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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/9780231164528.003.0004
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


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


An Emergent China and the Weight of History

Christopher A. Ford

in The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192635
eISBN:
9780813135519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192635.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

As China's economy continues to modernize, observers have begun to wonder what sort of a power on the world stage China will actually become. Many analysts, particularly in the US, see China not ... 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


Technographies

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


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


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


Introduction

Michel Hockx

in Internet Literature in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160827
eISBN:
9780231538534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160827.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the basic features of Internet literature in China—it is Chinese-language writing, either in established literary genres or in innovative ... 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


Chinese Historical Writing since 1949

Susanne Weigelin‐Schwiedrzik

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199225996
eISBN:
9780191863431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199225996.003.0031
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter studies how in China—divided by civil war into mainland China and Taiwan—two opposing political camps instrumentalized the writing of history for political purposes. With the beginning ... More


On duality of patterning

D. Robert Ladd

in Simultaneous Structure in Phonology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199670970
eISBN:
9780191749629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670970.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Language is often said to exhibit ‘duality of patterning’ (Hockett) or ‘double articulation’ (Martinet): an open-ended inventory of meaningful elements (morphemes or words) is composed of a closed ... More


Postscript: Between and —The art of Xu Bing

Peter D. McDonald

in Artefacts of Writing: Ideas of the State and Communities of Letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198725152
eISBN:
9780191792595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725152.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The postscript recapitulates some of the main themes of the book via the work of the contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing. On the one hand, it argues that Book from the Sky (1988), which reflects Xu ... More


The Historical Writing of Qing Imperial Expansion

Pamela Kyle Crossley

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines historical writing under the Qing Empire. It details the comprehensive and energetic pursuit of a documentary legacy for the Qing Empire that would integrate origins, identity, ... More


Private Historiography in Late Imperial China

On-cho Ng

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines a host of significant authors and their works to shed light on the heretofore under-studied private historiography of late imperial China. It shows that while the Ming and Qing ... More


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