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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 481–485.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Christopher M. B. Nugent Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Zong-qi Cai , ed. How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context: Poetic Culture from Antiquity through the Tang . New York : Columbia University Press , 2018 . xxvi , 297 pp. ISBN 9780231185370 (paperback...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 56–90.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Lei Chen Abstract This article ventures a new approach to capture the subtlety of the shi / ci distinctions by reading and comparing the representation of space in shi and ci , an approach that avoids traditional Chinese impressionism, on the one hand, and superficial Western formalism...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., combined with a belief in humanity's innate capacity to apprehend the dao , formed the continuity between Guwen and Daoxue ; the attitude toward writing was where they parted. A critical shift from Guwen to Daoxue scholarship was from asking “what is good writing” to “what is good reading.” The author...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
... manuscript of Yifanfeng has allowed researchers to revisit the last decade of sinophone scholarship on this text. The current essay, based on close reading of the entire Yifanfeng , illuminates the broader use of occasional poetry within Buddhist monastic communities of the Song Dynasty (960–1279...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 442–447.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Yue Zhang Wendy Swartz . Reading Philosophy, Writing Poetry: Intertextual Modes of Making Meaning in Early Medieval China . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center , 2018 . 304 pp. ISBN 9780674983823 (hardcover). Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Wendy...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 173–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
... a close reading of Liu's and Huang's paintings and Qian's inscriptions on the scroll, this article aims to explore the macrocultural milieu of the time by examining, on the one hand, these two female paradigms of reclusion, and on the other the collective sentiment and memory of the catastrophe...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 4. Su Shi, “Reading Meng Jiao's Poems, Two Verses.” 1078, Northern Song period. Rubbing from Xilou Su tie . Source: Zhongguo fatie quanji , 6:169–70. Figure 4. Su Shi, “Reading Meng Jiao's Poems, Two Verses.” 1078, Northern Song period. Rubbing from Xilou Su tie. Source: Zhongguo fatie More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of late medieval poetry, which in turn prompt close readings of the sources. These readings lead to four conclusions about the history of late medieval poetry: (a) Buddhist monks were hubs of literary activity, (b) the poet Jia Dao became an increasingly important site of connection over time, (c...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 420–438.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of author, poetic persona, provenance claim (whether it comes from author, confidant, independent anecdote, or other record), and commentary or interpretive reading. The examples are then shown in their connection to larger, enduring issues in the reading and interpretation of Chinese poetry. Copyright ©...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 April 2021
... . It challenges the conventional reading of Jia's songs as reliable sources of biographical information on individual playwrights to whom those songs are dedicated and argues instead that, if read together as a whole, they represent a catalog of various personas Jia constructs for the social role of playwright...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 399–421.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Wei Yinzong Abstract In the Qing, transcription of marginalia became common scholarly practice, involving a number of different people who created a new reading culture. This article follows the marginalia trail of scholar and calligrapher He Zhuo 何焯 through various transcribers and others involved...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... in his attributive essay “Lun wenyi” 論文意 [On Writing]), this article performs a close reading of the perceptual cues featured in the five heptasyllabic quatrains, “Autumn in the Palace of Everlasting Faith” 長信秋詞. Borrowing the term focalization from recent theories of visual narrativity (most notably...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 180–207.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Zong-qi Cai Abstract This article reveals the coherent theory of literary creation hidden within the multivalence of the term yi in Wang Changling's (ca. 698–ca. 756) writings on poetry. A close and intertextual reading demonstrates how Wang deftly appropriates various Daoist and Daoist-inspired...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and portrait. Such a design points to an editorial choice to stage both a male-centered literati reading community and a cohort of women writers from the Jiangnan area who gather to celebrate women's literary talent on the book page. By examining how these two bodies of readers reach a sense of solidarity...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., and indeed productive, to read grave goods as traces of emotional operations and, in so doing, to articulate a dimension of the embodied processes that structured and motivated wider developments in the social and cultural history of China. Second, the author demonstrates how sensory-based analyses of grave...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Karin Myhre Abstract Reading Sui Jingchen's song suite “Gaozu Returns to His Home Village” against early sources, this article explores how Sui's work selects and inverts the elements that ground definitive historical accounts of rulership to refashion a familiar narrative in a theatrical mode...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 341–370.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the brothel. Later commentators, notably Zhang Zhupo 張竹坡 (1670–1698), reorganize the game sequences within which bouts of character manipulation are embedded for the purposes of narrative prolepsis and character development, advocating an approach to reading enigmas as portents that influenced late imperial...
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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): 57–84.
Published: 01 April 2016
... for a libertine husband like Yishao. Through close reading, the author demonstrates how this female writer assesses and reimagines the standards of ideal women established by the classics and their male authors. References Bao Zhenpei 鮑震培 . “Qingdai ‘nüzhong zhuangfu’ fengshang yu tanci xiaoshuo nü...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... readers may have read or interpreted her poems. This essay thus highlights the discursive complexity and kinship and social networks underlying the production and interpretation of life writing in late imperial China. In his preface, Zhu Cheng identifies Ling Zhiyuan as the second daughter of his elder...
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