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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 192–214.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of banishment, and their treatment of the trope of exile and exilic experiences in poems and prose writings is worthy of serious study. This article is a study of the exilic writings of the especially important yet understudied poet Fang Xiaobiao (1618–?), who in the wake of the examination scandal of 1657...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 268–286.
Published: 01 November 2020
... home, as in Su Shi's 蘇軾 (1037–1101) “wherever my heart is at peace is my home.” The layered features of this diaspora-return ( lisan-huigui 離散—回歸) consciousness led to a unique literary style and the development of tropes that would shape Chinese writing for a millennium. Political banishment yielded...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 169–194.
Published: 01 April 2023
... readers, died in the fall of 1770, causing Chen to stop writing. She added one more juan in 1784 under very different and much less happy circumstances, four years after her husband had been exiled to Xinjiang for his involvement in an examination corruption case. 5 Although she lived another twelve...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 203–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... (Deserted Woman) reminds us of the “deserted wife,” one of the major tropes in premodern poetry. Both He Qifang 何其芳 (1912–77) and Bian Zhilin 卞之琳 (1910–2000) resort to the opulent and decadent imagery of late Tang poetry in their conjuration of the wasteland of China. Feng Zhi 馮至 (1905–93), the exemplary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 15–55.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... This article traces the evolution of Su's practice, focusing first on the close relationship with a cousin, the bamboo painter Wen Tong 文同 (1018–79). Examination of communication between the two men sets a historical framework through the decade of the 1070s leading to Su's first exile at Huangzhou...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 258–288.
Published: 01 November 2016
... unrealized pattern [ wen ]” in interaction with modern experience. To that end, I introduce the following three cases for discussion. Each touches on a key concept of Chinese literary thought—the dictum of shiyanzhi 詩言志 (poetry is that which expresses what is intently on the mind), the trope of xing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2018
... with, Yuan can supply him with the funds he needs, which he does in the end, the others contributing far less. 21 Wu Zhen has a loyal wife, who later pawns possessions to help him when he is in jail, but it is not enough to prevent him from being exiled. He leaves behind his prostitute-mistress, Guilin 桂林...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Yan Liang Abstract This article explores the functions that food, as a narrative trope, has played in the characterization and storytelling of three prominent martial arts novels in late imperial China: Shuihu zhuan 水滸傳 (Water Margin), Sanxia wuyi 三俠五義 (Three Gallant Men and Five Loyal Brothers...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 8–46.
Published: 01 April 2022
... literature in European languages, especially English, French, and German. Consistent with his general stance of openness, and aiming in this survey for ecumenical coverage, he then takes aim squarely at what he sees as the most counterproductive of all binaries, that which exiles the discipline of literary...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 397–424.
Published: 01 November 2022
... had already gained a reputation as a poet, calligrapher, and painter before marrying Mao Yuanyi. 2 From the second preface onward, Mao Yuanyi focused on the critical moments in his career life, such as his being assigned to a crucial military post as well as being imprisoned and exiled due...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 173–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
... as the painter's makeshift studio but also as a trope for announcing the seasonal bloom. The pavilion's identification strengthens the painting's echoing of Qian Qianyi's poem: both announce the arrival of spring's floral resplendence. More importantly, the pavilion's central position in the landscape implies...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... with the phrase “distantly I imagine,” Xiang evokes the trope of “imagined travel” ( shenyou 神遊) used in the song lyrics of Su Shi and his early Southern Song followers to evoke recollections of admired figures from the past. 22 By contrast, Xiang thinks about his sick contemporary across the distance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 383–419.
Published: 01 November 2017
... (Canglang's Remarks on Poetry) by Yan Yu 嚴羽 (1191–1241?) was especially well received by later generations. Yan Yu regarded parting poems as especially provocative: “As for the best poems of the Tang, many are written when heading off to serve in border garrisons, being sent into exile, setting off...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... themselves as fairy maidens exiled from paradise to a dirty world—the Red Dust—and Ling Zhiyuan is not alone in using this trope for self-representation on her twentieth birthday. 35 These poetic gestures by adolescent girls may also be interpreted as a self-performed rite of passage that expresses...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 322–359.
Published: 01 November 2018
... are disproportionately well-represented among these crucial poets because of their itinerant lifestyles. The exiled ex-monk Jia Dao is also prominent in the late medieval literary network because of his status as the paragon of the increasingly popular kuyin aesthetic. This approach to literary history...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 92–133.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Blossoms poems—and these two are representative—do not strike the modern reader as spontaneous, self-reflective laments. They are formal structures with well-crafted couplets, established tropes, and a bit of seasoning from the occasional learned allusion. An example of the latter is the reference...
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