Title

Wen and the construction of a critical system in Wenxin diaolong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR)

Publication Date

12-1-2000

Volume

22

First Page

1

Last Page

29

Abstract

In undertaking a comprehensive study of wen in the Literary Mind, I shall integrate philological and theoretical approaches. Drawing from philological investigations of others as well as my own, I shall demonstrate how Liu Xie exploits the multivalence of wen to construct five pairs of important relationships: wen and the Dao, wen and sheng聖(sages), wen and yan言(speech) and shu書(writing), wen and li理(principle), and wen and qing情(emotion). As I discuss Liu’s exploration of these five wen-centered relationships, I will show that Liu’s uses of wen are of much greater theoretical significance than commonly thought.

DOI

10.2307/3109441

Print ISSN

01619705

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Cai, Z.-q. (2000). Wen and the construction of a critical system in Wenxin diaolong. Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR), 22, 1-29. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/3109441