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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., pitch, tonality, music, memory, and recitation existed in conceptual parallel to systems of visual knowledge of heavenly bodies, light, color, and the written record. Masters of the former set of skills were frequently blind and entrusted with a distinct set of ritual and advisory functions, including...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 425–457.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Each type of pipa has its strengths and weaknesses. The advantage of hu pipa is the more resonant and penetrating sound due to its bent neck (hence greater string tension) and a large pear-shaped sound box (hence greater resonance). The disadvantage is the limited pitch range due to its small...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2016
... and accurate account of the absolute pitch value of the tone and its fingerings for the left and right hands. The timing and rhythm of the notes must depend on an experienced qin teacher, whose training of novices is based on the rules of guqin music, on the background of the teacher, and on the student's...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 66–94.
Published: 01 April 2018
... with musical pitches” 發諸情性,諧於律呂. 5 Historian Li Yanshou 李延壽 (fl. 7th c.) claims that “writing is the weathervane of feelings and dispositions and the musical pitches of divine inspiration” 文章者,蓋情性之風標,神明之律呂. 6 Ideal poetry, then, was inherently musical, while inspired writing in any genre manifested...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 419–443.
Published: 01 November 2015
... meaning in the Chinese term lülü 律呂, the name of the twelve musical pitch pipes, made either of bamboo or metal, that measured the correct pitches from low to high through their varying lengths. Counting from the lowest one, the six odd numbers are called lü 律, and the six even numbers are called lü...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 470–475.
Published: 01 November 2020
... This book provides a magnificent translation into French of a foundational text about the practice and theory of literati painting in eighteenth-century China. The translation is thoroughly annotated and has a very enlightening introduction. Pitched at researchers and academics, it is also quite usable...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2022
... languages is for the most part pitched primarily to non-Chinese audiences, what are its strengths and weaknesses for native-speaking readers? And, how has theoretically informed work complemented and drawn upon the rapidly expanding body of Chinese- and other East Asian–language research in these fields...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 225–255.
Published: 01 April 2022
... the discourse of an audience's emotions has to be stripped of all interiority, even if it might make sense to challenge the idea that emotions are exclusively interior events. See Virág, review . 47. Schoenberger, “Storytellers, Sermons, Sales Pitches, and Other Deceptive Features of City Life,” 131–33...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and sound, the modulation and pattern become a rhythmic voice, the speed and pitch of which can signify happiness and sadness and can represent both chaotic and harmonious times. The above passage is an excerpt from Hu Pu'an's “Yinyun tonglun” 音韻通論 (A General Introduction to Phonology), which aims...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 258–285.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Pitch .” In Hinton, Nichols , and Ohala , Sound Symbolism , 348 – 65 . Pulleyblank, Edwin G. “ Some New Hypotheses Concerning Word Families in Old Chinese .” Journal of Chinese Linguistics 1 , no. 1 ( 1973 ): 111 – 25 . Rhodes, Richard . “ Aural Images .” In Hinton, Nichols...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 324–346.
Published: 01 November 2015
... weak), or pitch height (high versus low). The linguistic contrast behind the ping - ze dichotomy in Chinese regulated-style verse has been discussed by many scholars. 24 In this study, I have discovered that the language used in early pentasyllabic poetry had already begun to employ a higher...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and small objects alike may float thereupon. Breath's relation to words is just like this: when the breath is plentiful, then long and short words, high pitch and low, are all pleasing” 氣,水也;言,浮物也。水大而物之浮者大小畢浮。氣之與言猶是也,氣盛則言之短長與聲之高下者皆宜. 47 In yet other cases, breath refers to the qi mai 氣脈...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... dignified, strong but not ruthless, and simple but not arrogant. Poetry expresses the heart's intent [ zhi ]; singing prolongs the utterance of that expression. The notes accord with the prolonged utterance and are harmonized by pitch tubes. The eight kinds of musical instruments attain harmony and do...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 347–379.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the notes gong and yu alternating with each other or the lowered and raised pitches tempering each other. Whenever there is a floating sound in the first line of a couplet, it must be followed by a cut-off echo in the corresponding syllable of the second line. Within a single line the sounds and rhymes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2014
...). In this work, composed in 1925, Liang listed all the chapter titles and then divided them into ten different categories: Detailed records of specific ceremonies. Examples include “Tou hu” 投壺 (The Game of Pitch-Pot) and “Ben sang” 奔喪 (Traveling Home for Mourning). Records of government decrees or laws...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2024) 11 (1): 199–231.
Published: 01 April 2024
... accompanying imperial court scenes—an odd choice in this context. 27 However, the actual shooting brought about something totally different. The irregular way the jinghu is played and the scrappy feel of its sound suggest that the fiddle player is adjusting his instrument's pitch before a performance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 267–293.
Published: 01 April 2023
... herself, she willingly accedes to the request, singing in a high-pitched voice the virtues of not only wifely loyalty but also political loyalty. Noticeably, Madam Pu repeatedly cites the state and refers to herself as a lady with a rank certificate ( gaoming 誥命), an equal to ranked officials...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 216–247.
Published: 01 November 2017
...—followed suit so that “overnight Tao Yuanming filled everyone's eyes.” The chorus reached such a fever pitch that it spurred some backlash. 76 The earliest known instance of Su Shi using his calligraphic transcription of “Homeward I Hie” as a present dates to 1082, on the occasion of the imminent...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 275–330.
Published: 01 November 2019
... to uphold the five colors. 為 九 歌、 八 風、 七 音、 六 律, *wai *kuɁ *kâi *prêt *pəm *tshit *Ɂəm *ruk *rut There were made the nine songs, the eight airs, the seven tones, and the six pitches, 以 奉 五 聲。 *ləɁ *boŋɁ *ŋâɁ *hieŋ to uphold the five notes. 為 君 臣 上...
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