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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 225–255.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Patricia Sieber Abstract The essay provides a brief review of how certain approaches to theatricality evolved in response to particular theatrical archives or repertoires in non-Chinese contexts. It then considers a number of recent studies of Chinese drama and theater in light of the following...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 7. Yuan Hanyun in theatrical costume. Xinsheng 1, no. 2 (1923). More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 341–370.
Published: 01 November 2021
... daozi 拆白道字) comes from and how it relates to literary riddles that precede and follow this landmark sixteenth-century novel. Jin Ping Mei cihua enlarges the presentation and associations of riddles in fiction through its engagement with contemporaneous theatrical literature and the entertainment culture...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Karin Myhre Abstract Reading Sui Jingchen's song suite “Gaozu Returns to His Home Village” against early sources, this article explores how Sui's work selects and inverts the elements that ground definitive historical accounts of rulership to refashion a familiar narrative in a theatrical mode...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 175–202.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., the earliest printings from the fourteenth century were most likely based on lead performers' role texts, printed as aids for the audience. The author will also compare changes introduced into the texts by Ming theatrical agencies and their court performances, with the editorial policy of Li Kaixian, among...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 56–90.
Published: 01 April 2017
...-in-trade theatrical props embedded in its typological settings, against which all situations, occasions, and episodes are reenacted repeatedly. 6 Given the repository of these clichés and their conventional associations, those who are familiar with the ci' s spatially semiotic codes might well picture...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 435–441.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Theatrical Troupe, an almsgiver, and a yamen runner), the dan role type also plays three different characters (Liu Miaogu, a yamen runner, and a child). The most impressive supplementary materials included in this translation are its annotations and notes, amounting to 395 items and attached at the end...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2022
... and their writings in Manling Luo's article, Patricia Sieber gives us a similarly wide-ranging and thought-provoking survey of contemporary developments in theater studies with potential applicability to Chinese theatrical texts and performance studies. Taking note of the methodological pluralism that characterizes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Figure 7. Yuan Hanyun in theatrical costume. Xinsheng 1, no. 2 (1923). ...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., to be sure, but one that is entirely textual in nature. There is nothing visually representational or theatrically sensorial about it. Tomb inscriptions circulated as a genre of writing independently of their preservation in tombs. They were included in the collected writings of literati and interwoven...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
... with the literary techniques of the theater, the contemporaneous corpus of plays, and the lives and afterlives of theater professionals and playwrights. All three articles in this section demonstrate that Yuan sanqu laid a foundation for approaches to theatrical narration, audience participation, and modalities...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 466–472.
Published: 01 November 2022
... teleology of quantity printing. Rather, just as theatricality is not opposite but essential to coterie publishing, the fulfillment of print as such lies in the intermediality between print and manuscript. Ontologically, print-being-itself is predicated on how it provides a material condition ambivalent...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
... in the corpus of sanqu —as the song offers a kaleidoscopic scrambling of high and low genres. Despite the fluctuations in official patronage, Quanzhen Daoism left its mark on the theatrical corpus, quite possibly as an expansion of the pedagogical repertoire of proselytism. 87 As different scholars have...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 267–293.
Published: 01 April 2023
... essays, and historical narratives praise the two generals for sacrificing their concubine and servant, almost none of them offers any detail regarding the two victims. Significantly, a series of theatrical works composed since the fifteenth century delineate the concubine's motivations, words...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 307–340.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to present her sorrows and longing. 25 Integrating a profusion of dramatic images and associations within the finite limits of his songs, the author's perfect fusion creates an effect of implicit theatricality ( xijuxing 戲劇性), simultaneously expressing his virtuosity as well as his literati sensibility...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 April 2018
... commentator Jin Shengtan calls him “fake,” and modern scholars find his characterization ironic. See Mei, Novel and Theatrical Imagination , 169–72 . 29. Marshes of Mount Liang , 2:39.337 . 30. Ming Rongyu tang ke Shuihu zhuan , 2:39.5 . 31. Marshes of Mount Liang , 2:32.201–02...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... Wu points out that Baoyu's inability to make sense of Disenchantment's theatrical performance reflects this distinction. After all, he has not read the script beforehand, as a mature theater aficionado would have done. In Hong lou meng chapter 23 Baoyu and Daiyu's growing bond expresses itself...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2020
... self-reflection and self-definition. The redefinition of cultural boundaries in the early Qing context also informs Hu's study of southwest chieftains. Notwithstanding their embrace of facets of literati culture, from poetry gatherings to theatrical performance, the markers of their cultural...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... photographs) of their private lives and how these objects helped them produce and reenact vivid and sensual memories of past events. Wu also discusses the role that theatrical performance played in Yuan Kewen's visceral and personal reenactment of his father's world on the public stage. In Yuan's theatrical...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 517–521.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... Regarding quantity, we see the number of xuba proliferated from the mid-Ming, along with a surge in the composition of dramatic texts. In terms of content, one of the most notable changes from the late Ming is the increasing interest of xuba writers in theatrical performance. Besides the literary...