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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of the traditional Chinese musical instrument, the guqin . It brings to light the interconnections of ideas and images of this instrument with the expressive resources of Chinese culture, and it studies the symbolism of this music in terms of its orientations toward cosmological views of life, human comportment...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 66–94.
Published: 01 April 2018
...堅有歌虞之曲,頌以紀德,奚斯有頌魯之篇 . . .. . . 叔譽聞詩,驗同盟之成敗;延陵聽樂,知列國之典彞。王澤竭而頌聲寢,伯功衰而詩道缺。 4 For the traditional Confucian, then, poetry and music were two aspects of the same art, and that art itself was an indispensable tool in the arts of politics and moral education. It should come as no surprise...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
... explicitly states that pitch regulation was invented to measure the yin and yang qi of the universe, and many living traditions still emphasize the idea of music as a tool to promote social harmony and stability. 95 This in turn may help explain why the Chinese tradition seems to paradoxically...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... originated in singing, dancing, and music and Chen Shih-hsiang's theory of the expressive gesture found in poetry were a breath of fresh air. The views of Zhu and Chen are consistent in that they both call our attention to rhythm's mediating role. For them, rhythm is not a transparent instrument; rather...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 163–202.
Published: 01 April 2021
... a gufeng 古風 (traditional Chinese-style) musical composition based on the source text, attempting to reconstruct the long-lost musical elements of harmony, rhythm, and melody of the original sanqu song. From the perspective of intersemiotic translation, 63 by listening to the song a possible auditory...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... with poetry making: emotion externalizes itself in patterned sounds and words, and this language patterning in turn gives rise to visual manifestations, whether in the play of music, the spectacle of dance, or an image of the external worlds of man and nature. Perhaps in no other critical tradition can we...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... shares a narrative orientation with song-drama and daqu 大曲 ensemble performance comprising instrumental music, dance, and song lyrics. Such a combination of lyrical and narrative functions increased the complexity of sanqu songs and, consequently, became a genre-specific advantage. Therefore, we...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 137–174.
Published: 01 April 2016
...儀 (The Appearance of the Authoritative Dipper); Music Apocrypha : “Dongshengyi” 動聲儀 (Impressiveness of Musical Instruments), “Jiyaojia” 稽耀嘉 (Investigating Glorious Praise), “Zhituzheng” 汁圖征 (Verification of the Harmony between Music and Figures) [note: also called “Yetuzheng” 葉圖征 (Verification...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 486–490.
Published: 01 November 2020
... fiction, Baoyu is reborn and transcends. In the case of Jia Rui, the novel simultaneously ridicules the traditions of erotic fiction and boudoir romance; and in the end, it also mocks the act of reading, for the Mirror for the Romantic is not only a mirror but also a book. Jia Rui's choice therefore...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... in the larger tradition, which saw ancient poetry separate itself quite definitively from music. 9. Ci is thought to have evolved away from being a musical genre toward being a more strictly literary genre. Ye Jiaying 葉嘉瑩 identifies these stages in its development: “Song lyrics constitute an early stage...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Zhao Minli; Benjamin Ridgway Abstract China's earliest poetic genres formed in direct relationship with music, and pentasyllabic shi poetry is no exception. This was a new poetic genre that formed after tetrasyllabic poetry and the sao style associated with the Chuci 楚辭 (Lyrics of Chu...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 383–411.
Published: 01 November 2019
... . “ The Cultural Biography of a Musical Instrument: Little Hulei as Sounding Object, Antique, Prop, and Relic .” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 69 , no. 2 ( 2009 ): 395 – 441 . Zhongguo kunqu bowuguan 中國昆曲博物館 , ed. Kunju shouchao quben yibai ce 昆劇手抄曲本一百冊 ( One Hundred Volumes of Kun Opera...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... or simply declaring them to be an embodiment of a popular voice in the tradition of the early Music Bureau songs, 47 these critics carved out new socioliterary spaces for what was, in the eyes of contemporary observers, an unprecedented efflorescence of songs among all social groups. However, this broad...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 56–95.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the family, to theatricality. In an important recent book, Jeehee Hong argues persuasively that the theatricality of the faux-architectural molded-brick tomb tradition of North China, which began during the Northern Song and persisted through the Jin and Yuan, was not limited to representations of theatrical...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
... this matter, recall that Liniang had her portrait encased in a box made of the exotic zitan 紫檀 (sanderswood, also known as purple candana ), a yellowish or reddish wood employed to make small objects and musical instruments. 47 Through Liu's naming of the wooden box, Tang exemplifies the unreliable...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 167–191.
Published: 01 April 2020
...; at that time Kong was serving as zhushi 主事 (chief secretary) of the Ministry of Revenue ( hubu 戶部) in Beijing, and Gu often participated in his literary gatherings. Previously in 1691, Kong obtained an ancient string instrument called xiao hulei 小忽雷. As it was believed to have come down from the Tang...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
... nourished the creation of the Stone in the same manner that the dirt of the scandalous Ning Mansion provides the site and foundation for the Prospect Garden, if only because the Stone is rooted in these traditions and hence needs to transcend them. Herein lies the Stone' s anxiety of influence...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 241–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Press 2014 diplomacy poetry barbarians struggle for power negotiation The Shijing (詩經 Classic of Odes, hereafter Odes , ca. 1000–ca. 600), comprising 305 poems, is a foundational text in the Chinese tradition not only because of its antiquity and the range of human experience...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 November 2019
... , 1987 . Huang Chongwen 黃崇文 . “ Manzu qishe chuantong de zhenshi jilu ” 滿族騎射傳統的真實記錄 ( Authentic Record of the Tradition of Horse Riding and Archery ). Manzu yanjiu 滿族研究 ( Study of Manchus ), no. 3 ( 1986 ): 72 – 74 . Huang Jianjun 黃建軍 . “ Chen Tingjing yu Kangxi shiwen jiaowang kao lun...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 444–480.
Published: 01 November 2015
... need to be identified (as they are not taken into account metrically) first. Next, the between-beat elements should also be ascertained (as they are not taken into account metrically either). Next, the musical theme should be determined: the prominent prosody. With this as a basis, we can analyze...
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