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/ Patterned Harmony: Buddhism, Sound, and Ernest Fenollosa's Poetics of Correlative Cosmology

Jonathan Stalling

in Poetics of Emptiness: Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823231447
eISBN:
9780823241835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231447.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter looks into distinct set of cultural engagements within Fenollosa's transpacific imaginary, which surface in the lost half of Fenollosa's “The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for ... More


Chinese and Japanese Studies

Anne Birrell

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines British work on Chinese and Japanese studies. It explains that for a significant part of the twentieth century British sinologists have been trendsetters worldwide in the field ... More


Language of Emptiness: Wai-lim Yip's Daoist Project

Jonathan Stalling

in Poetics of Emptiness: Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823231447
eISBN:
9780823241835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231447.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins by exploring an influential poetics of emptiness, drawn from a historically specific transpacific “Daoist” poetics. Yip postulates a transpacific imaginary in which Chinese ... More


The Covert Mode of Repetition: Sense

Cecile Chu-chin Sun

in The Poetics of Repetition in English and Chinese Lyric Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226780207
eISBN:
9780226780221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226780221.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the covert mode of repetition, examining poems from both traditions by studying the repetition of the sense of a poem along the axes of metaphor (the tenor-vehicle ... More


Online Poetry in and Out of China, in Chinese, or with Chinese

Michel Hockx

in Internet Literature in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160827
eISBN:
9780231538534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160827.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines online poetry. The first part deals with online Chinese poetry communities as they have developed both inside and outside China. The analysis consists of descriptive accounts of ... More


The Poetics of Repetition in English and Chinese Lyric Poetry

Cecile Sun

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226780207
eISBN:
9780226780221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226780221.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For more than half a century, Chinese-Western comparative literature has been recognized as a formal academic discipline, but critics and scholars in the field have done little to develop a viable, ... More


Mimesis and Xing

Cecile Chu-chin Sun

in The Poetics of Repetition in English and Chinese Lyric Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226780207
eISBN:
9780226780221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226780221.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the covert repetition by probing the underlying concepts operative in the tenor-vehicle relationship and the “feeling-scene” relationship in terms of mimesis and xing. Xing is a ... More


The Distinctive Art of Chinese Fiction

Paul S. Ropp

in Heritage of China: Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064409
eISBN:
9780520908932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064409.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents a discussion on Chinese poetry. The Chinese had a rich vocabulary for writing poetry. Chinese poetry became a way to create community, both speaking to others in the present and ... More


Futures en Abyme: Poetry in Strange Loops

Paola Iovene

in Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789370
eISBN:
9780804791601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789370.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter examines the complex temporal structures in works from the 1980s to the early 1990s inspired by the late Tang poet Li Shangyin. It details the reception of Li Shangyin’s poetry and its ... More


Bei Dao and World Literature

Jacob Edmond

in A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242597
eISBN:
9780823242634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242597.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter reframes the extensive critical debate about translation, globalization, and national and world literatures sparked by the work of Chinese poet Bei Dao 北岛. It argues that Bei Dao’s ... More


Repetition as the Common Basis for Comparison

Cecile Chu-chin Sun

in The Poetics of Repetition in English and Chinese Lyric Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226780207
eISBN:
9780226780221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226780221.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter establishes that overt repetition in English and Chinese poetry can meaningfully be compared according to the three basic units of phonic repetition of sounds, words, and verse lines. ... More


Poetic Interiorities: From Civilization to Nation

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter lays the groundwork for understanding the Chinese modern imagination of the poetic voice. It does so by examining how a shift in the myth of linguistic authority, engineered by ... More


Introduction

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book focuses on the emergence of modern China's imagination of sound and voice and how it echoed across a century. To ... More


Poetry Off the Page: Sound Aesthetics in Print

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 1 explored the intersection of art and politics in terms of a new poetry produced in tune with the vocal imperatives of local and global ideology. This chapter moves on to the effects that ... More


Inventing Recitation: Poetry and the Idea of the Sounding Voice during the War of Resistance

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the assumptions underlying the production of “recitation poetry” as an object of literary discourse, as well as the breakdown of these assumptions in later war-period poems. On ... More


Yang Lian and the Flâneur in Exile

Jacob Edmond

in A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242597
eISBN:
9780823242634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242597.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter develops an alternative to the entrapping oscillation between sameness and difference that bedevils contemporary approaches to comparative literature. It does so by exploring the ... More


Sound and Sight: Poetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493)

Meow Goh

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768597
eISBN:
9780804775038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768597.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines Chinese poetry and courtier culture using the concept of shengse—sound and sight—which connotes “sensual pleasure.” Under the moral and political imperative to avoid or even ... More


Wartime Recitals and the Consolidation of a Genre

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter attempts to recover the performance texts of recited poetry during the War of Resistance period. As it follows poems and poets through the war years, it provides as thorough a recounting ... More


Calculated Passions: The Lyric and the Theatric in Mao-era Poetry Recitation

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores a flourishing culture of official Mao-era poetry recitation that peaked in popularity during the early 1960s. These were years when modern Chinese poetry advanced onto the ... More


From Yundong to Huodong: The Value of Poetry Recitation in Postsocialist China

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explains why, even as the current postsocialist market economy has swept contemporary poetry to the cultural fringes, poetry recitation events flourish as never before in China's urban ... More


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