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Politics of Chinese Language and Culture : The Art of Reading Dragons - Bob Hodge

Politics of Chinese Language and Culture

The Art of Reading Dragons

By: Bob Hodge


Published: 24th September 1998
For Ages: 18 years old
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An innovative text which adopts the tools of cultural studies to provide a fresh approach to the study of Chinese language, culture and society. The book tackles areas such as grammar, language, gender, popular culture, film and the Chinese diaspora and employs the concepts of social semiotics to extend the ideas of language and reading. Covering a range of cultural texts, it will help to break down the boundaries around the ideas and identities of East and West and provide a more relevant analysis of the Chinese and China.

1. How to Read Dragons: the politics of understanding Chinese culture -- 2. Reading style: interacting the Chinese way -- 3. Writing and the ideological machine: Chinese characters and the construction of gender -- 4. Grammar as ideology: critical linguistics and the politics of syntax -- 5. Living with double-think: ambiguity in discourse and grammar -- 6. The cult of the hero: masculinity and popular culture -- 7. Breaking the square: film and representations of China.

ISBN: 9780203344743
ISBN-10: 020334474X
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 24th September 1998