Ideographic Modernism (Heftet)

China, Writing, Media


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2012
Antall sider: 204
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780199926602
Kategori: Språk
Omtale Ideographic Modernism
Ideographic Modernism offers a critical account of the ideograph (Chinese writing as imagined in the West) as a modernist invention. Through analyses of works by Claudel, Pound, Kafka, Benjamin, Segalen, and Valery, among others, Christopher Bush traces the interweaving of Western modernity's ethnographic and technological imaginaries, in which the cultural effects of technological media assumed "Chinese" forms, even as traditional representations of "the Orient" lived on in modernist-era responses to media. The book also makes a methodological argument, demonstrating new ways of recovering the generally overlooked presence of China in the text of Western modernism.

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