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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 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 in the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 481–514.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 唐庚 (1069–1120): “Tang . . . has said that ‘while the ancients did not employ parallelism [as regards tonal category], tone yet lingers in their prose lines; in the striding paces [of their compositions], still there is rhythm’: this is what is meant by verse present within prose” 唐 ...... 曰:「古人雖不用儷偶...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 centered his selections on a narrow group of writers from the mid-Tang era, and the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 137–174.
Published: 01 April 2016
... the veracity of their sources; nonetheless, their literary value was always affirmed. The rhapsodic prose-poetic tradition of the Han dynasty was itself fostered by the exaggerated descriptive style of apocryphal texts. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 apocryphal literature the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 186–215.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... The increased use and popularity of shenglü primers, especially in primary education from the Song forward, is explored in section 2. The third section illustrates how shenglü primers emphasized an integration of yun (rhyme) and dui (paired phrasing or parallelism). While tracing the rise of shiyun...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
... stage of its development, poets focused primarily on the balance in the foot of each line and the balance within poetic lines. Later they focused increasingly on balance in the combination of monosyllabic words and in the parallel arrangement of lines in couplets. The fact that pentasyllabic shi poetry...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... genres—tetrasyllabic and pentasyllabic poetry, ancient-style and recent-style 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 are better understood as...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... rhythm, 3+connective +2, a rhythm of prose rather than poetry. This new “prosified” rhythm is slower and less powerful than that of early Chuci works and seems to reflect a shift from shamanistic performance to an oral narrative-descriptive presentation. The substitution of syntactic connectives...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 179–185.
Published: 01 November 2018
... identify highly similar word usage and direct borrowings between discrete passages and to discover more amorphous forms of intertextual relationships. Sturgeon's examples, primarily drawn from the Mozi 墨子, include both detection of specific, small-scale textual parallels and calculation of overall...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
... uncompromising oppositional stance vis-à-vis the powers that be in China. 2 Zhang Taiyan edited Minbao from July 1906 to October 1908. This choice of style was in itself a major statement. By so doing Lu Xun rejected the ornate, Qing-identified pian wen 駢文 (parallel prose) but also bucked the popular...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... writers are not considered Japanese literature and therefore do not warrant serious academic attention. 5 This bias has resulted in the unfortunate neglect of kanshibun 漢詩文 (classical Chinese poetry and prose) studies in Japan and, even more, in the West. 6 In the limited research on Sōseki's...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 in the euphuistic, parallel style...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 95–118.
Published: 01 April 2018
... contribution can also be inferred from the fact that he wrote the brief but elegantly crafted parallel-prose preface to the anthology that recounts the circumstances and occasion of the anthology's formation 15 and from his pivotal role in the larger Cefu yuangui project. Discussing the latter, authors of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 216–247.
Published: 01 November 2017
... could give one to each of them.” That was also what he had in mind when he copied out this piece for Qishun. 公此幅字自是為酬契順路費計。彼時曇秀亦嘗至惠州,坡曰:「公還山中,人必索土物,何以應之?」秀曰:「鵝城清風,鶴嶺明月。」坡曰:「不如將幾紙字去每人與一紙。」其為契順書此辭亦是此意耳。 101 To appreciate Sun Kuang's interpretation, it is necessary to examine the parallel example...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2019) 6 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2019
... months later, the ancestral tombs of Zhu Yuanzhang 朱元璋 (1328–98) in Fengyang were ruined by earthquakes. This prompted Shi Kefa 史可法 (1601–45) to write a memorial alerting the Hongguang emperor to the urgency of the situation by drawing a parallel between the ruins and the country's turmoil: “The imperial...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 203–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... immediacy of linguistic representation, and a truth claim based on seeking national solidarity. This special issue seeks to look into the multifarious dimensions of classical-style poetry and, by extension, classical-style prose and poetics in modern times. In eleven articles, it touches on a spectrum...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... collections possessed some of the following attributes: strength of character, seniority, status and sense of authority, ability to compose prose (some women stated in titles to poems that they were not properly trained in writing prose or did not feel comfortable writing it). Indeed, of the seventeen...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2015
...–824), in which he comments on a pictorial rendition of Tao Yuanming's 陶淵明 (365–427) poem “The Peach Blossom Spring” and its prose preface. Not only does Du Jin include in his painting Han Yu's poem in its entirety but he also manages to “represent” the painting of Peach Blossom Spring Han Yu...