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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... position of (moralist, political, or intellectual) sincerity, we tend to stop short of grappling with the “authenticity and viability” of our own theoretical frameworks regarding the subjects under critique. It has become a commonplace to criticize the uneven development of discursive agency in Chinese...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Thomas J. Mazanec Abstract This article combines qualitative and quantitative methods to rethink the literary history of late medieval China (830–960 CE). It begins with an overview of exchange poetry in the Tang dynasty and its role in the construction of the poetic subject, namely, the poetic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... and technical complexity. To the extent that such praise is responding to something specific in Wang's poems, they present a fine opportunity to investigate precisely how a lyric subjectivity is constructed on the basis of the limited poetic vocabulary afforded by stock themes, archetypal characters...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 92–133.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Peter C. Sturman Abstract The renowned artist Shen Zhou (1427–1509) began to explore the theme of falling blossoms as a subject for poetry, painting, and calligraphy in his very late years. The theme stands out both for the number of times Shen Zhou worked on it and for the quality of the poems...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 444–480.
Published: 01 November 2015
... prosody (four syllables per line) and prosaic prosody (six syllables per line) combine in parallel prose to form a syntax free of spatiotemporal markers, which in turn opens up an array of creative possibilities for the reader based on his or her individual subjectivity. The text used to demonstrate this...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 233–257.
Published: 01 November 2016
... developed an interest in Western literary criticism before entering Tsinghua University, where he absorbed more ideas about Western literature. With the support of department head Yang Zhensheng 楊振聲 (1890–1956), he planned a new curriculum in 1928, in an attempt to make literature in his concept a subject...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 312–334.
Published: 01 November 2016
... implications of “poems on photographs of the self” ( ziti xiaozhao 自題小照) and the issue of temporality involved in the confrontation with a self-image and subsequent writing about the image. Second, it focuses on the issue of the self as other, as well as fractures and the instability of modern subjectivity as...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 357–399.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., the content and style of these essays have been the subject of considerable scholarly scrutiny, but this has drawn out divergent views. Scholars in Japan have done an admirable job of tracing down the sources of some of the essays, although their interpretation was not without controversy there...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
... this milieu, which features an array of characters rarely described before in fiction in such detail: yamen functionaries and other working or idle underlings, including clerks, runners, servants, entertainers, laborers, and beggars. The most down-and-out characters resemble the subject of one of the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): iii–vi.
Published: 01 November 2014
... English translation, a Chinese scholar learns about Western scholarship on the subject as well as the expectations and conventions of English scholarly writing. The Chinese author gains by having a Western coauthor who will incorporate Western scholarship as well as his or her own insights into the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... reassembles the lexical segments within the spatiotemporal-logical framework of modern syntax. Typically, he labels the parts of speech of the segments and then defines a line type based on their syntactical relationship. 23 Syntax, a notion originating in Western grammar, denotes the structure of subject...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2015
... pursuing an inquiry about this subject, we can hardly sidestep the problem of “modernity,” even if the actual term is not invoked. However, we do not proceed from the assumption that modernity is inherently associated with visuality or an image-dominant culture in breaking away from what is often deemed to...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 573–576.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Prosody in Yongming Style Poems 永明詩律研究 (2015). PAULA VARSANO is associate professor of Chinese literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She specializes in classical poetry and poetics from the third through the eleventh centuries, with particular interest in literature and subjectivity, the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 203–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... thought, the fashioning of literary subjectivities, the politics of archaism, and the classicist intervention with history. Although the contributors each demonstrate a distinct theoretical training and methodological choice, they share the conviction that classical-style poetry is a dynamic genre capable...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 429–447.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to 1999 into two periods: the first from the 1950s through the 1970s, and the second from the 1980s to the present. 1 The subject of this article, the incorporation of contemporary classical poetry into literary history, mainly involves the first period. Since scholars in China and abroad have...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Nonetheless, the portrait is unusual. For although Tang refers to Liniang's likeness as a danqing ji 丹青記 (painterly record) ( MDT 1.6; PP 2), thus emphasizing its accuracy, the picture is subject to misidentification throughout the play. 2 In various ways, after all, Tang delineates Liniang's image...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... reprints to an online digital archive, greatly expanding the potential for innovative approaches and new research questions. 5 Therefore, both recent scholarship and the availability of sources make possible a comparative perspective in which to locate the subject of my study. As I will demonstrate below...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ronald Egan Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 In this special issue devoted to Song Dynasty literature and culture, it hardly comes as a surprise that three of the eight articles take the indomitable Su Shi as their subject. To say that Su Shi is a towering figure of the age seems...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 180–207.
Published: 01 April 2017
...) brought into existence by six corresponding senses ( liugen 六根). 16 By adding this jing label, Buddhists express a worldview different from those held by Confucians and Daoists. To Buddhists, all the so-called objective phenomena are mere mental presentations. Given this strong subjective...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
... depicts, instead of calling attention to the reality of the medium through which 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...