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Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media

Christopher Bush


Ideographic Modernism offers a critical account of the ideograph (Chinese writing as imagined in the West) as a modernist invention. Rather than focusing on the accuracy of this ideograph as a kind of representation of China (a focus that would yield predictable results), Ideographic Modernism reconstructs the specific history of the ideograph in order to explore the question of representation in more fundamental ways, ways that reflect the diversity and complexity of literary modernism itself. On one level, the book makes an argument about the meaning and function of the ideograp ... More

Keywords: modernism, media, writing, ideograph, orientalism, china

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195393828
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393828.001.0001


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Christopher Bush, author
Northwestern University
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