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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
... collections, including A Tower for the Summer Heat (1992; original title Twelve Towers , Ch. Shier lou 十二樓) and Silent Operas (1996; Ch. Wusheng xi 無聲戲). Although a late arrival, A Couple of Soles is a wonderful addition to the list as the first of Li's theatrical pieces to be made available...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2022
... with potential applicability to Chinese theatrical texts and performance studies. Taking note of the methodological pluralism that characterizes theoretical writings and the considerable range of opinion even over what constitutes theatricality, she then turns to the historical reception of Chinese theater...
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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
... of a sense of elitism on the part of the family—an elitism that, from their perspective, distinguished them both from the theatricality of other wealthy elites and from other, less sincere literati who simply treated their dead as ritual demanded. And yet social distinction was not, in and of itself...
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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 (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
... exemplar, the filial son Lao Laizi 老萊子, but as a comic spoof. Such dual-register use is amplified by the textual, theatrical, and art historical frames of reference to which the song points. First, in terms of the textual world invoked by the mention of Lao Laizi, we can examine how that story...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 307–340.
Published: 01 November 2021
... this relationship is an unequal one or involves a third party. 17 In addition to the allusions to iconic theatrical figures, this song lyric also mimics or echoes the language features of well-known plays by alluding to specific lines. For instance, “ who would have thought that afterward I would not receive...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 April 2018
.... In her study of the theatrical elements in Chinese vernacular novels, Chun Mei indicates that recognizing true heroes remains a challenge and even obsession in Chinese martial arts fiction. 66 Actually, the recognition and appreciation of virtue remain a central theme in Chinese fictional narrative...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
...” ( antou xi 案頭戲), read for the beauty and subtlety of their language, not necessarily intelligible in performance. 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 April 2020
... study of southwest chieftains. Notwithstanding their embrace of facets of literati culture, from poetry gatherings to theatrical performance, the markers of their cultural difference are unmistakable to an outside Han observer like Gu Cai 顧彩 (1650–1718). For them to shift their allegiance from the Ming...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... 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 performance, acting becomes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... malevolent spirits from family households during New Year celebrations. One of his attendants beats a gong to attract a crowd, while another collects donations for a theatrical performance. Those who have gathered inside the brushwood fence variously respond to the iconic image of Zhong Kui, whose eyes bulge...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 215–231.
Published: 01 April 2020
... attempt to make sense of inexplicable violence. Theatrical representations consistently associate Taiping rebels with animals, a kind of beastly Other. An extreme example of this is Xuan Ding's story titled “Beiji piye dao” 北極毗耶島 (Beiji piye Island), discussed further below, in which all norms and values...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 89–112.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and song-drama) together with sanqu . Serving not only as independent songs but also as songs inserted in zaju , sanqu songs contain theatrical elements by nature. West highlighted that a sanqu work, unlike traditional poetry, was “often generated from a dramatized objective scene or from a sense...