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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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 458–465.
Published: 01 November 2022
... subcategories: Chinese historical texts, manuals for governance, Daoist writings, Tang poetry, medical books, conduct books for women, Chinese vernacular fictions, mathematical and astronomical works, 6 and books on the threat posed by the West. The category may seem a hodgepodge, but Kornicki makes...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 November 2017
... reincarnated became widely if not universally accepted in later Southern Song biji writings. The article by Zhu and Zhao moves from there to a still later “reincarnation” of the rebirth story, showing how it was transformed and elaborated in Ming- and Qing-period vernacular fiction and drama, in which...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 April 2018
... show considerable overlap with martial arts novels, C. T. Hsia puts forward a very meaningful but seldom discussed criterion for vernacular fiction: Does an author fully explore the possibilities of fiction in a work? 68 Because many plots and characters in Chinese vernacular novels derive from...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... 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 monks, duplicitous brokers...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 476–482.
Published: 01 November 2022
... in vernacular fiction and drama. For the ungrateful scholar play in nanxi , retribution serves as an underscored integral principle at work for dramatic development and moral caution. As explained by Llamas in her introduction, if some earlier nanxi punish the ungrateful scholar, Top Graduate rewards...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 341–370.
Published: 01 November 2021
... . “ The Vernacular Story and the Hiddenness of Value .” In The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture , edited by Paula M. Varsano , 207 – 26 . Albany : State University of New York , 2016 . Wang Pijiang 王辟疆 , ed. Tangren xiaoshuo 唐人小說 ( Tang Fiction ). Shanghai : Shanghai guji...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 139–162.
Published: 01 April 2021
... 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 Publishing and Society 7 , no. 1 ( 2017 ): 1 – 29 . He, Yuming . Home...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 412–431.
Published: 01 November 2019
... 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 extraordinary. Fiction...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 225–255.
Published: 01 April 2022
... issues: the nature of theatrical language, the emergence and uses of fictionality, and the reconstruction of performance aesthetics. In focusing on these particular areas, the essay seeks to show how such research can contribute toward countering entrenched characterizations of xiqu as “non-drama...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 249–250.
Published: 01 April 2015
.... 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 Vernaculars in Early...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 379–402.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., some of which are rarely discussed in English scholarship from the perspective of love writing. Richly supported with works of drama and various fiction subgenres (e.g., chuanqi tales, huaben novellas, vernacular novels, stories of legal cases), this article traces the evolution and disappearance...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 294–296.
Published: 01 April 2023
... is the author of Competing Discourses: Orthodoxy, Authenticity, and Engendered Meanings in Late Imperial Chinese Fiction (2001) and Orthodox Passions: Narrating Filial Love during the High Qing (2019). She is currently working on a book about fiction authored by women during the Qing dynasty. GRACE S...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 461–486.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Shoufu Yin Abstract A vast array of “vernacular” novels from late imperial and modern China feature well-edited official documents such as decrees, edicts, and memorials. The present study argues that these long-overlooked official documents offer unique access to creative political ideas...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 175–202.
Published: 01 April 2016
... 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 Sourcebook (1982...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
...) and Zheng Zhenduo 鄭振鐸 (1898–1958), preoccupied with breaking free from the yoke of foreign imperialism and with creating a literary genealogy for the modern vernacular, defined sanqu as a Yuan dynasty genre, the rich corpus of Ming sanqu notwithstanding. 5 Whatever limitations such pioneering...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 81–107.
Published: 01 April 2023
... shijie , published from 1904 to 1907, had already adopted the vernacular language for almost all the columns. Echoing Liang Qichao's reformist efforts to elevate fiction to a major literary genre, Mei yu 眉語 (Eyebrow Talk), a magazine founded in 1914, the same year that Fragrant Magazine was launched...
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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 (2021) 8 (1): 236–238.
Published: 01 April 2021
... 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 Shaanxi Youth Literacy...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (2): 235–267.
Published: 01 November 2020
... scholarship, belles 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...