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Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Andrea Bachner


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 shows how new communication and information technologies provide distinct challenges and possibilities for Chinese script, which, unlike alphabetic or other phonetic scripts, relies on multiple signifying principles. It describes how, in recent decades, this multiplicity has generated a rich corpus of reflection and experimentation in literature, film, visual and performance art, and design and archit ... More

Keywords: Chinese script, Chinese writing, intercultural representations, identity, alterity, cultural identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231164528
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231164528.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea Bachner, author
Cornell University

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