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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Patricia Sieber Abstract This article examines two key texts from early fourteenth-century Hangzhou to explore how they shaped the process of textualization of a new genre, the so-called sanqu songs. The article argues that both of these texts, the seminal anthology of the genre, the Yangchun...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Wenbo Chang Abstract This article investigates how sanqu composition modifies the social contract of poetic composition in how a text is mediated between authorship and social identity, through a close analysis of Jia Zhongming's sanqu songs written in the supplement to The Register of Ghosts...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Patricia Sieber Abstract This article proposes a new typology of the sanqu corpus. The discussion analyzes a cross section of sanqu songs in terms of how they engaged with language registers, on the one hand, and how they recontextualized existing motifs and media, on the other. Specifically...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Ye Ye; Erxin Wang Abstract When examining songs in Chinese literature, we can distinguish among literary, musical, and communal aspects of their circulation. Sanqu songs became popular in the form of musical texts in the Yuan and Ming dynasties, but the ci song lyrics, by the Southern Song dynasty...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Patricia Sieber Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Arguably, sanqu 散曲 songs may be the most misunderstood lyrical genre in the Chinese literary corpus...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 163–202.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Patricia Sieber; Mario De Grandis; Ke Wang; Hui Yao; Jingying Gao; Ian McNally; Xu Yichun; Jenn Marie Nunes Abstract This article consists of an introduction by Patricia Sieber and six short essays on translation approaches together with actual translations of sanqu songs by Mario De Grandis, Ke...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 12–30.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and 1960s, which culminated in his 1969 article “Gendai sankyoku no kenkyū” (A Study of the Sanqu Songs of the Yuan Period). In this long and highly original article, Tanaka first traced the origin of sanqu back to the tradition of vernacular ci of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries that resulted...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 139–162.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Tian Yuan Tan Abstract This article explores the textual world and functionalities of sanqu songs in relation to the court milieu. The imperial court is not usually considered a natural habitat for the sanqu genre, best known for its portrayal of “disengagement” and “retirement” from official life...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 89–112.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Jaehyuk Lee Abstract Zhang Kejiu occupies an important position in the history of sanqu (colloquial song). Not only does the sheer volume of his sanqu songs account for one-fifth of the extant sanqu songs, but his significance also lies in the unique style of his songs. In particular, his sanqu...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
... a humorous strand of sanqu 散曲 songs. A group of these works center on limitations in the presentation or comprehension of performance. 2 Misunderstandings range from comedic misconstrual of objects or absurd misreadings of text to ironic critique of actors, both dramatic and political. In Sui Jingchen's...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 236–238.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and historiography, text and performance, and cross-cultural literary interactions. He is the author of Songs of Contentment and Transgression: Discharged Officials and Literati Communities in Sixteenth-Century North China (2010) and A Critical Edition of the Sanqu Songs by Kang Hai (1475–1541) with Notes and Two...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 175–202.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of song from China's past. In this respect, it is important to stress that the collection was preceded not only by two prefaces in which Zang discoursed on the nature of the plays (now reprinted in standard modern editions) but also, following the table of contents, by a host of earlier writings on zaju...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 8–42.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Jin's lyrical paintings still extant today, we can take Jiuge tu juan 九歌圖卷 (Painting on the Nine Songs) and Guxian shiyi tu juan 古賢詩意圖卷 (Lyrical Painting on the Poems by the Worthies of the Past) as representative. The first is a brush painting on paper measuring 26.5 cm (vertically) by 53,418 cm...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Wu 修竹塢) Wen Jia Yanmen 雁門 Sao -song Seven-Treasure Waterfall (Qibao Quan 七寶泉) Xu Chu 許初 Gaoyang 高陽 poem Washing Inkstone Pond (Xiyan Chi 洗硯池) Wang Zhideng 王穉登 Taiyuan 太原 poem Forestry Cottage Cave (Linwu Dong 林屋洞) Qian Gui 錢貴 poem Wen Boren 文伯仁 Spring Sightseeing...
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