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Author Li, Yu, 1978- author

Title The Chinese writing system in Asia : an interdisciplinary perspective / Yu Li
Published Abingdon, Oxon : New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Contents Foundational concepts -- What is writing -- What kinds of writing systems are there -- Pīnyīn tutorial -- The Chinese speech -- Written Chinese -- The Chinese writing system -- Demythifying the Chinese script -- Chinese characters in Asia: an overview -- Writing Korean -- Writing Japanese -- Writing Vietnamese -- Phonetic writing before pīnyīn -- Pīnyīn -- Simplification of Chinese characters -- Handwriting and personhood -- Sexism in the Chinese writing system -- Nǚshū: women's script -- Script choice in writing Japanese -- Chinese calligraphy -- Calligraphy workshop -- Modern calligraphy in China -- Chinese characters in avant-garde art -- Chinese characters and Western modernist poetry
Summary "The Chinese Writing System in Asia: An Interdisciplinary Perspective integrates a diverse range of disciplinary approaches in examining how the Chinese script represents and actively shapes personal and social identities in and beyond Asia. It is an ideal read for students and scholars interested in a broad and culturally rich introduction to research on the Chinese writing system. It can also serve as the main text of an undergraduate course on the subject. Key features of this volume include: Insights from studies of the Chinese writing system in linguistics, script reform and technology, gender, identity, literature, and the visual arts; Examples embedded in inquiries of the cultural history and contemporary society of Asia; Rigorous yet accessible discussions of complex concepts and phenomena that assume no prior knowledge of Asian languages or linguistics; Supplementary multimedia materials and resources, including instructional support, available online"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Yu Li is Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola Marymount University, USA. Her research interests include Chinese linguistics, Chinese language pedagogy, East Asian calligraphy, and the Chinese linguistic landscape in the diaspora
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Subject Chinese characters -- Asia
Chinese characters.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019025054
ISBN 042934533X