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Published: 01 April 2015
Figure 12. Qian Xuan (ca. 1235–before 1307). Living in Reclusion . Yuan dynasty. Portion of a handscroll, ink and color on silk. Palace Museum, Beijing. Source: Zhongguo huihua quanji , 7:16–18 Figure 12. Qian Xuan (ca. 1235–before 1307). Living in Reclusion. Yuan dynasty. Portion More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 173–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of this eminent pair of cultural figures precisely a year before the fall of the Ming dynasty. It also reflects upon a complex gender dimension in the expression of reclusion entangled with the trauma of dynastic transition. This is revealed, in part, by two additions to the scroll: a small landscape painting...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 461–482.
Published: 01 November 2019
... on the motives of reclusion play a significant role, laying the foundation for the complexity of Tao's image in the Song period. Current research seeks to increase our understanding of the process behind the construction of Tao as a cultural icon. 51. Pan, “Xianju fu,” 72 . 52. Swartz, Reading Tao...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 435–441.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to English readers. A Couple of Soles is one of Li Yu's ten extant chuanqi lays. Adapted from his short story “An Actress Scorns Wealth and Honor to Preserve Her Chastity,” this thirty-two-scene play revolves around the double theme of devoted love and reclusion. While the first half of the play...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... with the desolation of his life in retreat (l. 4). In the next couplet, the mood of loss and nostalgia is further reinforced by a series of cold tone images: whispering birds, rustling wind, autumn days, and the setting sun. Clearly, the speaker is not content with the life of reclusion: he paces between idleness...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 216–240.
Published: 01 November 2014
... ; Holzman, “Dialogue with the Ancients” ; Chang, “Unmasking of Tao Qian” ; Tian, Tao Yuanming and Manuscript Culture ; Swartz, Reading Tao Yuanming ; Ashmore, Transport of Reading ; and Berkowitz, “Poetry of Reclusion.” 47. See, for example, Liang Zongdai's 梁宗岱 (1903–1985), Les poèmes de...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 26–56.
Published: 01 April 2016
... . 24. In addition to having many interests, Gong was an avid collector of antiquities, and several works of his poetry and prose refer to Yucen as the eventual home of his reportedly considerable collection. 25. “Honoring the Recluse,” in GZZQJ , 87 . 26. Ibid., 88. 27. Sun K...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 481–485.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Buddhistic themes in some of Wang Wei's 王維 (692?–761) best-known poems of reclusion, such as “Zhongnan Retreat” 終南別業 (Zhongnan bieye) and “In Response to Vice-Magistrate Zhang” 酬張少府 (Chou Zhang shaofu). For a better sense of the role Buddhist themes play in Wang Wei's poetry, one might instead turn...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., wordplay, and shared visual codes and symbols. At the center is Liu Yin 柳隱 (1618–1664), a courtesan turned gentry lady whose original name was Yang Ai; she later adopted the surname Liu (Willow) to refashion herself as a recluse (as signified by her personal name, Yin). She also called herself Liu Rushi 柳如...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
... associated with reclusion. 13. From Cao Pi, “Essay on Literature” (“Dianlun lunwen” 典論論文), in Wenxuan 52.2271 . 14. Examples of this trope are far too numerous to list here. For a few examples, see Nugent, Manifest in Words , 198–99 . 15. In 837, Jia Dao, after returning to laity...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 261–286.
Published: 01 November 2021
... for recluses. 終非沮溺羣。 [Here] I talk about my current selected building, 曰余今卜築。 6 [which can] also separate the noisy and disorderly [affairs]. 兼以隔囂紛。 The pond enters the water along the mountain slope in the East. 池入東陂水。 8 The window extends the clouds on the rock in the North. 窗引北巖雲...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 249–250.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., painting and calligraphy of the seventeenth century. Among his notable publications are Mi Fu: Style and the Art of Calligraphy in Northern Song China (Yale University Press, 1997) and The Artful Recluse: Painting, Poetry, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century China (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2012...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 85–107.
Published: 01 April 2016
... making creation complete. 色按陰陽造化全 Down to the dark and profound in the realm of transformation, 下到玄微通變處 4 Laughing and praising the rotted-ax man for becoming immortal during the day. 笑夸當日爛柯仙 9 Perhaps unsurprisingly, we also find images of Daoist recluses, immortal cranes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 272–273.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., with a particular focus on literary culture of the Song dynasty. He is the author of Mi Fu: Style and the Art of Calligraphy in Northern Song China (1997) and The Artful Recluse: Painting, Poetry, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century China (2012) and is currently at work on a book on Song literati painting (1050...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Kunshan xian zhi 崑山縣志 (Kunshan Gazetteer), for example, describe diligent, productive farmers guided by reclusive, disinterested scholars. Commerce impinges, causing people to give way to unfortunate tendencies, but the list of virtues in each gazetteer outweighs the list of sins. 2 This literati...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 411–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... his friend Han Lin to serve as an adviser. Han, however, surrendered to Li Zicheng and worked for the government of the rebellious Shun dynasty. When Li Zicheng was defeated, Han lived as a recluse for a short period and was later killed along with his two sons in the chaos of war. 2 While...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... combine a literary sensibility of eremitic reclusion with a spirit of mocking the pursuit of fame and fortune ( bishi - wanshi 避世-玩世) while featuring a humorous, frank, and sincere literary style, a popular and unrefined language, and an aesthetic tendency to valorize ugliness. 5 As for Ming dynasty...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 92–133.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Figure 12. Qian Xuan (ca. 1235–before 1307). Living in Reclusion . Yuan dynasty. Portion of a handscroll, ink and color on silk. Palace Museum, Beijing. Source: Zhongguo huihua quanji , 7:16–18 Figure 12. Qian Xuan (ca. 1235–before 1307). Living in Reclusion. Yuan dynasty. Portion...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 442–447.
Published: 01 November 2021
... ), and transformation ( hua )” (220). Knowledge of the Zhuangzi and its commentary, in turn, make it easier to understand Tao's poems. Swartz holds that the intertextuality between Tao's works and the Zhuangzi “reveals how the poet has rewritten certain concepts to tell the story of his reclusion. Most...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2019
...), 1.5–6, quoted in Li, Guochao wenlu xuanbian , 97–98 . 32. Zhi Dun 支遁 (314–66) intends to buy a mountain but is ridiculed by Zhu Fashen 竺法深 that the ancient recluses never buy mountains to live in reclusion. Liu, Shishuo xinyu , 25.28 ; Zong Bing 宗炳 (375–443), “Preface to Painting...