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Feng Li - Writing and Literacy in Early China: Studies from the Columbia Early China Seminar - 9780295991528 - V9780295991528
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Writing and Literacy in Early China: Studies from the Columbia Early China Seminar

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Description for Writing and Literacy in Early China: Studies from the Columbia Early China Seminar Hardcover. Inquires into modes of manuscript production, the purposes for which texts were produced, and the ways in which they were actually used Editor(s): Li, Feng; Branner, David Prager. Num Pages: 480 pages, Illustrations (some col.), 1 map. BIC Classification: 1FPC; 3D; CFC; GTC; JFFP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 233 x 161 x 38. Weight in Grams: 835.

The emergence and spread of literacy in ancient human society an important topic for all who study the ancient world, and the development of written Chinese is of particular interest, as modern Chinese orthography preserves logographic principles shared by its most ancient forms, making it unique among all present-day writing systems. In the past three decades, the discovery of previously unknown texts dating to the third century BCE and earlier, as well as older versions of known texts, has revolutionized the study of early Chinese writing.

The long-term continuity and stability of the Chinese written language allow for this ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
University of Washington Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
480
Place of Publication
Seattle, United States
ISBN
9780295991528
SKU
V9780295991528
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About Feng Li
Li Feng is professor of early Chinese history and archaeology at Columbia University. David Prager Branner is retired as a professor of Chinese at the University of Maryland. The other contributors are Anthony Barbieri-Low, William Boltz, Constance Cook, Lothar von Falkenhausen, David Pankenier, Matthias Richter, Adam Smith, Ken-ichi Takashima , and Robin Yates.

Reviews for Writing and Literacy in Early China: Studies from the Columbia Early China Seminar
". . . elucidate[s] the origins, early development and structure of the Chinese script, but also discuss[es] material aspects, practical uses, and social contexts of writing up to the second century CE. . . . fascinating and carefully edited . . ."
Oliver Weingarten
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

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