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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 481–514.
Published: 01 November 2015
... breakthrough in the wugu form. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Du Fu 杜甫 (712–770) ancient-style pentasyllabic verse single prose line narrative rhythm poetry historical poetry prose within poetry Research concerning Du Fu's 杜甫 (712–770) various poetic styles has a long...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 444–480.
Published: 01 November 2015
... makes the prosody of parallel prose and that of five- and seven-syllable line poetry so different. They are two different types of structures. What defines parallel prose as parallel prose is applying the principles of poetry to the writing of prose. Poetry can be characterized as follows: “Single beats...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 339–381.
Published: 01 November 2020
... cosmological claims, enshrining it as the essence of the Dao. This line of reasoning is strictly adhered to by prominent prose critics of all persuasions and in all eras, from Liu Xie and Xiao Tong in the Six Dynasties to the Eight Masters of the Tang-Song prose, the Ming-Qing critic Fang Bao, and many others...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 256–272.
Published: 01 April 2022
... in this formatting seems at first to be straight classical prose, not particularly parallel at all. On encountering the lines beginning “In this ground where there is no need for thinking and worrying” and “Amidst unrecognition and unknowing,” it seems that we have found our first parallel section, so I have...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2023
... could easily incorporate into his poetry, as in the twenty-line poem of 1745 in which he faults the early historical records of Sima Qian 司馬遷 (145–86? BCE) and Ban Gu 班固 (32–92 CE) as beyond common sense and sometimes fictional. 14 But when his criticism required a detailed analysis with lengthy...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... innovative: again, judging from Tang collection titles, the few collections of Tang prose that survived to the Song were almost exclusively composed of public or official prose, and they were largely single-genre collections, such as memorials and edicts. Bibliographical records indicate that Tang literati...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., or node, represents a single anthology. 20 Each two anthologies that share at least one title are connected by a line, or edge. In figure 1 , edges are weighted by the percentage of titles shared between two anthologies. For example, Guwen guanjian 古文關鍵 (Key to Ancient-Style Prose) and Buduo ji 不多...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 297–335.
Published: 01 November 2023
... pass” are both alternative names for the immortal realm in religious Daoism. In adhering to the general structure of poems about wandering immortals, the line “He rests his feet at the spirit pass” is followed by a transition to describing the illumination to the truths of the spiritual way. While...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 275–330.
Published: 01 November 2019
... words discussed in the detailed phonorhetorical analyses that follow are shown in boldface throughout the phonetics, with line-by-line translation below. Each speech employs a number of distinct euphonic and phonorhetorical patterns, such as regular meter (often tetrasyllabic), perfect rhyme, he yun 合...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to sanqu songs. Such a line of inquiry is also relevant to the study of the survival of various forms of Chinese musical literature beyond their original environments. It also helps us think about the complex relationships between the musical and communal functions of ci song lyrics and sanqu songs...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 192–214.
Published: 01 April 2020
... their feet. 游人濯足聽 19 “How many layers of frontiers have we crossed? / Is there a place where I can see the capital from afar?” They have traveled deep into Manchuria's interior, far away from the capital, the inner core of the empire. In these outlandish parts, the line between the primitive...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 261–286.
Published: 01 November 2021
...之楷模. 44 On the surface, he shows respect for all four prominent literary figures, She Yue, Xie Tiao, Ren Fang, Lu Chui. But he also indicates recognition of the popular contemporary evaluation that considered Shen Yue famous for rhymed poetry and Ren Fang for his unrhymed prose. This is in line...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... But even if we speak strictly about so-called prose writing, we can say that Han fu , in its tendency to take the form of parallel paired lines, opened up the way for the meticulous attention to parallel syntax, fine phraseology, and the tonal regulation that would later characterize pianwen 駢文...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... creates an intraline rhythm arising from a regular recurrence of one or more rhythmic units within a single line. In Western and Chinese poetry alike, a rhythmic unit—usually called a “foot”—is made up of two or three syllables. So we have five major foot types of English poetry (iamb, trochee...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 279–305.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and was fined. Thus Su Shi's state of mind was very different from three years before, when he had been so pleased to receive a gift of the wine from Zhao Lingzhi. Therefore, when Su Shi copied out the “Spring Colors Wine Rhapsody” in 1094, the meaning he intended was much like what Du Fu meant in his line...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 131–169.
Published: 01 April 2022
... will expand my analysis from the perspective of “epic narrative.” In the case of Qu Yuan, this epic is not a single poem but a cluster of texts in both prose and poetry, including the Qu Yuan biography in Sima Qian's Shiji 史記, 48 the Lisao , and other associated texts, some of which are found...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 15–55.
Published: 01 April 2019
... becomes an aimlessly floating boat. The only signs of land are crows pilfering scraps of paper money to build nests. Su is reminded not only how distant his own home is but also how far he is from fulfilling his professional and filial duties. The penultimate line alludes to the third-century eccentric...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... In Chinese, toubi (to throw the pen, l. 5) is usually followed by congrong 從戎 (to take up arms)—representing the utmost a man of letters (Ch. wenren ; J. bunjin 文人) can do for his country. In line 6, Sōseki adroitly plays on two meanings of dao : road or path, and the Dao (the Way). Here, it could...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 26–56.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of human beings, he devotes them to two features of the physical landscape. The better known of these two (#8), dedicated to the Western Hills ( Xishan 西山), ends with the oft-quoted line, “Wordlessly, this mountain looks on [as I enter] the Central Plain” 此山不語看中原. The second, slightly less celebrated...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of calligraphy as a gift at all? Professor Yang delves into such questions and comes up with answers that will surprise most readers. The second article, by I Lo-fen, focuses on a single calligraphy scroll by Su Shi held today in the Jilin Provincial Museum. This is an unusual scroll, one in which Su Shi copied...