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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 (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
...). By the same token, shaped by the length and form of song suites, the narrative aesthetic of sanqu songs derives from the song-and-dance theater of the Tang and Song dynasties ( Tang Song gewu juqu 唐宋歌舞劇曲), such as dabian 大遍 performance (a fully performed daqu ensemble performance), and shares close...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... as a case study, he articulates the emotional function of the aesthetic appreciation that occurred when selecting objects for burial. In explaining the relationship between the sensorial affect of the grave goods and the family's commitment to the abstract ideal of sincerity, the author uses the concept...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
... University Press , 2010 . Goossaert, Vincent . “ Quanzhen .” In The Encyclopedia of Taoism , edited by Fabrizio Pregado , 814 – 20 . New York : Routledge , 2008 . He Yuming . “ Mundane Reading: Easy Poems and the Performance of Social Aggression .” Paper presented at the “Aesthetics...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
... that we give due consideration to what he terms a “genre-based typology of aesthetics.” In his view, sanqu can be analyzed from the perspective of three different types of circulation: musical on-the-spot performance, literary composition, and broadly communicative functions. He proposes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 47–78.
Published: 01 April 2022
... in the song lyric” (45–46). When one hears a singing girl performing “her” love song created by a male ci writer, one is listening to a formulaic duet “in the voice of others” (or daiyan 代言). This voice of others, however, was so “light and lovely” ( zaisan qingqiao 再三輕巧). Its expressive melodious tone...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 232–234.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 RONALD EGAN is professor of Sinology at Stanford University and department chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures. His research is on Song dynasty literary culture, aesthetics, biji and supernatural tales, and the interplay of poetry...
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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 (2022) 9 (1): 273–275.
Published: 01 April 2022
... Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 ALEXANDER DES FORGES is professor of Chinese and chair of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is the author of Mediasphere Shanghai: The Aesthetics of Cultural Production...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... For Zhang, it brings back memories of their corporeal interaction (performing, drinking, or drawing together), the aesthetic pleasure those moments brought, and a friend with whom he was close. Feelings of melancholy and nostalgia pervade his writings about Yuan Kewen during the last three decades of his...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 509–512.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and sexuality studies, I would have liked the author to ask even more complex questions in terms of the dynamics of appropriation, ventriloquization, and performance of the feminine by the male authors she discusses. In this sense, for instance, relying only on Toril Moi's dated re-presentation of Julia...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 439–441.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Dynasty literary culture, aesthetics, biji and supernatural tales, and the interplay of poetry and image in later Chinese painting. He is the author of The Problem of Beauty: Aesthetic Thought and Pursuits in Northern Song China (2006) and The Burden of Female Talent: The Poet Li Qingzhao and Her...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 95–118.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of composition, their new poems were animated by a different vision of poetry and situated in a more materially grounded and realistically conceived world, with the borrowed components being reinvigorated in a more internally consistent aesthetic field of signification. At a lesser level, I also compared Yang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... In more reliable historical texts written during the Zhou, the shi yan zhi 詩言志 (poetry expresses intent) statement and its variants repeatedly appear, but usually in reference to visually demonstrated sociopolitical and/or nature processes rather than religious dance performance. Only in the Former Han...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 335–356.
Published: 01 November 2016
... by the provocations of reality but attempted to maintain spiritual autonomy by treating everyone's behavior in the political campaign as a “performance” enforced by the authorities. In a poem written for Hu Feng, Nie mocks the intellectual victims' crises and proposes temporizing solutions: “Lingguan practices her...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the composition of essays capable of producing a perfectly empathic response in a reader. Furthermore, in a demonstration that this was not an unprecedented development in the history of Chinese literature, the authors trace the relationship between musical and poetic aesthetics from the Shijing up to the Qing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 163–202.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to paper, read them, recited them, and perhaps used them as models for their own compositions. We may also aspire to mobilize the expressive tools of the English language to intimate something of the aesthetic pleasures of the form or, more ambitious still, to enrich English versification with new literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... on the Development of Northern Drama. ” In China under Mongol Rule , edited by John D. Langlois Jr. , 434 – 65 . Princeton : Princeton University Press , 1981 . West, Stephen H. “ Playing with Food: Performance, Food, and the Aesthetics of Artificiality in the Sung and Yuan ,” Harvard Journal...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and texts devoted to a series of locales important to the honoree. Place mediated social, physical, and cultural experiences among groups of literati as they commemorated their social activities and their bodily and intellectual engagement with the sites. Birthday albums defined an aesthetic format...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in traditional literary criticism, while the second examines the role of the Confucian classics in Guwen and Daoxue . The notion of wenqi helps to elucidate what essentially connects the wen of the sages and their dao —it resolves the seeming dichotomy between aesthetic quality and moral-political practicality...