, freethinking...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 90–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Yin Jiang Abstract Yuan Mei's literary achievements are multifaceted. As a master of poetry and poetic criticism, his influence was unmatched by anyone of his time. His poetic theory and criticism is undoubtedly worth studying, but the writing of the Suiyuan shihua itself is also worth noting. Up...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 339–381.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as their symbiotic relationships with the three types of genres (narrative, descriptive, and expository) and with broad sociopolitical and cultural developments. It is hoped that these findings will generate serious interest in prose studies among literary sinologists...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
... , etc. are prominent. I do not think that this is without connection to Lu Xun's literary preferences at the time as indicated, for example, by his affection for the ‘common people’—looking at how he distinguished [other] traditions from within Chinese culture from Confucianism, it is possible to see...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
...?–1764?) indebtedness to the literary and cultural legacies of bygone eras or to illuminate the originality of his work, as many scholars have done, but in either case, the novel offers few clues for understanding its connectedness to the defining features of its contemporary ethos and sensibility...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the literary techniques that contribute to the expression of qi through writing ( ciqi ) can be learned. Yu-yu Cheng, Liuchao wenqi , 122 . 15. Egan, Literary Works , 23 . 16. For example, Bol, “This Culture of Ours,” 181–82 ; Chin, Songdai xueshu , 211–13 ; Ho, Bei Song de guwen , 46...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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...