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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
... explores the acute malleability of the Other during the violent and chaotic Taiping Civil War and in its aftermath. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Taiping Civil War political discourses identity the third category self as an other 25. Wang, “Zhou ran,” in ibid., 64...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 34–59.
Published: 01 April 2020
... perfect agreement between intention and action; in other words, he is a person of “transparency” ( xian 顯). This ideal is portrayed in the letter both conceptually and stylistically. The boldest claim in this second letter is an offer to exchange capitals and territories between the two dynasties. As...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 167–191.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Liangyu 秦良玉 (?–1648) of the Shizhu 石砫 territory in Sichuan joined the pacification campaign against roving bandits and later received imperial recognition. At the other extreme, they are presented as rebels who resist imperial rule. For example, in the Wanli reign of the Ming, chieftain Yang Yinglong 楊應龍...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 289–311.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the appeals of Shi's poetic memoir lies in the author's deliberate fusing of subtle/classical sentiments with public/modern concerns. As this article demonstrates, while Shi's poems embody an implicit metaphorical quality, his self-commentaries are often down-to-earth and self-referential, creating a...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Press 2017 “poems on photographs of the self” (ziti xiaozhao) self as other alterity temporality In spring 1903, a young Zhou Shuren 周樹人 (later known as Lu Xun 鲁迅 [1881–1936]) had a photograph taken of himself in Japan. He wore a military-style jacket, with his queue recently cut off—an...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
... observation is consistent with Daiyu's subsequent portrayal as a skilled player of the qin 琴, that meditative solo instrument that seeks out, often in vain, a listener who can truly understand its sound. In chapter 5, Wu examines how late imperial literati self-consciousness evolved through reading...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
... compositions. Lin Zhiyang teases his brother-in-law with feigned concern that the examination essays that won Tang the title of tanhua may have been discharged along with other impurities. But if Tang Ao is indeed to become an immortal, his immortality, as the cathartic effect of the magic plant suggests...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
... loosely refers to Sanskrit gāthā . In other, older contexts, most notably that of sutra literature, jisong is readily understood as a combination of jita 偈他 (a transliteration of gāthā ) and song (a native Chinese word) and was how the Chinese referred to the gatha found in Buddhist sutras...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
... ): 165 – 88 . Li Xiusheng 李修生 , ed. Ershisi shi quan yi: Yuanshi 二十四史全譯:元史 ( The Complete Twenty-Four Histories Translated: The History of the Yuan ). 6 vols. Shanghai : Hanyu dacidian chubanshe , 2004 . Lian, Xinda . “ How Does an Objective Correlative Objectify? West Lake as the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... blossoms. On the flank of the Hall of Seeking Obscurity is a single path of flowering crab apple trees, planted in a row like hibiscus hedges. Their positioning and placement are very charming. As for other spots and locales, I will not take the time to chronicle them all, since there is an illustrated...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... discussed examples such as Lu Zhi's sanqu song set to the tune “Chenzui dongfeng” with the title “Duijiu” 對酒 (Facing Wine) and other songs written to express a writer's personal emotions through an analogy with the cultivation of an inner elixir. Authors such as Lu Zhi transformed Daoist ideas into...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 7–33.
Published: 01 April 2020
... representation. It focuses on three issues: (1) Who is the barbarian? Using Lu's dealings with the eastern Yi domains as case studies, the author explores how representation of cultural others is inseparable from cultural self-definition. Similarities and shared roots seem to have generated the impetus for...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2020
... from opposite sides demonstrate how othering is a reversible process. Postwar representations show deeper ambiguities as even fantasies sometimes fail to yield absolute distinctions of “us” and “them.” In one memorable tale, Taiping rebels were one-time students of an unwitting scholar in their...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 November 2019
... presenting Kangxi as an admirer of Taizong. But compiling the Complete Tang Poetry , the Pei wen yun fu , and other imperially commissioned manuals for understanding and using rhymes in poetry would be a diversion from his political agenda. The numerous literary projects commissioned by Kangxi can hardly...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
... recommendation is derived from a genre of Buddhist meditation, the “white bone contemplations” ( baigu guan 白骨觀), in which one visualizes his body as a skeleton (the truth) without the flesh (the illusion) that is subject to decay. 81 When one masters this view of self, he can extend the vision to others and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
... prostitution—as was truly the case in Qing China. Brothels were major private enterprises that supported other businesses such as restaurants, opium dens, and teahouses; they generated income for an extensive entertainment industry; they benefited people who performed such jobs as making the shoes that...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 1–28.
Published: 01 November 2014
... kept pregnant maidservants at her home was true, it fits with other episodes in Chinese history in which the death of an emperor was accompanied by attempts to take advantage of pregnant consorts by naming one of the newborn sons as heir apparent. Recall the case of Jin 金 emperor Zhangzong 章宗 (reigned...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
... interpretation. But other elements in the textual portrait cannot be fully captured by words. The latter apparently fascinated Tang Xianzu, for he explained the source of inspired writing by comparing a writer to a painter. In The Peony Pavilion , the ambiguous and unfinished pictorial marks in Du Liniang's self...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 April 2021
... preferred way to demonstrate their talent and an alternative venue to find meanings outside the often troubling Confucian ideal of “ordering the world.” The gradual shift of focus from obligation to the state to the self as the bond between the state and literati loosened in the Yuan dynasty 13 was...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 92–133.
Published: 01 April 2015
... appropriate, but this almost seems coincidental. The allusion comes across more as a demonstration of literary skill than as an assertion of self. As it is for many of his Falling Blossoms verses, Shen's presence seems to be mediated by the artfulness of his craft. We turn to the original recipient of...