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Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media

Christopher Bush

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195393828
eISBN:
9780199866601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393828.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Ideographic Modernism offers a critical account of the ideograph (Chinese writing as imagined in the West) as a modernist invention. Rather than focusing on the accuracy of this ... More


Introduction: “no better instrument”: The Chinese Written Character as a Medium

Christopher Bush

in Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195393828
eISBN:
9780199866601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393828.003.0000
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introduction provides the historical background and critical context for the Western imagination of Chinese writing, specifically the connection between this writing and technological media from ... More


The Ghost and the Machine: Plates and Paratext in The Book of Mormon

R. John Williams

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

A number of recent discussions of The Book of Mormon have attempted to push beyond the tired debates of apologists and critics by “bracketing” questions of the book’s ancient historicity. According ... More


Whiteness in the Twenty-First Century: The Decline of One-Drop Reasoning in Jurisprudence after 1980

Erica Cooper

in The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805553
eISBN:
9781496805591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805553.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, I examine the extent to which one-drop ideology continues to dictate the legal definition of whiteness. The following questions serve as the basis of my research: 1) How do “white,” ... 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


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


Introduction: Ways of Seeing Islamic Maps

Karen C. Pinto

in Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter One, “Introduction” introduces the reader to the subject of the KMMS Islamic maps: their number, location, language and dates. It presents a quick overview of the objectives and structure of ... More


Listeners Mapping: Invented Notations

Jody L. Kerchner

in Music Across the Senses: Listening, Learning, and Making Meaning

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199967612
eISBN:
9780199369881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967612.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

Quite often children and adults express that they are not “musical”, simply because they cannot read standard musical notation. Yet, standard musical symbols are merely one type of visual metaphor ... More


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