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By Eric Hayot, Haun Saussy

The essays during this thought-provoking quantity examine principles of China and Chineseness through a extensive variety of texts, languages, and contexts that encompass what the editors name the “various written Chinas” via heritage. interpreting discourse of civilization, geography, ethics, ethnicity, writing, and adjustments approximately China—from in the nation and from outside—this paintings intentionally disrupts the limits that experience formerly outlined China as an item of study.

Sinographies depends upon a recognize for the facility of texts to form realities either back and forth, to create or foreclose probabilities not just of interpretation yet of expertise. To this finish, the essays research themes as a variety of as colonialism, literary modernism, translation, anime, and Tibet. As a complete, the amount imagines sinography as a brand new methodological method of the research of China, person who clears unforeseen flooring for brand spanking new forms of comparative work.

Contributors: Timothy Billings, Middlebury collage; Christopher Bush, Princeton U; Rey Chow, Brown U; Danielle Glassmeyer, U of Alabama, Birmingham; Timothy Kendall; Walter S. H. Lim, nationwide U of Singapore; Lucien Miller, U of Massachusetts; David Porter, U of Michigan; Carlos Rojas, U of Florida; Steven J. Venturino, Loyola U; Henk Vynckier, Tunghai U, Taiwan.

Eric Hayot is affiliate professor of comparative literature on the Pennsylvania nation University.

Haun Saussy is chicken White Housum Professor of comparative literature at Yale University.

Steven G. Yao is affiliate professor of English at Hamilton College.

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