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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
... repertoire. Hence, we can safely surmise that, from the audience's point of view, sanqu songs undoubtedly possessed a musical aesthetic. As most Chinese premodern musical literature increasingly catered to literati sensibilities, it became divorced from its performance roots and ultimately turned...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 425–457.
Published: 01 November 2022
... in the aesthetic success of a guqin performance. We can also draw an analogy between the sound production of sheng versus yun in guqin playing and the source-filter model proposed by the Swedish linguist Gunnar Fant (1919–2009) in linguistics. According to the model, in speech production we first generate...
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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
... . 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 of Embodiment: Drama, Ritual...
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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
... to “indicate how specific linguistic features are multiply effective in a poem.” 11 In other words, they took it as their mission to reveal the secret of the “underlying aesthetics” of Chinese poetry. 12 The vision is systematic, the scale all-encompassing, and the methodology linguistic, hence...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 232–234.
Published: 01 April 2020
... “Writing Martyrdom: Narrative Strategies in Poetry Mourning the Death of Xia Yunyi” 明清之際夏允彜之死及相關悼念詩文之敘事策略 (2015), “Wang Guowei's Adoption of Psychological Categories in His Aesthetics of Song Lyrics” 王國維援心理學入詞學探析 (2015), and “The Making of a Martyr: On the Poetry and Prose Composed by You Tong...
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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 (2): 308–337.
Published: 01 November 2022
... dwell more on the contexts of performance; the ranking and evaluation of the participants; the speaker's style, appearance, wit, and eloquence; and the audience's reaction than on the content of arguments (which more often than not is passed over in silence). Pure Conversation is an aesthetic spectacle...
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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
... (1920). Figure 8. “The Photograph of Yuan Baocun [Kewen] Playing Jianwen in ‘Witnessing the Tragedy,’” Youxi xinbao, no. 1 (1920). Theater can offer its audience a cognitive, aesthetic, and affective engagement with history, as well as a chance to emotionally connect with the performance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 509–512.
Published: 01 November 2019
... between the late Ming and the early Republican era and thus transports its readers to the wai 外 (literary), outer, male-gendered realm, an equally genred sphere in which male poets and authors relied on xiangyan 香艷 (fragrant and bedazzling) as a cornerstone for their aesthetic and political movements...
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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
... developments of the Song on the other. They, however, do not fully explain the internal rhetorical and aesthetic mechanisms of change that had been slowly and steadily developing since the Late Tang. It is to those rhetorical and aesthetic mechanisms that this article turns. I argue that among the various...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 397–424.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., Precious Records , 119 . 36. Fong ( “Female Hands,” 4 ) points out the association of talent and virtue in women's writing about embroidering: “Poetry is the expression of women's literary talent, and poems by women on doing embroidery, that is, performing woman's work ( nügong ), could be perceived...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... generally, Wu's article explicates the act of remembering revealed through poems, anecdotes, photographs, performance excerpts, and paintings. Her article focuses on Yuan's and Zhang's sentiments about their local place-world in the early Republican era and, especially, on the visual objects (primarily...
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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
... on the water. Mountains glow blue indigo 山光如澱。 2 Waters silk white moonlight 湖光如練。 [ QYSQ 1:709] 96. Spivak, “Politics of Translation,” 181 . 97. Performative, stylistic, and citational, camp talk as a characteristic of gay male speech is a way to build community and define...
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