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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Yucai Liu; Luke Habberstad Abstract This article surveys the compilation and transmission of the Liji (Rites Records), one of the San li 三禮 (Three Rites texts) and a key source for classical ritual practice and theory. Drawing upon accounts in early texts and the latest secondary scholarship, the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 241–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... poetry and diplomacy. Scholars have focused on fushi as seamless political communication, the celebration of a common cultural heritage, and the formalization of ritual judgment. I discuss how the practice of fushi negotiates political and cultural differences. How does it bear on the distinction of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Cong Ellen Zhang Abstract This case study examines the central role that xiao (filial piety) played in defining character for all the members of the Bao family in the Northern Song (960–1127). It shows that while ritual and ethical codes required children to care for the welfare of their parents...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
... disregarding the ritual of wielding the planchette as bizarre, superstitious, or even mad, the author argues that it played a meaningful role in shaping Qian's literary images and enhancing her literary productivity. More important, Qian Xi's strategies of using spirit writing to stimulate her literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
...-portrait—its “antisemiotic elements,” a phrase borrowed from James Elkins—are prominent. This picture thus conveniently partakes in the play's comedy of errors, for at times it cannot be fully or even partially recognized. Without discounting the representational potential of pictures and other ritual...
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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 (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... desirability of adapting the mortuary rituals outlined in the Liji 禮記 (Record of Rites) and the Yili 儀禮 (Book of Rites and Ceremony) to the particular circumstances of the present, it is clear that they did not agree about the specific forms this adaptation should produce. 11 The frequency with which...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 34–65.
Published: 01 April 2018
... grappled with the problems presented by the deceptiveness of appearance. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Han political culture classical revival ritual manners body as sign This article examines the connection between men's appearance and political careers in Han China. The...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 7–33.
Published: 01 April 2020
... according to the adoption or loss of ritual standards. According to legend, its founding ruler, Wu Taibo 吳太伯 (ca. thirteenth century BCE), was the eldest son of the Grand King (Taiwang 太王), a predynastic Zhou leader. Wu Taibo and his younger brother Zhongyong 仲雍 are said to have fled the realm and settled...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 476–480.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the Northern Song palaces at Bianliang 汴梁 (present-day Kaifeng). The propagandistic significance of the painting's symbolic subjects is evidently instrumental in the reification of the imperial rule under Shenzong. The centralization of power is maintained through proper rituals, and any changes to...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
... the Shi Identity .” In Text and Ritual in Early China , edited by Martin Kern , 194 – 226 . Seattle : University of Washington Press , 2005 . Schneewind, Sarah. 2019 . “ Peculiar Living Shrines and Yuan Governance as Background to Ming Populism .” Frontiers of History in China 14...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 487–491.
Published: 01 November 2019
... research on Wu Zetian's rise to political power already exists. 1 Unlike these other works that focus on the political and ritual mechanics of how Empress Wu legitimated her rule, Doran's interest is in discourse and the gendered mechanics of representing women who stepped outside the ritually defined...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2020
... frugality and disparagement of ritual as excessive and wasteful. The implied skepticism toward the ornaments of culture leads, not surprisingly, to the praise of “barbarian simplicity.” Daoist writings also question the meanings of ritual and textual traditions and present sages divested of the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 491–501.
Published: 01 November 2020
... studies offer quite a few new insights: the historical caesura of the “ritual revolution,” the importance of Zuozhuan texts for teaching and the “art of speaking,” and so on. But despite the claim that “the last century or so has brought genuine advances in our understanding of the Annals and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Transition in Chinese History , edited by Paul Jakov Smith and Richard von Glahn , 329 – 73 . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Asia Center , 2003 . Ye Ye 葉曄 . “ Mingdai liyue zhidu yu yuezhangti ciqu” 明代禮樂制度與樂章體詞曲 ( Ming Dynasty Ritual Music and Hymn-Style Ci Song Lyrics and Sanqu...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 236–238.
Published: 01 April 2021
... in textual form, as well as its social, ritual, political, and intellectual implications. Her dissertation, “Playing Roles: Literati, Playwrights, and Female Performers in Yuan Theater” (2019), investigates how Yuan zaju drama reshaped Chinese culture by bridging the gap between inherently oral...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 April 2016
... strictly follow Confucian rituals and propriety, or li 禮, thereby bringing order and harmony to domestic life, and in turn are rewarded with Confucian prosperity, marked by fertility (including, especially, giving birth to a good son) and longevity. Shrews, by contrast, form a central target for...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., the patterning of emotion-induced verbalizations comes to embody the state of governance. In the Great Preface, the word wen is also strongly associated with the visual aspect of ritual practices. For this reason, the author argues that the Book of Poetry [hereafter the Poetry ] “values...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 383–411.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... Shanghai : Shangwu yinshuguan , 1954 . Guo Qitao . Ritual Opera and Mercantile Lineage: The Confucian Transformation of Popular Culture in Late Imperial Huizhou . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2005 . Hanan, Patrick . The Chinese Short Story: Studies in Dating, Authorship...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 275–330.
Published: 01 November 2019
... (Classic of Documents), despite the striking similarities both in content (many of these speeches are primarily concerned with the importance of virtue and ritual in governance and are often direct remonstrances by a high official to his superior, the sovereign of the state) and in forms of phonorhetorical...