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- DescriptionThis detailed, chrological study investigates the rise of the European fascination with the Chinese language up to 1615. By meticulously investigating a wide range of primary sources, Dinu Luca identifies a rhetorical continuum uniting the land of the Seres, Cathay, and China in a tropology of silence, vision, and writing. Tracing the contours of this tropology, The Chinese Language in European Texts: The Early Period offers close readings of language-related contexts in works by classical authors, medieval travelers, and Renaissance cosmographers, as well as various merchants, wanderers, and missionaries, both table and lesser-kwn. What emerges is a clear and comprehensive understanding of early European ideas about the Chinese language and writing system.
- Author BiographyDinu Luca is Assistant Professor of European Cultures at National Taiwan Normal University, USA.
- Author(s)Dinu Luca
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication20/08/2016
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleChinese Literature and Culture in the World
- Place of PublicationBasingstoke
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Note8 colour illustrations, biography
- Weight467 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine19 mm
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