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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 November 2019
... elements scattered throughout vernacular novels and these novels' growing cultural authority. The religiosity of fiction is best understood in light of the notion of xiaoshuo jiao 小說教 (cult/teachings of fiction), denoting the genre's quasi-religious power of persuasion. Lotus Dream thus serves as an...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Shang Wei Abstract This paper seeks to interpret The Story of the Stone with reference to the visual culture of the Manchu court. It argues that the Yongzheng reign (1723–1735) inaugurated a new era of visual culture when jia (the unreal or fiction) became itself a productive concept and an...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
... tradition, especially before the advent of the vernacular novel, fiction often was under the rubric of history or associated with what was obviously removed from the familiar environment of mundane life. Even under a veneer of alleged historicity, material for fiction was often outrageously strange and...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 12–30.
Published: 01 April 2021
... 1960s, which culminated in his 1969 article “Gendai sankyoku no kenkyū” (A Study of the Sanqu Songs of the Yuan Period). In this long and highly original article, Tanaka first traced the origin of sanqu back to the tradition of vernacular ci of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries that resulted in the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 248–278.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of Wuzu Shijie's dharma mind and the successor to the orthodox Yunmen lineage. This article also shows that when the story of Su Shi's past life was introduced into dramas and novels in vernacular society and incorporated with the Honglian stories, Wuzu Shijie was misrepresented as Chan master Wujie...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
... engage issues often associated with early modern fiction and drama, including authenticity, imposture, and interpolations of author, character, player, reader, and audience. Figure 1. Detail of Chujing tu 出警圖 (Departure Herald), Ming, Wanli reign period (1573–1620). Handscroll, ink and color on...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 April 2016
... Feng shuangfei Feng shuangfei 鳳雙飛 (A Pair of Male Phoenixes Flying Together; 1898, 1899) is a fifty-two-chapter Qing tanci 彈詞, the imaginative work of female writer Cheng Huiying 程蕙英 (fl. mid-Qing). Tanci is a genre of popular fiction that includes vernacular and rhymed prosimetrical...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 129–159.
Published: 01 April 2017
...I-Hsien Wu Abstract In chapter 1 of The Story of the Stone , the internal narrator notably censures erotic fiction and draws a line between his own narrative and the filthy obscenities. Yet the novel does the exact opposite. In the Stone , eroticism is not only part of a physiological act, but it...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2019
... very popular in Japan. The bibliography in Swindles begins with lists of early and modern editions of Dupian xinshu . As the translators note on page xvii, literati-authored Ming vernacular fiction treats many of the same themes that we find in The Book of Swindles : ingenious thievery, venal...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Qing-period vernacular fiction and drama, in which a “romantic” and even scandalous element attached itself to the reincarnation tale: in an earlier life, Su Shi had been the monk Wujie (not Shijie), and he was a licentious monk who had allowed himself to be seduced by the beauty Honglian (“Red Lotus...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Ge establishes that Shuihu is “China's earliest full-length fictional narrative in the true vernacular prose” in Out of the Margins , 2–3. 7. For the distinctions and chronology of the elaborate and concise recensions of Shuihu , see Plaks, Four Masterworks , 279–303 . 8...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 249–250.
Published: 01 April 2015
... theory. SHANG WEI is Du Family Professor of Chinese Culture at Columbia University. A Specialist in early-modern Chinese fiction and culture history, he is the author of Rulin waishi and Cultural Transformation in Late Imperial China (2003) and “Writing and Speech: Rethinking the Issue of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 139–162.
Published: 01 April 2021
... shuju , 1980 . Gao Shiqi 高士奇 (1645–1703). Jin'ao tuishi biji 金鰲退食筆記 ( Leisure Notes from the Golden Tortoise Bridge ). Beijing : Beijing guji chubanshe , 1982 . Gregory, Scott W. “ ‘The Wuding Editions’: Printing, Power, and Vernacular Fiction in the Ming Dynasty .” East Asian...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
... that the term vernacular was not a very accurate way to characterize the plethora of new hybrid forms of literary expression that began to appear from the Song dynasty onward. 19 His own solution for extended fictional narrative was the notion of an “encyclopedic novel” that mediates its narration...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 175–202.
Published: 01 April 2016
... studied at Leiden University, but he also spent one year at Kyoto University, where he read Yuan drama with Tanaka Kenji. Idema's dissertation was devoted to the earliest examples of China's vernacular fiction. 53 The first joint publication of Idema and West was Chinese Theater 1100–1450: A...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): iii–vi.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and poetics, fiction, prose, drama, and vernacular literature, as well as broader aspects of literary culture. It will also publish works that study the shaping influence of traditional literature and culture on modern and contemporary China. The journal aims to be interdisciplinary in methodology by...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 236–238.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Modern Language Association, and at the American Folklore Society. Mario also subtitled documentaries and translated fiction from Chinese into Italian. Among his translations figure documentaries by Ai Weiwei and works by Alat Asem, Chen Xiwo, and Lu Min. JINGYING GAO is journal editor for the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 504–508.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Elliott, Pamela Crossley, Susan Naquin, and others that has given us a more nuanced view of the Manchu-Han relationship. She has also located zidishu at the intersection of print and performance culture and showed us how they are part of the elite literary tradition that includes fiction commentaries...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 235–267.
Published: 01 November 2020
... lettres, biji , and vernacular fiction and drama. He was most widely known during his lifetime as a teacher and practitioner of puxue 樸學, evidential scholarship in the tradition of Wang Niansun 王念孫 (1744–1832), Wang Yinzhi 王引之 (1766–1834), Duan Yucai 段玉裁, (1735–1815), and other Qianlong- and Jiaqing...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 96–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
... vernacular fiction and operatic plays written during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 13 The provocative thinker Li Zhi 李贄 (1527–1602) is credited with having inspired the literary proponents of qing . He declared in one of his most influential essays, “Tongxin shuo” 童心說 (Explanation of the...