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Characters and Words

Janet Zhiqun Xing

in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097629
eISBN:
9789882207479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097629.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on the writing form of the Chinese language or the hanzi. Chinese characters are often regarded as logographic writing which ... More


Introduction

Laurence Labrune

in The Phonology of Japanese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199545834
eISBN:
9780191738562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545834.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This first chapter provides a general introduction to the book, presenting its aims, methods, theoretical background, the status, origins, and periodisation of the Japanese language, as well as the ... More


The Technê Whim: Lin Yutang and the Invention of the Chinese Typewriter

R. John Williams

in The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues for a reexamination of Chinese/American novelist Lin Yutang and his widely publicized efforts to invent and mass-produce an electric Chinese typewriter during the 1930s and 1940s. ... More


Listening to the Late Cantos

Kristin Grogan

in Sounding Modernism: Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474416368
eISBN:
9781474434591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416368.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the sonic possibilities of the Chinese characters in Ezra Pound’s late cantos. Specifically it examines how Pound understood Chinese sound in his late career, and traces what he ... More


Ancient China’s Cultural Constitution: A Unified Script and Mandarin Chinese

Su Li

in The Constitution of Ancient China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the role and significance of a unified script and Mandarin Chinese for the political and cultural formation of ancient China. From the Qin dynasty on, the bureaucracy was ... More


Machine/Art: Ernest Fenollosa, Ezra Pound, and the Chinese Written Character

R. John Williams

in The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that Ernest Fenollosa's anxieties over the aesthetic tragedy of machine culture and the role of Asia's technê as an antidote to that dilemma point directly to an important ... More


Scripts and Writing

Peter Francis Kornicki

in Languages, scripts, and Chinese texts in East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198797821
eISBN:
9780191839139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797821.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter deals with the diversity of scripts in East Asia. By the time that neighbouring societies came into contact with Chinese writing, it had already gone a long way towards standardization ... More


Tower of Babel?: Literacy Development and Impairment Across Cultures

Catherine McBride and Jianhong Mo

in Handbook of Advances in Culture and Psychology, Volume 8

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190079741
eISBN:
9780190079789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079741.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses approaches to literacy development and impairment across cultures. Much of the work has contrasted Chinese and English literacy learning. The chapter reviews the connection ... More


Account of My Travels at Yellow Mountain: by Qian Qianyi (1582–1664)

Stephen McDowall

in Qian Qianyi's Reflections on Yellow Mountain: Traces of a Late-Ming Hatchet and Chisel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090842
eISBN:
9789882207318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090842.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter provides a translation of Qian Qianyi's “You Huangshan ji” that was mainly based on the Muzhai chuxueji's SBCK edition of the text. The translator notes that references are also made to ... More


The Constitution of Ancient China

Su Li

Zhang Yongle and Daniel A. Bell (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How was the vast ancient Chinese empire brought together and effectively ruled? What are the historical origins of the resilience of contemporary China's political system? This book examines the ways ... More


Culture, Language, and Creativity

Baoguo Shi and Jing Luo

in Handbook of Culture and Creativity: Basic Processes and Applied Innovations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190455675
eISBN:
9780190883317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190455675.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

As Csikszentmihalyi (1999) noted, creativity is a culturally bound phenomenon, not simply a mental process. In this chapter, we first discuss some differences in the conceptualization of creativity ... More


The Resurrection of Zhuangzi in the 1980s

Liu Jianmei

in Zhuangzi and Modern Chinese Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190238155
eISBN:
9780190238179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238155.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses a return of interest in Zhuangzi in the literary field in the 1980s. Wang Zengqi’s novels describe natural and harmonious human relationships in small towns where almost ... More


The Tradition of Historical Writing in Korea

Remco Breuker, Grace Koh, and James B. Lewis

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 2: 400-1400

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199236428
eISBN:
9780191863349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199236428.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines how Korea adapted Chinese cultural, political, economic, and diplomatic models to fit the peculiarities of the peninsula. Detailed records on people inhabiting the Korean ... More


Hu Shi: Biological Evolutionism and Zhuangzi

Liu Jianmei

in Zhuangzi and Modern Chinese Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190238155
eISBN:
9780190238179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238155.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter is concerned with Hu Shi, who dressed Zhuangzi in “the theory of evolution” during the May Fourth period. Using John Dewey’s pragmatism as well as Darwinism, Hu Shi tried to determine ... More


Speaking as a Process: What Can It Offer Writing?

Peter Elbow

in Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199782505
eISBN:
9780190252861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782505.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on virtues associated with speaking and spoken language, and how such virtues can be exploited. More specifically, it examines the process of speaking and discusses four ... More


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