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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 380-418.
Published: 01 November 2015
... verse. The increased use of 2–2–1 prosodic structure of the pentasyllabic lines of this period indicates that the fourth syllable in the line had become a defining caesural point. Furthermore, the emergence of this new regulation will be shown in relation to the growing need for semantic and aesthetic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 347-379.
Published: 01 November 2015
... very different in nature: in Chinese, tone is a particular linguistic property used for prosodic contrast, while in Sanskrit, syllable weight (heavy versus light) forms the basis of alternation. With no common ground in rhyming pattern and metrical structure between them, therefore, the claim that...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 545-572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... read or understand it. So what we have is something like sound ⇒ prosodic pattern ⇒ semantic grouping ⇒ syntax ⇒ structure. A multilayered integration of all these elements seems to represent the gestalt of Chinese poetic form, with monosyllabic sound as its foundation. At its best, this gestalt...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 26-56.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., philosophical, and intellectual dimensions of the poems, this study aims to contribute to furthering the understanding of the structural and thematic coherence of the sequence as a whole. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Gong Zizhen Poems of 1839 esoteric Buddhism Beijing pluralism...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 444-480.
Published: 01 November 2015
... morphology (word formation) and at the same time, say that a six-syllable combination is a unit for oral sentence structure, then the four-plus-six structure of parallel prose is the result of “poetic prosody + prosaic prosody.” It was the combination of the prosodic essences of poetry and prose that forged...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 66-94.
Published: 01 April 2018
... manifested a structural homology to well-ordered music. Rhetorically, many Tang poets traced the origins of their art back to the Confucian Shijing ; in practice, however, they owed much more to the masters of the Six Dynasties period (220–589). This resulted in a contradictory impulse for Tang poets to...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251-257.
Published: 01 November 2015
...) and Su Shi's 蘇軾 (1037–1101) is that Du always keeps instances of narrative rhythm local by interspersing them within the global structure of expressive poetic rhythms. A recognition of this dynamic between prose and poetic rhythms, Ge contends, permits a nuanced appreciation of the artistic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 336-359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... In the mid-eleventh century, a Northern Song author wrote, “The composition of poetry accompanies the life of mankind. Imbued with the qi of delight and sorrow, one must express it through words. The capable [writers] turn [such feelings] into words and transmit them in prosodic forms. Therefore...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 324-346.
Published: 01 November 2015
... percent of the lines in one poem collection show tonal contrast in two positions, then a researcher's task is to “translate” this number into a conclusion about the prosodic characteristics and literary ingenuity of the poet. In Xu's book and many other previous studies about tonal contrast, 11 50...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215-232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... reminds us that the transfer of sounds is inseparable from a word's meaning. Moreover, it also contributes to the distinction between traditional and modern poetry. One of the issues concerning the particularity of modern poetry is that its syllabic structure differs from the more regulated verse forms...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 419-443.
Published: 01 November 2015
... grasp of tones and rhymes” 凡有文藻即須明聲韻. 34 These remarks suggest that the emergence of rhyme books was in part a response to the concern for poetic rhyming, tonal patterning, and other prosodic forms in poetry. While this concern surely already existed in earlier times, the new development since around...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29-64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... distinctions—most notably, Chinese vs. foreigner—that had previously structured Chinese literary and editorial practice. In Chinese literary history, as Pauline Yu, Anna Shields, and others have shown, 48 it was not uncommon for an anthology to become the foundational text that brought a literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 286-323.
Published: 01 November 2015
... we derive from its structure? Clearly, this is not simply a linguistic problem or an artistic problem. Put more concretely, it is a problem of musicology and poetics. What is a poem? In the words of contemporary scholar Yang Gongji 楊公驥, “to address the special characteristics of the genre, a poem...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 148-178.
Published: 01 April 2018
...' predilection for jinti shi 近體詩 (recent-style poetry), which follows strict syntactic, structural, and tonal regulations and can be further divided into jueju 絕句 (quatrains) and lüshi 律詩 (regulated verse). 45 In the seventy-five kanshi composed during the Meian period, seventy-four are in the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 155-185.
Published: 01 November 2014
... complex prosodic and semantic rules, only some of which are understood today. Compositions on a given theme tended to be strung together from previous passages (not necessarily devoted to the same topic) containing the same vocabulary items or, more rarely, the same grammatical patterns. The typical early...