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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 34–59.
Published: 01 April 2020
...” ( de ) of people, but the language used is sharply different. In the part that precedes this quotation, the emperor first concedes that political chaos and warfare in previous years prevented him from searching for worthies. With bandits now defeated, he hopes to build a world of peace and safety. His...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 192–214.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Lawrence Yim Abstract Exile to Manchuria in the early Qing (1644–1912) is a peculiar historical, political, and cultural phenomenon whose scale and scope are unprecedented in premodern Chinese history. Among the exiles were some very accomplished writers who continued to write in the places...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 236–238.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 WENBO CHANG received her PhD in East Asian languages and civilizations with a concentration in Chinese literature from Arizona State University in May 2019. Her primary area of research is premodern Chinese drama both as staged performance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 476–480.
Published: 01 November 2020
... visual materials in the humanities—that began several decades ago. Foong has demonstrated that in the Northern Song (960–1127) culture, especially visual culture, was central to the understanding of political and social histories of the time. Summarizing this argument in the book, she sees that “ink...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 203–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... here is the politics of writing classical-style poetry and its feasibility in representing modern China. It will be recalled that one of the motivations of Chinese cultural modernization arose from literature reform, of which language reform came as a paramount goal. For the reformers, classical...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of Manchu culture: the Manchu language and hunting skills? This articles argues that, despite deliberate staging through various fashions of his image as the ruler of a multiethnic empire, Qianlong failed in sending his message to his diverse subjects because, truly enthralled by Chinese poetry, he could...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 419–443.
Published: 01 November 2015
... was known to have personally taught his sons how to read aloud properly. 25 In other words, while there were specific political circumstances that Lu Fayan was responding to by compiling Qieyun , his work was fundamentally meant to resolve a more personal and pervasive concern about speech and language...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 79–104.
Published: 01 April 2022
... and of a universal language [which] encouraged seeing in the recently discovered Chinese script a model of the philosophical language thus removed from history.” How has the approach to Chinese language and literature of that decentering known as poststructuralism limited itself or recentered itself, and how has...
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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 (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
... studies broadly, rather than in its historically weighted meaning of the philological study of Chinese language and culture. Adrian Chan provides a simple, politically “neutral” definition: “The study of aspects of Chinese culture while reporting one's findings in a language other than Chinese...
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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 (2022) 9 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2022
... in a Western language and/or from perspectives informed substantially by non-Chinese scholarship occupy within the full ambit of Chinese literary studies? If scholarship written in English or other Western languages is for the most part pitched primarily to non-Chinese audiences, what are its strengths...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
...,” in Dun ku lan yan , 70 . 22. Wang, “Sun Yixuan,” in ibid., 136. 23. Ibid. 24. Ibid. 25. Wang, “Zhou ran,” in ibid., 64. 26. See Riggins, Language and Politics of Exclusion , 3 . Riggins summarizes existing scholarship on the ancient origin of the Other: “The term...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of Qieyun was the result of complex cultural and political construction, Goh brings to our attention an unprecedented collective search for an ideal language among the cultural elites of pre-Tang times, marked by persistent disagreements rather than a consensus on what this ideal language should...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 487–491.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., the writings about the figures at the center of the power struggles during Wu Zhao's 武曌 (better known to history as Wu Zetian 武則天; 624–705) short-lived Zhou dynasty (609–705) say as much as or more about gender anxieties and discursive spin than present historical facts. A great deal of English-language...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 481–485.
Published: 01 November 2020
... focus primarily on language and translation, this final one consists of essays meant to put the poetic works it presents into a range of intertwined contexts, including but not limited to the historical, aesthetic, social, and political. It should be noted that, while the three volumes are connected...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2020
....” The negotiation of social and political boundaries also figures in the male protagonist's bigamous union with a boatman's daughter and the daughter of a Mongol official in “Exit, Pursued by a Bear” by Ariel Fox. The Mongol wife in “Exit” taps into self-consciously articulated questions of cultural identity...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 163–202.
Published: 01 April 2021
...: Gender, Politics, Language . New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2002 . Yu Mingshan 於明善 , ed. Yuan qu sanbai shou jianshang cidian 元曲三百首鑒賞辭典 ( An Appreciative Dictionary of Three Hundred Yuan Songs ). Beijing : Huayu jiaoxue chubanshe , 2015 . Yuan Xingpei . An Outline of Chinese...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 439–441.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the shifting categorization of sexual anomalies in premodern China and the notion of chang in both its synchronic (common) and diachronic (constant) senses. RONALD EGAN is professor of sinology at Stanford University and department chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures. His research is on Song...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 8–46.
Published: 01 April 2022
... their remarks regarding the integration of the Confucian and Daoist awareness of “vital process” in nature into poetic language: Kao and Mei, “Syntax,” 95 . Note that they do this in connection with a discussion of Ernst Fenollosa's theory about the transfer of power as enacted in grammatical transitivity...