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Autor: Timothy Michael O'Neill
ISBN-13: 9783110457148
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 348
Gewicht: 655 g
Format: 236x159x25 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Ideography and Chinese Language Theory

26, Welten Ostasiens - Worlds of East Asia - Mondes de l'Extrême Orient
A History
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Timothy Michael O'Neill, Drake University, Des Moines, U.S.A.
This book is a much-needed scholarly intervention and postcolonial corrective that examines why and when and how misunderstandings of Chinese writing came about and showcases the long history of Chinese theories of language. 'Ideography' as such assumes extra-linguistic, trans-historical, universal 'ideas' which are an outgrowth of Platonism and thus unique to European history. Classical Chinese discourse assumes that language (and writing) is an arbitrary artifact invented by sages for specific reasons at specific times in history. Language by this definition is an ever-changing technology amenable to historical manipulation; language is not the House of Being, but rather a historically embedded social construct that encodes quotidian human intentions and nothing more. These are incommensurate epistemes, each with its own cultural milieu and historical context. By comparing these two traditions, this study historicizes and decolonializes popular notions about Chinese characters, exposing the Eurocentrism inherent in all theories of ideography. Ideography and Chinese Language Theory will be of significant interest to historians, sinologists, theorists, and scholars in other branches of the humanities.
Autor: Timothy Michael O'Neill
Timothy Michael O'Neill, Drake University, Des Moines, U.S.A.

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Autor: Timothy Michael O’Neill
ISBN-13 :: 9783110457148
ISBN: 3110457148
Erscheinungsjahr: 11.07.2016
Verlag: de Gruyter Mouton
Gewicht: 655g
Seiten: 348
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 236x159x25 mm