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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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 (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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to form a disyllabic or trisyllabic prosodic and lexical unit. Each monosyllabic sound carries one or more tonal registers at a given historical period. These four related or intertwined properties set the direction of Chinese poetry at the outset and have shaped its development ever since...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (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 (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., pitch, tonality, music, memory, and recitation existed in conceptual parallel to systems of visual knowledge of heavenly bodies, light, color, and the written record. Masters of the former set of skills were frequently blind and entrusted with a distinct set of ritual and advisory functions, including...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... “natural rhythm” ( ziran de yinjie 自然的音節) that differs from the rigid tonal requirements found in classical poetry. 2 The concept of natural rhythm was first advocated by Hu merely as a strategy to liberate poetry from its more regulated form. Yet, during the 1920s, this notion received a lot...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Patricia Sieber Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Arguably, sanqu 散曲 songs may be the most misunderstood lyrical genre in the Chinese literary corpus...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 163–202.
Published: 01 April 2021
...,” or “song matrix”), singability (compatibility of musical note and tonal contour of the syllable), 30 and vocalization (human voice). 31 In a tongue-in-cheek fashion, the following song by Guan Yunshi 貫雲石 (1286–1324) sheds some light on the primacy of the aesthetic power of sung sound relative...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... 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 tangled thoughts resonate...
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