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Women And Poetry In The Tang Dynasty : Courtesans, Poets, And The Courtesan-Poet Xue Tao, Maija Bell SAMEI 2022 Lingnan University

Women And Poetry In The Tang Dynasty : Courtesans, Poets, And The Courtesan-Poet Xue Tao, Maija Bell Samei

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode discusses the interactions between courtesans and the literati during the Tang and how this is related to the formation of early ci poetry, and then introduces a few works by the well-known courtesan-poetess Xue Tao.


Women And Poetry In The Tang Dynasty : Writing Women From The Inner Quarters To The Halls Of Power : Shangguan Wan’Er, Maija Bell SAMEI 2022 Lingnan University

Women And Poetry In The Tang Dynasty : Writing Women From The Inner Quarters To The Halls Of Power : Shangguan Wan’Er, Maija Bell Samei

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode introduces the problem of writing for women in the Tang in terms of the ritual regulation of women’s behavior and the social nature of poetry writing, then discusses the poetry of Shangguan Wan’er, a palace woman who became secretary to Empress Wu Zetian and also served at the court of her successor Emperor Zhongzong, becoming his consort.


The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : Waking From A Yangzhou Dream : Middle And Late Tang, Charles EGAN 2022 San Francisco State University

The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : Waking From A Yangzhou Dream : Middle And Late Tang, Charles Egan

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode discusses the differences in tonal patterns between wujue and qijue, which had a clear impact on poetic practice. After the Tang, wujue became increasingly rare; we can conclude that poets no longer saw creative potential in the form—the great Tang writers had exhausted it. Qijue, on the contrary, remained one of the most popular and expressive poetic forms throughout the classical period.


The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : The Boudoir And The Frontier : High Tang, Charles EGAN 2022 San Francisco State University

The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : The Boudoir And The Frontier : High Tang, Charles Egan

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

Although a small number of Six Dynasties heptasyllabic quatrains are extant, and Early Tang poets experimented with the form, stylistically mature qijue poetry was an invention of the High Tang poets, most notably Wang Changling and Li Bai. Qijue developed along with Tang popular music, for which it was the major song form. Thus initially the thematic scope was narrow: qijue lyrics were generally limited to popular yuefu themes and those describing parting from friends and loved ones. Only gradually did the scope of qijue themes expand, until by the Middle and Late Tang, the form had become a flexible …


The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : Empty Mountains And Mirror Ponds : High Tang, Charles EGAN 2022 San Francisco State University

The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : Empty Mountains And Mirror Ponds : High Tang, Charles Egan

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

Although Tang poets all used wujue to record concentrated poetic experience, and pursued the same fundamental aesthetic goals for the form, differing styles of poems can be discerned. Using representative poems by Wang Wei, Wang Zhihuan, and Li Bai, this episode presents two basic styles of Tang wujue, differentiated primarily by the choice of themes and the type of language employed.


The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : Songs Of The Heart, Verses Of Nature : Pre-Tang Quatrains, Charles EGAN 2022 San Fransico State University

The Tang Dynasty : Quatrains : Songs Of The Heart, Verses Of Nature : Pre-Tang Quatrains, Charles Egan

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

The Chinese equivalent term of quatrain, i.e., jueju, literally means “cut-off lines.” It was believed by many critics that this meant the wujue and qijue forms had originated as quatrain segments cut from the eight-line lüshi forms. This episode begins with close readings of representative poems to provide readers a sense of the thematic scope and aesthetic potential of jueju. A detailed examination of common jueju features then follows.


Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Wang Wei : The Poet-Buddha Of China, Zong-qi CAI 2022 Lingnan University; University of Illinois

Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Wang Wei : The Poet-Buddha Of China, Zong-Qi Cai

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode examines how Wang Wei embodies moments of heightened perception or rather Buddhist enlightenment through his painterly depiction of a mountain climbing trip. His masterful blending of illusive images, perceptual illusion, and Buddhist worldview exemplifies his towering achievement as the poet-Buddha.


