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Humour in Chinese Life and Letters: Classical and Traditional Approaches
     

Humour in Chinese Life and Letters: Classical and Traditional Approaches

by Jessica M. Davis (Editor), Jocelyn Chey (Editor)
 

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This is the first book in either English or Chinese to address complex Chinese cultural traditions about humour and laughter. It brings a Chinese perspective to international studies of humour as a universal form of human behaviour through its scholarly and readable contributions ranging from language, literature and philosophy to medicine, history and politics.

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This is the first book in either English or Chinese to address complex Chinese cultural traditions about humour and laughter. It brings a Chinese perspective to international studies of humour as a universal form of human behaviour through its scholarly and readable contributions ranging from language, literature and philosophy to medicine, history and politics.

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"An excellent insight into classical and traditional approaches. Chinese humour is unique and important, and there has long been a need for an erudite and comprehensive account of its nature, philosophy and history." — Christie Davies, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Reading, UK

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ISBN-13:
9789888083527
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jocelyn Chey is a visiting professor in the School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney, and a consultant on Australia-China relations. She left an academic career to serve for over twenty years in the Departments of Overseas Trade and Foreign Affairs, and was also director of the China Branch of the International Wool Secretariat. She served as Consul-General in Hong Kong from 1992–95. She was presented with the Order of Australia in 2009 for her contribution to the development of Australia-China relations.

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