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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 (2023) 10 (2): 517–521.
Published: 01 November 2023
... in a broad sense: it not only refers to pieces with xu or ba in their titles but also encompasses all paratexts that “surround and comment on the main texts,” such as forewords ( yin 引), general regulations ( fanli 凡例), and principles for reading ( dufa 讀法) (see 1). While most of the xuba...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 487–513.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Shanhai jing translation paratext The book that initially inspired this review article is called Fantastic Creatures of the Mountains and Seas: A Chinese Classic , and the Chinese book of which it is a translation bears the title Shanhai jing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 91–128.
Published: 01 April 2017
... sixteenth century paratext For modern scholars studying Chinese poetry prior to the Tang 唐 dynasty (618–907), Lu Qinli's 逯欽立 (1910–73) anthology covering the pre-Qin 秦 (221–207 BCE) to the Sui 隋 (581–618)— Xian Qin Han Wei Jin Nanbeichao shi 先秦漢魏晉南北朝詩 (Poems of the Pre-Qin, Han, Wei, Jin, Southern...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 435–441.
Published: 01 November 2021
... is accompanied by several paratexts that include a note on the translation, an introduction, a preface to the original play text by the famous seventeenth-century female scholar Wang Duanshu 王端淑 (1621–after 1701), a list of dramatis personae and their role categories, and a research piece by Jing Shen titled...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 476–482.
Published: 01 November 2022
... some other paratexts, such as “Dramatis Personae,” “Synopsis of Acts,” “Roles in Acts,” and annotations/notes that are also helpful for reading and understanding the play. If the translated play text attracts both general readers and students of Chinese literature, the introduction mainly targets...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 131–169.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., Ten Thousand Things . I use both concepts in a slightly more expansive way than how they were originally presented by Boltz and Ledderose. 85. Du's use of “paratext” comes from Genette, Paratexts . 86. Du, “Author's Two Bodies.” 87. Ibid., 281–83. For the full argument...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., ditties, and sanqu songs. As with Yangchun baixue , the resulting project, the Register of Ghosts , consists of paratexts such as prefaces and postfaces as well as the text proper. Vexingly protean in terms of editions, 76 this work has been mined by generations of scholars to piece together...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 81–107.
Published: 01 April 2023
... yi jia 自成一家). 40 From his publications and their paratexts we can trace Gu's life and career from a poet to a literary professional in teaching and publishing poetry and related works. 41 In narrating how the collection of the female disciples took shape, Gu Xianrong informs the reader...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2023
... as showing his mastery of and response to earlier literature. But within his abundant paratext, an additional purpose surfaces: Emperor Qianlong carefully managed his self-commentaries to amplify an authoritative voice. Qianlong frequently criticizes previous scholars in his work. Simple criticism he...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of individual collections of sanqu songs tended to delete or abridge the parallel prefaces and to organize the collection by musical mode instead. In this process these songs lost some of their paratexts, and as a result, the connections between them are no longer readily visible. As a matter of fact...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... “Mingyuan tiyong” 名媛題詠 (Transcriptions of Intonations by Renowned Ladies). Such a rich assortment of paratexts certainly draws upon the high-end style developed by commercial printing. But the variety of paratextual elements and their careful arrangement point to an editorial concern very much in line...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... rhetoric of the prefaces, commentaries, and other paratextual glosses appended to works of art and literature by Song commentators efforts to accommodate the arts to Neo-Confucian ethical imperatives. On the other hand, one might equally find, in the discrepancy between the paratexts and the arts...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., there are numerous bits of paratext like “Ba Xian shangren songxing shizhou” 䟦賢上人送行詩軸 (Colophon to a Scroll of Parting Poems for Venerable Xian) by Tianru Weize 天如惟則 (d. 1354), which goes into detail about the thirty-five monks who authored poems ( Tianru Weize chanshi yulu 天如惟則禪師語錄 [Recorded Sayings of Chan Master...