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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 380–418.
Published: 01 November 2015
... expression in pentasyllabic poetry ranging from the Southern and Northern dynasties 南北朝 (420–589) to the Sui 隋 (581–618) and the Tang 唐 (618–907) periods. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 pentasyllabic verse prosodic structure tonal alteration Datong reign of the Liang Since...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 419–443.
Published: 01 November 2015
... (official rhyme book) in Chinese history, the author argues for its more private and personal nature and brings to light a different picture of pre-Tang “tonal and rhyming” culture. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 yunshu 韻書 (rhyme books) Qieyun 切韻 (Spelling Rhymes) zhiyin 知音 (one...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Zong-qi Cai Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. “The sound must seem an echo to the sense.” 1 This famous line by Alexander Pope is often cited concerning...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... early reduplicatives and foreign words) function lexically as either stand-alone words or morphemes. Most monosyllabic characters easily combine with one or two other characters to form a disyllabic or trisyllabic prosodic and lexical unit. Each monosyllabic sound carries one or more tonal...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... used instead of classical Chinese. Along the same lines, when Hu published his seminal essay “Tan xinshi” 談新詩 (On New Poetry) in 1919, he proposed that Chinese words have their own “natural rhythm” ( ziran de yinjie 自然的音節) that differs from the rigid tonal requirements found in classical poetry. 2...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the outlined bamboo contrasts with the rocks and clouds that Chen darkened with washes of ink, their tonalities ranging from deep black to pale gray. Like the shadows cast under moonlight, the inked shapes, which bleed into the paper surface, are blurred and indistinct. The woman's loneliness and her...