The Fallacy And Verification Of Criticism On Contemporary Chinese Confessional Poetry, Lei Wei 2022 Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

The Fallacy And Verification Of Criticism On Contemporary Chinese Confessional Poetry, Lei Wei

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

Contemporary Chinese confessional poetry has engaged much academic attention despite its short existence between the 1980s and the 1990s. The confessional poetry has been related with female poetry by scholars since the beginning, and they have been criticized for lacking Chinese cultural characteristics, skills or aesthetic values etc.. However, contemporary Chinese confessional poetry is not exclusively the product of female poets, as there are quite a few male poets who created some fine confessional poems. Chinese confessional poetry of new period turned out to be embodied with a literary form of strong nationalistic features and contain rich elements of traditional …


Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Li Bai : The Poet-Immortal Of China, Zong-qi CAI 2022 Lingnan University; University of Illinois)

Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Li Bai : The Poet-Immortal Of China, Zong-Qi Cai

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode examines Li Bai’s self-fashioning as a free spirit or rather the creator of the universe in a poetic form seemingly ill-suited for making glamorous claims. The poem discussed is not among the best known of his works but well attests to his reputation as the poet-immotal.


Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Du Fu : The Poet-Sage Of China, Zong-qi CAI 2022 Lingnan University; University of Illinois

Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Du Fu : The Poet-Sage Of China, Zong-Qi Cai

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode provides a close reading of Du Fu’s Jiang and Han Rivers and shows how the poet makes a masterful use of topic-and-comment construction to project his Confucian vision of the universe and the self and earns himself the title of poet-sage.


Doing Philosophy Comparatively In China: Constructive Engagement Between Marxist, Western, And Chinese Traditional Philosophy (2000-2022), Hongyin ZHOU, Jiabin YE 2022 San Jose State University

Doing Philosophy Comparatively In China: Constructive Engagement Between Marxist, Western, And Chinese Traditional Philosophy (2000-2022), Hongyin Zhou, Jiabin Ye

Comparative Philosophy

Marxist philosophy, Western philosophy, and Chinese traditional philosophy constitute three main forces of contemporary Chinese philosophy. In the past two decades, a great deal of in-depth and extensive constructive engagement has been carried out among the three. Previous studies on such constructive engagement have focused on the perspectives of Western or Chinese traditional philosophy, while the perspective of Marxist philosophy has been neglected to a large extent. Given the key position of Marxist philosophy in contemporary Chinese philosophy, it is undoubtedly regrettable that such a perspective is missing. This paper aims to fill this gap in the perspective of examination …


Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Dancing With Shackled Feet : Art Of Recent-Style Poetry, Zong-qi CAI 2022 Lingnan University; University of Illinois

Recent-Style Poetry : Pentasyllabic Regulated Verse : Dancing With Shackled Feet : Art Of Recent-Style Poetry, Zong-Qi Cai

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode explains the lexical, syntactic, and structural rules of regulated verse and shows how high Tang masters turn these formal rules into a nonpareil vehicle of projecting their visions of the universe and the self, as evidenced in Du Fu’s famous poem “Spring Scene.”


A Brief Introduction To Chinese Dual Immersion And Chinese Bridge Programs In Utah, Alex Yuan 2022 Utah Valley University

A Brief Introduction To Chinese Dual Immersion And Chinese Bridge Programs In Utah, Alex Yuan

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

This research, through in-depth interviews of ten participants, studied and analyzed, from political, economic and cultural perspectives, the Chinese dual immersion and Chinese bridge programs and the growing “Chinese learning heat” in Utah in a global context.


Creating And Applying Artificial Intelligence Teaching Materials For Online Courses: Review Of Student Teacher Skills When Teaching Chinese As A Foreign Language, Qiao-Yu Warren Cai 2022 National Taichung University of Education

Creating And Applying Artificial Intelligence Teaching Materials For Online Courses: Review Of Student Teacher Skills When Teaching Chinese As A Foreign Language, Qiao-Yu Warren Cai

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

With artificial intelligence (AI) technology rapidly developing, the way in which humans learn is undergoing considerable change. The breakout of COVID-19 at the end of 2019 accelerated the pace with which people use AI technology for various tasks. The issue of e-materials to teach Chinese as a foreign language (TCFL) motivates the research of a one-group pretest-post-test design along with pre-experimental work: this in turn examines the online ability of student teachers working with TCFL. Findings show that the basic/proficient/expert technology, pedagogy, and evaluation of online TCFL ability (operating teaching software within narrow AI functions, producing teaching materials and applying …


Examinees’ Affective Preference For Online Speaking Assessment: Synchronous Vs Asynchronous, Yuxiao Du, Fangzheng Zhang 2022 Harvard University

Examinees’ Affective Preference For Online Speaking Assessment: Synchronous Vs Asynchronous, Yuxiao Du, Fangzheng Zhang

