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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 137–174.
Published: 01 April 2016
... under the guise of the Six Classics authored by Confucius, as a body of sacred documents explaining the mandates of former rulers or the induction between the celestial and the human. Also containing genealogies of sacred rulers, legends and ancient histories, astronomical and geographical knowledge...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 448–470.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as a tribute to the adherents of the Song dynasty 宋 (960–1279) that sought refuge in Kowloon more than six centuries before. The poetic odes to Sung Wong Toi, compiled in the 1917 collection Song tai qiu chang 宋臺秋唱 (Autumn Chants on the Terrace of the Song Emperors), construct a dialectical tension between...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 336–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... examination candidate Zhang Fei to learn the ancient dao from the classics. The dao is “what people like the Duke of Zhou, Confucius, and Mencius had always been practicing”; the wenzhang is “what the Six Classics record and still holds true today.” 43 In his response to Zu Wuze's 祖無擇 (1011–1085...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 289–308.
Published: 01 November 2014
... that this “rites record” from the wall of Kongzi's residence was the Li gu jing 禮古經 (Ancient Classic of the Rites) in fifty-six juan 卷 15 recorded in the ritual section of the “Yiwen zhi” of the Hanshu . 16 It is hard to put much stock in Wang's argument, however, not least because the “Yiwen zhi...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 306–335.
Published: 01 November 2017
... antiquity, taking the Two Emperors and Three Kings as his foundation, and the six classics and four teachings as his ancestral teacher. 22 From this height, he surpassed all others and was the first to chant the “literature of antiquity”; he prevailed over the restless flow of confusion and opened up...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 471–474.
Published: 01 November 2016
... her PhD at Princeton University. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1982, she was curator of the Gest Oriental Library and East Asian Collections at Princeton. Chang is the author of The Evolution of Chinese Tz'u Poetry: From Late Tang to Northern Sung (1980), Six Dynasties Poetry (1986...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 573–576.
Published: 01 November 2015
...: Culture, Creativity, and Rhetoric in Wenxin diaolong (2001), Chinese Aesthetics: The Ordering of Literature, the Arts, and the Universe in the Six Dynasties (2004), and How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology (2008). He is cofounding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Chinese Literature...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 275–330.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the actors involved in the cosmological framework that provide the models for ritual: Heaven and Earth, the six types of qi 氣, the five agents, the five flavors, the five colors, and the five notes. Zitaishu explains that these all are supported by ritual to create love and hatred, pleasure and anger...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 155–185.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Summaries groups a total of 13,296 scrolls in the imperial library collections under seven subject headings or “disciplines,” if you will: (1) the “Six Arts” or Classics; (2) philosophical masterworks; (3) verse; (4) military works; (5) treatises on the technical and quantitative arts, including divination...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 66–94.
Published: 01 April 2018
... to argue that musical and ethical considerations were important factors in the waxing and waning of those genres. By the mid-Tang, and perhaps much earlier, the musical system for Han and Six Dynasties yuefu poetry had been lost. Citing poems, critical writings, and histories of such poets as Shen Yue...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 339–381.
Published: 01 November 2020
... literary forms is an endeavor as old as Chinese literary criticism itself. During the Six Dynasties, the formative era of literary and art criticism, such codifying endeavors were all the rage, culminating in a series of amazing achievements not superseded by later critics. 3 The greatest...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 34–65.
Published: 01 April 2018
... next is described as follows: “When [Gongsun Hong] was summoned to the court for an audience [with the emperor], he appeared very handsome. He was appointed Academician” 召入見,狀貌甚麗,拜為博士 ( SJ 112.2949). Gongsun Hong's political career was thus launched. Six years later, he became chancellor and served...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 91–128.
Published: 01 April 2017
... the Han 漢 (202 BCE—220 CE)—110 literary anthologies were produced in the Six Dynasties 六朝 (normally 220–589) as recorded in the Sui book catalog. Among these, Wenxuan 文選 (Selections of Refined Literature) and Yutai xinyong 玉臺新詠 (New Songs from a Jade Terrace) preserved a large number of literary works...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 444–480.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the characteristics of four-six prose beautifully, though he himself advocated the use of the classical essay and opposed the use of four-six prose. The important thing to point out here is that, regardless of what types of criticism parallel prose may have faced historically, it is still a wonderful genre...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 203–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... into three schools, all of which in one way or another proposed an antiquarian agenda of emulating the ancients. The neoancient school, led by poets such as Wang Kaiyun 王愷運 (1833–1916) and Deng Fulun 鄧輔綸 (1828–93), stressed their affinity to the styles of the Han 漢 (202 BCE–220 CE), Wei 魏 (220–265), and Six...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of ping tones in the three collections is higher than what is expected in random tonal arrangement. To Song, this statistical abnormality indicates that the period between the Later Han and the early Six dynasties was a transitional stage when new features of tonal prosody were incubated. Although tonal...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 186–215.
Published: 01 November 2014
... training in jueju 絕句 (quatrains), lüshi 律詩 (regulated verse), and shengti shi 省題詩, a type of poem improvised according to a topic assigned by the Shangshu Sheng 尚書省 (Department of State Affairs) in the form of liuyun pailü 六韻排律 (a form of pailü 排律 [extended regulated verse] comprising six rhymes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
...] These six lines reveal several methods of forming two-syllable combinations. First, there is one substantive word and one grammatical particle in two-syllable combination. In this poem there are seven such combinations: ge zhi 葛之, tan xi 覃兮, shi yu 施于, wei ye 維葉, yu fei 於飛, ji yu 集於, and qi...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 411–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... assignments as county magistrates. 31 That leaves Li Fangtai as the mostly likely match with Yiquan's “Fourth Brother Li.” According to the Qing dynasty Qing shilu 清實錄 (The Qing Veritable Records), Li Fangtai (courtesy name Tongyin 桐音) remained a bachelor in the Hanlin Academy for six years, and he...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2020
...經 (?–?), ten fascicles each of the Huang Kan and Chu Zhongdu 褚仲都 (?–?) commentaries, six fascicles of the Analects , and one fascicle each of the Lunyuyi 論語義 and Lunyuyin 論語音. 4 In the Confucian community in premodern Japan, the Analects was seen as an essential classic text, and thus...
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