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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 338–366.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Buddhist poetry Mahayana philosophy no-self In this article, I discuss how the speaker, or the so-called lyrical self, is expressed and constituted in Wang Wei's 王維 (699–759 or 701–761) short landscape poems in his famed “Wang Stream Collection” 輞川集 (Wangchuan ji), written later in the poet's life...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 167–191.
Published: 01 April 2020
... self-rule under what was called tusi 土司 chieftainship to direct governance and imperial rule. The bureaucratic takeover was not always peaceful. In the course of imperial expansion, the image of the southwest chieftains alternated between extremes. They are sometimes presented as loyal subjects who...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 34–59.
Published: 01 April 2020
... a variety of strategies to prevail in the competitions of political authority and legitimacy. This article examines the northern emperor Tuoba Tao's (408–452, r. 423–452) self-representation in his letters delivered to the southern audience at the height of the two states' military struggle. Scholars have...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 397–424.
Published: 01 November 2022
... lasted for decades, and her role as a family woman fully developed over time. By approaching her writings from the perspective of space, it reveals how a woman perceived and interpreted her changing status by framing her self-representation and emotional expression within two feminine spaces...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Shengqing Wu Abstract Through the examination of a select body of classical-style poems that are inscribed on or written about photographs of the self in the modern era, this article delves into the intertwined issues of the self, affect, and autobiographical writing. It first explores the ethical...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 289–311.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of the appeals of Shi's poetic memoir lies in the author's deliberate fusing of subtle/classical sentiments with public/modern concerns. As this article demonstrates, while Shi's poems embody an implicit metaphorical quality, his self-commentaries are often down-to-earth and self-referential, creating a tension...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 7–33.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of representation. It focuses on three issues: (1) Who is the barbarian? Using Lu's dealings with the eastern Yi domains as case studies, the author explores how representation of cultural others is inseparable from cultural self-definition. Similarities and shared roots seem to have generated the impetus...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 192–214.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., or poet turned exile. We can also see from these perspectives that the exiles are bound to encounter the “other” in the foreign landscapes, in the cultural and linguistic differences, and no less in the humbling experiences of themselves and their body and in the troubled subjectivity of the self...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 8–46.
Published: 01 April 2022
... interest in Chinese poetry. From the 1960s to the 1980s, the stakes seemed high as scholars confronted their passionate disagreements about things as fundamental as the proper subject of study and the most fruitful methodology. Is China a coherent and self-sufficient subject of study? Can it be rightly...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2023
... an independent life and a self-image, echoed by observers, of Daoist detachment from the proverbial dust of the world while cultivating relationships with prominent male mentors and female artists across Jiangnan. As poet, painter, and player of the zither and the game of Go, Wang Liang at times articulated...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 216–247.
Published: 01 November 2017
... gift to his practice of using calligraphic transcriptions of Tao Yuanming's works as a form of sociality as well as self-expression. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Su Shi calligraphy Tao Yuanming Zhuo Qishun sociality In the ninth month of 1093, after the demise...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
... instances of self-expression in the novel, a song about an opium addict, whose lament addresses a key aspect of the life of underlings like him, that he has left village and family to enter the broad mix of people living in Yangzhou, the city of opium, prostitution, and corruption. The novel is about...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 34–65.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., the author argues that the revival of the classical notion of weiyi 威儀 (dignified manners) from the mid-Western Han well into the Eastern Han had important implications for the definition and self-perception of the empire's governing elite. The article closes with an examination of how the Han elite grappled...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., how, after his act of self-destruction, did the eunuch reconstruct himself? How did he re-create himself as a newly potent man? References Atwell, William . “ The T'ai-ch'ang, T'ien-ch'i, and Ch'ung-chen Reigns, 1620–1644. ” In The Cambridge History of China , vol. 7 , The Ming Dynasty...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
... interpretation. But other elements in the textual portrait cannot be fully captured by words. The latter apparently fascinated Tang Xianzu, for he explained the source of inspired writing by comparing a writer to a painter. In The Peony Pavilion , the ambiguous and unfinished pictorial marks in Du Liniang's self...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... by her young husband Ding Bing (1832–1899) after her untimely death, this small collection is framed by numerous paratexts such as prefaces, verse inscriptions, biographical accounts, and elegies. I explore how Ling's self-representation in her poetry is mediated by these paratexts and show how different...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 92–133.
Published: 01 April 2015
... these verses transformed when Shen shared them with a number of prominent cultural figures in the Jiangnan region. Rhymed by admirers, and then rerhymed by Shen Zhou, the poems became part of a greater project, broadly shared, that ultimately became a highly self-conscious reflection on mortality and its...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 56–90.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and well-crafted inaccessibility, played off against a forcible expulsion from traditional mores, from without . This delimitation and dismissal constitute a dramatic act of self-authorization and self-authentication, internalized from within . 34 Therefore, the economy of the erotic in the ci...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2023
... was not reflected in the compilation of the Complete Library of the Four Treasuries because the emperor was more concerned about protecting his impartial image as a Han Chinese cultural arbiter. zinanyan@bnu.edu.cn Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Emperor Qianlong Siku quanshu self...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2015
... resorts to the imported mirrors that were already prominently employed in the interior decorations of the imperial palaces and gardens of the time as an important visual device when he reflects upon the issues of individual identity and self-consciousness, and thus helps to bring the novel's philosophical...