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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 383–411.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Ariel Fox Abstract This article explores the changing depiction of the merchant and the mercantile in the early Qing. A figure of much anxiety and mistrust in the late imperial imagination, the traveling merchant moves things out of their proper place—through both his movement of goods across space...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., the protagonist is wed to both the daughter of a boatman and the daughter of a Mongol official. But while this double marriage offers the possibility of a productive overcoming of the distinctions between scholar and merchant and between Chinese and barbarian, the tragic fate of the renxiong forecloses any...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Ronald Egan Abstract Yijian zhi , the massive collection of supernatural tales compiled by Hong Mai (1123–1202) in the twelfth century, gives considerable attention to merchant figures and even members of more lowly walks of life (e.g., soldiers, butchers, waiters, and singing girls...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2023
... a very public sex and corruption scandal in 1740, which also implicated her own wealthy merchant family. In the wake of this disaster, she and her husband severed their family ties and lived out their years in genteel poverty, childless. Surviving her husband by over twenty-five years, she fashioned...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 57–80.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... The city was a transregional literary center and a favored destination of sojourning poets and merchants, particularly those from Huizhou, creating opportunities for women to attain literary fame. Central to this discussion is a poetic language about sites and spaces that became current in Yangzhou during...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2019
... “types” with such names as “The Bag Drop,” “Brokers,” “Showing Off Wealth,” and, to cover the educated elite as well as merchants and brokers, “Poetry” and “Corruption in Education.” Drawing from each of these types, in The Book of Swindles Christopher Rea and Bruce Rusk have translated forty-four...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2020
... issue deal with cultural difference from various perspectives. In “Closer to Home,” Ronald Egan shows us how the scholar-official Hong Mai's 洪邁 (1123–1202) stories about merchants, con artists, or singing girls amount to a conscious effort to explore terrains beyond “this culture of ours...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 367–396.
Published: 01 November 2022
... an occupation is the scope of its activities: its technique (knowledge and skills) and object of technique (what those skills are exercised on). 60 The technique and object of technique of the Ming silversmith meant that, rather than merely resolving the awkwardness of transactions between merchants, he...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., 1884 . Li Junzhi 李濬之 . Qing huajia shishi 清畫家詩史 ( History and Poetry of Qing Dynasty Painters ). Beijing : Zhongguo shudian , 1990 . Matsūra Akira 松浦章 . “Zhejiang shangren Wang Peng (Wang Zhuli) yu he keben Lunyu jijie yishu ” 浙江商人汪鵬(汪竹里)與和刻本《論語集解義疏》 ( Zhejiang Merchant Wang Peng...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 466–472.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of Qing censorship with its specular reflection abroad. Son follows the widening readership across borders when Qing publications were imported by Chosŏn Korean merchants and emissaries. Himself an ardent reader of Wang Zhuo and Zhang Chao, King Chŏngjo (r. 1776–1800) later worried that ministers at court...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 458–465.
Published: 01 November 2022
... for woodblock technology) and how merchants disseminated and traded books in East Asia. The movement of Sinitic texts from China to its peripheries establishes both the premise and focus of Kornicki's book. The second part describes two main strategies for coping with Sinitic inside and outside China...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 256–272.
Published: 01 April 2022
... Economy and the Net” ; Wu, Attention Merchants . 33. On the intriguing question of the authorship of algorithms, see Amoore, Cloud Ethics , 85–107 . 34. Goldenweiser, “Loose Ends of Theory on the Individual, Pattern, and Involution in Primitive Society,” 102–3 . 35. “To argue...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
... his merchant brother-in-law Lin Zhiyang 林之洋 and an old helmsman Duo Jiugong 多九公, he travels to many strange islands, where he meets several talented girls, human incarnations of flower fairies banished from heaven, whom he manages to send to China. Tang Ao then disappears on Xiao Penglai 小蓬萊 (Little...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 399–421.
Published: 01 November 2021
... sense and thus transformed its meaning and significance. As a communication node connecting scholars, bibliophiles, merchants, and scribes, marginalia sharing circulated texts and approaches, breaking down barriers of time and space. It helped to establish and expand the communication circuit, its...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 244–266.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., whose father was a rich merchant from the Huizhou area, spearheaded the effort to include much more information about the concubine mothers in the genealogy of his clan, whereas clan genealogies in general at that time tended to omit the records of these mothers because of their inferior statuses...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 492–503.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the supernatural. While Egan is appropriately circumspect about taking these tales as direct reflections on life in Hangzhou at the time, he surely is right to draw insights about the “mentality” of the urban culture of the city that encompassed officials, literati not in government service, and wealthy merchants...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 360–374.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and power. There were several dozen judges there, and so many merchants that they appeared to be woven together. For this reason, a proverb stated, “Yang is first, Yi second.” Yangzhou was the most prosperous place in all of the empire, and Shu [the Chengdu region] was next. 唐世鹽鐵轉運使在楊州,盡斡利權,判官多至數十人,商賈如織,故諺...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 90–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
... lived a life of wealth and opulence. Merchants and scholar-officials admired the deeds of the ancients such as Gu Aying 顧阿瑛 [1310–1369] and Xu Liangfu 徐良夫 of the Yuan Dynasty; they collected and accumulated books, and opened literary salons everywhere. In Yangzhou 揚州 there was the Linglong Mountain...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 289–311.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Late Ming short literary essays experienced a sudden surge of popularity in the publishing world, so Shi Zhecun compiled and edited the book Wanming ershi jia xiaopin 晚明二十家小品 (Twenty Short Literary Essays of the Late Ming) for Guangming Bookstore 光明書店. 65 At that time, Shanghai book merchants all...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 341–370.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the recently deceased protagonist to male genitalia. By this midway juncture in the narrative, Ximen Qing's merchant schemes have expanded, through graft and corruption, to the extent that he can no longer manage his own written communications. The song-letter in chapter 56 was purportedly composed...