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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 (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 (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 (2018) 5 (1): 34–65.
Published: 01 April 2018
... he did just the opposite, “elaborately cultivating his appearance and flaunting his dignity and gravity in their faces” 盛修容貌,以威嚴加之. Feng Shen's love of ritual was too strong, and he clung to his old ways ( HS 79.3306–7). References Ban Gu 班固 . Hanshu 漢書 ( History of the Han ). Beijing...
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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
...-Reguer on discussions of mourning ritual in Ying Shao's 應劭 (ca. 153–196) 1 Fengsu tongyi 風俗通義 would in some ways fit equally well alongside the discussions of filial piety in the first section, but the focus in this essay is not on accounts of unfilial behavior per se but on thinking through...
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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
...: [As] That Great Han descends from the cart, 那大漢下的車, the crowd engages in the ritual of bowing; 衆人施禮數, [and] That Great Han peers out at the people as though nothing is there. 那大漢覷得人如無物。 A group of village elders extend their feet and stretch their waists [in prostration], 衆鄉老展腳舒腰拜, That Great Han...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 491–501.
Published: 01 November 2020
... 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 Zuozhuan ” (xxiv...
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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 (2020) 7 (2): 476–480.
Published: 01 November 2020
...-monochrome landscape acquired new meanings during the Northern Song as an integral part of court ritual, culture, and politics” (233). The genre has become “a medium of negotiated relations” (233) between the various members of the court and the state, including emperors and ministers, court academy painters...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 131–169.
Published: 01 April 2022
.... Earlier, Wang, From Ritual to Allegory , 73–114 , had proposed to read a series of five poems on King Wen 文 in the “Da ya” 大雅 (Major Court Hymns) section of the Shijing as the epic of King Wen (in Wang's coinage, the “Weniad”). It should be noted, however, that in sheer scope, the poetic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 487–491.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Sphere Constructed by Empress Wu (Rome: Istituto Italiano per Il Medio Ed Estremo Oriente, Ecole Française d'Extrême-Orient, 1988); and Norman H. Rothschild, “Rhetoric, Ritual, and Support Constituencies in the Political Authority of Wu Zhao, Woman Emperor of China” (PhD diss., Brown University, 2003...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2020
...) in Shiji , the Han envoy Zhonghang Yue 中行說 defects to the Xiongnu 匈奴 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...
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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...
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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...