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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 481–514.
Published: 01 November 2015
... breakthrough in the wugu form. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Du Fu 杜甫 (712–770) ancient-style pentasyllabic verse single prose line narrative rhythm poetry historical poetry prose within poetry Research concerning Du Fu's 杜甫 (712–770) various poetic styles has a long...
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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
... syllable, while in the narrative text, the pause may occur elsewhere, depending on the syntactic grouping of the words. To facilitate my discussion, I will call the type of rhythm found in poetry the “2 + 3” type, and I will refer to everything else as the “non-2 + 3” type. Rhythmic grouping is known...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... In this section, I examine the impact of the first three on the formation of Chinese prosody. If we think of prosody as consisting of two broad types of sound patterning (rhyme and meter), which create or amplify rhythm within a poem, we can say that for most genres of Western and Chinese poetry, end rhyme...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 163–202.
Published: 01 April 2021
... language enables “a unique convergence of prosodic and semantic rhythm,” which in turn powers a “dynamic interplay of rhythm, syntax, and structure.” 28 For this reason, line length plays a crucial role in discussions of the expressive potential of poetry. 29 In the case of sanqu songs, not only...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 380–418.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to the tonal prosody and linguistic rhythm of the words. During the Wei and Jin periods, pentasyllabic poems gradually disassociated themselves from music, and the linguistic prosody of the syllables in a poem began to be taken more seriously. Pentasyllabic poetry reached a level of unprecedented...
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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 (2022) 9 (1): 79–104.
Published: 01 April 2022
... is particularly important, as it echoes Miller's most paradigmatically poststructuralist presentation of China. From “The (Language) Crisis of Comparative Literature” (107–26): It is not even certain that it is right to call it “Chinese literature” or “poetry,” since anything like an exact equivalent of those...
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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
... by Duke University Press 2019 music poetry pitch tonality etymology The Chinese word wenhua 文化, usually translated as “culture,” literally means “to make patterned.” The character for “pattern” here, wen 文 (Old Chinese [OC] mən/mə[n]), privileges visual patterns, as ancient versions...
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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 (2022) 9 (2): 277–307.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Thomas Donnelly Noel Abstract While Chinese poets of the early medieval period have long been credited with the development of shanshui 山水 (landscape) poetry, the precursors of the prosody they employed merit further scrutiny. This article argues that an ancient poetics of visual augury informed...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 275–330.
Published: 01 November 2019
... to the familiar patterns of the Classic of Poetry can also be identified within slightly earlier narrative prose during this formative period. See Schaberg, Patterned Past , 22 ; and Tharsen, “Chinese Euphonics.” 27. Lu, Jingdian shiwen :「音泰」. 28. Ibid.:「方元反」. 29. Ibid.:「音成...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of Charles Baudelaire and Stéphane Mallarmé; he was particularly known for his apprenticeship with Paul Valéry. For Liang, poetry is the most exquisite configuration of language, sound, and imagery, free of all objective references to scenes, narrative, reasoning, and sentiments. With Valéry as his example...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 November 2021
... 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 that the “message” in the Zhuangzi is “outshone by the performance of the text...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
... nostalgia,” which expresses itself in individual narratives that savor details and memorial signs. 55 The shattered fragments of memory retrievable through things and events contain affective power and thrive on ruptures of unpredictable pitfalls and gaps of time. In her study of the late poetry of Chen...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 131–169.
Published: 01 April 2022
... will expand my analysis from the perspective of “epic narrative.” In the case of Qu Yuan, this epic is not a single poem but a cluster of texts in both prose and poetry, including the Qu Yuan biography in Sima Qian's Shiji 史記, 48 the Lisao , and other associated texts, some of which are found...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 297–335.
Published: 01 November 2023
... descriptions of the landscape are dynamic: Sun Chuo's contemplations belong to the subgenre of wandering immortal poetry, whose poet roams as he views; Tao Qian's 陶潛 (365–427) landscape of the farmstead portrays the harmony between human and natural rhythms; and Xie Lingyun's landscape shows a new view...
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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...