The Resource Sound and script in Chinese diaspora, Jing Tsu

Sound and script in Chinese diaspora, Jing Tsu

Label
Sound and script in Chinese diaspora
Title
Sound and script in Chinese diaspora
Statement of responsibility
Jing Tsu
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What happens when language wars are not about hurling insults or quibbling over meanings, but are waged in the physical sounds and shapes of language itself? Native and foreign speakers, mother tongues and national languages have jostled for distinction throughout the modern period. The fight for global dominance between the English and Chinese languages opens into historical battles over the control of the medium through standardization, technology, bilingualism, pronunciation, and literature in the Sinophone world. Encounters between global languages, as well as the internal tensions between Mandarin and other Chinese dialects, present a dynamic, interconnected picture of languages on the move. In Sound and Script in Chinese Diaspora, Jing Tsu explores the new global language trade, arguing that it aims at more sophisticated ways of exerting influence besides simply wielding knuckles of power. Through an analysis of the different relationships between language standardization, technologies of writing, and modern Chinese literature around the world from the nineteenth century to the present, this study transforms how we understand the power of language in migration and how that is changing the terms of cultural dominance. drawing from an unusual array of archival sources, this study cuts across the usual China-West divide and considers a supranational world under 'literary governance.'"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tsu, Jing
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PL3033
LC item number
.T78 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese literature
  • Chinese diaspora in literature
  • Chinese in literature
  • China
Label
Sound and script in Chinese diaspora, Jing Tsu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-289) and index
Contents
Literary governance -- Chinese lessons -- Lin Yutang's typewriter -- Bilingual loyalty -- Chen Jitong's "world literature" -- The missing script of Taiwan -- Look-alikes and bad relations -- The elephant in the room
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 306 p.
Isbn
9780674055407
Lccn
2010018764
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3764556-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3764556
  • (Sirsi) o555660654
  • (OCoLC)555660654
Label
Sound and script in Chinese diaspora, Jing Tsu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-289) and index
Contents
Literary governance -- Chinese lessons -- Lin Yutang's typewriter -- Bilingual loyalty -- Chen Jitong's "world literature" -- The missing script of Taiwan -- Look-alikes and bad relations -- The elephant in the room
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 306 p.
Isbn
9780674055407
Lccn
2010018764
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3764556-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3764556
  • (Sirsi) o555660654
  • (OCoLC)555660654

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