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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 November 2021
... level. See Yang G., “Tidao yu chengren,” 129 . Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 cumulative structure adding parallelism sensuous language spatial form in literature “Chuang Tzu never knew he was a ‘Taoist,’” says A. C. Graham. 1 Actually Zhuangzi never knew he...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 492–503.
Published: 01 November 2019
... © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Senses of the City , a multidisciplinary collection of essays about Hangzhou, the “temporary” capital during the Southern Song dynasty, might better be called Discontents of the Sensuous City: Ambivalent Engagements with Hangzhou . Although...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
... in their dream, while Jia Rui loses his life before he can get out of the mirror, the alternative land of illusion : Jia Rui is given the frightening message that “a beauty is a skeleton.” Baoyu, in contrast, is presented with a most sensuous woman, in the hopes that he will grasp the illusory nature of love...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 180–207.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Perspectives on Western and Chinese Literary Criticism . Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press , 2002 . Cai, Zong-qi . “ The Early Philosophical Discourse on Language and Reality and Lu Ji's and Liu Xie's Theories of Literary Creation .” Frontiers of Literary Studies in China 5 , no. 4 ( 2011...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2023
... Annotations and Modern Language Translation ). Taipei : Taiwan shangwu yinshuguan , 1982 . Hou Han Shu 後漢書 ( History of the Later Han ). Vol. 8 . Beijing : Zhonghua shuju , 1982 . Hu Changji 胡昌基 . Xu zuili shi xi 續檇李詩係 ( More Poems from Jiaxing, the Land of Plums ). 1911 edition. https...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... According to Su'an, too many plays on contemporary affairs ( shiju 時劇) fail to sufficiently foreground their main characters. In his view, this narratological problem undercuts the dramatic genre's intrinsic advantage: its extensive use of poetic language. Although Su'an recognizes the lowly origins...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of initiation: after reading mythical texts and enjoying sensuous feasts, music, and dance, the hero is lectured on his own psychology and given a divine maiden with whom to consummate marriage. In Fairy Disenchantment's words, the purpose of this rite is to remove his eccentricity (or to remove yiyin...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... in different languages, it does not follow that there are certain nameable, universal “basic emotions.” 34 What are shared are, at best, genetic components of emotions, “characteristic autonomic and endocrine system states” that are distinctively configured and interpreted in various cultural contexts. 35...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 379–402.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of the passage. This strategy of introducing verses into vernacular narratives may be influenced by contemporary dramatic art. The sensuous language of the song lyric—“among flowers and under the moonlight” ( huaqian yuexia ) and setting the climax of emotion “at dusk” ( huanghun )—creates a poetical atmosphere...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... audience. By including the poems within his paintings, Chen justified the radical pictorial representation of emotion in his painting, drawing on the power of language to enable, enhance, and sometimes even sanction the expressive power of his pictorial compositions. Su Shi, the key figure in the Song...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
... a mixture of both Oriental and Occidental artifacts and impresses Chinese visitors with her apparently effortless command of Chinese language, poetry, and classics. Her image rendered in the European mimetic mode seems to lend more credibility to her existence. Interestingly enough, this European beauty...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 341–370.
Published: 01 November 2021
...: The Sensuous Appearance and Emptiness of Plum in the Golden Vase ). Beijing : Zhonghua shuju , 2019 . Hanan, Patrick . “ Sources of the Chin P'ing Mei .” Asia Major 10 , no. 1 ( 1963 ): 23 – 67 . Hanan, Patrick “ Text of the Chin P'ing Mei .” Asia Major 9 , no. 1 ( 1962 ): 1...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 April 2022
... and gender studies, examining why specific arguments on women and language, genres studied, and theoretical underpinnings did not hold significant relevance to the study of similar issues when applied to women's writing in pre-twentieth-century China. Yet certain concepts were highly fruitful in critical...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 47–78.
Published: 01 April 2022
... brand is the laying bare—in plain analytical language—of the mechanism of Chinese poetics, long grudgingly guarded as some ineffable ( zhike yihui buke yanchuan 只可意會不可言傳) secret. In fact, this was precisely the kind of question posed by the pioneers in their early experimentation with close reading...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 26–56.
Published: 01 April 2016
...), for example, which recur in several poems spanning the years 1810–25, are given a particularly masterful inflection in the subtly despairing tone of Poem #96. 4 Shirleen Wong has suggested that their “considerably quieter and more restrained . . . language” has led critics to place many of the poems...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 April 2023
... on Zhangwu zhi as part of late Ming “specialized discourse on objects,” in Superfluous Things . 32. Wen, Zhangwu zhi , 38–39 . Wen does not explain his recommendations. Many anecdotes circulated about the sensuous and seductive beauty of Yang Guifei 楊貴妃 (719–756), favorite consort of Tang...
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