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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 481–514.
Published: 01 November 2015
... breakthrough in the wugu form. The most significant difference between the formulations “prose within poem” and “building poems from prose” is that, no matter how clear might be the prose strands within Du Fu's wugu work, the narrative rhythm remains that of poetry, not of prose. How, then, does Du Fu...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... nuanced appreciation of ancient Chinese poetry. Zhao Minli and Benjamin Ridgway's article demonstrates a close relationship between prosodic rhythm and linguistic change in the formation of pentasyllabic shi poetry. What distinguishes the pentasyllabic shi poetry from the Book of Poetry...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
... development was driven forward by the exploration of the musical and rhythmic properties of the Chinese language in poetic form. Given that Chinese classical poetry was born from music, the sound and rhythm of poetry are of great importance. Chinese is a monosyllabic language in which each graph has just one...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 324–346.
Published: 01 November 2015
... . Then I randomly selected one thousand five-syllable sentence/phrase units from each of these two pools, creating two narrative samples to serve as the baseline of comparison in this study. These samples are of appropriate sizes for comparative analysis with the samples of Cao Zhi's pentasyllabic poetry...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... indicator xi has yielded the middle position to a connective: zhi 之 (of), yu 於 (in), yi 以 (in order to), et cetera. This creates a new rhythm, 3+connective +2, a rhythm of prose rather than poetry. This new “prosified” rhythm is slower and less powerful than that of early Chuci works and seems...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 163–202.
Published: 01 April 2021
... : Columbia University Press , 2008 . Low, Peter . Translating Song: Lyrics and Texts . London : Routledge , 2017 . Lukeman, Noah . A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation . New York : Norton , 2007 . National PASS Center . “ Poetry: Rhyme, Repetition, and Rhythm...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 380–418.
Published: 01 November 2015
... expression in pentasyllabic poetry ranging from the Southern and Northern dynasties 南北朝 (420–589) to the Sui 隋 (581–618) and the Tang 唐 (618–907) periods. The prosodic structure and distribution change in the single pentasyllabic line are not only determined by tones and rhythms but are also closely...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 471–474.
Published: 01 November 2016
... imperial Chinese literature, with a broad interest in the expression of grief in literary works. His latest publication is “Writing Martyrdom: Narrative Strategies in Poetry Mourning the Death of Xia Yunyi” 明清之際夏允彜之死及相關悼念詩文之敘事策略 (2015). KO CHIA-CIAN is associate professor of Chinese literature...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 203–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... be the ancient concept of shi keyi yuan 詩可以怨—poetry is capable of expressing discontent—which was brought back by Qian Zhongshu 錢鍾書 (1910–98) in 1980. 8 The way in which Qian, arguably the most talented literary scholar in twentieth-century China and a practitioner of modern Chinese prose narrative as well...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
... © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 music poetry pitch tonality etymology References Ban Gu 班固 (1st c.). Baihu tong shuzheng 白虎通疏證 ( Annotated Comprehensive Discourses from White Tiger Pavilion ). Edited by Chen Li 陳立 , annotated by Wu Zeyu 吳則虞 . Beijing : Zhonghua...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Literature , Stephen H. West, one of these erstwhile students and now a doyen of middle imperial literature in his own right, authoritatively laid out some of the paradoxical attributes of sanqu songs. Calling sanqu “a new form of hybrid poetry,” West noted that as early as the Song dynasty, a writer...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 275–330.
Published: 01 November 2019
... before the common era and the language and rhetorical styles preserved in the Zuo Commentary . Extensive use of parallelism, consistent meter, and rhyme schemes analogous to the familiar patterns of the Classic of Poetry can also be identified within slightly earlier narrative prose during...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and imagery, free of all objective references to scenes, narrative, reasoning, and sentiments. With Valéry as his example, he passionately proposes that poetry is a “pure form, and that pure poetry is nothing but a ‘poeticization of the soul as it is.’” The ultimate form of poetry is at the same time...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 November 2021
... was first of all a philosopher, not a poet, and therefore things “poetic” found in his writings deserve special attention. What if all those chapters were meant to be “poetry” in the first place? And poetry, according to Archibald MacLeish, “should not mean but be.” 2 So when Stephen West observes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and interpersonal story of the Yuan family. My examination of now obscure poets/scholars/literati (Yuan Kewen and Zhang Boju) and their preoccupation with memory also intends to contribute to the wave of scholarly efforts in recent years to further challenge collective and state-sponsored narratives about...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 241–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of poetry and diplomacy. Scholars have focused on fushi as seamless political communication, the celebration of a common cultural heritage, and the formalization of ritual judgment. I discuss how the practice of fushi negotiates political and cultural differences. How does it bear on the distinction...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of poetry. However, scholars are generally quick to concede that the genre has many unique features that cannot be readily accommodated under the aesthetic aegis of more classically oriented forms of poetry. In terms of audience, sanqu songs not only reached court audiences, literati, and popular...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 258–285.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of general agreement that more is known of the nature of OC rhymes than initials—the immense body of evidence available from Chinese poetry paints a relatively clear picture of the shifts affecting the rhyming portions of Chinese syllables. Though gradual progress is being made as concerns the nature...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 276–321.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . Taipei : National Taiwan University Press , 2016 . Chu Chia-Ning 竺家寧 . “Ting Tangshi de jiaoxiang: You shengyun fenxi shige de yinyuexing” 聽唐詩的交響-由聲韻分析詩歌的音樂性 ( A Linguistic Analysis on the Rhythm of Tang Poetry ). Chinese Phonology 16 ( 2009 ): 25 – 45 . Fuller, Michael A. The China...
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