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David Der-wei Wang

in Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164528
eISBN:
9780231536301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164528.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The digital revolution of the past decades has spawned anxious reflections on the status of language, media, and, ultimately, human existence. For the Chinese language and its script, attitudes ... More


Allographies

David Der-wei Wang

in Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164528
eISBN:
9780231536301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164528.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter investigates different examples from the margins of the Chinese tradition that render Chinese writing other to itself and therefore break the link between the sinograph and a monolithic ... More


Corpographies

David Der-wei Wang

in Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164528
eISBN:
9780231536301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164528.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how the human body becomes a metaphor for, a carrier and wielder of, and matter shaped by the sinograph. It first analyzes the links between Chinese script and materiality under ... More


Introduction: Script Politics

David Der-wei Wang

in Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164528
eISBN:
9780231536301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164528.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter begins with an analysis of the reinvention of the Chinese script during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. It suggests that the performance of ... More


Iconographies

David Der-wei Wang

in Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164528
eISBN:
9780231536301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164528.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes and complicates the symbolic link between the sinograph and visuality, most (in)famously embodied in the pictographic bias that equates Chinese writing and imagistic mimesis. It ... More


Sonographies

David Der-wei Wang

in Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164528
eISBN:
9780231536301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164528.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the interaction between phone and graphe. The first part reflects on the frequent silencing of the Chinese language in Western theory by isolating script from its real ... More


Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Andrea Bachner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164528
eISBN:
9780231536301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164528.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book looks at the history and usage of Chinese script to pinpoint the multiple connections that exist between languages, scripts, medial expressions, and cultural and national identities. It ... More


The evidence for Old Chinese

William H. Baxter and Laurent Sagart

in Old Chinese: A New Reconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199945375
eISBN:
9780199369812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945375.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 2 details the sources of evidence used in the reconstruction of Old Chinese. Section 2.1 introduce Middle Chinese, a system of pronunciation of Chinese characters widely used in China in the ... More


Conclusion: Beyond Sinology

David Der-wei Wang

in Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164528
eISBN:
9780231536301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164528.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter first addresses the question of what the case of the Chinese script tell us about the fate and possible future of writing in the age of new media and interculturality. It ... More


Talking to Other People: “Politeness” and Cultural Scripts

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

Speech practices and tacit assumptions associated with them vary a great deal across languages and cultures. Yet in Anglophone social science such diversity is often ignored and Anglo/English ways of ... More


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