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

With technological advancement and the COVID pandemic, online speaking assessment is increasingly used in language teaching. Two modes are developed: online synchronous testing (direct human-to-human interview) and online asynchronous testing (semi-direct human-to-machine interview). Ample literature has explored how each of the two online modes differs from traditional face-to-face speaking assessments. However, few studies have investigated the differences between the two modes, especially in terms of examinees’ affective preferences. This study, therefore, compares the extent to which each mode is accepted and favored by test takers and explores why such an affective preference emerges. The participants are 46 college students enrolled …


Enhancing Grammar Learning With A Multimedia Instructional Module: Design And Teaching Of “Shì…De” Construction For Cfl Learners, Shenglan Zhang 2022 Iowa State University

Enhancing Grammar Learning With A Multimedia Instructional Module: Design And Teaching Of “Shì…De” Construction For Cfl Learners, Shenglan Zhang

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

This pilot study examined the effectiveness and students’ perceptions of a multimedia module on intermediate Chinese-as-a-Foreign-Language (CFL) learners’ understanding and use of the “shì…de” construction. The module was designed based on the First Principles of Instruction (Morrill, 2002) and the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (Mayer, 2009; 2014). It provided a systematic and comprehensive approach to teaching the “shì…de” construction, one of the most challenging grammar points in CFL. Twenty-two CFL learners participated in this mixed-methods pilot study. Data were collected using pre- and post-tests, a survey, think-alouds, and semi-structured interviews. Findings show that after using the module, …


Pentasyllabic Shi Poetry : Landscape Poetry : Xie Tiao : The Integration Of Landscape, Lucas Rambo BENDER 2022 Yale University

Pentasyllabic Shi Poetry : Landscape Poetry : Xie Tiao : The Integration Of Landscape, Lucas Rambo Bender

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

This episode concludes our exploration of Six Dynasties landscape poetry by considering the verse of Xie Tiao (464–499). By Xie Tiao’s time, landscape was becoming an increasingly common topic within the world of courtly verse. Partly for this reason, Xie’s poetry begins to efface the previously definitive distinction between the human world and the natural landscape, and moreover imbues that landscape with the passions of the courtier—in Xie’s case, both his yearning for the court and capital and his well-justified fear of the dangers of court politics.


Pentasyllabic Shi Poetry : Landscape Poetry : Xie Lingyun’S “Mountains And Waters”, Lucas Rambo BENDER 2022 Yale University

Pentasyllabic Shi Poetry : Landscape Poetry : Xie Lingyun’S “Mountains And Waters”, Lucas Rambo Bender

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

Xie Lingyun (385–433) is generally recognized as the progenitor and paradigm of poetry on “mountains and waters” (shanshui 山水). Where Tao Qian had written predominantly of the only-partly wild landscapes near his cottage, Xie made his theme the dramatic wildernesses of the southlands. Much of his poetry concerns the scenery of his massive estate, which he staffed with a small army of servants and retainers. His most powerful verse, however, was written in the rugged, unforgiving landscapes he passed through on journeys into exile.


Pentasyllabic Shi Poetry : Landscape Poetry : Tao Qian's "Fields And Gardens", Lucas Rambo BENDER 2022 Yale University

Pentasyllabic Shi Poetry : Landscape Poetry : Tao Qian's "Fields And Gardens", Lucas Rambo Bender

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

Tao Qian (365–427) is premodern China's most famous recluse. After relinquishing his official career at around age 40, Tao returned to his rustic hometown to hide away from what he often suggested was a corrupt court and society. In the hermitage he made for himself at the foot of Mt. Lu, Tao wrote poetry that, on the one hand, extolls his enjoyment of life on the rural margin between the human world and the wilderness and, on the other, narrates the difficulties he had making a living there. For the first time in Chinese history, this is a poetry that …


Nami-Ko: A Realistic Novel, Kenjiro Tokutomi 2022 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nami-Ko: A Realistic Novel, Kenjiro Tokutomi

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Nami-Ko, also called The Cuckoo (不如帰, Hototogisu), is a tragic story of love and devotion, through sickness, war, oppression, and vengeance. Eighteen-year-old Nami Kataoka hoped her marriage to Baron Takeo Kawashima would bring freedom from her overbearing stepmother. But the couple’s happiness is spoiled by her illness, her mother-in-law’s jealousy, and the schemes of Chijiwa, her husband’s cousin and her own disappointed suitor. Takeo’s naval career takes him away for long periods, and when war breaks out between Japan and China (in 1894), his mother takes advantage of his absence to break up the marriage, sending Nami back …


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