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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 225–255.
Published: 01 April 2022
...,” “spectacle,” or “pure heritage.” The final section of the article proposes some future avenues of inquiry in order to deepen the dialogue between Sinology and theater studies while providing tools for sustaining the practice of xiqu and fostering broader appreciation of traditional Chinese theater...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 435–441.
Published: 01 November 2021
... precursors of equal range or depth in traditional Chinese theater; the only female characters that come to mind are probably some of Guan Hanqing's female characters such as Zhao Pan'er 趙盼兒 from Jiufeng chen 救風塵 (Rescue a Harlot) and Dou E 竇娥 from Dou E yuan 竇娥冤 (The Injustice to Dou E). Second...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 236–238.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., transgender performance, and intellectual history. Her other research interests include print culture and the intersection of traditional and modern Chinese literature and theater in various media. KE WANG is a first-year PhD student in Chinese language pedagogy and graduate teaching associate...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 175–202.
Published: 01 April 2016
... primarily on the Yuanqu xuan texts. It is probably fair to say, even now, that for most scholars of Chinese theater and literature, the image of Yuan drama is shaped by the Yuanqu xuan . In view of the Yuanqu xuan 's popularity with Chinese readers and its position in Chinese scholarship...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2022
... famous engagement with Chinese theater and the continuing controversy over whether his conception of the alienation effect stems from misunderstanding of that tradition, she cites several provocative recent efforts to revisit fundamental questions of theatricality in its Chinese contexts. Alexander...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
... classics destined for modern consumption. Thus, in contrast to many other orally connected genres of middle and late imperial times, sanqu succeeded in moving, albeit in historiographically overdetermined ways, into the modern canon of traditional Chinese literature. In North American sinology, James...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 12–30.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., and he discussed it in considerable detail in his highly original study of the genre, “Gendai sankyoku no kenkyū” 元代散曲の研究 (A Study of the Sanqu Songs of the Yuan Period, 1969). This study was very much written as a criticism of the Chinese tradition of sanqu scholarship as it had developed in China...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
... motif in traditional Chinese literature. A Tang-dynasty (618–907) classical tale features a beautiful young lady as the subject of a painted scroll who magically comes to life in response to her lover, who kept calling her by her name for one hundred days and nights without stopping. 21 Her name...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 273–275.
Published: 01 April 2022
... composition, transmission, and hermeneutics in the Chinese manuscript culture of the first millennium BCE. His current book projects include Performance, Memory, and Authorship in Ancient China: The Formation of the Poetic Tradition and The Shijing (Classic of Poetry) in Ancient Manuscripts: Studies...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 504–508.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the fact that nearly all zidishu were composed in Chinese and that most are based on classic works of Chinese fiction, such as Hong lou meng 紅樓夢 (Dream of the Red Chamber) and Liaozhai zhiyi 聊齋志異 (Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio). The first question, of course, is what this genre tells us about...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 232–234.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and research interests include late imperial and modern Chinese literature, book history, theater, and visual culture. Her current book project focuses on the profound transmutations of Chinese literature and culture in the nineteenth century with the Taiping Civil War (1851–64) as a pivot. Inquiring...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of personality in traditional Chinese culture, as represented by such iconic figures as Ji Kang 嵇康 (ca. 224–263), Li Bai 李白 (701–762), and Liu Yong 柳永 (987–1053), to name just a few. Given that Jia Zhongming did not know Shi Zizhang personally, it is very likely that he has the persona in mind first...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
... xijushi jiangzuo 中國戲劇史講座 (Lectures on the History of Chinese Theater). See also West, “Literature from the Late Jin to the Early Ming,” 636 . Tanaka Kenji argues that Sui's sanqu on the Han emperor is part of a line of development of “poems on things” ( yongwu shi 詠物詩), noting a process by which...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 438–440.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 JING CHEN is an instructor and a PhD candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on pre-1900s Chinese poetry and poetics, traditional Chinese literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Chinese theater have deviated from the original Yuan dynasty sanqu songs, their musical system has survived in today's repertoire. Hence, we can safely surmise that, from the audience's point of view, sanqu songs undoubtedly possessed a musical aesthetic. As most Chinese premodern musical...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 239–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
...), an enviable location due to its proximity to the Beijing-Hankou Railway and auspicious fengshui 風水 (Chinese geomancy). Yuan Kewen 袁克文 (aka Yuan Hanyun 袁寒雲, 1890–1931), Yuan Shikai's second son and a versatile literary man, 2 was called home by his father to work with the architect Zhu Qiqian 朱啟鈐 (1871–1964...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of anguish after another—it makes it hard for me to let him go. 痛煞煞教人捨不得。 Have a safe trip! And I hope that you will go far indeed! 好去者望千程萬里。 18 [ QYSQ 1:163] Parting scenes were, of course, a staple of the Chinese poetic tradition. However, what distinguishes Guan's song from its...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., enumerated five emperors from Chinese and conquest dynasties known for their musical and prosodic skills, identified the themes of the three major religious traditions, and asserted the primacy of the human voice over all other forms of musical sound. Then, as if to illustrate that universalist stance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 167–191.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... The reception of Chinese scholars was a Rongmei tradition since late Ming. When loyalists came to Rongmei, they made literary contributions, such as composing poetry, writing commentaries, and editing collections, in exchange for political protection. Continuing his forefathers' deeds, Tian Shunnian went...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., their successful operation as catalysts for feelings of devotion, earnestness, and diligence was inherently uncertain. It goes without saying that providing nourishment for the dead is one of the most consistent aspects of traditional Chinese burial practice, the performance of which necessarily involves...
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