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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 522–528.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Yue Zhang; Yi Jiang bnuzhangyue@gmail.com ab91767@connect.um.edu.mo Jack Chen . Anecdote, Network, Gossip, Performance: Essays on the “Shishuo xinyu.”   Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center , 2021 . 290 pp. ISBN 9780674251175 (hardcover). Copyright © 2023...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... Moreover, a proper interpretation of Jia's songs also helps us better understand the performativeness of sanqu as a genre. 29. Ibid., 198. 30. There are different variation of Liang's name, including Jinzhi 進之, Zhuizhi 追之, and Tuizhi 退之. 31. Zhong, Lu gui bu , 173 . 32. Ibid...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... The sanqu 's use of performance tropes expands the scope of criticism in this humorous piece past concerns about Yuan rulership, or even the imperial institution, to broader questions of representational instability and uncertainty. These shifts implicate readers in a social and political critique...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 9. “The Plum Painted by Deceased Kunqu Performer Yuan Hanyun and Mr. Zhang Boju,” Guoju huabao 1, no. 3 (1932). More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 175–202.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Wilt L. Idema Abstract This study will trace the way shifts in performance and textual function reshaped the zaju from its late thirteenth-century appearance to the early seventeenth-century publication of the Yuanqu xuan by Zang Maoxun. Whereas the Yuanqu xuan offered literary texts for readers...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
... ushering in the seasons, pronouncing on elements of the calendar, predicting military fortunes, and performing official policy admonishments. Of particular importance to this group of experts was the concept of “winds” or “airs” ( fēng ) and a closely related verb for “sing,” “chant,” or “remonstrate...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 167–191.
Published: 01 April 2020
... demonstrates that the boundaries between Han and non-Han peoples became more negotiable with the enterprising efforts of chieftains to “perform” civilization by way of literary activities. The discussion centers on Rongmei jiyou (My Travel to Rongmei), a travelogue in diary form by early Qing scholar...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 225–255.
Published: 01 April 2022
... issues: the nature of theatrical language, the emergence and uses of fictionality, and the reconstruction of performance aesthetics. In focusing on these particular areas, the essay seeks to show how such research can contribute toward countering entrenched characterizations of xiqu as “non-drama...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 267–293.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., moving further away from the literati writing tradition, literature and performance derived from the story ascribed increasingly potent agency to the concubine character in late imperial China. The Ming-Qing transition around the mid-seventeenth century engendered ever-stronger literary associations...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2017
... with reverence and to act with sincerity in mourning and other posthumous ritual performances, the diversity in familial situations and individual decisions tremendously challenged any neat models for filial practice. In becoming the extraordinarily devoted sons and daughters/daughters-in-law that they were...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., poetic values, and spiritual attainment. By tracing the networks of symbolic meaning throughout the cultural fields of Chinese life, one can arrive at a deeper understanding of the thoroughgoing resonance of musical performances in this part of the world. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... in his attributive essay “Lun wenyi” 論文意 [On Writing]), this article performs a close reading of the perceptual cues featured in the five heptasyllabic quatrains, “Autumn in the Palace of Everlasting Faith” 長信秋詞. Borrowing the term focalization from recent theories of visual narrativity (most notably...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Figure 9. “The Plum Painted by Deceased Kunqu Performer Yuan Hanyun and Mr. Zhang Boju,” Guoju huabao 1, no. 3 (1932). ...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 504–508.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Suet-ying Chiu's new book is the first comprehensive study in English on zidishu 子弟書 (bannerman tales), a late Qing performance genre most closely identified with the banner community of Beijing. A full-length study of zidishu is long overdue. This one answers all the questions that arise from...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 236–238.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 WENBO CHANG received her PhD in East Asian languages and civilizations with a concentration in Chinese literature from Arizona State University in May 2019. Her primary area of research is premodern Chinese drama both as staged performance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... circulation regardless of its author's literary fame. This can also explain why some collections do not give credit to any specific author—it is likely that the source material of such songs came from another general anthology of sanqu songs or that they were directly adopted from a singing performance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 492–503.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., and Dreams of Spring: Entertainment and Its Enemies in Song History and Historiography,” begins with a succinct summary of her argument: That we do not immediately associate the Song with the flourishing of performing arts is due to a variety of factors. One of these is certainly the ephemeral nature...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., but he was at court for the 1314 song and hence most likely witnessed its performance in one form or another. 79. Tian, “Stage Directions in the Performance of Yuan Drama,” 413 . As Tian notes, in at least eleven instances, characters who have died a violent death get up immediately and exit...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 425–457.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., and performance tradition. Examining the nature of such differences and the ideological factors behind them can help delineate the boundary of Chinese music. Out of concern for social harmony and economic benefits, traditional Chinese culture tends to attach greater importance to homogeneity than to heterogeneity...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 139–162.
Published: 01 April 2021
... ministers. Subsequent songs go on to describe joyous scenes at the festival: decorative lantern displays, bustling music performances, and mouthwatering food, before making a historical turn in the penultimate song to reflect on the tradition of the celebration, tracing it back to the Han dynasty. The giant...