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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 444–480.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Shengli Feng; Ash Henson Abstract The term pianwen 駢文 (parallel prose) comes from the main characteristic of the genre, while its other name—literally, “four-six prose” in Chinese—comes from its form. Theoretically, the aesthetic of the four-six configuration for Chinese writers is rooted...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 339–381.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Chinese prose art parallel prose ancient-style prose eight-legged essay References Baldick, Chris . The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1996 . Cai, Zong-qi . “ Prologue: A Historical Overview of Six Dynasties Aesthetics...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... poetry, parallel and ancient-style prose—is covered. Chronologically, the ten articles span the period from the earliest times through the Qing, giving a broad view of continued primacy of sound. Our articles also reflect a balanced participation by American and Chinese scholars, by literary scholars...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of the Wen xuan : it contains 2,058 individual texts by 362 writers, organized in nineteen genre categories and divided into one hundred juan . 2 In his explicitly polemical selections, Yao Xuan excluded both regulated poetry and parallel prose—two of the most common forms of Tang literature. He also...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 275–330.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Characteristics of Parallel Prose .” In Studies in Chinese Literature , edited by John L. Bishop , 108 – 39 . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 1965 . Hu Ping 胡萍 . “Zuo zhuan ge ou yao song yongyun fenxi” 《左传》歌讴谣诵用韵分析 ( Analyses of Rhyming in the Songs and Verses of the Zuo Commentary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 287–312.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Temple Stele, Xiahou Can does not appear in any records. Details about his life and position remain a mystery. However, as noted by the scholars cited above, the writer was well trained in parallel prose and knowledgeable in literary and Buddhist texts. The four-character ming at the end of the piece...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to rehearse here. But even if we speak strictly about so-called prose writing, we can say that Han fu , in its tendency to take the form of parallel paired lines, opened up the way for the meticulous attention to parallel syntax, fine phraseology, and the tonal regulation that would later characterize...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in the mid-eleventh-century Guwen protest was the requirement of using parallel prose in the civil service examinations. 19 Shi Jie's criticism of the “ wen of today” specifically targets that style. The dichotomy Shi describes and the radically functionalist approach he employs in these letters...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... artistic style, I call it a “genre-based typology of aesthetics” ( meigan leixing 美感類型). To figure out what is unique about the form of sanqu songs, we need to compare it with other literary genres. First, in contrast to genres such as classical prose ( guwen 古文), parallel prose ( pianwen 駢文...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 34–59.
Published: 01 April 2020
... ornamentation and were more interested in writing about practical matters; the southerners, in contrast, valued the aesthetic qualities of the belletristic genres, such as poetry and parallel prose, and their writings were noted for literary sophistication, elaborate allusions, and rhetorical flair. 3 Thus...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., see Cheng Baoyi, Zhonguo shihua yuyan yanju. 6. See Shengli Feng and Ash Henson's discussion of these two foot types in “Prosody of Parallel Prose” in this special issue. 7. The former tonal meter (2 + 2[ +1]) dovetails with the 2 + 3 pause meter; while the latter tonal meter (3 + 2...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 481–514.
Published: 01 November 2015
... been “a creative device regularly employed by prose authors across the ages” 是歷代散文家們普遍採用的創作手法, 5 and also point to a reference by Chen Shan to Tang Geng 唐庚 (1069–1120): “Tang . . . has said that ‘while the ancients did not employ parallelism [as regards tonal category], tone yet lingers...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 179–185.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., primarily drawn from the Mozi 墨子, include both detection of specific, small-scale textual parallels and calculation of overall lexical similarity between chapters—a method for algorithmic identification of parallels that can be applied to any text or corpora. In the second half of the article, he provides...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 461–482.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of Tao's reception during the Tang period? One noticeable phenomenon is that Tao's name is rarely used alone but instead often in juxtaposition with other historical figures. Since most epitaphs are written in parallel prose, these names serve as counterparts to “Tao Yuanming.” In the forty-seven...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 235–267.
Published: 01 November 2020
... in or about vernacular literature, and his interventions in the political and social debates of the last decades of the dynasty. 21 He was also a master of parallel prose and a passably good poet, and his biographies, commemorative accounts, funerary inscriptions, and prefaces were highly sought after...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
... literature. The specific legacy Lu Xun inherited, according to Wang Yao 王瑤, is the classical prose ( guwen 古文) of the Wei-Jin period 魏晉 (220–420) and earlier. It may be called sanwen 散文 as opposed to the more ornate and decorative pianwen (parallel prose). It was used often for exposition or argument...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., Yao Xuan, had his own agenda in this project, and his selection of the “finest” was highly subjective. In making his choices, Yao Xuan eschewed certain genres and styles of poetry and prose in which Tang writers had taken great pride. He avoided regulated verse, for example, and prose written...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 186–215.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of Parallel Prose, a leishu of the Song Dynasty) and the Jiejiang wang 截江網 (literally, “The Net That Cuts Across the River,” another Song leishu ), but it mentions nothing about Gao's version of Bianzhu . Thus it can be deduced that the book came out after the mid-Ming. ( Ji, Siku quanshu zongmu , vol...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 491–501.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Press , 2016 . xcvi , 2147 pp., maps, bibliography, indices. ISBN 978-0-295-99915-9 (hardcover). 10. Incidentally, it would have been an equally welcome feature if the text—at least the Chinese text, for which there is much empty space left—had been arranged in a way that visualizes parallelisms...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
...), and painting-inscription period (0:40). 47. Arntzen, “Literature of Medieval Zen Temples,” 316 ; Watson, Poetry and Prose in Chinese , 173 . Ryōkan's kanshi is often criticized for its constant violation of the prosodic rules of Chinese poetry. To Sōseki, however, this disregard of regulations...