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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 85–107.
Published: 01 April 2016
... Mackerel ). Beijing : Zhonghua shuj , 2002 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 go (weiqi) poetry religion politics literati self-cultivation At its highest it contains the forms of heaven and earth; one step below, the proper governance of emperors and kings...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 448–470.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Translator's note: The phrase fuji 附驥 here implies the phrase fujiwei 附驥尾 (relying on the tail of a fine horse), referring to the practice of riding on the coattails of someone more powerful or renowned. As is common in prefaces, the writer is using self-deprecation to express humility. 11. Su Zedong...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of Art , 2008 . Huang Jiwen 黃吉文 . “ Song nandu ciren yanjiu” 宋南渡詞人研究 (). PhD diss., National Taiwan University , 1984 . Ivanhoe, Philip J. Confucian Moral Self-Cultivation . 2nd ed. Indianapolis : Hackett , 2000 . Li Gang 李綱 . Li Gang Quanji 李綱全集 ( The Complete Works of Li...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... However, in the scholarly literature, these types of celebratory songs by third parties and those written by someone about his own birthday ( zishouqu 自壽曲) have been treated differently. The self-authored ones have been valued as a writer's reflections on his own life, whereas songs authored by third...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and Qianlong had been fighting a losing battle perhaps since they ascended the throne of the Qing Empire. The education and social environment at the Qing court provided them with the means—literary, visual, and language—not only to relate to the world of practice but also to fashion a self in relation...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
... due to the lack of proper guidance of how to hold a brush. 41 He Ziyun's story about Qian Xi's previous calligraphy skills enhances the latter's self-confidence as a literary woman. This may lead to another layer of meaning that Qian was thrilled about possessing such an amazing skill...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2015
... between poetry and painting as valorized venues for their self-cultivation and self-expression. This trend did not reach its zenith until the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when the interdependence and commensurability of poetry and painting were reiterated so emphatically as to neglect their divergences...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of textualization, they also self-consciously project “textual communities” 9 competing for diachronic legitimacy. 10 Hence, to some extent, differences between the two works appear to reflect the realities of social alignments within the educated elite; at the same time, in the pointedness...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... between representation and experience lies at the heart of ongoing debates about the objects and methods of the interdisciplinary domain of emotion studies, Chinese grave goods can help us think more critically and self-reflexively about emotion as both an object of history and a historiographic heuristic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that it guards and keeps these events within its self-delimiting perimeters. Instead of filtering out (as place can do for inappropriate, ill-placed memories), place holds in by giving to memories an authentically local habitation: by being their place-holder.” 24 Pathways, horizons, and things appear...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in the classics composed by ancient sages (i.e., their wen ), while the primary goal of daoxue was cultivating the self through reading the classics. This is a formulation that is immensely helpful and should become part of future accounts of the intellectual history of the period. A different aspect...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of the sixteenth century as a herald of a discursive field of collecting the new creative works by groups of contemporaries. The albums might well represent the precursors of the late Ming boom in commercial anthology publishing as Fong suggests; at the same time, they refracted the literati's self-conscious...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 203–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and committed to the discipline of self-renewal. Insofar as his “anachronistic behavior” indicates a (deliberate) blurring of different temporalities as well as paradigms, however, Wang is arguably more modern than most of the self-proclaimed modern literati of his time. Even at the beginning of the Chinese...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of late imperial Chinese culture. The boundaries of feminine propriety, then, seem to have acted as a deterrent to this form of self-presentation. However, these two reasons also seem to account for a similar low ratio of authorial prefaces in male literati's collections. 15 The woman author lets...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 235–267.
Published: 01 November 2020
... [this poem] at its end. 余八十歲時曾戲作「老而不死」文一篇。多至二十八股。長至一千四百餘字。頗傳誦於時。未幾而功令廢時文。余亦不復有作矣。印本猶在,慨然書後。 1 In the regulated verse that follows, he continues in a self-mocking but wistful vein: A frail eighty-year-old man's thoughts bubble up like water from a spring 八十衰翁思湧泉 2 Drunk with inspiration...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to be,” an idealistic self and a circumscribed self—a central concern of literati subjectivity in the early and mid-Ming dynasty. 36 This suggests the dialogue between self and image incorporates the temporal aspect of seeing, the so-called simultaneity of sight for projecting the ideal self into the future. Some...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 56–90.
Published: 01 April 2017
... to their practice as to blot out the shadow of his self? Su Shi might be reveling in his sheer insouciance, of which we are not convinced. He may not have to bother to reckon with the problems posed here. But because we are interested in uncovering the machinery of how the ci spatial artifact is manufactured...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
... primarily because of the sea of difference between China and those islands. The entire travelogue presents a world fantastic and outlandish, which stands in sharp contrast to the familiar setting and milieu in China that the self-exiled scholar has left behind. In China's long narrative tradition...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
... refashioning—were rigidly separated from one another; in fact, the following analysis highlights how literati produced songs across these modalities. Yet, I submit that, despite such overlap among the ranks of practitioners and the possibility of different reading responses for individual songs depending...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 167–191.
Published: 01 April 2020
... shan 桃花扇 tusi 土司 Tian Shunnian 田舜年 gaitu guiliu 改土歸流 Many parts of the southwest in the Ming and Qing period went through the process of gaitu guiliu 改土歸流, that is, the transition from local self-rule under what was called tusi 土司 chieftainship to direct governance and imperial rule...