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Storytelling the Yijing: Tales and Reflections on a Chinese Literature Machine
The Chinese Book of Changes, or Yijing, has not only had a central role in the theory and practice of literature in China, but has also had a wider influence on writers in the West. But why has this difficult book been so ...
Participation, Pattern and Change: Creativity in Liu Xie and Lucretius
(National Taiwan University, 2013-07)
This essay draws on the work of both Lucretius and Liu Xie to argue for a notion of literary creativity that may be capable of functioning cross-culturally. This model eschews notions of creation ex nihilo in favour of a ...