BEYOND SINOLOGY: CHINESE WRITING AND THE SCRIPTS OF CULTURE / THE POLITICS OF CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: THE ART OF READING DRAGONS – MANUEL PAVÓN-BELIZÓN


Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Andrea Bachner

The Politics of Chinese Language and Culture: The Art of Reading Dragons

Bob Hodge and Kam Louie


One of the main elements—if not the element—that has sustained the myth of the continuity and unity of “Chinese civilization” for so long is its writing system, which has invested upon what we now call “China” and “Chinese culture” an aura of permanence and immutability that has constantly been used as an instrument to sustain very different ideas and desires by both Westerners and Chinese. Throughout the outstanding Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture, Andrea Bachner brings forward the concept of “script politics” and, relying on a very original approach, lays bare the nuances and contradictions that question long-standing ideas characterized by cultural rigidity, while offering insight into a new way of approaching the study of Chinese cultural phenomena. Bachner does so by drawing on...





COMPANION TO COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, WORLD LITERATURES, AND COMPARATIVE CULTURAL STUDIES – ANA MARÍA IGLESIAS


Companion to Comparative Literature, World Literatures, and Comparative Cultural Studies

S. Tötösy de Zepettnek y T. Mukherjee


Companion to Comparative Literature, World Literatures, and Comparative Cultural Studies se presenta, a partir de su mismo título, como un compendio de distintos artículos que, a partir de la literatura comparada, se interrogan ya no sobre su actualidad ―en efecto, este compendio es una respuesta más que elocuente a Gayatri Spivak quien en Death of a Discipline proclamaba la muerte de la literatura comparada―, sino sobre las relaciones interdisciplinares que esta establece, así como la configuración, a partir de dichas relaciones, de nuevas categorizaciones disciplinarias: la world literature y los comparative cultural studies. Antes de adentrarse en un análisis más detallado de la obra, resulta interesante detenerse en el título que define dicha obra como un compendio; sin embargo, el resultado de la reunión...



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