Rethinking the Sinosphere: Poetics, Aesthetics, and Identity Formation

by Nanxiu Qian, Richard J. Smith, and Bowei Zhang

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures


A Comparative Chronology of the Sinosphere

Introduction (Richard J. Smith)

Part One: Literary Interactions in the Sinosphere

Chapter 1: Establishing Friendships between Competing Civilizations: Exchange of Chinese Poetry in East Asia in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries (Jongmook Lee)

Chapter 2: “Heaven Revealed Its Hidden Mercy”: Chinese Allusions as Moral Judgment in the Medieval Japanese Narrative Record of Surprising Events (Michael McCarty)

Chapter 3: Chinese Community of the Imagination for the Japanese Zen Monk Ikkyu Sojun (1394–1481) (Sonja Arntzen)

Chapter 4: From Kuang to Fukyo: Eccentric Personas in Chinese and Japanese Poetry (Peipei Qiu)

Chapter 5: Emulation of Tao Yuanming’s (ca. 365–427) Rhapsody “The Return” and Choson Scholars’ Neo-Confucian Imagination (Hong Cao; translated and edited by Nanxiu Qian)

Part Two: Poetics and Aesthetics

Chapter 6: Singing the Informal: Priest Renzen, Mudaishi, and a World outside the Classical Court (Ivo Smits)

Chapter 7: The East Asian Cultural Image: A Study on “Eight Views of Xiao Xiang” (Lo-fen I)

Chapter 8: Taking Stock of a Tradition: Early Efforts to Write the History of Sinitic Poetry Expression in Japan (Matthew Fraleigh)

Chapter 9: Kanshi as “Chinese Language”: The Case of Mori Ogai (1862–1922) (John Timothy Wixted)

Chapter 10: Developing Vernacular: New Forms of Vietnamese Poetry in the Sixteenth to Seventeenth centuries (K. W. Taylor)


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