Sinographies : writing China

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  • Creator Eric Hayot, Haun Saussy, and Steven G. Yao, editors
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2008] ©2008
  • Physical Details
    • xxi, 381 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9780816647248, 0816647240, 9780816647255, 0816647259
  • OCLC ocn124039152


  • 'Sinographies' examines topics like colonialism, literary modernism, translation, anime, and Tibet. As a whole, this volume imagines sinography as a new methodological approach to the study of China, one that clears ground for new kinds of comparative work.


  • Includes bibliographical references.


  • Chineseness: a prehistory of its future / Eric Hayot -- Reading and difference: image, allegory, and the invention of Chinese / Christopher Bush -- Impressions de Chine; or, how to translate from a nonexistent original / Haun Saussy -- Untranslation theory: the Nestorian stele and the Jesuit illustration of China / Timothy Billings -- China, India, and the empire of commerce in Milton's Paradise lost / Walter S.H. Lim -- "Beyond the bounds of truth": cultural translation and William Chambers's Chinese garden / David Porter -- Tom Dooley and the Cold War American revision of "Indochina" / Dannielle Glassmeyer -- "Torture-and loving care-in China": captivity and the fiction of oriental despotism / Timothy Kendall -- Boundary crossings: fieldwork, the hidden self, and the invisible spirit / Lucien Miller -- Museifying Formosa: George Mackay's From far Formosa / Henk Vynckier -- Signifying on China: African-American literary theory and Tibetan discourse / Steven J. Venturino -- Transplantation and modernity: the Chinese/American poems of Angel Island / Steven G. Yao -- Western Journeys of Journey to the west / Carlos Rojoas -- Seminal dispersal, fecal retention, and related narrative matters: Eileen Chang's tale of roses in the problematic of modern writing / Rey Chow
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