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Jian'an Literature Revisited: Poetic Dialogues in the Last Three Decades of the Han Dynasty
The Jian'an period (196-220), which is best known through the fictionalized account in the <italic>Romance of the Three States</italic>, is also an important literary period. It is celebrated for its major writers such as Cao Cao, Cao Pi, Cao Zhi and Wang Can. Previous scholars have mainly been concerned with the life and ...
<sup>~</sup>° and /--: Their origins, their grammaticalization, and the process of encroachment of the former by the latter from a historical perspective
There has been controversy regarding the functional differences between the forms <sup>~</sup>° and /-- in Classical Chinese. Because of their similar usages, <sup>~</sup>° and /-- are often considered graphic variants. However, <sup>~</sup>° and /-- actually came from different origins in different times, and the latter ...
Wei-Jin Sacrificial Ballets: Reform versus Conservation
This dissertation examines the sixteen extant Wei-Jin sacrificial ballet hymns of Wang Can, Fu Xuan, Xun Xu, and Zhang Hua to discover the impetus for and significance of the changes in sacrificial hymns during the Wei-Jin period. Chapter 1 examines the cosmological beliefs, sacrificial sites, sacrificial liturgies, and ...
Spiritual Health in the Bhakti Tradition of Shri Harirayaji's Shikshapatra
The concept and treatment of anxiety in Shri Harirayaji's <italic>Shikshapatra</italic>, an epistolary bhakti text from 17th century India, is examined here with translation of the original Sanskrit verses, their vernacular Brajbhasha commentary by Shri Gopeshvarji and a 20th century spoken commentary in Hindi by Shri ...