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Calligraphy and Power in Contemporary Chinese Society
     

Calligraphy and Power in Contemporary Chinese Society

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by Yuehping Yen
 

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This unusual and interesting book is a fascinating account of the world of Chinese writing. It examines Chinese space and the political and social use of writing as propaganda, a publicity booster and as a ladder for social climbing.

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This unusual and interesting book is a fascinating account of the world of Chinese writing. It examines Chinese space and the political and social use of writing as propaganda, a publicity booster and as a ladder for social climbing.

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'This is a very good book. Yen is both insightful in her analysis of the sources and implications of the aura of Chinese writing and careful in her discussions of how people think about characters.' - China Journal

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ISBN-13:
9781134370610
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/02/2004
Series:
Anthropology of Asia
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
3 MB

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