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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... I have grouped into categories the types of nonelite persons who appear most frequently in these stories, and discuss each category below: merchants; scam artists; singing girls; butchers, soldiers, and waiters; and other women. The last category, women in general (apart from singing girls, who...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
... imperial China.” 5 Hu noted that many of these writings, recorded in local gazetteers and other sources, were lost or he had not personally seen them. Others were apparently still extant. 6 Most important, the publication of Hu's bibliography raised contemporary awareness of literary women in China's...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 11–29.
Published: 01 April 2023
...). In the mid-1670s, Xu Zhaohua 徐昭華 (17th–18th cent.), the daughter of Shang's younger sister Shang Jinghui 商景徽 (17th cent.), became Mao's disciple, one of the most famous. This article sets the Mao-Xu relationship in the context of Mao's other work with women and brings out its special features. After the Mao...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... literary figures whose comments on particular scenes take the form of poems that accompany the illustrations. The other comprises women writers from the Jiangnan area who comment on Chen Susu's poetry collection and her portrait rather than the play. The contributions of these two literary communities...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in mourning. Women were especially singled out for striving to please a fastidious mother-in-law. The popularity of these standard phrases demonstrates, above all, dominant social ideals about personal conduct and family life in the Northern Song. 21 In other words, both the epitaph writer...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 April 2016
... in these fantasies. 13 Although cross-dressing is not as central to the plot of Feng shuangfei as it is for other tanci , it is still a notable feature and sets up the subplot in which the two women consummate their fake marriage and develop their passion and desire for each other. Feixiang's feelings...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 397–424.
Published: 01 November 2022
...] away from it to write about it or some other experience that ha[d] caught their attention” (12–13). The reason that Ming women writers, including those of the upper class like Shen Yixiu 沈宜修 (1590–1635) and her daughters, normally did not highlight the priority of womanly work as the Qing women...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... provide glimpses into unique dimensions of her subjectivity. Ling Zhiyuan is paradoxically similar to and different from other young women of her place and time. Her poetry collection offers an exemplary case study, for it demonstrates the remarkable yet representative production of a life history...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 169–194.
Published: 01 April 2023
... themes of female empowerment achieved from within the women's quarters. Similar to other female-authored tanci novels, Zaisheng yuan is the equivalent in length and complexity to xiaoshuo 小說 novels written by literati men. Unlike lyric poetry, the preferred and most common genre of writing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2023
... culture: “Women were certainly considered as objects of a connoisseurly gaze in the Ming, ranked and appraised like other forms of elite male consumption.” 4 Here, contra the male discourse and practice of connoisseurship, I intend to explore gentry women's position as “viewers” or subjects...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 57–80.
Published: 01 April 2023
... active in early Qing Yangzhou who commemorated the city by invoking historical references of its sites. The literary reputation attained by the other women in this family—the couple's two daughters Wu Tan 吳 (ca. 17 cent.) and Wu Wu 吳吳 (ca. 17 cent.), and daughter-in-law Bai Yusheng 白語生 (17 cent...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 81–107.
Published: 01 April 2023
... and in various historical contexts. 5 However, this study is concerned with guixiu as a literary or authorly identity as emergent from women's poetic culture during the Ming-Qing era and beyond. By guixiu culture I refer to guixiu 's poetic practice and production. Other terms, such as cainü...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of Zigu and other female immortals. 5 Scholars point out that while this emphasis on literary talent realized the transformation of fuji from a folk tradition to a literati practice, the major practitioners were literary men, not illiterate women, as in folk tradition. Other changes include...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 371–398.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and subsections by category of virtue. 24 Each subsection begins with an excerpt or two from the “Nei ze” and several excerpts from the other Five Classics relating to the virtue under discussion, followed by selections from biographies of women that illustrate that virtue. Fu places competing, culturally...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 221–243.
Published: 01 April 2023
... below, the content suggests that Tang composed some or all of this section. In this essay, I consider the gendered implications of the book's authorship and reflect on what Tang Shuyu accomplished with Yutai huashi. Like other women editors of the late Ming and early Qing, Tang conceived her text...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of beauties, therefore, problematize the objectification of women. As Fong's case studies reveal, some female authors in late imperial China wrote about conventional modes of representation, especially a single female beauty set against one scene. In other contexts, women authors' ekphrastic writings...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 195–220.
Published: 01 April 2023
... not afford paper. 41 Certainly, a personal history of poverty is neither necessary nor sufficient to explain his belief that the virtue of commoner women was central to the political order; many other scholars and legislators both Manchu and Han agreed, and the trend toward centering peasant households...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 169–204.
Published: 01 April 2019
... world. The figure does not always look out the window, as we saw above, but other pieces such as “Facing the Cold Window” ( Dui hanchuang 對寒窗) feature women obviously gazing into the distance ( fig. 13 ). Though placed in interior spaces, often with things in front of them to do, their gaze points...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 294–296.
Published: 01 April 2023
... , Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies , CLEAR , T'oung Pao , and Nan Nü: Men, Women, and Gender in China among others. He is currently working on a project about the representation of dead bodies in the forensic literature of early modern China. YUEFAN WANG is a PhD candidate in the Department...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 487–491.
Published: 01 November 2019
... research on Wu Zetian's rise to political power already exists. 1 Unlike these other works that focus on the political and ritual mechanics of how Empress Wu legitimated her rule, Doran's interest is in discourse and the gendered mechanics of representing women who stepped outside the ritually defined...