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 popular culture, film and language.
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.
For Ages: 18 years old
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 24th September 1998
Publisher: Willan Pub.