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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 60–86.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Central Asia while highlighting the cultural values shared between the Mongols and the Han Chinese. Both works employ rhetorical strategies that laid the foundation for political discourse affirming the Mongol-Yuan dynastic legitimacy. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Qiu Chuji Yelü...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
... explores the multiple political, moral, and cultural implications embedded in the idea of otherness. Unpacking the propaganda discourse of both the Taiping rebels and the Qing government, the author investigates the making of the political enemy by opposing regimes. In particular, the construction of a...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 34–65.
Published: 01 April 2018
... literary discourse, paying little attention to the social and political institutions and practices it informed. 2 This is the gap I propose to fill through an examination of the significant relationship between men's appearance and the trajectories, successes, and failures of their political careers in...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Yingzhi Zhao Abstract This article examines the discourse and representation of canshan shengshui (devastated landscape) in early Qing literature and culture through a focused interpretation of the works of Ming loyalists Zhang Dai (1597–1684) and Wang Fuzhi (1619–92). Connecting aesthetics with...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... thought of Master Linji Yixuan 臨濟義玄 (d. 866) regarding the fiduciary and distinguishable relationship between the guest and the host, or the mind and its other as guest, 21 but it takes on diplomatic connotations traceable as far back as the Chinese political discourse in pre-Qin times. But this...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 205–238.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Hu Ying Abstract This article examines the connection between grief and issues of visibility. It focuses on the case of Qiu Jin's daughter Canzhi, who lost her mother to political execution in 1907. Her lifelong efforts at mourning and commemorating her mother illustrate how history was experienced...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 241–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Wai-Yee Li Abstract Zuozhuan (ca. fourth century BC) records many instances of statesmen who recite or chant odes ( fushi ), mostly from the extant Shijing , to convey their political vision, policy recommendation, or diplomatic finesse. This essay examines the implications of this confluence of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 15–55.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... This is followed by analyses of key works of calligraphy related to Su's efforts to give visual form to a discourse on emotions that ironically includes a vocal declaration of the absence of emotions as a philosophical ideal. A final section draws attention to Su's one known painting, Old Tree, Rock...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 448–470.
Published: 01 November 2016
... effectively nurtured a discourse on loyalism in Hong Kong literature. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Sung Wong Toi 宋王臺 Autumn Chants on the Terrace of the Song Emperors 宋臺秋唱 Chen Botao 陳伯陶 loyalism Song history in Kowloon In 1915 Chen Botao 陳伯陶 (1855–1930), 1 a Qing dynasty...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 115–148.
Published: 01 April 2020
... long-standing Sinocentric discourse. The article demonstrates that the novel reveals much of the curiosity, ambivalence, and conflict at work during the early stages of global contact. Throughout the novel, its author oscillates between conflicting urges to differentiate or assimilate, to antagonize or...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 85–107.
Published: 01 April 2016
... only for leisure and relaxation. Rather, writers and poets wove the game into a rich brocade of imagery that expressed and reinforced a host of sophisticated ideals prized by the literati. From the religious to moral to political realms, go was one of the most important metaphorical tools available to...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
... feelings of perpetual nostalgia through personal artistic expressions. The act of remembering became symptomatic for Yuan, Zhang, and to a large extent the entire generation of literati who experienced drastic social-political changes in the twentieth century. 36. Zhang B., Chunyou suotan 春遊瑣談...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 34–59.
Published: 01 April 2020
... variety of strategies to prevail in the competitions of political authority and legitimacy. This article examines the northern emperor Tuoba Tao's (408–452, r. 423–452) self-representation in his letters delivered to the southern audience at the height of the two states' military struggle. Scholars have...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jon Eugene von Kowallis Abstract Lu Xun's 魯迅 (1881–1936) early classical-style essays are concerned with issues in the history and philosophy of science, as well as literature, philosophy, politics, and aesthetics during an era in which China went through profound cultural changes. Part of their...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 272–273.
Published: 01 April 2019
... manipulated both contemporary reading practices and contemporary viewing practices to articulate a proposition about loyalty, a proposition that embraced the ambiguities and complications that characterized the political situation of the 1660s. Her second book, in progress, examines the intersection between...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 203–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... appears to be a perfect counterexample. Its adherence to nonvernacular discourse, its exercise of formulism, and its penchant for archaic motifs and imagery are all said to betray its reactionary nature. Hindsight, however, calls attention to the fact that classical-style poetry continued to thrive...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 232–234.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and Philosophy, Chugoku bungaku 中國文學報, and Research on Women in Modern Chinese History. She is also the coeditor, with Wang Ayling, of Transformations of Literary Canons and Ming-Qing Narrative Literature 經典轉化與明清敘事文學 (2009) and, with Wang Hongtai, of Discourse and Practice of Everyday Life 日常生活...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 487–491.
Published: 01 November 2019
... research on Wu Zetian's rise to political power already exists. 1 Unlike these other works that focus on the political and ritual mechanics of how Empress Wu legitimated her rule, Doran's interest is in discourse and the gendered mechanics of representing women who stepped outside the ritually defined...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 7–33.
Published: 01 April 2020
... less tidy picture. It is true that the term Man Yi 蠻夷 sometimes has general applications while the Rong and the Di (often with place names attached as modifiers) appear more often as political entities and historical agents involved in conflicts or alliances, but the same is true, though to a lesser...