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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 20. “Reciting Poetry beside a Window” ( Chuang pan yin shi 窗畔吟詩), from Zhao and Wu, Zitai baiyang , 1:89b–90a. Figure 20. “Reciting Poetry beside a Window” (Chuang pan yin shi 窗畔吟詩), from Zhao and Wu, Zitai baiyang, 1:89b–90a. More
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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 (2016) 3 (2): 448–470.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ko Chia-cian Abstract Just a few years after the overthrow of China's last imperial dynasty, the Qing dynasty loyalist Chen Botao 陳伯陶 (1855–1930) assembled scholars at the Terrace of the Song Emperors 宋王臺 (Song Wang Tai, or Sung Wong Toi) in Hong Kong Kowloon to compose and recite poetry as a...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., pitch, tonality, music, memory, and recitation existed in conceptual parallel to systems of visual knowledge of heavenly bodies, light, color, and the written record. Masters of the former set of skills were frequently blind and entrusted with a distinct set of ritual and advisory functions, including...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... recitation prose essay In the history of Chinese literature, writing and music are intimately connected, so much so that there exists a category known as “musical literature.” 1 As the expression itself conveys, in the category of musical literature, music is not just the primary medium through...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 26–56.
Published: 01 April 2016
...” [ weiti 違體]), illustrates this development quite explicitly: in an appended note, he explains that the poem commemorates his daily recitation of dharanis , the incantations central to esoteric Buddhist practice. 9 These recitations supplanted Chan meditation as Gong's preferred devotional exercise...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 186–215.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 聲律 (tone and rhythm), such books organized common characters from each rhyme category ( yunbu 韻部) into couplets ( duizi 對子), and couplets into easy-to-recite poems. With their beautiful sound and rhyme and delicate parallelism, these poetry primers afforded young learners an aesthetic education as...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Rong differ from their counterparts in the central states, claims common ancestry with central states like Qi and Xu—being all descendants of the Lords of the Four Peaks—and demonstrates his mastery of textual traditions by reciting lines from Shijing 詩經 (Classic of Odes). Indeed, shared ancestry is...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 216–240.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Chinese intellectuals when forced to confront real-world politics. Hence his choice and perseverance became a model for the collective spiritual quest of later scholar-officials. For centuries, scholar-officials read and recited Tao's corpus, composed he Tao 和陶 (matching Tao) poems, and created...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 233–257.
Published: 01 November 2016
... dynasty, poems of Du Fu, Lu You, Bai Juyi, and so on from now on” 定習日文、英文,讀詩論及批評書。又研究興詩及讀香山、放翁集、新文學書亦須讀。以後須能教詩聲律史,宋人討論歌謠、杜詩、陸詩、白詩等. 28 On October 25: “Study Shijing , recite poems, lyrics, songs, and New Poetry everyday” 每日讀《詩經》,誦詩、詞、曲、新詩. 29 He frequently discussed Chinese and Western literature...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... printed together with her own preface in 1804. 26 It seems that Ling Zhiyuan was reading the complete edition of Fang Fangpei's poetry, which includes the last edition published when Fang was in her seventies. In the poem “Reciting from Madam Fang Zhizhai's Zaiputang shiji by the Window in...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... technical (words, sentences, sections, and a completed composition). Given the pivotal importance of sound, the bodily practice of chanting and reciting ancient texts emerges as the primary means through which a writer imbues himself with the language—the spirit and voice—of the ancient masters. It is in...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
... longing, / When can we recite poems together on the emerald tower?” 而今費盡相思淚,何日同吟碧玉樓. 61 On the contrary, in her response poem, Qian Xi appears more optimistic, and tries to comfort her husband: How can I blame myself for my unbearable sorrow? 爭怪儂愁不自支 2 Even an immortal still dwells on longing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Guichen recapitulates her experience at Little Penglai to her fellow examination candidates, everyone marvels at the unbelievable accuracy of the prediction. As Tang Guichen writes down the tablet inscription from memory and lets Meng Zizhi 孟紫芝 recite it to the other girls, the narrative once again...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 169–204.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Figure 20. “Reciting Poetry beside a Window” ( Chuang pan yin shi 窗畔吟詩), from Zhao and Wu, Zitai baiyang , 1:89b–90a. Figure 20. “Reciting Poetry beside a Window” (Chuang pan yin shi 窗畔吟詩), from Zhao and Wu, Zitai baiyang, 1:89b–90a. ...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
... departure from Daoist ritual, Quanzhen musical style emphasized Buddhist-influenced choral recitations ( songjing 誦經). See West and Idema, Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays , 205 . 88. Katz, Images of the Immortal , 36 . 89. For the stage at the famous Daoist temple of Yongle gong 永樂宮...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 90–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Archive by Sibila Savage. According to official historians, Li Ling encountered Su Wu more than once while they both were in exile. At one meeting, Li Ling is said to have wept so hard that his tears wet his robe. 71 At their final parting, Li Ling danced while he recited a poem to celebrate Su...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... irretrievably lost: student [ recites ]: Emotions do not dissipate; Upon the inner chamber [lacquered in] dark blue shines the full moon. [Of] the full moon; Ask not sorrows on parting; [As] my insides are entangled in thousands of knots. female lead [ recites ]: Sitting in front of the flowers...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 279–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
... now, in the manner of Qu Yuan, recite his own “Distant Wandering” and also compose a continuation of “Li sao.” Six years later, in 1792, Qianlong wrote his fourth and last colophon on the scroll, again using the rhymes he had used in 1750: Spring wine of Dongting, Dingzhou brew, 洞庭春及定州醪 2...