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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 461–486.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Shoufu Yin Abstract A vast array of “vernacular” novels from late imperial and modern China feature well-edited official documents such as decrees, edicts, and memorials. The present study argues that these long-overlooked official documents offer unique access to creative political ideas...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 170–194.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of these latter Lunyu as different texts and documents of a single work); and the Lunyu textual material that circulated in compilations such as Jiujing chao and others. Though these were incomplete and included substantial material that was not part of the official Lunyu text, they likely enjoyed...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 192–214.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of bureaucracy and is patrolled by a dozen soldiers bearing arms. The Manchus set up a checkpoint here to regulate the flow of people and goods, such as ginseng and furs. People here do not use official documents in the Chinese language. They employ instead a wooden pass on which some Manchu scripts have been...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 422–428.
Published: 01 November 2021
... nonetheless might wish to see more explicitly linked to the volume's overarching interpretive questions. Barbieri-Low's essay on excavated texts relating to official misbehavior in the early years of the Western Han is a masterful introduction to these sources, with a generous anecdotal sampling of the sorts...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 483–495.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Xu Jianwei; Hardy Stewart 1. [Translator's note: For “treatise” ( zhi 志) titles, I largely follow Wilkinson, Chinese History . For official titles, I largely follow Hucker, Dictionary of Official Titles in Imperial China . More generally, I have consulted Cang, Shiji cidian...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 137–174.
Published: 01 April 2016
... under the guise of the Six Classics authored by Confucius, as a body of sacred documents explaining the mandates of former rulers or the induction between the celestial and the human. Also containing genealogies of sacred rulers, legends and ancient histories, astronomical and geographical knowledge...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 115–148.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of the source materials of Xiyang ji , see Chang, Sanbao taijian xiaxiyang ji yanjiu , 59–111 . 11. See Liu, “Shenmo chuantong yushang haiwai zhishi.” 10. Luo, Sanbao taijian xiyang ji tongsu yanyi , 19 -20. 9. Although the official documents of Zheng He's voyages was largely...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 34–59.
Published: 01 April 2020
... was a deliberate rhetorical choice used by the northern court to construct a different imperial image and to exert psychological influence on the intended readers. Moreover, Shen Yue's (441–513) embedding of the letters in a historical narrative as written documents reshapes the reception of the letters...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 473–475.
Published: 01 November 2022
... observation: what the documentation demonstrates is how faulty, partial, and misleading official and unofficial documents in the modern period can prove to be. I do not refer here to the numerous debates over the significance of the Chu Silk Manuscripts over the course of sixty-plus years, perhaps exacerbated...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 438–440.
Published: 01 November 2018
... will examine official prayers and ecological crises in the late Ming dynasty. HUANG YI-LONG is a Distinguished University Professor of National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He was elected Academician of Academia Sinica in 2006. His main research fields are history of Chinese science, China-Europe cultural...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Copies to Block-Printed Editions: Chinese and Japanese Research into Analects Documents ), edited by Liu Yucai 劉玉才 , 437 – 59 . Beijing : Beijing daxue chubanshe , 2013 . Gushu liutongchu 古書流通處 . Lunyu yishu 論語義疏 ( The Huang Kang Commentary on the Analects ). In Zhibuzuzhai congshu 知...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 15–55.
Published: 01 April 2019
... , and ties it to what can be learned from Su's poetic and calligraphic practice. It is easy to read conventional poetic practice in Su's lament, but seen in context, and particularly in concert with the numerous other documents Su wrote to or for his cousin, the poem's emotional authenticity becomes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 492–503.
Published: 01 November 2019
... quarters of the city were written out of later accounts of the lives of literati and officials in the Southern Song. In chapter 4, Zhang Hongsheng describes how Jiang Kui 姜夔 (1155–1221) wrote a series of song lyrics about past travels to make a “sharp contrast with the pleasure-driven and luxurious...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 411–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... lüli dang'an quanbian 中國第一歷史檔案館藏清代官員履歷檔案全編 ( Complete Collection of Documents on Resumes of Qing Dynasty Officials in the First Historical Archives of China ). Shanghai : Huadong Shifan Daxue chubanshe , 1997 . Qing Gaozong shilu 清高宗實錄 ( Veritable Records of Emperor Gaozong ). Beijing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 287–312.
Published: 01 November 2020
... in two parallel sentences: “She spreads ‘royal perfection,’ and the hundred officials support the wisdom of the new rule. The lives of the people prosper, and the remote lands sing the song of Jirang .” “Royal perfection” ( huangji 皇極) originates from the Shangshu 尚書 (The Book of Documents). Tang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
... the population to diminish, and install corrupt officials who rape and pillage the people. Confined and oppressed, Chinese men of talent have fallen into despair. At the same time, people who wish to revive China are charged with the crime of staging uprisings. Consequently, a hundred thousand Manchus rule fifty...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to the Directorate of Ceremonial (Sili jian 司禮監), the most powerful eunuch agency, handled documents and communication with court officials, and were even allowed to make decisions in cases of disagreement between the emperor and officials. Wei Zhongxian, who was illiterate, and Liu Ruoyu, who was literate, both...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 216–247.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in 1091, a fan maker was brought to him who was twenty thousand cash in debt. Continuously rainy and chilly weather had hampered his sales. With a brush used for ratifying official documents, Su Shi wrote out calligraphy in running and cursive styles and painted some withered trees, bamboo, and rocks...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 34–65.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of Hawaii Press , 2002 . Schaberg, David . A Patterned Past: Form and Thought in Early Chinese Historiography . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center , 2001 . Shangshu zhengyi 尚書正義 ( Correct Meanings of the Book of Documents ). Shisanjing zhushu 十三經注疏 ( Commentaries...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 267–293.
Published: 01 April 2023
... been lost to history. The actual event took place during the An Lushan Rebellion of the Tang dynasty. While defending the besieged city of Suiyang 睢陽 from rebel attacks over a period of ten months, two military officials, Zhang Xun 張巡 (709–757 CE) and Xu Yuan 許遠 (709–757 CE), allowed their army to kill...
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