New PDF release: Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

By Andrea Bachner

ISBN-10: 0231164521

ISBN-13: 9780231164528

New communique and knowledge applied sciences stay not easy for the chinese language script, which, not like alphabetic or different phonetic scripts, is determined by a number of signifying ideas. In fresh a long time, this multiplicity has generated a wealthy corpus of mirrored image and experimentation in literature, movie, visible and function artwork, and layout and structure, either inside of China and varied elements of the West. impending this historical past from replacement theoretical views, this quantity pinpoints the phenomena binding languages, scripts, and medial expressions to cultural and nationwide identification. via a posh research of intercultural representations, exchanges, and tensions, the textual content makes a speciality of the concrete "scripting" of id and alterity, advancing a brand new knowing of the hyperlinks among identification and medium and a brand new critique of articulations that depend on unmarried, monolithic, and univocal definitions of writing.

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