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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 195–224.
Published: 01 April 2022
... perspectives in order to account for the importance of space to humanity. Meanwhile, space/place has been a fairly prominent subject in the study of medieval China. This essay contrasts Western general and local theories and Sinological studies to show their divergent and overlapping concerns...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 448–470.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Kowloon as a place of exile in Chinese history and the lyrical symbolism of its representation in the compilation's classical poetry. More than merely a commemoration to a long-lost past, Chen's efforts instigated a collective response from loyalist scholars that created a literary space in early...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 383–411.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Ariel Fox Abstract This article explores the changing depiction of the merchant and the mercantile in the early Qing. A figure of much anxiety and mistrust in the late imperial imagination, the traveling merchant moves things out of their proper place—through both his movement of goods across space...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2022
... surveys the expansive terrain of what she separates into two categories of spatiality, “general theories” and “local theories,” and their potential for application to Chinese examples from the medieval period. She notes the distinction between space (a geometrically quantified raw material) and place...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 56–90.
Published: 01 April 2017
... placed indoors, face-to-face on the same side of the window, where they can speak tête-à-tête. Hence the same window sanctions a different voyeuristic reading. It is no longer unilateral, as in palace-style poetry, in which a space passively awaits, without any voice, being read by outside spectators...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
...) and supervise an extensive reconstruction of the estate. 3 Over a year later, they completed the renovations. This place, named Huanshang cun 洹上村 (lit., the village facing the Huan River), became the primary space of Yuan Kewen's emotional investment for the remainder of his life. In this article I examine...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 371–398.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the words they contain, just as a building's architecture signifies independently of the conversations that take place within its rooms. The editors of the Nei ze yanyi and the Xiao jing yanyi used spatial organization and page layout to make space for new interpretations of their source texts...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and images without imposing upon the two media any preconceived hierarchical or causal relationship. However, the shared title guarantees little more than the coincidence of subject, and the divergence between the poems and paintings on the same place derives from the different sense of time and space...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 43–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
.... / Contemplating the scenes [ fujing ], he is reluctant to leave this purely fine place 撫景戀清嘉.” In his study on the late Ming gentry's relation with Buddhism, Timothy Brook points out that their interest in monastic spaces was not necessarily inspired by religion but was attributed to a cultural context...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
... it comes into being in the first place. Next to the pictorial doorway is the face of a painted Western-style pendulum clock that appears to belong to a slightly different space. Not subject to the linear perspective that governs the main body of the painting, it stands out and demands special attention...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... on excursions ( youlan shi 遊覽詩), some scholars have increasingly taken note of the finer distinctions characterizing the poetics of place and space, devoting entire studies to the enduring themes of exile, frontier, separation, and climbing high, as well as the boudoir, temples, and ruins—studying...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 313–338.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... Set in nature, this preferred place differs from the urban mode of living as well as such artificially constructed spaces as estates and gardens. 51 An increasingly heightened awareness of urban life and landscape, especially in the political center of the capital, 52 forms an important...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of song lyrics about his garden. These song lyrics depict Aromal Arbor as a social space for banquets and a gathering place for a community of northern refugees and their allies. Xiang's song lyrics comprise the first layer of texts that memorialize the garden as a “space of resistance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 289–311.
Published: 01 November 2016
... experienced the first big storm of his life, a literary battle with the legendary writer Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936). As a result, Shi lost his “space for survival” in the Shanghai literary world, but fortunately his background in both modern and traditional education provided him with resilience. Indeed, one...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... inscriptions produced elsewhere in Northern Song China. It is the grave goods, rather than the tombs, that operate in the gray space between normative expectation and individual adaptation that constitutes the domain of the emotive. Three qualities recur with sufficient frequency across the various...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 95–118.
Published: 01 April 2018
... seen in these specimens can be used to describe the Xikun group as a whole. This is not only because of Yang Yi's and Liu Yun's central place in the group and in the creation of the Xikun anthology but also, more important, because the yongshi and yongwu are the two most important genres in which...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 225–255.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of the actor may very well open up additional layers of meaning. In addition, in theater, though in theory it could take place anywhere, typically, mature theatrical traditions demarcate certain sites as “theatrical space” either because of repeated use of the same space or because of reliance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
... couplet Li Shangyin separates from the cicada and complains that he, a low-level official, has to drift from place to place restlessly, alluding to a story from Zhanguo ce 戰國策 (Strategies of the Warring States; 5th–3rd century BC), where a wooden figurine is warned it will one day float away...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of humaneness ( ren 仁) and righteousness ( yi 義), because they were able to achieve self-realization in adversity. He thus expands the scope of Confucian values to be more open and inclusive. Moreover, Zhong first constructs a universal community of writers across time, space, and the limit of his personal...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., and the cultural milieu of Hangzhou. Yet, at the same time, her poetic self-constructions also provide glimpses into unique dimensions of her subjectivity. Ling Zhiyuan is paradoxically similar to and different from other young women of her place and time. Her poetry collection offers an exemplary case study...
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