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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Mariana Zorkina Abstract This article focuses on computational analysis of Tang dynasty “poems on things” ( yongwu shi 詠物詩) and some of the most common objects described in them. Modern technology offers many possibilities for new approaches to the study of poetic language, and this article...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 92–133.
Published: 01 April 2015
...物, just as the fish and birds seemed to linger in the setting sun. See Li Y., Bei shi , 24.30a . The absence of the character zhi 之 in Su Shi's poem allows the reading “clinging to this one thing” or, in other words, clinging to the plum blossoms. Su Shi may have intended this, but it is more...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
... a different meaning to conventional image codes in the context of the poem, recoding tropes from a gendered perspective, and rewriting the poetic context and response. Robertson aptly illustrates this with Pang Wan's 龐畹 (eighteenth century) poemThings Whispered at the Window, Number One” 瑣窗雜事 (Suochuang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... themes, or both. 25 As described by Stephen Owen, during the High Tang things began to change, as “the quatrain song became a significant means by which occasional poems moved toward the general referents of yueh-fu .” 26 In his adaptations of the quatrain, Wang Changling used visuality...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 313–338.
Published: 01 November 2020
... at taking things directly from nature. . . . Chengzhai's poems are like the snapshots of modern photography. Be it a hare's springing up or a falcon's swooping down, he can see clearly and capture quickly the moments when things are about to disappear but have not disappeared yet, when they are about...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
... interactions with Yuan Kewen as another layer of historical memory. Phenomenological analysis of the act of remembering, especially in the work of Edward Casey, will be shown to yield rich insights when applied to China's early twentieth-century Republican culture. Surviving fragments—poems, anecdotes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 262–288.
Published: 01 November 2014
... consider fushi. Typically, this practice involved one or more court officials each presenting a Shijing poem (or a part of it) on a diplomatic occasion, probably by singing or recitation with musical accompaniment. 5 This performative act carried a subtle message for the intended listener, who...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 15–55.
Published: 01 April 2019
... for the Memorial on Seating Protocol” belongs to the limpid waters of no intentions, and the results possess a purity that was universally admired. Su's “Plum Blossoms” may or may not occupy similar territory. The one thing we can say with certainty is the viewer is primed to read the poem and regard...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
...). The Yifanfeng parting poems apply Buddhist themes and Chan humor to the mode of parting poetry, notably deviating from Song Dynasty norms of parting poems. The parting verses use poetic forms to express religious ideals and to adorn the culmination of Nanpo's pilgrimage to China. A mode of poetry...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 95–118.
Published: 01 April 2018
... genres in medieval poetry, and in the Xikun anthology as well—“Poems on History” ( yongshi shi 詠史詩) and “Poems on Things” ( yongwu shi 詠物詩)—are good examples to show how in copying Li Shangyin's diverse words and images, in borrowing his difficult allusions and unusual metaphors, Yang Yi and Liu Yun...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 338–366.
Published: 01 November 2022
... been anachronistic shadowboxing. 50 In a wider Mahayana context, the concept “unborn” mentioned above in Wang's poem refers to nirvana, which is subject not to birth and death but to the condition of the absolute. Since the original and absolute quality of all things is emptiness...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 277–307.
Published: 01 November 2022
... humanity with all things” 與達者數子,論道講書,俯仰二儀,錯綜人物 (ibid.). 60. Gu S., Xie Lingyun ji , 322 . 61. Chang, Six Dynasties Poetry , 52–54 . References Ban Gu 班固 (32–92). Hanshu 漢書 ( History of the Han ). 11 vols. Beijing : Zhonghua shuju , 1962 . Bennett, Jane . Vibrant...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 192–214.
Published: 01 April 2020
... to famous officials or literary men in history. Apparently, Fang still tries to conceptualize and valorize things in traditional, cultural terms befitting his original class and status. It is a quiet, nuanced way of maintaining psychological wholeness. Nevertheless, Fang ends the poem saying, “I look up...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 47–78.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of Ambiguity . New York : New Directions , 1968 . Fish, Stanley . “ What Is Stylistics and Why Are They Saying Such Terrible Things about It?—Part II .” Boundary 2 8 , no. 1 ( 1979 ): 129 – 46 . Frankel, Hans . “ Fifteen Poems by Ts'ao Chih: An Attempt at a New Approach. ” Journal...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 429–447.
Published: 01 November 2016
... there are things to sing of” 何處皆(有)可歌頌者, the other eye cannot forget that “everywhere there are things not to sing of” 何處皆有不可歌頌者. 37 This implies that many of Nie's poems have a compound structure comprising the visible and the invisible. The visible images and scenes are lively and pleasing, as entertaining...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Shengqing Wu Abstract Through the examination of a select body of classical-style poems that are inscribed on or written about photographs of the self in the modern era, this article delves into the intertwined issues of the self, affect, and autobiographical writing. It first explores the ethical...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2019
... . Shanghai : Shanghai guji chubanshe , 1995–99 . Watson, Burton . The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu . New York : Columbia University Press , 1968 . Wei Xian 魏憲 (fl. late 17th c.), ed. Bai mingjia shixuan 百名家詩選 ( Selected Poems of a Hundred Masters ). Xuxiu siku quanshu . Shanghai...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2023
... In the discourse of art connoisseurship in Ming China, women were categorically excluded as viewers and connoisseurs of the elite arts of painting and calligraphy. The Ming painter and arbiter of taste Dong Qichang 董其昌 (1555–1636) disparagingly counted the “presence of women” among “things” for literati to avoid...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 180–207.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and expressive tenor: §27 In a poem, [a couplet] may articulate expressive tenor in the first line and depict appearances of things in the second or, conversely, depict appearances of things in the first line and articulate expressive tenor in the second. 詩有上句言意,下句言狀;上句言狀,下句言意。 ( WJMFL , 1338 ) Even...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
... targeted to Buddhist monks. The first thing to notice is that no poet addressed a majority of his works to members of the clergy. Even the most prolific and best-known poet-monks—Qiji, Guanxiu, and Wuke 無可 (early ninth century)—wrote large numbers of poems to laypersons, most of whom were literati of one...
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