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Published: 01 November 2021
Figure 1. The list of sixty-two zaju play titles in Taixia xinzou (National Taiwan University Library) More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 307–340.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Figure 1. The list of sixty-two zaju play titles in Taixia xinzou (National Taiwan University Library) ...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2021
... is also preserved in Zhong, Lu gui bu . Though three zaju play titles are listed under Sui's name in Zhu Quan's 朱權 (1378–1448) Taihe zhengyin pu , these works do not survive. 5. A Jin yuanben 院本 (entertainment guild script) titled “Third Liu” (Liu San 劉三) is included with other works...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2016) 3 (1): 175–202.
Published: 01 April 2016
... the first to reprint Yuan zaju as the representative literary genre of that era. Long the major source for Western translations of early Chinese drama, the Yuanqu xuan has been selectively drawn on, according to the different aims of its translators: the plays have been used for language study, observation...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 April 2021
... . After this short biography are recorded the titles of fourteen zaju plays attributed to Jia Zhongming. An earlier translation of Jia's biography is available in Idema, Dramatic Oeuvre of Chu Yu-tun , 215 . 11. For an introduction and evaluation of extant plays attributed to Jia Zhongming, see...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (1): 225–255.
Published: 01 April 2022
... imagination. If the Northern zaju had remained loyal to a small cast of aristocratic characters and their heroic retainers, the Southern chuanqi play cycle commonly known under the title Ba yi ji 八義記 (Tale of Eight Heroes) expanded the setting to become “a complex urban space of commercial exchange...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
... with the literary techniques of the theater, the contemporaneous corpus of plays, and the lives and afterlives of theater professionals and playwrights. All three articles in this section demonstrate that Yuan sanqu laid a foundation for approaches to theatrical narration, audience participation, and modalities...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 476–482.
Published: 01 November 2022
... years later (43). Unlike zaju and chuanqi , the play as an archetypal nanxi lacks keys and modes ( gongdiao 宮調), which may mean “a freedom from the normative strictures these keys and modes seem to have involved” (84–85). The play is uniquely introduced with two prologues by both mo and sheng...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2014) 1 (1-2): 29–64.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Yuankanben,” 245–48 . In Zhong Sicheng's Register , among the two generations of qu writers who were active in the South because they had relocated there, had official ties to the area, or were born there, many did not write zaju plays, and those who did wrote notably fewer plays than the men active...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Zaju Plays by Zhu Youdun ), edited and annotated by Liao Li 廖立 and Liao Ben 廖奔 , 322 – 59 . Hefei : Huangshan shushe , 2017 . Zunqian ji 尊前集 ( A Collection of Feasting Songs ), annotated by Jiang Zhelun 蔣哲倫 . In Tang Song ren xuan Tang Song ci , edited by Tang Guizhang 唐圭璋, et al...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 89–112.
Published: 01 April 2021
...) together with sanqu . Serving not only as independent songs but also as songs inserted in zaju , sanqu songs contain theatrical elements by nature. West highlighted that a sanqu work, unlike traditional poetry, was “often generated from a dramatized objective scene or from a sense of play...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 203–235.
Published: 01 April 2021
... was also treated in at least one anonymous Yuan play, which has since been lost and is mentioned in Huanmen zidi cuo lishen 宦門子弟錯立身 (A Playboy from a Noble House Opts for the Wrong Career), the southern adaptation of a northern zaju . 71 We can make some inferences, however, from extant Yuan-printed...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (2): 341–370.
Published: 01 November 2021
... or zaju 雜劇 (variety play) . 50 Skill in character manipulation becomes, for instance, a contested prize in the third act ( san zhe 三折) of the fifth volume of the Hongzhi 弘治 1498 edition of Xixiang ji 西廂記 (Romance of the Western Chamber) . 51 In one of the most memorable occurrences of chaibai...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 236–238.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and in textual form, as well as its social, ritual, political, and intellectual implications. Her dissertation, “Playing Roles: Literati, Playwrights, and Female Performers in Yuan Theater” (2019), investigates how Yuan zaju drama reshaped Chinese culture by bridging the gap between inherently oral popular...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 12–30.
Published: 01 April 2021
... catalog of dramatists by Zhong Sicheng 鍾嗣成 (d. ca. 1360). Zhong knew only that “he was a man from Luoyang and a nephew of Yao Sui 姚燧 (1238–1313), and served as a clerk of Pingjiang circuit” 洛陽人。牧庵學士侄。平江路吏. Zhong credited him with the authorship of three zaju 雜劇 plays (which are all completely lost). 1...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (1): 81–107.
Published: 01 April 2023
... a force of counterreaction to Liang Qichao's exclusion of the cainü and the poetics associated with her. To many students of recent Chinese history, Wang is a rather obscure figure. A literary professional active in the late Qing and early Republican Shanghai, he nevertheless played an instrumental role...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2023) 10 (2): 517–521.
Published: 01 November 2023
... nearly all the subgenres in premodern Chinese drama: xiwen 戲文 (southern plays), zaju 雜劇 (variety plays), chuanqi 傳奇 (full-length plays), and difangxi 地方戲 (local operas). At the end are two indexes of text titles and authors’ names, which help readers quickly locate items relevant...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2022) 9 (2): 466–472.
Published: 01 November 2022
...” is suggested in Huang Zhouxing's 黃周星 (1611–1680) variety play ( zaju 雜劇) Xihua bao 惜花報 (Recompense for Cherishing Flowers) commissioned by Wang Zhuo. Based on Wang's classical tale about his being summoned by the flower goddess for his literary reputation, this closet play, as Son again brilliantly dissects...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 139–162.
Published: 01 April 2021
... chubanshe , 1995 . Sui Shusen 隋樹森 , ed. Quan Yuan sanqu 全元散曲 ( The Complete Yuan Sanqu Songs ). Beijing : Zhonghua shuju , 1964 . Sun Kaidi 孫楷第 . Yeshiyuan gujin zaju kao 也是園古今雜劇考 ( A Study of Past and Present Zaju Plays from the Yeshiyuan Collection ). Shanghai : Shangza chubanshe...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (2021) 8 (1): 163–202.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to the theory and practice of the literary translation of Chinese poetic forms. But how to translate? My original question expresses a desire to make apparent in English a citational reflexivity in Xue's poetry. However, in light of the playful elements of “chance” that contributed to this translation...
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