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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Yingzhi Zhao Abstract This article examines the discourse and representation of canshan shengshui (devastated landscape) in early Qing literature and culture through a focused interpretation of the works of Ming loyalists Zhang Dai (1597–1684) and Wang Fuzhi (1619–92). Connecting aesthetics...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 360–374.
Published: 01 November 2018
... for Geographical and Chronological Information on Tang-Song Literature” (Tang-Song wenxue biannian xidi xinxi pingtai jianshe 唐宋文學編年系地信息平台建設), a project of the National Social Science Fund of China run by the first author, Wang Zhaopeng. In the five years since the beginning of the project, we have mined...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., and social relations. 1 In this article I go beyond such historical uses of literature in favor of doing literary history. That is, I do not mine poetry for historical facts but instead systematically analyze the corpus of extant Tang exchange poetry to describe changes in the complex web of literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 268–286.
Published: 01 November 2020
... an unintended yet undeniable cultural value. Finally, the critiques and reflections inherent in this literature of exile have profoundly reshaped the traditional literary concepts of hometown, monarch-minister relations, and achievement and fame. The unique meaning of “hometown” in exilic literature is rooted...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Mary Scott I-Hsien Wu . Eroticism and Other Literary Conventions in Chinese Literature: Intertextuality in “The Story of the Stone.” Amherst, NY : Cambria Press , 2017 . 214 pp. ISBN 978160979770 (hardcover). Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 I-Hsien Wu's book...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., the article focuses on three subsets of songs: songs that foreground everyday vignettes, songs that celebrate festive occasions at court, and songs that revisit the exemplars of Chinese literature, history, and religion. The article suggests that everyday songs and court-oriented songs prized the aesthetic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 131–169.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Martin Kern Abstract The present essay combines the theory of Cultural Memory with ideas about textual repertoires, composite text, and distributed authorship that in recent years have been advanced in studies of early and medieval Chinese literature. In its first part, the essay introduces...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 167–191.
Published: 01 April 2020
... were inevitable, understanding the southwest chieftains' cultural policy is important in the study of cultural others in Chinese literature. This article examines a case of a tusi family in Hubei Province and their enterprising efforts across generations to come to terms with Chinese art, literature...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 448–454.
Published: 01 November 2021
...) and “Discourse on Literature” (Lunwen 論文) to discuss Jian'an qizi and his emotions over the loss of his friends. The second was Xie Lingyun's 謝靈運 (385–433) imitation of Cao Pi, “In Imitation of the Wei Crown Prince's Gathering at Ye” (“Ni Wei taizi Ye zhong ji” 擬魏太子鄴中集). Tian argues that “the poems...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 442–447.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and writing inspired by Mikhail Bakhtin, Pierre Bourdieu, Roger Chartier, and Julia Kristeva. The book is organized chronologically, with a scope that spans from the Jian'an period (196–220) to the Liu Song period (420–479). Swartz's central argument is that early medieval Chinese literature was inseparable...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Anna M. Shields Abstract In the reception of Tang literature during the Song Dynasty, the anthology Wen cui 文粹 (Literature's Finest), compiled by the Northern Song scholar Yao Xuan 姚鉉 (968–1020) in 1011, survives as the earliest attempt by an individual scholar to provide a comprehensive overview...
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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 (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 (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
... studies proved to be useful tools in feminist literary studies. Some came to be deployed in scholarship on women's literature in historical China. In this context, I reflect on theoretical approaches in significant studies of women's writing of late imperial China and consider the impact or critique...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 347–379.
Published: 01 November 2015
... is to understand why Shen Yue and the other Six dynasties poets failed to follow their own prosodic theory in their composition practices. The rise of regulated-style verse in the history of Chinese literature still remains something of a mystery. Through a case study of Shen Yue's poems, this essay aims to solve...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the composition of essays capable of producing a perfectly empathic response in a reader. Furthermore, in a demonstration that this was not an unprecedented development in the history of Chinese literature, the authors trace the relationship between musical and poetic aesthetics from the Shijing up to the Qing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 175–202.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of Chinese daily life, and appreciation of Chinese literature. The author concludes by noting the growing interest in both Japan and the English-speaking world of scholars and translators, in earlier editions of Yuan drama. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Zheng Qian Xu Shuofang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... it has to emotion and motion have yet to attract enough critical attention in the English-speaking world. This article explains how these scholars built on or challenged Hu Shi's findings to provide new ways of assessing the production of sound and meaning in Chinese language and literature. Copyright...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
...David Der-wei Wang Abstract Modern Chinese literature is always already in the transculturation of non-Chinese concepts and discourses. My quibble with the current state of the field, however, has to do with the way we respond to the consequences of the transcultural traffic. While we assume...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jon Eugene von Kowallis Abstract Lu Xun's 魯迅 (1881–1936) early classical-style essays are concerned with issues in the history and philosophy of science, as well as literature, philosophy, politics, and aesthetics during an era in which China went through profound cultural changes. Part...