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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 380–418.
Published: 01 November 2015
... verse. The increased use of 2–2–1 prosodic structure of the pentasyllabic lines of this period indicates that the fourth syllable in the line had become a defining caesural point. Furthermore, the emergence of this new regulation will be shown in relation to the growing need for semantic and aesthetic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 481–514.
Published: 01 November 2015
...., as Jiezou de meixue 節奏的美學 (The Aesthetics of Rhythm); and the second by Sun Changwu 孫昌武 and Zheng Tiangang 鄭天剛 as Zhongguo shi ge yuan li 中國詩歌原理 (The Principles of Chinese Verse)—include chapters concerned with the rhythms of pentasyllabic-line verse and do distinguish between ancient- and recent...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 347–379.
Published: 01 November 2015
...). Third, the tonal prosodic position of each line in Chinese regulated-style verse is strictly patterned, as shown above in the canonical pattern for pentasyllabic poems, while the prosodic position in śloka is located only at the fifth, thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth syllables, as shown below...
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Published: 01 November 2015
Figure 1. The factors influencing tonal distribution VP: Verse specific phenomena—the tonal distributional characteristics that are unique to Pre-Yongming pentasyllabic poems. LP: Language-conditioned phenomena—the tonal distributional characteristics caused by linguistic factors More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
...) by later scholars, and Han dynasty yuefu . 4 Some have gone so far as to say that literati pentasyllabic shi poems originate in Han dynasty yuefu . This demonstrates clearly that, just as with China's early trisyllabic, tetrasyllabic, and sao 騷-style verse, so too the formation of pentasyllabic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 411–469.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and Genres in Du Fu's Poetry) represents the huge achievement in the research of the genres in Du Fu's poetry. Applying the methodology of genre-style research, the book systematically and profoundly investigates Du Fu's pentasyllabic ancient-style verse, lengthy heptasyllabic ancient-style verse, short...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 324–346.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Figure 1. The factors influencing tonal distribution VP: Verse specific phenomena—the tonal distributional characteristics that are unique to Pre-Yongming pentasyllabic poems. LP: Language-conditioned phenomena—the tonal distributional characteristics caused by linguistic factors...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
...: the tetrasyllabic poems of the Shijing 詩經 ( Book of Poetry ) and the pentasyllabic poems of the Han dynasty. Jonathan Smith begins from linguists' observations of nonarbitrary relationships between sound and meaning in many languages: in English, for instance, consider the /gl/ of glare , glow , and gleam...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... as tetrasyllabic poetry, pentasyllabic poetry, and so on. Why do Chinese critics attach so much importance to the character count? Liu Xie's 劉勰 (467?–538?) remarks provide some clues: Although there is no fixed length for sentences, the number of characters in a poetic line is regular and predictable. A four...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 91–128.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of Han Wei Poems) 57 v v x v 1583 Han Wei shi cheng 漢魏詩乘 (A Vehicle of Han Wei Poems) 58 v v v v Six Dynasties poetry anthologies 1542 Wuyan lüzu 五言律祖 (Ancestors of Pentasyllabic Regulated Verses) 59 v v v v 1543 Liuchao shiji 六朝詩集 (A Collection of Six...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... ). Table 2. Natsume Sōseki's Meian -period kanshi Form Ancient-style poems Recent-style poems Grand total Quatrains Regulated verse Pentasyllabic 0 7 0 7 Heptasyllabic 1 2 65 68 Grand total 1 9 65 75 74 According to Sonja Arntzen...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... reevaluate the composition of quadrisyllabic and pentasyllabic verses made up of disyllabic or trisyllabic word units, the core question is not simply the addition of a syllable but that an additional word “indeed signifies an additional syntactic element, an additional relatively independent semantic unit...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 186–215.
Published: 01 November 2014
... pentasyllabic and two heptasyllabic poems each day—one in the ancient style, the other in regulated verse form, to be tested on composing one rhapsody (or four rhyming couplets), and read a rhapsody every three days” 吟五七言古律詩一首, 三日試賦一首(或四韻), 看賦一道. 14 From this three-level system, we can see the progression...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 66–94.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of seventeen verse genres listed after “admonitions,” Yuan distinguishes two broad categories he calls shi and ge . He claims that his contemporaries, ignorant of the importance of music, have mistaken equal line lengths and unequal line lengths as the defining characteristic of these two. He argues...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 275–330.
Published: 01 November 2019
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... and rhymed-verse political memorials to make room for the “lyric” voice, the “inscape” of the individual poet. 1 With that article, which stands as a landmark in the field, Kao implicitly reaffirmed that venerable equivalency between the “lyric voice” and the “subject,” between the literary expression...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., for instance, several Tang poems in pentasyllabic regulated verse ( wuyan lü 五言律) that mention the moon. Although the topics seem to be clear in these selections, there is a lot of overlap in imagery: Spring Mountains in the Moonlight 春山夜月 Yu Liangshi (8th century) 于良史 Spring mountains...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... consciousness manifest in their works, 4 provided an important precedent for the aesthetic ideals guiding the subsequent evolution of poetic writing. We need look no further than those figures who were instrumental in the turn in pentasyllabic poetry aesthetics from the plainness of the Han and Wei period 漢魏...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., in the editing and compilation or the general preparation for printing. Poetry collections can be arranged according to categories of poetic forms, for example, wuyan lüshi 五言律詩 (pentasyllabic regulated verse), or according to the chronology of a life marked by period or year, or implicitly by an overall...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 339–381.
Published: 01 November 2020