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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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 241–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of 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...
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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 (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 (2017) 4 (1): 160–179.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and 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 (2018) 5 (1): 34–65.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Li , and David Schaberg , trans. Zuo Tradition . 3 vols. Seattle : University of Washington Press , 2016 . Eno, Robert . The Confucian Creation of Heaven: Philosophy and the Defense of Ritual Mastery . Albany : State University of New York Press , 1990 . Fan Ye 范曄 . Hou...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that it played a strong role in determining the objects the family chose to bury with their dead, apart from the general expectation that these objects include offertory vessels. In part, this is because the classical ritual liturgies are much more focused on the choreographed manipulation of objects...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 422–428.
Published: 01 November 2021
... title refers precisely to such historical “applicability” or “adaptability.” 5. The authors cite a sampling of Western scholars supposed to have subscribed to this idea of early Chinese ritual as “rule book,” but regardless of whether the listed scholars are in fact guilty of such a blanket...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 7–33.
Published: 01 April 2020
... landscape. 4 Wu is an especially interesting case, especially if we measure culture 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 371–398.
Published: 01 November 2021
... were still under construction. In the early and high Qing, Han officials governing southern border regions like Taiwan and Yunnan explicitly sought to transform local non-Han populations into “civilized” people, instructing them in Chinese ritual norms such as female seclusion and chaste widowhood. 14...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., with details of banners taking up much of the second stanza ( shua hai'er 耍孩兒) and features of the ritual weaponry discussed through most of the third ( wusha 五煞, fifth from coda). The narrator's presentation of events solely in terms of a village local's presumed knowledge of familiar daily items creates...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 522–528.
Published: 01 November 2023
... is possessed not only by exemplary scholars but also by those of low reputation. Wang Dun's 王敦 (266–324) calmness, for example, was mocked for reflecting his lack of insight. In chapter 6, “On Ritual and Mourning,” Chen analyzes the relationship between ritual and sincerity in the context of the scholars...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 491–501.
Published: 01 November 2020
... piety is the beginning of ritual” (Wen 2, 477). Mere translation does not suffice to make clear what these utterances mean. They would require extensive commentaries in order to be properly understood, and such commentaries, in turn, would require studies in conceptual history. Zuo Tradition...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 476–480.
Published: 01 November 2020
... in specific buildings in 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 170–194.
Published: 01 April 2022
...), Shi 詩 (Poems), San li 三禮 (Three Ritual Texts), Chunqiu 春秋 (Spring and Autumn Annals), Zuo zhuan 左傳 (Zuo Tradition), Gongyang zhuan 公羊傳 (Gongyang Tradition), Guliang zhuan 穀梁傳 (Guliang Tradition), Lunyu , and the Xiaojing 孝經 (Classic of Filial Piety) 18 —the full set of works from which...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 131–169.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., and formative power. 28 Next, Cultural Memory relies on repeated acts of memorization , that is, in the temporal structure of ritual: It is generally accepted that the poetic form has the mnemotechnical aim of capturing the unifying knowledge in a manner that will preserve it. Also familiar...
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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
... and then eloquently defends Xiongnu customs when he confronts the new Han representative ( Shiji 110.2898–2904). His speech is an implicit challenge to the notion of the universal applicability of Chinese ritual principles. Empathetic understanding of cultural others is ultimately the seed of a culture's critical...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
... kinds of audiences but also, in the process, developed new functionalities. As the articles demonstrate, in doing so the genre often broke down boundaries between popular, ritual, court, and literati realms; between indigenous and foreign practitioners; between musical, literary, and communicative uses...