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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (1): 169–204.
Published: 01 April 2019
...” ( guiyuan 閨怨) continues to dominate the new-style hundred beauties albums under fashionable appearances. The author aims to shed light not only on the technical construction, through words and images, of gendered emotions but also on the perspective and historical milieu of the creators. Figure 15...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
... discusses some of the tools that can aid in semantic analysis of separate words or poems. These include so-called word embeddings, vector representations of word semantics, and “fingerprints” that are calculated on the basis of word embeddings to represent semantics of whole texts. Applied to classical...
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 15. Four examples of word occurrences in QTS (Tang) and QSC + QSS (Song). For details, see text. Produced with the support of Google Charts: developers.google.com/chart/ Figure 15. Four examples of word occurrences in QTS (Tang) and QSC + QSS (Song). For details, see text More
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 14. Percentages of selected words in different collections Figure 14. Percentages of selected words in different collections More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
... syllable. Ideally, a line of poetry must maintain two properties: first, to express the semantic meaning of each single monosyllabic word and, second, to allow for the free combination of monosyllabic words. Pentasyllabic shi poetry is a form precisely suited to fulfill these two conditions. In the initial...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 432–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
...” ( fĕng ). The etymological relationship of these words, along with words for listening, smell, sounds, and fragrance, led to a conceptual blending whereby the “energy” ( qi ) of wise words and “fragrant” virtue could carry on “winds” of oral transmission to correct public morality and governance. This...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 262–288.
Published: 01 November 2014
... interpretive traditions? The extraordinary “versatility” of the Mencian statement, this article suggests, has much to do with the rich inherent ambiguity of uninflected classical Chinese. By adroitly exploiting the ambiguities of the words yi 意, ni 逆, and zhi 志 as well as its syntax, traditional Chinese...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2017) 4 (1): 180–207.
Published: 01 April 2017
... - yan 意-象-言 (conception-image-word) paradigm, one that allows Wang to move beyond the theories of Lu Ji (261–303) and Liu Xie (ca. 465–ca. 522). Borrowing the Buddhist sense of yi and yishi 意識, Wang demonstrates the creative mind's receptivity to the richness and nuances of the world, followed by its...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2018) 5 (2): 276–321.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Figure 15. Four examples of word occurrences in QTS (Tang) and QSC + QSS (Song). For details, see text. Produced with the support of Google Charts: developers.google.com/chart/ Figure 15. Four examples of word occurrences in QTS (Tang) and QSC + QSS (Song). For details, see text...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 April 2015
... interpretation. But other elements in the textual portrait cannot be fully captured by words. The latter apparently fascinated Tang Xianzu, for he explained the source of inspired writing by comparing a writer to a painter. In The Peony Pavilion , the ambiguous and unfinished pictorial marks in Du Liniang's self...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (1): 173–206.
Published: 01 April 2015
... the Ming-Qing dynastic transition as voiced through words and images in their paintings, calligraphy, and the iconography of the willow. As for the two-story architectural structure that figures so prominently in Liu Yin's painting, this must be Flower Message Pavilion. In fact, Water-Stroking...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2020) 7 (1): 7–33.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Wai-yee Li Abstract There is no fixed categorical term for barbarians in Chinese. Specific groups are identified as “aliens” or “cultural others” through words like Man 蠻, Yi 夷, Rong 戎, and Di 狄, but all four terms can be specific or categorical. It is often said that the us-versus-them formula in...
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 12. Network of texts cited in Sanguozhi and Shishuo xinyu annotations, shaded here to highlight texts from Suishu bibliographic treatise subcategories that use the word Za 雜 (Miscellaneous): green nodes are “Miscellaneous Histories,” blue nodes are “Miscellaneous Accounts,” and More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... instead of classical Chinese. Along the same lines, when Hu published his seminal essay “Tan xinshi” 談新詩 (On New Poetry) in 1919, he proposed that Chinese words have their own “natural rhythm” ( ziran de yinjie 自然的音節) that differs from the rigid tonal requirements found in classical poetry. 2 The...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 186–215.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Shenglü fameng . Zhou noticed that in Wang's preface, the sentence “fufu huangyou” 黼黻皇猷 (literally “assisting the imperial court”) and specifically that the word huangyou 皇猷 is printed at the beginning of a second line without indentation. This can be considered evidence that it is a Yuan book, because...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2019) 6 (2): 275–330.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the next eleven lines of this opening section. With the exception of the second line, which contains five graphs (ending in the particle zhi 之), each of the lines is tetrasyllabic. The overall rhyme scheme is A–X, a –A–X– a , X–X–A, X–A, where A indicates words with *-eŋ vocalism (from the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 444–480.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Explanation for Chinese Poetic Evolution .” Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies 2 ( 2011 ): 223 – 57 . Feng, Shengli 馮勝利 . “ Prosodic Structure and Compound Words in Classical Chinese .” In New Approaches to Chinese Word Formation: Morphology, Phonology, and the Lexicon in Modern and Ancient...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 258–285.
Published: 01 November 2015
...” and “easiness.” Unfortunately, the very small number of reduplicatives in initial n- make statistical results inconclusive. However, the words that do appear show a connection to semantics of “liquidity”: Table 22. “Liquid” Semantics and Initial n- + n- − n- Total...
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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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... which language conveys meaning; the language itself is intricately intertwined with music. In contrast with more mainstream literature, in which the words play the central role, the most salient defining quality of musical literature lies in the fact that it is music first and foremost. That is to say...